A NEW veterinary service has opened in the historic stable block on Burnley Warf in the town’s historic Weaver’s Triangle district.

Rose Valley vets is a family owned business that has battled hard through the coronavirus crisis to establish itself in the area and provide pets with vital services.

Rose Valley has also ensured that the historic grade II listed building which now houses it will remain in good shape and will be sympathetically restored, with modern facilities complimenting, rather than detracting from the buildings established character.

Animal care assistant Alys Hubbert said: “Our ideology is we’re like a family and anyone who comes to us will be treated as a part of that family.”

She added: “It’s not just a cold exterior, we want you to be part of the family.”

Rose Valley is completely independent and consists of two vets, three veterinary nurses, two animal care assistants and one receptionist.

The owners hope, while animals lovers will be relived, local heritage enthusiasts will also be glad to see the wharf, which was built in 1801 and was one of the north west most important industrial hubs, not only preserved, but put to good use.

More pressingly however, due to the unprecedented pandemic situation, pet owners in the area have been anxious to secure care for their animals.

According to Miss Hubbert, Valley Rose have already been deluged with responses on social media asking for appointments.

She said: “It’s been a big concern for a lot of people, with their regular vets responses have been limited so we’re happy to do whatever we can to help.”

Contact Rose Valley Vets via their Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/rosevalleyvets/.