We are not just here for the bad times, we are here for the good times, in fact we are here at all times.
Cats, dogs and other domestic animals such as rabbits and guinea pigs form a large percentage of the patients seen at the surgery. Not all of the pets visiting require treatment. Sometimes they come to be weighed, for dietary advice, for flea treatments, or just for a biscuit!
All animals receive a clinical examination at their yearly vaccinations. This not only gives the clinician the chance to spot potential problems before symptoms are shown, but also gives the opportunity to allow owners to ask any questions regarding their pets feeding, behaviour etc.
Our puppy parties are highly regarded and their reputation is growing. The courses are run by Mandy Tyrrell, our Head Nurse, who has been running them for over 16 years. Over the 6 weeks she covers various topics including; toilet training, handling, recall training, nutrition and first aid. Mandy also includes information on general, well being preventative care, neutering, fleas, wormers, pet passports, insurance and micochipping etc. The course is great fun and children are actively encouraged to come along with their new pet.
Laproscopic Spays – Key-Hole Surgery
Laproscopic spays are an alternative choice. It does involve shaving a larger area and three small incisions, however, it is less invasive and has a faster recovery time. There are no stitches to be removed and therefore no need for a buster collar. Most pets are up and running around after three days. It is not suitable for all dogs but we are very happy to discuss this option with you.
Examples of subtle symptoms that may necessitate an examination by a vet include:
Weight loss, Decreased appetite
Reluctance to eat normal foods but eating human gourmet type food
Stiffness, Reluctance to exercise
Obesity, Excessive sleepiness, Halitosis
At Seerscroft Your Pet is Never Alone
Seers Croft never closes and has a vet on site at all times, 24 hours a day 365 days a year. Your animal is never left alone. A welcome relief in any emergency. We run a night clinic emergency service from our premises; covering for many practices within the area. If you have an emergency we are open all the time you do not have to call a vet back to the surgery, who has worked all day and is tired. It is run by our own staff who work for us in the night clinic from 7pm through to 8am, offering your pet the best possible care. We work from a purpose built veterinary surgery in Faygate, equi-distant between Crawley and Horsham, West Sussex, with ample off road parking.
Call us on: 01293 851122.
Seers Croft is a family run veterinary surgery and as a dedicated team we have invested a lot into, producing facilities that offer the latest technology with the best possible care for all our patients.
There is a huge variety of suitable pets available for children. Rabbits, guinea pigs, mice, hamsters and fish are all popular children’s pets and provided you keep them clean, fed and watered, they can be great fun. Food and bedding is relatively cheap and if you have a paper shredder, shredded paper is great to use mixed with straw. Most of the “small furries” are easy to look after and can be very affectionate.
A few things to remember:
Do – Ensure that bedding is cleaned out often enough not to smell – this is essential for airway health. Fish tanks should be cleaned regularly. Insist on good hand-washing following and handling of pets or pets excrement when cleaning out cages etc. Show your child how to approach and handle pets gently. Ask your vet about the correct way to handle young animals. House them indoors or in a garage during the winter, if it gets very cold. Avoid loud noises, rough play. Feed your pet on a proper diet daily – discuss what is meant by a proper diet with the vet at a post-purchase checkup. Remember that your pet needs regular exercise.
DO NOT let very young children handle pets by themselves. Do NOT allow very young children to shout at or hit your pet. DO NOT disturb your pet when it is asleep, eating or playing with a toy – pets need private time too. DO NOT let animals lick faces.
We see and treat a wide variety of small pets, even exotic animals that are not often seen as pets.
The majority of ferrets are no longer working animals with short lives, but delicate pets that require sophisticated treatment. For instance, micro-surgery to remove adrenal gland tumours. As well as vaccinations, vasectomies and hormone implants are regular procedures.
Dentals on guinea pigs is not straight forward as anaesthesia can be complicated. We have a number of vets who have the expertise to treat these animals.
Free Nurse Clinics:
Our nurses are available every day to offer help and advice and we run various clinics to help owners.
Weight Clinics (The Chunky Club)
Just like weight watchers we offer encouragement and guidance. Losing weight is never easy but an overweight pet is more predisposed to diabetes, osteoarthritis and skin problems. Regular weight checks and body scores in a friendly environment can allow your pet to reach its target weight in a controlled and achievable way.
Diabetic cases are frequently not straight forward. We offer regular checks with nurses who have experience of diabetic pets. Questions can be answered and advice given on how to control the condition.
Senior Pet Clinics (The Crinkly Club)
All pets age differently, just like humans. Some reach old age faster than others. Frequently owners are unaware that some of the signs they may see their pet presenting are actually a sign of a medical problem caused by old age. Many of these conditions are treatable and can give your pet a new lease of life.
FREE check ups
Dental Check Ups – Recommended every three months after a dental.
Post Op Checks – 3 -5 days after surgery!
Parasite Checks – As required