George has been treating my dog, Buddie, over the last few months and has shown compassion and caring towards him and was genuinely interested in ensuring his recovery. Would highly recommend George and all the staff at Churchcroft.
We like our pets to travel with us, but travel can often be tough on our pets. The journey can be greatly improved by following a few simple steps and making some small changes to your everyday routines.Click Here
Using a Travel Carrier
In order to keep your pets safe and secure, it is almost always necessary to have a carrier or crate for your pets. This carrier should:
Be the Right Size for your Pet- it should be large enough for your pet to stand up, sit, and lie down naturally, and turn around ea...
The poison contained in chocolate is a natural plant chemical called theobromine produced by the chocolate plant.Click Here
This is Flash’s story written by his mum- Karen
Flash had his first taste of chocolate when he took some from the worktop after we’d returned from holiday. We found he’d taken 900g, of which 500g was dark chocolate, the worst possible. Luckily we knew what to do and rushed him to Churchcroft Vets.
He spent the night being treated and, after two seizures, things didn’t look...
Should your beloved pet feel out of sorts, the last thing you want to be worrying about is the cost of treatment. In the absence of a Pet National Health Service – we strongly recommend that all our clients take out pet insurance, however this can be a confusing topic.Click Here
What are the different types of pet insurance policy?
There are typically three main types of policies:
This option tends to offer the most comprehensive level of cover. Each year that the policy is renew...
It would seem that dogs have more of a taste for chocolate than cats but chocolate is actually poisonous to both.
The poisonous compound in chocolate is called theobromine and naturally occurs in the cacao pod. The higher the chocolate content the more theobromine there is, for this reason dark chocolate is more poisonous than milk chocolate.
The amount of Theobromine to cause poisoning is in the region of 100-150 milligrams per kilogram of bodyweight, If you have a collie weighing...
If the UK leaves the EU with no deal, the rules for taking your pet to any EU country could change. In the event of no deal, pet passports which were issued in the UK may be invalid for travel to EU countries.Click Here
It is important to see your Official Vet (OV)—the authorized vet to issue pet passports; at Churchcroft Vets George Packer is our OV. In the worst case scenario of the UK not being granted third country status, the following steps need to be taken to ensure that your pet can travel....
Poppie Walker has gained her certificate in developing emotional intelligence in puppies.Click Here
Poppie has been putting her training into good use at our ever popular puppy socialisation classes.
“This course has given me confidence to tailor each class to the individual needs of each puppy and has been massively rewarding. By providing a safe and controlled environment, I enjoy watching each puppy blossom as they develop and adapt their interactions with other puppie...
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 year exam with flying colours.Click Here
Lisa now enters her final year to qualify as a Registered Veterinary Nurse and Churchcroft are confident of another impressive performance.
We have recently completed extensive expansion and modernisation works here at Churchcroft Vets. Our local MP Anna Soubry observes that “Julia, George and the rest of the team at Churchcroft Vets are an invaluable asset to the community they serve. Their investment in the practice shows that high quality businesses will thrive in Beeston”.Click Here
We are pleased to have our practice upgrades noted. It is our aim to offer the highest quality veterinary services to the area.
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.Click Here
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 T...
We are now well into the final phase of our all new surgery! Whilst the new waiting room is being built, complete with quieter areas for nervous pets, we have a temporary waiting room and reception at the rear of the building.Click Here
We are open as usual and as always George or Jon are available on the phone 24 hours a day should you have an emergency.
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.Click Here
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 w...
George has recently found a dog carrying a tick called Dermacentor Reticulatus which it had caught in Bramcote. There are some frequently asked questions addressed below.Click Here
1) Where did the dog catch the tick?
A – The dog caught the tick in Bramcote Woods. She had not been walked anywhere else for several days.
2) Was the dog that was carrying the tick unwell?
A - Yes. The dog was off colour, not wanting to run around. She is doing well now though.
3) What was different about the tick...
Work has started on the extension to the practice. This is due to complete in February 2016. We are really excited about the extended kennels and operating area along with the refurbishment that we will have when the work is finished.Click Here