We have full capability to deal with 99% of cases

McKinney Veterinary Practice is proud to remain an independent practice. This means that as a client and pet owner, the treatment and advice can be tailored to your needs. There is no pressure for our team to meet targets set by the distant owners like many corporate practices.

We are also proud to provide around the clock care to your animals, 24 hours a day and 365 days a year. If you require a vet in an emergency, you will always see one of our own dedicated vets at our own premises. Out of hours, the phone will be answered in person and the receptionist will then contact the duty vet for you, this means there is you will have no worries about whether the message has been received or not. If you are asked to leave a number for the duty vet to contact you, please leave a number where you will be available to answer to make the experience as smooth as possible.

We are a 2-branch practice, first established in Broughton-in-Furness in the 1950s. We then opened a 2nd branch in Millom in 1988 to provide more accessible veterinary treatment in the area. Consultations take place at both practices, with our main branch at Broughton, where we have our theatre, kennels and diagnostic facilities. The Millom branch is open every afternoon and Wednesday morning for consultations and prescription collections.


Learn more about the facilities we provide

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Out of Hours Emergencies

Veterinary advice and assistance is available 24 hours a day. During office hours please contact the surgery. Outside of these hours please continue to call 01229 716230 to speak to a receptionist.

East View, Church St, Broughton-in-Furness LA20 6HJ
Normal Opening Hours
Mon - Fri
08:00 am to 06:00 pm
Vettest Lab Equipment

Enabling testing of blood samples for a large range of biochemistry and electrolyte parameters and Haematology to help diagnosis and monitoring of diseases.


For skin scrapings/ectoparasite diagnosis, semen testing, urine crystals, blood smears for anthrax and babesia, faecal worm egg counts.


We have a Digital X-RAY facility giving us wonderful clear pictures for diagnosis. This enables us to view bones, chests, abdomens, and teeth. It is especially good for the Kennel Club Hip and Elbow scoring schemes to check dogs before breeding, for DYSPLASIA.

Ultrasound Scanner

Primarily used for early pregnancy checking in cattle from 28 days post service and for viewing pups at 3 to 4 weeks gestation in Bitches. Also useful for checking for uterine infections in cattle and dogs. Can be helpful in diagnosing suspected abdominal problems in dogs and cats.

Anaesthesia and Surgery

We use gas [isoflurane] and oxygen routinely for most of our surgical operations with a fully trained receptionist monitoring anaesthesia.


We use an Ultrasonic scaler to clean teeth efficiently and a

Micropolisher to leave them shining white. We use Micro cutting burrs to safely extract molars and canines when necessary. Advice is also provided on future measures to reduce or prevent Dental disease in the future.


We have a Vet living on site so we can keep very ill animals in

overnight for continued therapy such as intravenous fluids to assist in recovery after surgery.


We have been using computerised records since 1984.All individual case information is stored on a bespoke Veterinary system enabling us to keep accurate track of each individual patient’s medical history. This system is also used to produce Herd and Flock Health Plans for our farm clients.

Cattle Hoists

We have 4 of these available for Farmers to borrow when they have ‘downer cows’ requiring assistance in rising.


Hoof Trimming Equipment, Calving Aids, Castration and Dehorning Equipment are key items which are carried in our Vets' cars at all times.

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