We’re looking for a new Vet to join our team

by admin on January 8th, 2018

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We are seeking an experienced vet with a can-do approach, to work alongside our senior vet, Nicholas and assistant vet, Maria.

If you are keen, enthusiastic, self-motivated, have a compassionate manner and also like to live near the sea side, you could be just the vet we are looking for!

We provide top quality patient care and gold standard client care within a supportive and motivating purpose built environment.

We are a friendly independent, first opinion SA practice with RCVS Practice Standards Accreditation nestled in the heart of Rustington Village, within walking distance of the Sussex Coast. We value the loyalty of our lovely clients and are focused on clinical and client care excellence. We have an excellent support team of 2 FT QVN, 2PT QVN, 2 receptionists, 1 PA/M.

You’d enjoy caring for clients and their pets on an individual basis. You must have excellent communication skills and bedside manner, and strive to deliver outstanding veterinary care and customer service to our loyal clients. You must have a strong desire to bond with clients and get to know their pets and build your own client base. You will be team focused and encouraged to work up cases to the highest level and to go that ‘extra mile’ to ensure that client satisfaction and clinical services are delivered.

Average 35 hours M-F, 2-3 early finishes a week. Wkend OOH 1:7, Sat mornings 1:2, Wkday OOH 1:4, Time in lieu for wkends, 3-5 years’ experience and sole charge preferable but not essential. Excellent remuneration. 5 wks holiday. Paid CPD allowance, RCVS and VDS Membership. Accommodation.

  • Purpose Built Premises
  • Insured and responsible clients,
  • Stable, friendly and hardworking support team
  • PethealthPlan Scheme
  • Modern PMS system – ROBOVET
  • Close to the beach
  • All the usual toys! Including: In House Laboratory, Automatic X-rays and developing facilities, In House Dental Suite, Access to Ultrasound facilities, In-house & local OOH

Contact Nicholas on 01903 782387 or email CV and letter to:

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New and Better Pet Health Plans AVAILABLE NOW

by admin on October 10th, 2017

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Spread the cost and save money with our Pet Health Plan

Pet Health Plans to make it easier for you to care for your pet the way you want to – and save you money too!  and not surprisingly they have proved to be very popular in deed.

We designed the ideal preventative care plan for your pet, what ever their age or breed, to ensure optimum health and protection throughout their life.



PHP BLOGPet Health Plans are not insurance-Pet Health Plans cover the regular things like vaccinations, flea and worm treatments, health checks and advise – that pet insurance generally doesn’t. However young or old your pet, a Pet Health Plan is designed to adapt to your pet’s needs, from Puppy or Kitten, to adulthood and throughout senior years, and life long essential healthcare for your rabbit.

Pet Health Plans work well alongside insurance or on their own. You pay for your Pet Health Plan, by a simple Direct Debit, allowing you to spread the cost of your regular veterinary treatment and save you money too.


Pets are members of the family and we want the very best for them, at every stage of their lives


Our comprehensive Pet Health Plan is a fantastic way for pet owners to benefit from the peace of mind of excellent veterinary care and preventative healthcare whilst also saving money throughout the year.


Pet owners will receive savings of 22.5% on preventative healthcare services and products plus additional savings





Our Pet Health Plan for Adults Includes:

  • Primary vaccinations or annual vaccinations
  • 6 month health checks
  • Flea treatments for the year
  • Worming for the year
  • Insurance claim form completion


Our Pet Health Plan for seniors includes additional:

  •  Annual Blood Tests
  • Annual urine Analysis

 Additional benefits include:

  • 10% off all Vet Consultations
  • 10% off additional vaccinations
  • 10% off additional parasite treatments
  • 10% off neutering
  • 10% off microchipping
  • 10% off all dental procedures
  • 10% off selected nutritional products
  • 10% off long term medication
  • 10% off all diet
  • 5% off pet accessories


Our Plans offer you the reassurance of  knowing that you are providing the best possible protection and care for the pet you love. 

Our plans come with our full recommendation and they are extremely popular. Please contact the surgery for further information on 01903 782387 or pop in to discuss your joining application. You can also join over the phone with the Pet Health Plans team by calling 0800 169 9958, Monday-Thursday 8.30am-6pm Friday 8.30am-5.00pm  from the comfort of your own home.

Take a closer look at our plans in our leaflet below.

 For further information just follow the link

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ATTENTION Dog Owners – 2016 Dog Microchipping Legislation (some things you need to know)

by admin on February 11th, 2016

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From 6th April 2016 all dogs will be legally required to be microchipped and their details registered on one of the authorised databases such as PetLog.

Under the law all dog owners are obliged to keep these details up to date. Owners failing to comply will be issued with a fine of £500.

If you sell or otherwise pass on your dog, you, as the previous keeper are required to register the new keeper.

Similarly, if you dog dies, you must inform the database that holds your pets details. 

To get ready for the new 2016 legislation and avoid the £500 fine – GET YOUR PET MICROCHIPPED.

For as little cost as £20.00 and 10 minutes of your time – Call us to arrange your pets microchip appointment today. 

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Proud Supporters of The Royal Canin Summer of the Cat Campaign

by admin on July 24th, 2014

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Also register HERE to receive money off vouchers off your next purchase.


summer of cat


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by admin on April 29th, 2014

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This year our PetCare team are dedicated to promoting health and welfare of your rabbits.


We’d like to invite your rabbits to come and benefit from  FREE health checks with our Veterinary Nurses.


Shy Rabbits, who haven’t visited us for some time, are particularly encouraged to come and show their faces.


We’d also like to appeal to owners who feel they are struggling with their Rabbits and would appreciate and benefit from some advice from our experienced Veterinary Nurses.


We are offering advice on health and welfare, the importance of companionship and emotional well-being, social interaction and environmental enrichment, to help keep your Rabbits healthy and happy, and to help you and your family get the most enjoyment possible from your bouncy furry friends.


We will ensure you receive some useful information to take home  and that your rabbit receives their tasty healthy sample snacks.


We look forward to hearing from you and welcome you all to our surgery.



To keep upto date with RAW news follow us via FACEBOOK.


Further information and tips on environmental enrichment for your rabbits care can be found here.

You’ll also find some great seasonal offers at our online shop open 24 hours a day.

Our online shop is open 24 hours a day, and if you are local to us, you can arrange FREE CLICK and COLLECT from our practice or for those of you who are a little further afield, FREE HOME DELIVERY options are available.


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Find your lost cat…

by admin on October 11th, 2013

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Whatever his lifestyle, any cat can go missing. Being prepared for this distressing scenario is the best way to ensure you get him back!

Your cat may have just gone exploring for the afternoon and be absorbed in watching wildlife, but what happens he doesn’t return? We look at ways to help you…….find your lost cat.

Every year many thousands of pets go missing, leaving owners understandably distraught. It is estimated that  cats are twice as likely to be involved in road traffic accident than dogs.

Tom Watkins from Animal Search says: “Most of the cats we find stuck in sheds, houses or garages.”

Why do cats disappear?

Cats go missing for a multitude of reasons. Top of the list is curiosity; cats explore and are notorious for becoming stuck in tricky spaces. There are hundreds of cases of cats climbing into vehicles, sheds, garages etc. and going missing for weeks until they are found and released, or find the opportunity to escape.

Spread the word

Publicity is vital when trying to find your missing pet. A poster with a photo could jog someone’s memory – put them on lamp posts and in shops (with permission).

The perfect poster will:

*Have a large clear picture of your cat with a description

*State whether they have a collar or if they are microchipped.

*State when they went missing and when/where they were last seen.

*If possible include a mobile phone number. Offer a reward, although it’s important not to specify an actual amount.

*Distribute smaller versions of your poster through doors in a broad area around your home.

The internet is a useful source for finding lost pets. There are websites where you can post photos and descriptions of your lost cat, enabling you to raise awareness further afield – cats are notorious for their curious natures  and have been known to climb into or under vehicles and find themselves many miles from home. For example: and people can post information about their missing cat, as well as cats they have found. These websites, national charities and smaller organisations alike all have advice and help for worried owners.

Professional Help

Animal Search UK specializes in finding lost pets. They have a network of people who will help search the local area and go door knocking for you, as well as print posters and search in hard to reach places with specialist equipment.


If your cat has been missing for an unusual period of time, then it’s time to begin your search:

*Ask neighbours if they have seen you cat and persuade them to look in their sheds and garages.

*Create a poster and missing notices to drop through letterboxes.

*Search surrounding areas with another person, taking your cats favourite treats and perhaps a toy with you.

*Call local veterinary surgeries and animal shelters and charities to see if your cat has been taken in to them, and if not they will be happy to take some details from you and contact you if they hear anything.

*Phone your local council to see if they have taken any stray cats to an animal shelter or found any cats on the road. While  distressing, it is helpful in tracking down your cat and gaining closure.  Have a friend with you, or ask them to make the difficult calls for you.

*Ask the local postman and milkman to look out for your cat on their rounds. They cover a wide area and so may be helpful in finding your cat.

*Send information to local newspapers and radio stations as they may be able to give your cat a mention.

* Don’t give up – There are stories of cats being found weeks, months – even years – after they originally went missing.

Top Tips

*Make sure you have a few good photos of your cat that show off his markings – you never know when you might need it.

*Offer a reward – but don’t be specific

*Your pet insurance company may be able to help with the fees of a professional search, and even pay for the reward.

Keep them safe

Mircochipping is one of the best ways to make sure that your lost pet finds his way back to you.

Microchipping is a permanent and painless procedure performed by a vet; a chip the size of a grain of rice is placed under the cat’s skin, near the shoulder blades. It holds a code that is linked with your details, which are stored on a database and will show up when the chip is scanned by a vet or an animal charity,  the number is then entered onto the computer and your details accessed.

A reflective safety collar with a breakaway buckle will help ensure your cat is visible on the road in poor light. An identity tag will let everyone know that he is  not a stray, and help anyone who finds him to return him to you.

It is also highly advisable to neuter your pet. One of the many reasons for this is that entire cats tend to wander far from home in search of a mate.

Remember if your cat does go missing don’t loose hope. They are resourceful creatures.

For more information and useful numbers CLICK HERE


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by admin on August 6th, 2013

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Truth is

 The flea cycle is a tough thing to battle. Most people with flea issues find that fleas seem to keep coming in waves, again and again, making the fight nearly impossible. It isn’t. We’ll agree that it is hard, and it takes a lot of work, but you can end your flea problem once and for all by adjusting to the life cycle and striking from multiple angles.

Truth is

One little flea can quickly become one big problem. In fact, in only 21 days one flea can become 1,000. Just take a look at the life cycle below.


Truth is

If you see fleas on your pet, there will certainly be flea eggs, larvae and pupae in your home too.


 Truth is

 Only 5% of a flea problem is on your pet, and 95%is in the home as eggs, larvae and pupae.


How?!  (We hear you say)

  • Fleas live and feed on your pet and the females lay upto 50 eggs a day.
  • Eggs fall off your pet where ever it goes – on the sofa, the carpets, beds and perhaps even in your car.
  • Eggs hatch into larvae, which move away from light, deep into cracks and crevices, carpets and furnishings and spin cocoons (pupae) to develop into adult fleas.
  • Pupae hatch out when they sense warmth, carbon dioxide and vibration – a meal is nearby!!!

Fortunately, there are things you can do to protect your pet, yourself and your home from them and the problems they cause.



Flea control MUST start with your pet(s), because they are the blood source for the flea – without it, the fleas can’t live. The best flea protection available on the market comes in the form of veterinary recommended topical flea products. We have products that kill adult fleas on your pet and prevent the development of eggs, larvae and pupae in your home; they are easy to apply and affordable.


After treating EVERY pet in your household, it’s time to move on to the house itself. This is often the toughest part.

Again, the best and most effective protection available on the market comes in the form of veterinary recommended environmental sprays. We have a product that is long lasting and has a triple action formula to break the flea cycle and will protect your home for up to 12 months – it even has a pleasant floral fragrance!

It is vitally important to use environmental sprays according to the manufactures guidelines – and follow this link ‘five steps to success guide’.

Ensure to wash your pets bedding above 60 degrees to remove any eggs, larvae and pupae. Regularly vacuum your home for the same reason and ensure vacuum bags are emptied immediately – flea eggs can hatch in your vacuum cleaner, starting the life cycle all over again.

By allowing your treated pet into all the infested areas of your home ensures that any new fleas that hatch out will jump onto your pet and be killed off that way, before they have the chance to feed and lay new eggs.

 It is worth mentioning at this stage that as with many things – PREVENTION IS BETTER THAN CURE.

Should you need further advice and guidance please do not hesitate to contact us. For additional information click here.

Good luck!


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Summer time travels getting you down?……

by admin on August 6th, 2013

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With the summer finally here, we’re sure you’re all looking forward to those summer holidays with the family pet in tow? or not………

Some pets feel very unwell in the car, especially over long distances, which can be upsetting for all if several stops along the way are needed to attend to sick pets.

There are medications available however, that can stop sickness in it’s tracks and are specifically formulated for this condition.

For more advice and guidance call us on 01903 782387 or visit

There are other products available to help reduce travel anxiety. DAP (Dog Appeasing pheromone) can be used in a spray form or worn as a collar. Feliway can be sprayed in carriers and works to ease those worries away on journeys. These products are available from the practice. Please call us or pop in for more information.

For some useful guidance call us on 01903 782387 or click here.


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by admin on July 18th, 2013

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Now in stock…. 

We are a nation of animal lovers….that’s for sure. But we still encounter stick injuries in dogs year after year, so we’ve made it our aim to offer our owners and their much loved dogs SAFE STIX – The safe alternative to sticks.

Safe Stix can be thrown further, they float in water and although they look funny; they are nice and soft on dog’s mouths.

So next time you’re out and about with your dog, don’t grab a dirty, splintery, sharp old stick – grab a SAFE STIX instead.

Discounted offers available to all PetHealth Plan Members.





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June is National Microchipping Month

by admin on June 3rd, 2013

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      June is National Microchipping Month


     Get your pet microchipped today for as little

     as £15.00 (for June Only) plus 4 weeks FREE pet


More and more people and pets get involved with National Microchipping Month each year and with the news surrounding legislation to be brought in from 2016 now really is the best time to talk to us about microchipping your pet to ensure we can help reunite you with your pet, should they go missing.

Microchipping is a great permanent way to safe guard your pet should they go missing, however it is only effective if you keep your details up to date.

With the new law on microchipping for dogs coming into action in 2016 it will be a legal requirement for owners to ensure their contact details are kept upto date via your microchip provider.

Throughout June Petlog customers can upgrade to premium membership for a 50% discount, enabling details to be amended as many times as necessary for the lifetime of your pet, as well as adding emergency and holiday contact details. An alert will also be sent out within a 30mile radius of where your pet went missing to help reunite you quicker.

For more information and advice please telephone

01903 782387



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