Alfold Veterinary Surgery

Alfold Veterinary Surgery Your friendly, local small animal veterinary surgery. Medical, surgical and diagnostic services. Veterinary services based in Alfold
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A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A VETERINARY NURSEAs we continue to delve a little deeper into the role of the veterinary nurse, we...
13/05/2024

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A VETERINARY NURSE

As we continue to delve a little deeper into the role of the veterinary nurse, we today focus on Specialist Nurse Clinics.

Veterinary nurses often deliver their own specialist clinics covering a variety of subjects including:

🐾 dental health
🐾 weight management
🐾 breeding
🐾 puppies and kittens
🐾 senior wellness

We know that our nurses love to run their own clinics and chat to the clients, sharing their comprehensive knowledge across a variety of subjects.

And of course, they love to see patients when they are not necessarily unwell, but in a role where they are hoping to advise their owners on how to keep them well, and living the best lives they can.

Do keep a look out for our specialist nurse clinics, or make a nurse appointment any time to discuss any of the subjects above.

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A VETERINARY NURSEThis week, we take a look at the role of the veterinary nurse in a little bit mor...
12/05/2024

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A VETERINARY NURSE

This week, we take a look at the role of the veterinary nurse in a little bit more detail while we continue to celebrate them and all that they do for our animals.

First of all we look at the role of a veterinary nurse as a Surgical Assistant.

The veterinary nurse is a vital part of the surgical team, not only preparing the animals for their surgery, but also monitoring them throughout their procedure. Sometimes they will help to plan the anaesthesia and may administer injections. They may have the opportunity to do simple suturing and also remove stitches. And of course, they will be caring for the animals after their surgery, making sure they recover well from any anaesthesia or sedation, and advising the owners of any after care requirements.

Becoming a veterinary nurse certainly affords you a wealth of different experiences. If you'd like to find out more, our team would be more than happy to tell you more about it.

KEEP YOUR PET'S HEALTH ON TRACK AND FREE OF PARASITES WITH OUR PET HEALTH PLANFrom routine vaccinations to the most effe...
11/05/2024

KEEP YOUR PET'S HEALTH ON TRACK AND FREE OF PARASITES WITH OUR PET HEALTH PLAN

From routine vaccinations to the most effective parasite treatments, our Pet Health Plan offers comprehensive coverage for your pet's preventative healthcare needs.

With easy monthly payments and exclusive member benefits, it's the smart choice for proactive pet care saving you money along the way.

Sign up online today and give us a call to order your first batch of treatments.

https://alfoldvets.co.uk/pet-health-plan

JUST A REMINDER THAT OUR OUT OF HOURS DETAILS HAVE CHANGEDPlease call 01252 750329 if you require a vet outside of our n...
10/05/2024

JUST A REMINDER THAT OUR OUT OF HOURS DETAILS HAVE CHANGED

Please call 01252 750329 if you require a vet outside of our normal business hours.

Thank you to Farnham Vet Hospital for providing our out-of-hours cover. You can trust that your pet will be in the safest of hands if they need out-of-hours support.

https://farnhamvetgroup.co.uk/branch/farnham-veterinary-hospital-open-247

The Alfold Vet team 💓

MEET OUR NURSESAnd finally, we feature our amazing Practice Manager, Beth.Beth started nursing in 2000 and joined the Al...
10/05/2024

MEET OUR NURSES

And finally, we feature our amazing Practice Manager, Beth.

Beth started nursing in 2000 and joined the Alfold Vets team in 2009. In 2021, she became our Practice Manager having been nursing for a total of 24 years.

She became a veterinary nurse because she loves animal, medicine and science - a the veterinary profession seemed an obvious choice!

She loves to help animals and their owners, whilst constantly learning new things.

She has literally seen it all including a colleague getting glued to a gerbil!

And her dream pet, a rex type cat.

She and her husband have three teenage children and a large, daft dog called Roxy. She enjoys spending time with her family and wild swimming in her spare time.

She does an amazing job of keeping the whole place running like clockwork.

MEET OUR NURSESToday the spotlight is on Ella - we know she doesn't like the spotlight very much, but along with other t...
09/05/2024

MEET OUR NURSES

Today the spotlight is on Ella - we know she doesn't like the spotlight very much, but along with other things we are trying to teach her take the praise she deserves.

Ella is our fantastic Student Nurse. Now in the second year of her studies, she began here as a Kennel Assistant whilst studying for her Diploma in Animal Management at Brinsbury College. Ella is now a full-time Student Veterinary Nurse studying for her Vet Skill Level 3 Diploma in Veterinary Nursing under the guidance of her experienced colleagues.

She wanted to become an RVN because she grew up with animals and wanted to help look after them. She had had to see her own dogs going through chemotherapy and became intrigued when visiting the vet. She loved how the nurses knew the patients and owners so well, and that her dogs were loved and cared for. She recognised that the nurses often went above and beyond the call of duty. and now aspires to be just like them.

Ella loves the technical side of nursing and enjoys X-rays, ultrasounds and surgery and anaesthesia. Her favourite part of the job is of course cuddling puppies, but also feeding in patients.

And her dream pet - 100 dogs!! A combination of labradors and dachsunds, running around a farm with horses in Australia!

Well done Ella. We know you are becoming a wonderful Veterinary Nurse.

MEET OUR NURSESToday we get to find out a little bit more about the 'other Helen'. Helen and Helen both answer to the 'o...
08/05/2024

MEET OUR NURSES

Today we get to find out a little bit more about the 'other Helen'. Helen and Helen both answer to the 'other Helen' on a regular basis! We love them both equally!

Helen qualified in 2001 and joined our team in 2017. She has a special interest in reproduction, breeding, emergency, and critical care, and she holds a certificate in pregnancy ultrasound. She has just completed her Graduate Certificate in Advanced Veterinary Nursing (Anaesthesia and Analgesia) through the Royal Veterinary College.

Helen became a nurse because she had grown up with animals including birds, dogs, cats, guinea pigs and rabbits, and wanted to continue what had been a hobby and passion from an early age. Caring for and treating animals has been a vocation for her.

There are many things that make Helen want to go to work every day but she gets the most satisfaction out of seeing a sick patient improve, and the relief that that gives the owner. Knowing that she played a part in saving a patient fills her with pride.

Her dream pet would be to have another horse and she is looking forward to a clumber spaniel coming her way one day! :0)

She is married with two children and has a border terrier and a cat at home, enjoys running, swimming, horse riding and walking her dogs.

MEET OUR NURSESToday we are going to tell you a little bit more about the lovely Robyn.Robyn joined Alfold Vets in 2021,...
06/05/2024

MEET OUR NURSES

Today we are going to tell you a little bit more about the lovely Robyn.

Robyn joined Alfold Vets in 2021, having previously worked at an orthopaedic and neurology referral practice for many years. She has a keen interest in radiology, nursing in- patients and puppy care.

She became a vet nurse because she used to watch Animal Hospital when she was little and it was something she has wanted to do since she was 7 years old.

She says the best thing about being a vet nurse is helping to nurse an animal back to health after they have been poorly, and the joy that that brings the owners.

Robyn's dream pet, an otter! But she also has a big soft spot for dachshunds and staffies.

Robyn is mum to her little boy Lex, and in her spare time, she volunteers as a guide leader, takes photographs of pets and wildlife and walks her dog, Betsy.

Thanks for everything Robyn.

MEET OUR NURSESToday we find out a little bit more about the lovely Yvette.Yvette worked in a referral practice before j...
06/05/2024

MEET OUR NURSES

Today we find out a little bit more about the lovely Yvette.

Yvette worked in a referral practice before joining our team in 2009. She has a particular interest in anaesthesia and exotics and is also studying for her Post Graduate Certificate in Advanced Veterinary Nursing (Clinical Nursing and Client Support) through Hartbury University.

Yvette chose a career in vet nursing not only because of a love of all things animal, but because she also grew up on a farm. She always enjoyed sciences at school and was motivated by a challenge. She knew she'd get job satisfaction from a meaningful and diverse industry.

She loves to make a difference in the well-being and long term care of all animals and enjoys educating clients. She is extremely passionate about utilising nurse roles and maintaining team morale.

She says that every day bring surprises! And that her dream pet is anything 'senior'. She loves an older animal in its twilight years.

She lives in Surrey with her partner and two young boys. Outside work, she enjoys tending to her garden, walking with her family and occasional rock climbing.

Thanks Yvette. You certainly do look after the team here at Alfold.

MEET OUR NURSESTo celebrate Veterinary Nurses Awareness Month, we thought we'd let you know a little bit more about our ...
05/05/2024

MEET OUR NURSES

To celebrate Veterinary Nurses Awareness Month, we thought we'd let you know a little bit more about our very special team of nurses. First up the lovely Helen.

Helen has been nursing since 1998 and joined Alfold Vets in 2016. As our Head Nurse, she is also a qualified small animal hydrotherapist with certificates in veterinary dentistry, physiotherapy and canine bodywork and recently completed her Graduate Certificate in Advanced Veterinary Nursing (Anaesthesia and Analgesia) with the Royal Veterinary College.

She became a vet nurse because she has always loved caring for animals, which they had many of when she was a child, including rats, hamsters, chickens and horses. She also had a cousin who was an RVN and her job sounded amazing!

When we asked her what she loved about her job, she told us she loves helping owners care for their pets, and providing advice and support whether it is general care, end of life or an emergency situation.

She also mentioned the free dogs! She has a tendency to take home a few that cross our threshhold that may have nowhere else to go!

And her dream pet ....a Capybara! You don't get too many of those in Alfold!

Thanks for all you do Helen.

HERE IS OUR VERY OWN DEFINITION OF A VETERINARY NURSEThey are the heartbeat of our veterinary team, providing essential ...
04/05/2024

HERE IS OUR VERY OWN DEFINITION OF A VETERINARY NURSE

They are the heartbeat of our veterinary team, providing essential medical care, constant monitoring, and heaps of compassion to our beloved pets.

Every day, they play a key role in ensuring the health and happiness of our furry patients.

Hats off to these dedicated professionals!


JUST A REMINDER THAT OUR OUT OF HOURS DETAILS HAVE CHANGEDPlease call 01252 750329 if you require a vet outside of our n...
03/05/2024

JUST A REMINDER THAT OUR OUT OF HOURS DETAILS HAVE CHANGED

Please call 01252 750329 if you require a vet outside of our normal business hours.

Thank you to Farnham Vet Hospital for providing our out-of-hours cover. You can trust that your pet will be in the safest of hands if they need out-of-hours support.

https://farnhamvetgroup.co.uk/branch/farnham-veterinary-hospital-open-247

The Alfold Vet team 💓

🐾 HATS OFF TO OUR VET NURSES 🐾A single month isn't enough to cover all of the roles our vet nurses master daily.  They w...
02/05/2024

🐾 HATS OFF TO OUR VET NURSES 🐾

A single month isn't enough to cover all of the roles our vet nurses master daily. They wear so many hats and have to change them all the time.

Here are just a few examples of the roles they cover - that's quite a list! And that's quite a lot of training.

We salute our vet nurses not just during , but every day of the year for their talent, flexibility, dedication and resilience in an ever changing world.

📍 CHANGES TO OUR OUT OF HOURS SERVICE 📍As of today, Farnham Veterinary Hospital will be taking over from Vets Now as our...
01/05/2024

📍 CHANGES TO OUR OUT OF HOURS SERVICE 📍

As of today, Farnham Veterinary Hospital will be taking over from Vets Now as our out-of-hours provider. We hope that this change won’t cause too much disruption for you, as their experienced team members already do a fantastic job providing support to our practice on weekdays.

If you and your pet have an emergency outside of our opening hours, please call 01252 750329.

Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions on

📧 [email protected]

It's May which is traditionally when we celebrate our amazing veterinary nurses. This year is the 20th anniversary of Ve...
01/05/2024

It's May which is traditionally when we celebrate our amazing veterinary nurses. This year is the 20th anniversary of Veterinary Nursing Awareness Month, highlighting the wide range of skills that are practised by our nurses every day.

As caregiver or comforter, their duties are as varied as their expertise.

From taking calls to triaging emergencies, admitting animals for surgery and hospitalisation, preparing medication, and discharging patients back to their owners. They possess a wide range of clinical skills such as venepuncture and IV catheterisation, monitoring anaesthesia, performing diagnostic tests - they can even perform minor surgery under Schedule III legislation.

Many become practice managers, senior nurses or specialists. Some work in education cultivating the next generation of nurses, and some work in industry, the charity sector, or research.

There are so many avenues within veterinary nursing. We admire and are thankful for them every day. And we'll be bringing you an insight into the team here at Alfold over the next few weeks.

This post comes with a major cuteness alert! We thought you’d like to meet Bluebell and her brand new kittens who were d...
29/04/2024

This post comes with a major cuteness alert!

We thought you’d like to meet Bluebell and her brand new kittens who were delivered here on Thursday by Caesarian section.

It was all hands on deck as Bluebell was struggling to deliver her babies, but mum and kittens have been in today for a check up and are doing really well.

Congratulations Bluebell. You are a gorgeous mum!

TODAY IS WORLD VETERINARY DAY!We just wanted to say a huge thank you to our vets for all that you do, both here at Alfol...
27/04/2024

TODAY IS WORLD VETERINARY DAY!

We just wanted to say a huge thank you to our vets for all that you do, both here at Alfold, and everywhere besides.

It's not easy becoming a vet, and it's not easy being a vet. I takes nearly 6 years to qualify and then many years to gain the experience needed to give your animals the very best of care. It can be stressful, emotional and hard. But for most vets its a vocation - not a job, and they love to care for your pets.

We just want you all to know that we appreciate you! Thank you Lara, thank you Joanna, thank you Alison, and thank you to the amazing team of locums that support us as well.

And if you'd like to know more about becoming a vet or indeed a vet nurse, our team are only too happy to help with advice.

TODAY IS NATIONAL KIDS AND PETS DAYThe bond between our children and their pets is unique and important. There are so ma...
26/04/2024

TODAY IS NATIONAL KIDS AND PETS DAY

The bond between our children and their pets is unique and important.

There are so many benefits that can come from the relationship between children and their dogs, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs or even bearded dragons! Here are some of the reasons why pets are so good for kids!

🎓 TEACH RESPONSIBILITY
Caring for their pets teaches children responsibility and about caring for the welfare of others.

🥰 SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL BENEFITS
The bond between children and their pets can be so important in terms of emotional well-being and comfort. Pets can also be an important bond for the whole family.

🧘‍♀️ LOWER STRESS AND ANXEITY
Some studies have shown that people who spend time with soothing pets have access to a sense of calm for their nervous systems.

🏃GET KIDS MOVING
Lots of our pets need exercise and physical activity. Whether it's taking the dog for a walk or a swim or chasing a cat around the house, pets can help kids to get moving and stay active.

Here are a few of ours with theirs. As you can see we've got quite a variety of pets. We'd love to hear about your children and their pets. Have you got any examples of when a pet in your family has benefitted your children at a particular time?

And if you are considering getting a pet for your child, please do give us a call for some advice.

Say hello to Dave! Dave got spooked by a car hoover and whacked his tooth on his cage. Today he came in for a sedation t...
23/04/2024

Say hello to Dave! Dave got spooked by a car hoover and whacked his tooth on his cage. Today he came in for a sedation to have the wobbly tooth removed.

We thoroughly enjoyed having Dave here today! He is an excellent little character. We strongly suspect he won’t be going near any more hoovers any time soon!

Hope you are feeling more comfortable now Dave. With love from the team at Alfold Vets! 💕

Over the next few months, we’re raising awareness of skin disease – a really common problem in cats and dogs!Did you kno...
19/04/2024

Over the next few months, we’re raising awareness of skin disease – a really common problem in cats and dogs!

Did you know that skin problems are one of the most common reasons owners take their pet to the vet.

Abnormalities such as excessive scratching, redness, inflammation, hair loss and lumps and bumps could be a sign of a wide range of skin conditions, from allergies, fleas and ticks to infections.

If you notice any of these symptoms on your pet, you should contact your vet to ensure they get the treatment they need. Not only might the condition be causing them pain or discomfort, but mild skin problems can become more severe if left untreated.

There are lots of very simple ways to improve an itching situation, but the best thing to do in the first instance, is work out what is causing the problem.

Feel free to call us for further advice.

Did you know that keeping your dog/s on a lead, especially during lambing season, can make a big difference?Sheep worryi...
17/04/2024

Did you know that keeping your dog/s on a lead, especially during lambing season, can make a big difference?

Sheep worrying isn't just a minor inconvenience; it poses a serious threat to livelihoods and animal welfare. When dogs chase, attack, or stress out sheep, it can lead to devastating consequences. Pregnant ewes and their unborn and newborn lambs are particularly vulnerable, and even a brief moment of freedom for an unleashed dog can result in serious injury or death.

As responsible dog owners, it's important to recognise the impact our pets can have on rural communities. By keeping our dogs on a lead near fields with livestock, we not only comply with legal obligations but also show respect for farmers and the animals they care for.

By taking simple steps like keeping our dogs on a lead, we can help ensure the safety of our countryside for all. Join NSA's campaign by sharing this message on social media and let's make a positive impact together!

‼ATTENTION ALL CAT OWNERS ‼Did you know that from 10th June 2024 it will be a legal requirement to have your cat microch...
15/04/2024

‼ATTENTION ALL CAT OWNERS ‼

Did you know that from 10th June 2024 it will be a legal requirement to have your cat microchipped.

ALL CATS in England will need to be microchipped and registered on a database by the time they're 20 weeks old.

Failing to do so could result in a nasty fine of up to £500!

The good news is that microchipping is a simple, low cost and straight forward process. Plus it ensures you peace of mind if your cat ever goes missing.

Please do get in touch to schedule a microchipping appointment for your furry friend and ensure they're protected and legal.

☎ 01403 753500

The feeling is entirely mutual we are sure you will agree. Happy Friday everyone! 🐾💕
05/04/2024

The feeling is entirely mutual we are sure you will agree. Happy Friday everyone! 🐾💕

Did you know that a lot of spring bulbs and flowers can be toxic to your cat or your dog. Please keep an eye on particul...
02/04/2024

Did you know that a lot of spring bulbs and flowers can be toxic to your cat or your dog. Please keep an eye on particularly young pups out in your garden, and cats inside the house. Please do not hesitate to get in touch with us if you have any doubts.

Some of the most common culprits are as follows:

🌱 Daffodils
🌱 Tulips
🌱 Hyacinths
🌱 Lilies
🌱 Bluebells
🌱 Crocuses

If you suspect your pet has ingested anything you are worried about, then do please ring and

☎️ 01403 753500

If you think Easter Bunny is planning a visit to your household this Easter, we would just like to remind you to keep an...
30/03/2024

If you think Easter Bunny is planning a visit to your household this Easter, we would just like to remind you to keep any of her offerings out of the reach of your dog, cat or rabbit! (Oh the irony).

Chocolate contains theobromine which is safe for humans, but toxic for many pets including dogs, cat and rabbits.

Factors effecting how serious chocolate poisoning can be include:

🐾 How much chocolate your pet has eaten.
🐾 The size of your pet.
🐾 The content level of cocoa.

If your pet has eaten any chocolate at all, always call your vet for advice. Please keep any packaging if you can. We may need to act quickly to ensure no harm is done.

⭐️Top Tip : Always count anything you hide in the garden, because you'll be sure that the dog will find what the children didn't! ⭐️

WE WOULD LIKE TO WISH ALL OF OUR LOVELY CUSTOMERS A VERY HAPPY EASTER!We will be closed on Good Friday to Easter Monday,...
28/03/2024

WE WOULD LIKE TO WISH ALL OF OUR LOVELY CUSTOMERS A VERY HAPPY EASTER!

We will be closed on Good Friday to Easter Monday, but will be re-opening on Tuesday 2nd April.

We look forward to seeing you then.

We have been contacted by Guildford Cats Protection who currently have this lovely cat in their care.It was found in the...
27/03/2024

We have been contacted by Guildford Cats Protection who currently have this lovely cat in their care.

It was found in the area of Alfold Road, Dunsfold on 8th February 2024 and appears to be domesticated. It was not chipped.

If anybody knows of a cat that has gone missing in this area, please get in touch. Proof of ownership will be required.

Thank you very much.

We’d like to let you into a little secret! Easter Bunny comes early to all the vets and vet nurses who have been good al...
27/03/2024

We’d like to let you into a little secret! Easter Bunny comes early to all the vets and vet nurses who have been good all year looking after bunnies, and kitties and puppies!

Now if that isn’t a reason to join the veterinary profession, then I’m not sure what is!

We are so lucky as a team to be looked after by our very own Wellness Champion, Yvette, and supported by an employer who who really does look after its staff in Vet Partners!

We hope Easter Bunny gets to you all soon but remember to keep that chocolate away from your pets!

This is one very happy Vet Receptionist demonstrating one of the perks of the job. Monty stole the show this morning wit...
26/03/2024

This is one very happy Vet Receptionist demonstrating one of the perks of the job.

Monty stole the show this morning with his dashing good looks and springer spaniel pup charm. He literally was a little dreamboat, especially to the spaniel loving crew we have here.

We can't wait for him to come in for his next lot of vaccinations. We'll be queuing up for cuddles!

So we often think there are a few too many of these 'National' days, but we weren't going to miss this one, because it's...
23/03/2024

So we often think there are a few too many of these 'National' days, but we weren't going to miss this one, because it's the best one of all!

Today is

So go on...get sharing!! Puppies, puppies, puppies! Let's celebrate our unconditional love for the cute fur balls that bring so much happiness into this world!

Puppy pics VERY VERY welcome below!

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Address

Unit 13, Alfold Business Centre, Loxwood Road
Cranleigh
GU68HP

Opening Hours

Monday 9am - 6pm
Tuesday 9am - 6pm
Wednesday 9am - 6pm
Thursday 9am - 6pm
Friday 9am - 6pm

Telephone

+441403753500

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