Tributes have been made to a vet whose career spanned more than 40 years.
Allan John Smith, 72, died suddenly on September 20.
Mr Smith started working as a veterinary assistant in 1966 and went on to operate on cats, dogs, rabbits, snakes, lizards – and even a zoo animal or two – at surgeries in Lytham and South Shore.
He continued to work part-time in Cleveleys and Lytham until 2015.
Animal-lover Allan was laid to rest at the Dalton Woodland Burial Ground near South Lakes in Cumbria. A keen gardener, his family said they take comfort in knowing that he will continue to be surrounded by nature.
His wife, Susan, said: “He loved the birds in the garden and spending time outside. We think he would have thought a woodland burial was appropriate.”
Mr Smith leaves behind a wife, two sons Richard and David, and two dogs – Whippet William and Jack Russell Robbie.