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FREE Rabbit MOT for Rabbit Awareness Week

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FREE Rabbit MOT’s for Rabbit Awareness Week

We will be holding FREE RABBIT MOT’s to support Rabbit Awareness Week, from 19th to the 30th of June 2017 simply call the practice on 0115 922 4855 to make your FREE appointment.

This year’s RAW campaign, organised by Burgess Pet Care, is focused on raising the importance of feeding hay in rabbit diets, after findings in the PDSA Animal Wellbeing 2016 report showed that 30% of rabbit owners rep... Read More

FREE PET FIT CONSULTATIONS

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Does your pet need a new year weight loss resolution? Join Churchcroft’s Pet Fit Club for free and give your pet a healthy future.

Research has shown that one in three dogs and one in four cats are overweight or obese. Just as with people this leads to avoidable diseases such as diabetes, arthritis, heart disease and certain types of cancer.
The solution is in your hands and Churchcroft Vets are here to help you. Our experts will assess your pe... Read More

FREE AGE CONCERN APPONTMENTS

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Another year older- is it starting to show?http://churchcroftvet.co.uk/our-services/emergency-vets

New year is often a time to review and perhaps realise that our youngsters are not so young anymore. From the age of seven the aging process begins in our furry friends.

Everyone can see when pets are ancient but the earlier signs of ageing are more subtle. Early recognition of ageing changes can allow for appropriate life style changes to be mad... Read More

FREE VET CONSULTS FOR FIREWORKS

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FIREWORKS – DON’T LET YOUR DOG SUFFER NEEDLESSLY
The fireworks season lasts from late October to New year these days with Guy Fawkes night usually lasting a couple of weeks followed by sporadic bursts until a spectacular finale at New year. Unfortunately, it’s a rubbish time of year for many dogs and cats (and let’s not forget rabbits and guinea pigs out in the garden) who are petrified of the bangs and flashes. Some dogs in particular are v... Read More

Charity Christmas Quiz and Bake Off – help raise money for injured animals.

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Get into the Christmas spirit and help animals in need by joining in with Churchcroft’s Christmas quiz- there’s Champagne for the winner!

Alongside the quiz, as is now traditional here at Christmas, there will be a mince pie competition to be judged to assess which of Churchcroft’s team have the best baking skills. Of course there will also be mulled wine to help the brain cells fire up for the quiz questions.

The quiz is animal based and... Read More

FREE VET CONSULTATION- Early Christmas present for your best friend

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ARTHRITIS AWARENESS MONTH (Early Christmas Gift For Your Best Friend)

As the days get colder and wetter, many arthritic pets start to show more signs of stiffness and slowing down.

As arthritic pets are usually older pets this is often incorrectly interpreted as signs of aging. However, unlike aging, arthritis can be treated effectively. With a personalised regime, even very stiff and sore patients can be helped to become comfortable and mobil... Read More

Dog Lung Wormer OFFER

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Dog owners, are you lungworm aware?

Following the recent death of a dog in Nottingham caused by lungworm infestation, reported in the Nottingham Post, we are continuing their push to make sure all dog owners are well informed about this serious problem.

http://www.nottinghampost.com/vets-warn-dog-owners-lungworm-parasite-coming/story-29359828-detail/story.html

Lungworm has been spreading across the U.K. for many years now and we have seen tw... Read More

Rabbit Awareness Week- Free examinations and advice

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Have you got a happy hopper? Would you know if your bunny had a low grade health disorder? Do you know what preventative care you need to arrange to keep your rabbit in good health? Research by the PDSA shows that most rabbit owners can only recognise a problem when their bunny is very poorly. Rabbit Awareness Week aims to address this.

We are supporting Rabbit Awareness Week with free health checks for rabbits and a free rabbit information day on... Read More

Protect your pet – and your pocket!

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2016 has seen some real changes for pet owners in Nottingham. There is a new law now in force with a £500 fine for those who have not microchipped their dogs.

In addition, Churchcroft Veterinary Centre has identified a tick that is new to the area and has the potential to spread devastating disease especially amongst dogs.
This is therefore a really important time to make sure you are fully up to date with preventative care for your pet.

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By Law all dogs must be microchipped by the 6th of April

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To help avoid the £500 fine we have a choice of microchips on special offer to choose from, ranging from £10-£25

The law has been brought in to reduce the shocking number of stray dogs in the U.K. and hence reduce the number of traffic accidents and other problems to which stray dogs contribute.

To help ensure that all dogs are legally compliant by the due date, here at Churchcroft we have offers on two types of microchip.

The basic micro... Read More

George Packer BVSc MRCVS, Veterinary Surgeon
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George Packer BVSc MRCVS, Veterinary Surgeon

George graduated from the University of Liverpool in 1995.

After graduation George worked in small animal practice and quickly became the Clinical Director of several practices for a large corporate vets. As Clinical Director George was responsible for overseeing 9 other vets and helping them with difficult surgery and medicine cases. George has always had a special interest in cardiology and has since developed further interests in feline and geriatric medicine.

George took over Churchcroft Vets in 2009 with a mission to offer top quality veterinary care in a welcoming and pet friendly environment.

In his spare time George loves mountain biking and snowboarding and also enjoys playing cricket and golf.

Lisette Cartier van Dissel DVM MRCVS Veterinary Surgeon
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Lisette Cartier van Dissel DVM MRCVS Veterinary Surgeon

Lisette Cartier van Dissel has joined the Churchcroft team having left Ark Vets in Chilwell to reunite with George and Jon in the all new expanded practice. Previously Lisette worked with George and Jon at Priory Vets in the late 1990s.

Lisette has more than 20 years veterinary experience and is particularly interested in medicine especially in older animals. She also has a passion for animal welfare. Lisette has been on several stray animal neutering trips and most recently went to Bosnia with Dog's Trust to assist in training local vets in how to neuter street dogs (see photo). Lisette is also a Trustee for SNIP International, a charity that donates trap-neuter-return equipment to animal welfare groups all over the world.

Lisette has two dogs and two cats, all rescues. Out of work she enjoys walking holidays and gardening which she refers to as battling with the jungle. Lisette is also a keen hot air ballooner with the Nottingham & Derby Hot Air Balloon Club".

As well as having an interest in medicine Lisette is a qualified acupuncture therapist. Acupuncture can be a useful additional treatment for chronic pain such as with arthritis in both dogs and cats.

Megan Godden BVM MRCVS, Veterinary Surgeon
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Megan Godden BVM MRCVS, Veterinary Surgeon

Megan graduated from Nottingham vet school in 2017. Her chosen electives were in feline medicine and emergency critical care. Megan says she enjoys all aspects of small animal medicine and surgery and is thoroughly enjoying being part of our busy, friendly team.


Megan has a rescued one eyed cat called Marmite and like her name suggests she either loves or hates stuff. Clearly, as the photo shows, she loves Megan.

Megan also has a wirehaired miniature dachshund called Gertie and what Gertie lacks in stature she makes up for in character (also know as being lovably cheeky)!

In her own time Megan enjoys hill walking and running but also enjoys cooking and chilling out with a G&T.

Jon Ruben BVM&S PhD MRCVS, Veterinary Surgeon
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Jon Ruben BVM&S PhD MRCVS, Veterinary Surgeon

Jon qualified from Edinburgh in 1972 and went on to obtain a Ph.D in virology in 1976.

He set up Priory Vets in the 1980s and 1990s where he first met George by employing him.

Jon is married with 5 grown up children and stepchildren who he enjoys skiing with. Jon has a Staffie called Rosie who adores everyone and a Rabbit called Bailey who has been a wonderful family pet.

When he is not busy vetting, Jon teaches primary school children.

Julia Barham BSc PhD RVN, Veterinary Nurse and Practice Manager
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Julia Barham BSc PhD RVN, Veterinary Nurse and Practice Manager

Julia qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in 1992. After 2 years in general practice she was employed by Liverpool University as senior Equine Nurse and soon promoted to Head Equine theatre Nurse. In 1995 she was persuaded by the Professor of Anaesthesia to go to university where she got a 1st in Biology and then gained a PhD in molecular genetics. She worked as a lecturer in genetics and post doctoral research fellow in immunology before returning to practice at Churchcroft.

Julia has 3 children and a dog called Jagger.

Julia's interests include dog training (she has represented Wales in obedience competition), running, mountain biking and skiing.

Lisa Foster, Trainee Veterinary Nurse
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Lisa Foster, Trainee Veterinary Nurse

Lisa has moved into veterinary nursing after 17 years experience of running a pet shop. She realised that she wanted more contact with the pets themselves and is a dedicated member of the team committed to patient and client care.

She has completed her first year of study to become a Registered Veterinary Nurse whilst still working at Churchcroft, not only passing but coming top of her year! We are proud of her and the application of the knowledge she has gained. Lisa says she is looking forward to the second year of the Royal College course and learning more about intensive care nursing.

Lisa has a miniature poodle called Rosie, 3 cats called Alfie, Charlie and Lizzie and a Chinchilla called Stella.

Aileen MacLeod Veterinary Nurse and Pet Health Counsellor
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Aileen MacLeod Veterinary Nurse and Pet Health Counsellor

Aileen is an experienced veterinary nurse having worked in veterinary practice for over twenty years, she is a qualified Pet Health Counsellor and has a particular interest in geriatric nursing and client support.

Aileen has two teenage sons Sam and Ewan who she enjoys watching play rugby, a cocker spaniel called Kenny (who’s crazy but adores Aileen to the moon and back) a recue cat called Lee (who’s top cat) and two rats Toffee and Caramel. When Aileen isn’t running around after her family and dog walking, she enjoys live music and socialising.

Poppie Walker Veterinary Nurse and HND in Animal Management
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Poppie Walker Veterinary Nurse and HND in Animal Management

Poppie has joined the Churchcroft nursing team after passing her HND in Animal Management and gaining some retail experience. She has proved to be a compassionate and hard working member of the team who is always ready with a smile. Poppie’s ultimate goal is to qualify as a Registered Veterinary Nurse and we look forward to helping her realise her dream.

Currently, Poppie is training and gaining experience with our puppy socialisation classes, she is coming up with great ideas and developing the classes.

Poppie has a son called Harley and two dogs Rex a chihuahua cross and Diego, who's a mummy's boy, is a chihuahua. In her spare time she loves being outdoors and has a keen interest in pencil drawing.

Anne Brown, Administrator
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Anne Brown, Administrator

Anne is the principle administrator. As well as doing all the important back office jobs, Anne works hard to ensure all of the pet insurance claims are dealt with promptly and efficiently. After many years of liaising with the pet insurance companies she is an expert at getting problems resolved.

Anne is a very proud grandmother and enjoys spending her time with her family. Anne has a ball-obsessed Border Collie called Rolo and often dog sits her son's dog Alfie a hyperactive Springer Spaniel.

Hazelle Ward, Student Veterinary Nurse
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Hazelle Ward, Student Veterinary Nurse

Hazelle is seconded to Churchcroft from Nottingham Trent University where she is training for a degree in Veterinary Nursing. She is really enjoying her studies and is on course to qualify in 2017.

Hazelle has a remarkable menagerie at home consisting of a horse called Blackberry, a Chihuahua Yorkie cross called Chalkie and a Cockerpoo called Maggie, Ed and Bruno the guinea pigs, Liquorice the rabbit, an African Land Snail and a stick insect.

Hazelle plays hockey in the league and also competes at showing with Blackberry.

Latest News

Top Exam Marks for Lisa

Top Exam Marks for Lisa

Here at Churchcroft we are celebrating the achievements of 1st year trainee veterinary nurse Lisa. Lisa got the highest score in passing her end of ye...

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NEW VET JOINS THE TEAM

NEW VET JOINS THE TEAM

Megan Godden who has recently graduated from Nottingham vet school, has joined the team at Churchcroft to help ease the growing case load at the new s...

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Anna Soubry MP praises Churchcroft Vets for Services and Investment in Community.

Anna Soubry MP praises Churchcroft Vets for Services and Investment in Community.

We have recently completed extensive expansion and modernisation works here at Churchcroft Vets. Our local MP Anna Soubry observes that “Julia, Geor...

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Hot Air Ballooning Veterinary Surgeon joins Churchcroft Veterinary Centre

Hot Air Ballooning Veterinary Surgeon joins Churchcroft Veterinary Centre

Lisette Van Dissel has joined the Churchcroft team having left Ark Vets in Chilwell to reunite with George and Jon in the all new expanded practice. P...

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Major building works nearly complete for our all new surgery.

Major building works nearly complete for our all new surgery.

The practice has been completely rebuilt with new consulting rooms, a new theatre, a new imaging suite, new kennels and a reception that has doubled i...

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Customer Testimonials

We were lucky to have Churchcroft recommended to us over 5 years ago when Daisy joined us as a puppy. When we rescued Lacey we never expected to spend so much time with you. Lacey could not h...

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Cheryl Gray

Thank you for your exceptional care and treatment of Howie

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Zoe & Tim

Thank you so much for the way you care for Tom. With your guidance he's doing so well and I have no doubt he's in the best hands.

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Jen, Keith, Fred and Tommie

We really appreciate all the care, support and your patience in answering all of our questions. Your kindness really helped us through. Thank you.

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Sinead & Will

We couldn't have asked for more. Thank you.

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Mr and Mrs Dudley

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18 October 2017 - 7:29pm

Well Done to Sapper, Pip, Bonnie and Monty for graduating at Puppy Class tonight!

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9 October 2017 - 10:17am

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22 September 2017 - 10:11am

George and Julia's new arrival, Dorothy, was born yesterday evening. Mother and baby are home and doing well.

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15 September 2017 - 12:55pm

Good to see BT working to get the many homes and businesses back online after a car crashed into the box. We are down to one phone line and no internet for a few days. We are open as usual and thank you for your patience until it's fixed.

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We are down to one phone line and no internet whilst BT fixes the magic box after a car crashed into it. Thank you for your patience over the next day or so.

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8 September 2017 - 8:00am

Thanks for all the support everyone during our latest development phase.

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7 September 2017 - 7:00pm

Everyone knows that all people are divided into two categories. One half loves crazy cats, while the other half prefers dogs - man's best friend. But what about those that love both. What kind of person are you?

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2 September 2017 - 5:20pm

Lisette, one of our vets, has recently been involved in breaking a ballooning world record for the most balloons to be launched at once.
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13 August 2017 - 8:32am

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26 July 2017 - 12:32pm

Top of the class. Lisa gained the highest marks for her 1st year Veterinary Nursing qualification. Well done Lisa!

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25 July 2017 - 12:26pm

Ruby impressed us all at the Puppy Party last night - Great work Ruby!

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22 July 2017 - 7:41am

5 Star: Barbara a. "Although we no longer have a dog,having lost our beautiful special Jacey in May 2016 at the age of 16 years.Whilst she was under the care of George Packer and his team at Churchcroft Vets,we could not have asked for better treatment with a full explanation of any problems.Now with his state of the art equipment now at the practice,all pets will be well treated and looked after,we are quite sure."

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17 July 2017 - 2:47pm

Please help us find Brodie the magnificent maine coon. He's been missing since Saturday evening from Bramcote village. He is microchipped and wears a blue collar with his owners contact details on. Please share and call us with any information. It's always worth checking garages and sheds. Let's find him and get him home.

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9 July 2017 - 7:30am

5 Star: Tina E. "As a former pet owner and client of Churchcroft Veterinary Centre I attended the Open Day on Saturday 17th June and was hugely impressed with both the changes to the design of the building and the state-of-the-art equipment used for diagnosis and treatment of animals brought to the Centre. It was great to see the attention to pets' comfort such as the padding on the X-ray table and the increased space in the waiting area, including the garden outside. George and his team have always prided themselves on high quality care and I have no doubt this will continue to be achieved at the highest level using the new facilities. Pet owners who want the very best for their animals should have no hesitation in taking them to Churchcroft Veterinary Centre where they will receive first class treatment."

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2 July 2017 - 9:00am

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2 July 2017 - 8:00am

5 Star: Judith R. "We have been with Church Croft since it opened I think...and our lovely cat, Panda, has had numerous emergency visits! We have been so impressed with the magic George and Jon have worked...mending his smashed jaw, sewing up his fox bite, his tummy problems and sorting his poor teeth. Thank you once again - and I hope we only see you for regular checkups in the future!"

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30 June 2017 - 2:26pm

A celebration of the opening of the all new surgery.

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30 June 2017 - 2:00pm

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25 June 2017 - 7:00am

5 Star: Rosemary B. "This is a beautifully restored building kitted out with up to date equipment and wonderful caring staff. They looked after my dog Freddie after a road accident and brought back to full health."

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20 June 2017 - 7:56am

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17 June 2017 - 8:00am

Don't forget it's our Open Day today, come and join us.

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26 July 2017 - 12:32pm

Top of the class. Lisa gained the highest marks for her 1st year Veterinary Nursing qualification. Well done Lisa! https://t.co/QvguhF4cbn

25 July 2017 - 12:26pm

Ruby impressed us all at Puppy Party last night - Great work Ruby! https://t.co/qA0W5fducb

25 July 2017 - 12:26pm

Ruby impressed us all at Puppy Party last night - Well Done Ruby! https://t.co/Nc5QhyIvIt

25 July 2017 - 12:26pm

Ruby impressed us all at Puppy Class last night - Great work Ruby! https://t.co/sFdJLJJDsl

22 July 2017 - 7:50am

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22 July 2017 - 7:41am

5 Star: Barbara a. "Although we no longer have a dog,having lost our beautiful special Jacey in May 2016 at the... https://t.co/RtXmxdBwPV

17 July 2017 - 2:47pm

Please help us find Brodie the magnificent maine coon. He's been missing since Saturday evening from Bramcote... https://t.co/jYxRVshwAP

9 July 2017 - 7:30am

5 Star: Tina E. "As a former pet owner and client of Churchcroft Veterinary Centre I attended the Open Day on... https://t.co/eUjIq6GtNs

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5 Star: Judith R. "We have been with Church Croft since it opened I think...and our lovely cat, Panda, has had... https://t.co/zAOFyqWX1R

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5 Star: Judith R. "We have been with Church Croft since it opened I think...and our lovely cat, Panda, has had... https://t.co/0ouKjvVESU

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5 Star: Rosemary B. "This is a beautifully restored building kitted out with up to date equipment and wonderful... https://t.co/sggECY4DW1

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17 June 2017 - 8:00am

Don't forget it's our Open Day today, come and join us. https://t.co/ZPtlrYkdI3

16 June 2017 - 7:01am

We will be holding FREE RABBIT MOT’s to support Rabbit Awareness Week. Simply call the practice on 0115 922 4855... https://t.co/LwEPaCgnLn

16 June 2017 - 6:51am

Open Day with Tours of New Surgery https://t.co/8zZMAVuCrU
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