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. 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 is a keen hot air ballooner. For more photos of Lisette and her pets see our "meet the team" page in the "about us" tab.
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.
George, head vet at Churchcroft, says “We are very pleased to welcome Lisette to the team. High quality veterinary surgeons are in short supply and having worked with Lisette before I know she is one of them.
It's cold outside! A reminder to keep your rabbits and guinea pigs warm and dry with plenty of high quality hay (and clean, fresh water too).
These two rabbits are enjoying each other's company.
We'd love to see photo's of your rabbits and guinea pigs enjoying some quality time with you. Tag us in so we can enjoy too.
FREE VET ARTHRITIS CONSULTATION
Call 0115 922 4855 to book your appointment.
Has your dog, cat or rabbit slowed down this winter, maybe started acting a bit older, coat looking less well groomed?
Churchcroft Vets are keen to help owners give their arthritic pets a better quality of life by offering free arthritis consultations and treatment during January and February. We also have some limited stock of FREE trial pain killers for new cases diagnosed in this time.
Call 0115 922 4855 and take a dvantage of this special offer.
At this time of year when the weather gets colder some pets become less keen to get out of bed and exercise or maybe become less keen to socialise with the family. Owners frequently mistake these signs as old age but they are more often symptoms of arthritis. Colder weather makes arthritic joints stiffer so the signs of arthritis become more apparent at this time of year. Any ONE of these signs can indicate your pet has arthritis:
1) Hesitating to jump onto the sofa / into the car
2) Licking at a joint e.g. a wrist or an elbow
3) Toileting in the house
4) Being less keen to go for a walk or into the garden
5) Getting less keen to be stroked
6) Losing coat condition, grooming less
7) Becoming bad tempered with other pets
8) Appearing stiff when walking or dragging back feet along the ground
9) Gaining weight despite no change in feeding
If your pet has ANY ONE of these signs then they may have arthritis and be in pain.
A professional veterinary examination can pinpoint areas of discomfort and joints with reduced movement. Owners whose pets are treated for arthritis often report that their pet becomes much happier and more playful and generally seems younger.
CALL 0115 922 4855 to book your appointment today.
Does anyone recognise this little guy?
Found on Bramcote Lane looking a little lost. He is a middle to old aged neutered male and is wearing a blue collar. He is in fair condition, not injured. We'd like to speak to his owner if anyone can put them in touch with us?
To help you prepare your pets, here are some dates of local fireworks displays.
Friday 3rd November
The Lanes Primary School (College House Junior School)
Bramcote C of E Primary School
Saturday 4th of November
George Spencer Academy
To help keep your pets safe, secure and calm remember the following. Walk dogs early in the day, shut cats indoors long before dark, provide dark places to retreat to and products such as pheromones or medications from your vet to enable your pet to feel less anxious and calm.
We have posted more detailed guidelines (on Facebook) on how to prepare your pet for the difficulties of fireworks. Churchcroft Vets give free advice on 01159224855.
Flash, bang, crash, whimper..... help dogs and cats deal with fireworks.
There are a number of ways to help your pet:
seek professional help, call Churchcroft Vets for free advice on 0115 922 4855. We have some really good medications that are very effective and a new gel to rub on their gums.
Find out when your local fireworks displays are on so that you can prepare:
Make sure cats are secure indoors well in advance of the fireworks.
A good long dog walk earlier in the day so that they are tired.
Provide a safe hiding place for dogs and cats, a crate, or even behind the sofa can be good.
Place your worn jumper or T' shirt in the crate to reassure of your presence.
Close the curtains and put some music or the TV on to help distract from the flashes and loud bangs.
Provide a long lasting chew, such as a frozen stuffed Kong to give another focus.
Pheromone or herb based plug in products can be helpful, we can discuss these with you.
Look after your little pumpkin over the fireworks season.
The flashes and bangs of fireworks can cause a real fear for many dogs and cats. Please don't let them suffer. There are some really good medicines available including a new, very effective gel to rub on their gums.
This is what Mr Lucas (Yasmin, the dog pictured) has to say. "I'm so glad we went to Churchcroft Vets to help Yasmin with her fear of fireworks, the medication has made all the difference to her and to us".
Please contact us for FREE advice on the best way to help your pet 0115 922 4855.
I'm sure the majority of us are aware of this but it's well worth sharing. It's a basic courtesy that is important for many and varied reasons for a lot of dogs. These dogs deserve a little space and respect for their needs.
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.
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 have had better care than that which she received from everyone associated with Churchcroft. Although the outcome was not what we wanted the extra time that she had with us was down to the expert vetinary care she received. We can never thank you enough for the care and compassion shown to her, Daisy and us h...
Thank you for your exceptional care and treatment of Howie
Zoe & Tim
We really appreciate all the care, support and your patience in answering all of our questions. Your kindness really helped us through. Thank you.
Sinead & Will
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.
Jen, Keith, Fred and Tommie
We couldn't have asked for more. Thank you.
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