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 in size. All the public areas and kennels are fully air conditioned too.
For a long time we have been wanting to expand the practice to reflect the type of modern medicine and surgery that we offer. Thankfully we’re almost there. There has been a huge amount of work and considerable disruption for our staff and clients during the process but it will all be worthwhile. We have got miles more space for our patients, which will improve their visits to the practice. It also means that we will find it easier to deal with any emergencies that arrive all of a sudden.
We are planning an open day to show people around our new facility once it is all done. In the meantime we are open as usual but the entrance is temporarily at the rear of the building.
Photo of Jagger, George and Julia’s border collie project managing the new waiting room.
Has your dog, cat or rabbit slowed down this winter, maybe started acting a bit older, coat looking less well groomed? They may be suffering from arthritis, please call us now on 0115 922 4855 for a free checkup.
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.
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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