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200-202 Muirhead Avenue,
West Derby, Liverpool, L13 0BA

Liverpool – West Derby

Liverpool - West Derby

200-202 Muirhead Avenue,
West Derby, Liverpool, L13 0BA 200-202 Muirhead Avenue
West Derby Liverpool
L13 0BA 0151 270 1759
0151 270 1759 0151 270 1759

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About Us

Welcome to our White Cross West Derby practice where our pet-crazy team of experts are ready and waiting to help take care of your dogs, cats, rabbits and other small pets.

Learn more about your local White Cross Vets...

White Cross Vets is a friendly practice with more than 80 years’ experience of caring for pets.

Our West Derby practice, which you’ll find on Muirhead Avenue, is open six days a week. We’re here from 8.30am to 6pm on Monday to Friday.

Every member of our friendly team at West Derby has a pet of their own – between them they have 13 dogs, eight cats, five fish and two guinea pigs that our nurse Charlotte took in after they were rescued from a nearby park where they were abandoned. Ashleen, our senior vet, enjoys looking after her family’s horse and client care co-ordinator Rebekha has two working spaniels. Poppy, another of our client care co-ordinators, enjoys pet photography and displays her pictures on a dedicated pet Instagram account.

As well as pets, the team shares a passion for keeping fit and healthy and everyone does a weekly yoga session together at the practice – led by our nurse Jane who is also a qualified yoga teacher. They also have a Fitbit competition to see who does the most steps around the practice while caring for our patients to walk off all the lovely cakes that our vet Louise bakes for us.

The West Derby team is proud to be nominated for the Petplan Veterinary Awards Practice of the Year.

Keep up to date with the team and meet some of our patients on the practice’s Facebook page.


Closed now

Mon-Fri: 8.30am – 6pm

Sat: 8.30am – 12.30pm


The facilities at our Liverpool vet practice include an operating theatre equipped with anaesthetic facility for surgical procedures, digital x-ray, in-house laboratory (which helps with rapid diagnosis), separate dog and cat wards, dentistry equipment and an ultrasound. This means the team can carry out a full range of treatments from blood pressure monitoring to emergency operations.

Our patients’ peace of mind is always our ultimate goal and we’re making huge progress towards becoming a cat-friendly clinic, learning handling techniques to reduce stress and redesigning our practice with cats in mind. We use a combination of pheromones, special lighting and music to make your pet’s visit as comfortable as possible.

Our highly trained team brings a combination of skills, interests and experience into the mix including veterinary nurse Jayne who has achieved a BSc in vet nursing and runs mobility clinics for older dogs – head nurse Mandy is also running senior clinics for older dogs and is our cat clinic ambassador. Vet Louise has an interest in dermatology and nurse Emma enjoys surgical nursing.

If you have any concerns about your pet, please call 0151 270 1759 to chat with one of our team.

Community work

We’re proud to take our place at the heart of the West Derby and surrounding communities and we always give something back when we get chance.

We always like to take the opportunity to get involved with educating the next generation where we can and visit local schools including Our Lady of Sorrows Primary School and St Matthews Primary School in Walton, taking our extra special team members – border terriers Molly and Peggy – with us. We always treat all school pets for free including Thomas the hamster.

We give every team member five ‘donation days’ each year so that they can spend time volunteering for a charitable cause of their choice and senior vet Ashleen chooses to use hers teaching responsible pet ownership in local school.

We support Freshfields Animal Rescue in Liverpool – who rescue more than 1,200 pets per year – with a collection box in reception and we also collect items to be donated to this excellent cause.

And, because we care for those who care, we offer a 10% discount to all employees of the NHS, emergency services and armed forces to say thank you for all that they do.

Local area

Our Liverpool practice cares for pets from far and wide including the communities of West Derby, Croxteth, Norris Green, Huyton, Bootle, Litherland, Crosby, The Wirral, Hunts Cross, Woolton, Gateacre, Halewood, Dingle, Aintree, Walton and Fazakerly.

You’ll find our practice at 200-202 Muirhead Avenue (just off Queens Drive) next door to Bargain Booze. There is free parking right outside the door. We’re located to the east of Liverpool, just two miles from the famous homes of Liverpool and Everton Football Clubs.

With 13 dogs between us, you’ll often find members of our team out walking their four legged friends. We recommend our favourite dog walking spots, Croxteth Country Park with 500 acres of woodland, pastures and ponds; the National Trust’s Formby Woods which includes some beautiful walks along the coastline; Sefton Park with a children’s playground and several cafes; and Calderstones Park, a 94-acre family park with a boating lake, miniature railway and popular cafe.

Out of hours service

Being a pet owner is a 24-hour-a-day commitment so we provide care 24 hours per day, seven days a week, 365 days a year through our trusted out-of-hours service partner.

If your pet needs attention when the West Derby vet practice is closed, please contact Vets Now:

Woolfall Heath Avenue



L36 3YD

Tel: 0151 480 2040

Opening Hours:

Monday – Friday: 6pm – 8.30am

Saturday: 12 noon – Monday 8.30am

(Including bank holidays)

Online Payments

To pay online please follow this link, and select White Cross Vets, West Derby.

Online Shop

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Our prices

Please speak with the practice directly for our prices.


Unlimited free vet consultations
All pets who are on our Complete Wellness Plan are entitled to unlimited free consultations. This means you can bring your pet in for any…
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Free treatment for school pets
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Save 20% off the cost of neutering
One of the many benefits of our Complete Wellness Plan is the 20% discount received off the cost of neutering, saving money!
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Support Alder Hey with every pet vaccinated
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Introduce a friend
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We care for those who care
White Cross Vets are proud to offer a 10% nationwide discount to all employees of the British Emergency Services and Armed Forces (Army, Navy and…
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  • "Been taking my Poppy here for 6 years the staff are always friendly and very good with her ,,,"

    - Susan Morton

  • "I love this vets, the staff are amazing, so caring and sensitive, would highly recommend"

    - Barbara Navarro

  • "I have been to other vets but West Derby are great very helpful and caring. Vets love their jobs ??"

    - Chris pets Milo and Gus

  • "My pregnant lab Chiara had complications during her labor so i brought her here for help. All staff couldn’t have been more helpful and reassuring. They treated her immediately ensuring the safe birth of her pups. They even stayed behind after closing hours to make sure both mum and pups were healthy and safe to return home. I can’t thank you all enough for your professionalism, support and caring attitude"

    - Paula

  • "Whitecross vets, West Derby, have provided the best care, treatment and attention to Twt and Dylan for the last 12 years. From regular health checks , weight loss advice and treatments, Whitecross staff have always been there for our boys..."

    - Rob Jardine and Phill Davies

  • "Thank you Penny & Eve for your professionalism, compassion and, above all, for putting what was best for our Jack dog first, and for explaining every possible option & outcome to us & giving us time without rushing or pushing us into a decision. We lost our pet dog, which was unavoidable, but we found the most caring, considerate & medically able veterinary surgeon & nurse we could wish for. Something that was sadly lacking from another surgery we had been to."

    - Caroline Jackson

  • "We always receive excellent care from White Cross. The staff are always lovely and as much as my girls don't particularly enjoy going the the vets the are always made a fuss of and come away with waggy tails. Thank you!"

    - Rebecca Maddock

  • "Thank you very much for your care and compassion you gave my boy Alfie during his illness, It meant so much to Sarah and I during his final hours, Vet Sarah and Nurse Eve you made him feel like he was in the company of lifelong friends. Special people, special practice, the whole team are fantastic, Steph, Ashleigh, and Poppy thankyou once again.
    Keith Farrell x"

    - Keith Farrell

  • "Excellent service lovely staff my little cat was loving all the fuss"

    - Claire

  • "We would like to praise the entire staff at West Derby for the straightforward advice on options for the care of our ill GSD . The staff always showed professionalism and practical care. We would especially like to thank them for their sensitive and kind actions at the end of our dog's life. Our remaining GSD will continue to be treated at White Cross with no reservations."

    - Mr and Mrs Heritage

  • "Me and all my dogs love this vets. The staff are amazing- caring, polite, super friendly and whenever we pay them a visit the dogs leave happy. Not once have they entered afraid whatever the reason we go. Happy dogs=happy owner x x"

    - Sophie Goodaker-Green

  • "Friendly, CLEAN! And helpful. Lovely caring staff! I have both my pets here and I've been other vets previously and they didn't compare. The place is always spotless no matter what time of day you visit. Staff genuinely all take an interest and are great with our cat and dog. Wouldn't go anywhere else."

    - Amy McStein

  • "absolutely love the staff at whitecross vets who have looked after my chase for nearly 5 years .brill service xx"

    - Kerry Currin

  • "Took my teacup Yorkie in today frantic as she had a bell stuck on her claw.The vet was fantastic and sorted it in minutes.Excellent service."

    - Jackie Mercer

  • "Thankyou so much to all of the wonderful friendly staff at White Cross. Gus absolutely loves coming to visit, and you look after him so well when we come. I love the puppy parties, and the fact that all of the staff make our experience so personal when we attend for anything atall. I would recommend White Cross every time. Thankyou from Gus and family xxx"

    - Gemma Louise

  • "Thank you to all caring for Nahla, excellent service with a smile and very welcoming. Brilliant expertise, Nahla loves it here and she's been enough to know the ropes."

    - Gemma Parry

  • "Very friendly vets they look after my accident prone greyhound sandy in a very caring environment"

    - June Galbraith

  • "What a fantastic vet practice. All you'll ever need for your pet for a safe, healthy and happy life under one roof. Highly recommend this brilliant practice and all the lovely, polite and highly efficient people there that my mum and I have met. My little pup loves to come to visit you all! Thank you for looking after my little goldendoodle puppy Otto, from his first vaccine onwards via your complete wellness plan and for making every step of the way, a brilliant experience for human and dog alike. Very happy lady and puppy here!"

    - Givenny Katrina

  • "Amazing vets who always are caring and considerate!! Would recomened to any1 and I don't trust just any1 with my babies xx"

    - Jean Loyden Cooney

  • "Took cleo into the practice today first time there thoroughly happy with the vet who gave her a check up never rushed us and gave us some great advice couldn't be happier with the cleanliness of the practice and helpfulness of the staff a big thank you"

    - Kevin Hogg

  • "Morgan my dog had to visit the practice to get a lump removed from his elbow and my family and I cannot praise the staff enough. On every visit Morgan was treated with respect and was totally made a fuss of. I have been to other vets with my previous dogs but after experiencing the care received at White Cross Vets I would never go anywhere else."

    - Cathy Ashby

  • "Would like to say a big thankyou to all the staff especially the receptionist and nial the vet for making are visit enjoyable and stress free as I came in today with my indie who is a nervous wreak wen visiting the vets. Thankyou so much for doing that bit extra and putting us both at ease"

    - Jane atknson

  • "We took our lhasa apso 'Oscar' for his booster, flea treament, and worming. Excellent price, a lovely lady vet, all round excellent treatment."

    - Mrs e leadbetter

  • "We took our lhasa apso 'Oscar' for his booster, flea treament, and worming. Excellent price, a lovely lady vet, all round excellent treatment."

    - Mrs e leadbetter

  • "I have never in all my years of being a pet owner met such dedicated and compassionate staff. Cannot praise them enough. Jessica and Gen are amazing vets x"

    - Sharon Charman

  • "ahh such lovely warm place ,see you soon"

    - Debra Fisher

  • "Thoroughly recommended. Belles been there twice in the last mont, for an eye op and treatment for vomiting and received excellent professional care. Thank you to all the staff xx"

    - Helen Ball

  • "Spencer has been really poorly and we were extremely worried but thanks to all the staff at White Cross Vets, who have been fantastic, he has made a full recovery and is now back to being the pest we all know and love. Thank you, Nadine, Chris and Mila.x"

    - Chris Ennis

  • "Amazing place wouldn't use anyone else they go out of there way for you ( I no I had them round the bend yest) couldn't of asked for better service for my lucy they saved her life!! Xx"

    - Karen Wilson

  • "Take my little Pippa here, she loves her Vet Nurse Jessica! So friendly & kind"

    - Carla Howard

  • "This surgery on muirhead avenue is brilliant, the staff are so caring and friendly. Tilly is getting more confident at the puppy parties."

    - Edna Gardner

  • "Fantastic practice. The staff are excellent and very friendly and informative"

    - Hayley Evans

  • "I changed from my last vet that wasn't very good ( pets at homes vets for pets aintree) to white cross Jess the vet My princess always goes to see is a great vet lovely and really explains what she's doing with your pet, I'd never change from white cross now for my two Pomeranians :-)"

    - Becca Kelly

  • "Great staff and service for pets would highly recommend!"

    - Nicola Grant

  • "Excellent vets my 2 dogs have been well looked after and I would highly recommend x"

    - Sarah Akrigg

  • "Took my pup here they were great with her and really looked after us would recommend this vets to anyone x"

    - Elly Marie Radcliffe

  • "All the staff are so caring And I have full confidence in all the vets. They really get yo know the pets and care about them"

    - Lynn Sudbury-Riley

  • "A fabulous vets and they all seem to really care about the animals! I've got to give a special mention (and thank you) to Jess who is going that extra mile for my little dog Bella! My dog loves the place!"

    - Lyndsey Jane

  • "Just a wee note to rate this vetinary practice. Cant emphasise enough of what a great team and practice this is I wou highly recommend them. My two wre extremely poorly with parvovirus and I nearly lost them but thanks to the dedication, support and care they both pulled through and are extremely happy healthy dogs who attend there regular for check ups and we are always greeted iwith a friendly warm professional manner so go team west Derby jess and her team are the best practice out there. Keep up the good work
    Carole, Brodie, and Hollie Mulrooney"

    - C mulrooney

  • "Such a friendly, warm & welcoming Practice. The staff know each of their 'customers ' & 'parents' by name. Nothing is to difficult for the staff. Our dog Opie knows exactly where he is going as soon as we park outside & practically drags us through the front door. The level of care shown to us & our dog is second to none. Thank you all for the care we receive. Andrea Sproston & Opie"

    - Andrea Sproston

  • "Whitecross West Derby are the best. We have been taking Rosie our cockapoo there since we got her and every time has been a pleasure. The staff are all so lovely, friendly and helpful. They listen to the problem and talk everything through clearly. Rosie actually pulls to get in because all of the staff from vets to nurses make a fuss of her and remember us. Id highly recommend."

    - Jane Culshaw

  • "Fantastic practice. They've taken excellent care of my cat since she was a tiny kitten. Nothing is ever too much of a problem & make you feel at ease. Highly recommended!"

    - Danii King

  • "Fantastic! Genuinely caring people, put you at ease, look after you pets magnificently, and extremely reasonable costs, would recommend to everyone, thank you for the sympathy card when my beloved Chance passed and for now caring for my precious little Tia. Xxxx"

    - Nadine Worrall

  • "Always have a friendly warm welcome . And the care given to my animals was more than satisfactory each of the many times we’ve used this practice on both booked appointments and a couple of emergancies from my accident prone grey hound :-)"

    - Carol Kirby

  • "I have never seen a dog that is as happy to go to the vets as mine is and I think that is enough proof as to how good the staff are at White Cross :)"

    - Leanne Quarton

  • "Last week our beautiful dog Mollie was struck down by bloat which is a potentially fatal condition. She was initially seen and operated on by ‘Vets Now’ due to it being a Sunday evening, and was then transferred by ourselves to White Cross. We were met by Jessica who immediately reasurred us and showed such compassion & professionalism, in fact all of the staff at White Cross cared for Mollie as though she were their own. They invited us to phone at any time for an update and contacted us when they said they would. Thanks to their care Mollie has made a wonderful recovery, I can’t thank them enough and will highly recommend this practice to everyone."

    - Pam Earle

  • "All the staff are fantastic our dog lady has been very sick but the staff were fantastic they diagnosed her quick and sent her to the appropriate vet for treatment she is great now thanks to them all xxxxx"

    - Anne Robinson

Meet the team

Clinic Director & Veterinary Surgeon
Veterinary Surgeon
Head Veterinary Nurse
Registered Veterinary Nurse
Registered Veterinary Nurse
Registered Veterinary Nurse
Client Care Co-ordinator
Client Care Co-ordinator
Student Nurse
Client Care Coordinator


Emergency / Urgent? Please telephone us.



Emergency / Urgent? Please telephone us.