When it comes to nurses, we’ve got some of the best in the business. In some cases, you might not need to see a vet as one of our experienced, registered nursing team will be suitably qualified to provide veterinary advice.

The following nursing clinics are designed to help you stay proactive about your pet’s health and are available at both our Brighton and Peacehaven Clinics:

Puppy club

Life with a new puppy can be a bit overwhelming. Our puppy club is designed to support you and your puppy through this early stage of your relationship.

At your puppy’s initial vaccination appointment we can arrange puppy club appointments which allow plenty of time to go through all aspects of your puppy’s care. A nurse will see your puppy regularly, until they reach their first birthday.  They will discuss flea and worm control, microchipping, neutering, insurance, dental care, training and behaviour, while giving you the opportunity to discuss any concerns.

Weight clinic

Maintaining a healthy weight for your pet is important as an overweight pet is at increased risk of many conditions.  Equally, if your pet is underweight further investigation may be required.  Our weight clinic will help you understand your pet’s healthy range and give you tips about how to achieve and maintain it.

Dental clinic

Dental care is as important for our pets as it is for us.  Dental disease in cats and dogs is very common and if left untreated can lead to severe issues such as heart disease and kidney failure, not to mention pain and discomfort. Our dental clinic will monitor your pet’s teeth and gums, identify any problems and give you an action plan to correct any minor problems.

Senior clinic

As our pets get older their lifestyle and requirements change and they become more likely to suffer from disease making regular check-ups even more important.

Our qualified veterinary nurses offer senior clinic appointments to any pet over the age of seven. During this clinic the nurse will check your pet’s blood pressure, weight, body condition score, dental health, skin and coat condition. We can discuss your pet’s nutritional needs, flea and worm control, changes in behaviour and signs of common diseases that you should keep an eye out for. We may suggest blood or urine tests to look for any signs of underlying issues commonly seen in older pets, such as renal or thyroid disease. Many of these diseases are progressive and can be slowed with careful management and monitoring.

Diabetic clinic

Our diabetic clinics offer advice and support for owners of newly diagnosed and long-term diabetic animals.

Our nurses aim to help you understand diabetes mellitus as well as the implications and expectations of managing your pet’s condition at home. This includes medical, dietary and exercise advice, as well as learning how to administer insulin, recognise emergency situations such as hypoglycaemia (low blood sugar) and to provide a friendly point of contact.

We encourage the use of a diabetic monitoring app, or home diary, because tracking how your pet behaves at home is essential to the management of diabetes and helps us to monitor clinical signs; a reduction of which is a key aim of treatment. Our clinics involve an examination of your pet alongside a weight check, blood and urine testing, and a general chat to see how you are coping with managing your diabetic pet at home.

Arthritis clinic

Slowing down is part of the normal ageing process but can also be a sign of chronic pain due to arthritis. Early identification and management of these symptoms can lead to a substantial improvement in your pet’s quality of life. Household, environmental, exercise and diet changes can be made, alongside supplements, evidence based medicines and complementary therapies. Arthritis is a progressive disease but it can be slowed if managed effectively.

Our new arthritis clinics allow plenty of time with our nurses, discussing plans and individual considerations so you can be proactive about slowing the progression down.  We can help you to understand your dog’s pain indicators and know when they are improving, giving you the tools to take control of the disease.

Renal clinic

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) is one of the most common conditions affecting older cats, and in most cases is progressive over time causing a gradual decline in health. Dogs can also be affected.

Although CKD is not a curable or reversible disease, appropriate support and treatment can both increase the quality and duration of life by slowing down progression of the disease. Our nurses will check your pet’s blood pressure and weight as well as blood and urine parameters.

Our clinics ensure we can support you and your pet with this diagnosis, helping you to understand the disease and helping us to keep a close eye on your pet; meaning we can monitor the progression and act accordingly by changing the management plan.

As part of our effort to promote this service we are offering a discount on our ‘half day cat clinic’ which involves checking blood pressure, retinal examination (changes associated with blood pressure seen in the eye), urine and blood tests. We can ensure your cat is relaxed and settled in so that their blood pressure is not affected by stress.

In addition to these popular clinics, we also offer the following nursing services for a reduced fee:

  • Administering medications
  • Nutritional advice
  • Microchipping
  • Claw clipping
  • Emptying anal glands
  • Tick removal and advice