Vets in Bolton Horwich | Companion Care

Bolton Horwich Companion Care

Middlebrook Retail Park
01204 469 478

Closed Now

Need emergency care? See out of hours information.

Opening Hours

  • Monday  - 
  • Tuesday  - 
  • Wednesday  - 
  • Thursday  - 
  • Friday  - 
  • Saturday  - 
  • Sunday Closed

Meet the team

Dörte Böhle

Joint Venture Partner & Veterinary Surgeon MRCVS

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I graduated from Hanover Vet School in 1992 – over 17 years ago! I moved to the UK in 1997 where I initially worked here at Horwich as a vet. In 2002 I was delighted to become a Joint Venture Partner at Bolton Companion Care, alongside Victoria and Jill.

We look after all kinds of small animals, and my special areas of interest are dermatology and internal medicine. At home I enjoy the company of my cat Tommy and in my spare time I like to read, travel or go horse riding.

Nancy Parkinson

Veterinary Surgeon


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Nancy qualified as a Vet in 2001 from the Royal Veterinary College in London, though she is originally from Manchester. Returning to near her home town, Nancy has worked at Companion Care Bolton since May 2007. She is interested in all aspects of small animal medicine. She lives near the Peak District with her husband, 2 children and their cat. If she gets any spare time she enjoys reading and yoga.

Jim Colt

Veterinary Surgeon

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Victoria Armstrong

Joint Venture Partner and Registered Veterinary Nurse

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Victoria qualified as a veterinary nurse in January 2000. After joining Companion Care in February 2000 she became a Joint Venture Partner in 2002. She enjoys all aspects of veterinary nursing and loves all animals, but ultimately sees herself as a cat person. Victoria has a particular interest in small animal behaviour and weight management.

In her spare time Victoria enjoys amateur dramatics & can be seen treading the boards with her husband at Adlington Music & Arts Society. Victoria has a Staffordshire Bull Terrier called Daisy & 2 cats named Elphaba & Nesarose, after characters from her favourite musical, Wicked.

Jill Baxter

Joint Venture Partner and Registered Veterinary Nurse

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Jill qualified as a veterinary nurse in 1990 and joined Companion Care in 1997, becoming a Joint Venture Partner at Bolton in 2002.

Jill has a keen interest in preventative health care and enjoys working in the operating theatre.

Outside of work Jill lives with her husband and two rescue cats, and she spends her time looking after her horse and competing in dressage competitions.

Emma Kendall

Registered Veterinary Nurse

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Emma qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in 2004 and has been here since May 2006. Emma loves her job and has a particular interest in small animal nutrition and is currently working on the “Hills Veterinary Nutrition Advisor” course.

Outside of work, she has had many pets over the years including a cat, hamsters and rabbits. Emma is also a keen follower of football and is a season ticket holder (mentioning no names!).

Keeley Tonks

Registered Veterinary Nurse

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Keeley qualified as a Veterinary nurse in June 2010. She joined Companion Care (Bolton) team in March 2016. She enjoys nursing in-patients and assisting in the operating theatre. Outside of work Keeley enjoys spending time with her partner, 2 children and her 2 cats.


Cara Hughes


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Cara has always wanted to work with animals, studying Animal & Equine Management at college. She joined the Companion Care Bolton team in July 2016. Cara lives in Manchester with her partner, two children and her cat Missy. In her spare time, she enjoys reading and baking lots of scrummy cakes.

Jen Egan


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Jen joined our reception team in 2015 after being made redundant at her previous role & deciding that it was the positive push she needed to pursue a career with animals. She moved from Washington State, USA to the UK in 2001 & has made her life here with her husband, son and critters. Her current menagerie consists of Diesel, the Collie; Kallie and Bindi, the cats and Mog, Pixie, Luna, Loki & Dirk, the sugar gliders. In her free time, she is mostly a mummy, but she also enjoys reading, music & movies.

Welcome to Companion Care Vets Bolton. We are Victoria, Doerte and Jill, Joint Venture Partners of the Bolton Horwich Vet Surgery. Please explore this website to find out more about your local Companion Care Vets in Bolton Horwich.



  • Emergency cover
    Even if we are closed, we have your pet covered.
  • Operating Theatre
    An operating theatre with gaseous anaesthetic facility for surgical procedures.
  • Isolation Unit
    A special ward to care for animals with contagious diseases.
  • Echocardiography (heart scans)
    Generates a 2D moving image of your pet's heart.

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  • Blood Pressure Monitor
    Used to measure the range of blood pressure as a preventative treatment to identify early signs of systemic hypertension.
  • Biochemistry
    Allows an assessment of the functionality of a patients organs.
  • Haematology
    Allows the assessment of a patient's blood and blood cells.
  • In-house Laboratory
    A range of analytical tests and equipment to assist in the rapid diagnosis of illness.
  • X-Ray
    Generates digital 2D images of bones and internal organs.
  • Hospital Ward
    Suite of custom-built kennels for the housing and monitoring of in-patients.
  • Dentistry
    The treatment and prevention of dental disease



Discount for NHS staff & members of the Armed Forces



10% off for the Over 60's

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Health Plans

Health Plan

Complete Care

From £8 a month
Complete peace of mind

Health Plan

Complete Care Plus

From £19* per month
A complete care plan for your 7+ year old pet's continued good health

Out of hours

Pet Medics Emergency Service Clinic OR Vets Now
Priestley Road / 98 Bury Old Road
Worsley / Whitfield
M28 2LY / M45 6TQ

Telephone: Pet Medics: 0161 7944 999 / Vets Now:0161 2226101

Out-of-hours emergency consultation fees start from Pet Medics: £74.50. Vets Now: £265.50. Any necessary treatment or medication administered by the emergency service will be charged in addition to the emergency consultation fee.