Vets in Burgess Hill | Open on Sundays | Companion Care

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Burgess Hill Companion Care

Inside Pets at Home
Mid Sussex Retail Park
Jane Murray Way
Burgess Hill
RH15 9UG

Telephone: 01444 248 830

Closed Now

Need emergency care? See out of hours information.

Opening Hours

  • Monday  - 
  • Tuesday  - 
  • Wednesday  - 
  • Thursday  - 
  • Friday  - 
  • Saturday  - 
  • Sunday  - 

We’re now offering some vaccinations

In response to updated guidance from our regulatory body we are now carrying out some primary and booster vaccinations, where it is safe to do so and required or indicated for your pet’s welfare. If your pet is due their vaccinations please contact us for further advice.

Your pet’s flea and worm preventative treatment delivered to your door

We are now offering our Complete Care Health Plan clients flea and worm preventative treatments delivered safely to your door. Please contact us to find out more.

Safe collection of medication available

We are now able to offer safe collection of your pet’s medication and flea and worm preventative mediations. Please contact us to find out more.

Meet the team

Kathy Senior

Veterinary Surgeon & Joint Venture Partner

BVM&S GP CERT (SAM) MRCVS

Read Kathy Senior bio

Hello and welcome to the Burgess Hill Vet surgery. My name is Kathy Senior and I am the Joint Venture Partner and one member of a wonderful team of vets, nurses and receptionists at Burgess Hill. Please explore this website to find out more about us. 

I have been working in Surrey and Sussex as a Veterinary Surgeon since 2000 after graduating from Edinburgh University. This work varied from small village vets to large veterinary hospitals and also time at an animal emergency medical centre in Australia. 

I was awarded a certificate in Small Animal Medicine in 2011, which reflects an increased level of ability and interest in treating dogs and cats. I always wanted to be a vet, spending much of my childhood in Africa with a menagerie that Gerald Durrell would have been proud of! 

I do try to devote some of my time to helping animals in need and have worked for animal charities in Spain and India. I have two dogs, two cats and two rabbits. In my spare time I enjoy running and anything to do with water. I ran the Brighton Marathon for Sussex Wildlife Trust a few years ago. I also enjoy a good countryside dog walk especially if there is a pub at the end of it!

Karen-Anne Smith

Senior Veterinary Surgeon

BVMS MRCVS

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Since qualifying from Glasgow University in 1984 I have worked exclusively in small animal practice. Most of my career has been spent in Crawley where I started as the young Scottish Vet and became the solver of all things management, supervising and training the younger vets and nurses managing the surgery. 

My main veterinary interests and skills are with the small pets rabbits, ferrets and cats hence my move to this practice . 

My husband, is also a Vet, and I have been involved in charity work with cats for many years and helped set up a neutering clinic on Mustique in the Caribbean. At home we have the challenge of managing our woodland property to provide enough wood for our house heating. We have dogs, cats and hens we try to live as ecologically friendly life as possible.

Alan Smith

Veterinary Surgeon

BVMS MRCVS

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I qualified as a veterinary surgeon in 1985 at Glasgow University. Since then I have worked in small animal practice developing a particular interest in orthopaedic surgery.

I divide my time between:

Cat neutering for the RSPCA mobile cat unit { we have done well over 20,000 cats}              Carrying out surgery for The vets surgery Burgess Hill specialising in orthopaedic work.      Working in my own engineering business where I make and repair all manner of things including surgical instruments. 

I am of course married to Karen { who also works here as well}. And I have a share in the care of our wonderful pets!

Jenna Webster

Veterinary Surgeon

BVetMed MRCVS

Read Jenna Webster bio

I studied at the Royal Veterinary College in London, and graduated in 2019, but have lived in Brighton since graduating because I loved the sea and Sussex countryside. I grew up with two wonderful Labradors as part of the family. This was when my love for animals first developed and then it became inevitable that I’d become a vet. From a professional point of view, I have always been interested in canine and feline medicine but my real passion is for surgery. In my spare time I love reading and get through hundreds of books each year! Many of these are cooking books as I also love to bake. Otherwise I spend a lot of time outdoors and also enjoy yoga.

Sarah Band

Veterinary Surgeon

BVet Med GP Cert SAM, MANZCVS (feline medicine) Advanced Practitioner in small animal medicine

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Sarah is an experienced ultrasonographer as well as a Veterinary Surgeon. She has recently completed her Feline Medicine Award. 

She is married to Ralph (also a vet) and has 2 teenage boys, a 3 legged dog, 3 cats and some rescue tortoises.

Bex Barnes

Manager of the Nursing Team, Registered Veterinary Nurse

RVN

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I have been nursing for over 7 and a half years, which resulted in me completing my foundation degree in veterinary nursing in 2014.

I enjoy being outdoors and doing agility with my Labrador.

Kerry Brooker

Registered Veterinary Nurse

RVN

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I started my career in Berkshire and in 2019 I moved back to Sussex where I grew up. I have been working at various practices around Berkshire, I qualified in 2016. I'm keen to study more in canine behaviour and physiotherapy.

I have two naughty yorkies called Logan and Toby.

 

Nicola Kevern

Registered Veterinary Nurse

RVN Dip FN

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I graduated from Plumpton College in 2012 with a foundation degree in veterinary nursing; I have worked locally since, including at a busy hospital on the South Coast. I am in the process of completing my feline nursing diploma, and continually endeavour to adapt the care we provide to suit our feline patients, and also have interests in animal behaviour and nutrition.

At home I live with my boyfriend, two cats and naughty Border collie, Brock and love filling my spare time with him on long walks, training new tricks, as well as attending flyball, agility and obedience classes. I am also an avid cinema goer and enjoy nothing more than a good coffee and catch up with friends.

 

Chelley Purton

Registered Veterinary Nurse

RVN

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I qualified from Plumpton College in 2014 and have worked in small animal practices since. I used to work in services engineering before making a big career change into veterinary nursing and I have loved every minute since. 

I live near Gatwick with my husband Tim and our son Thomas , Miniature Schnauzer Penny and two very cheeky rescue rabbits.

Jennifer Wild

Registered Veterinary Nurse

RVN

Alex Hook

Veterinary Nurse

RVN

Read Alex Hook bio

Since a young age, I have had a love for animals and after doing a few work experience placements from the age of 14, I joined The Vet Surgery Burgess Hill in July 2016.

Since then I have trained as an Animal Nursing Assistant, then from 2017 I trained to become a Veterinary Nurse, I qualified from Plumpton college as a Veterinary Nurse in November 2020, i am very proud of this achievement.

My future ambitions are to gain experience as a Veterinary Nurse and expand my knowledge and skills within the profession, mainly focusing mainly on Feline Nursing, I also have a interest in Practice Management and one day would like to own my own Practice.

Sam Wilsdon

Practice Manager / Registered Veterinary Nurse

RVN

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I have always had a special connection with animals and when I was around 13 years old, a friend suggested I should be a veterinary nurse, so from the no, that is exactly what I worked towards being.

I worked in a practice for 6 years before it was my turn to go to collage, I qualified from Plumpton College as a veterinary nurse in 2007 after a 3 year course. I stayed with my practice for many years before joining The Vet Surgery Burgess Hill in 2016, since being here I have held the positions such as senior veterinary nurse, Deputy head nurse and recently I have taken on the role of practice manager.

I keep myself extremely busy outside of work with 2 children, a crazy Terrier and a wonderful Labrador, 2 guinea pigs, and 2 Ponies who are both ridden by my children.

I am extremely lucky as I absolutely love my job and i couldn't think of anything else i would want to do, unless I were fortunate enough to have a small holding.

Matthew Trott

Deputy Practice Manager / Health & Safety Officer

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I have worked in the veterinary world for over 19 years, I have worked with Kathy for about 4 years, but I am now apart of the management team full time.

I have 4 lovely pets 2 cats and 2 dogs, 3 of them are from Crete, Greece, as I lived in Greece for over two and a half years.  

Wendy White

Financial Manager / Receptionist

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I grew up in the town of Lewes where I went to school and spent the very early part of my adult life. I moved to Burgess Hill in 1997, where my family and I have settled. I have three young children who go to school locally.

I previously spent many years working for a bank. before joining the team at companion care. I am very proud to be working, the an administration role, alongside our fantastic vets and nurses. I love meeting our clients with their wonderful pets.

I completed a learn to run course in 2017 and now run regularly with a local running club, I have taken part in marathons, half marathons and many other shorter distance races.

 

Janet Harris

Practice Administrator & Veterinary Nurse

RVN , DipAVN(Surgical)

Read Janet Harris bio

I started as a trainee veterinary nurse in 1983 and qualified in 1986 after which I progressed to head nurse at a large small animal hospital. I became one of the first 70 nurses in the country to take the diploma in advanced surgical nursing involving anaesthesia, surgery, radiography and intensive care of all species and following this became operating theatre nurse managing a large busy operating theatre including routine, orthopaedic and spinal surgery.

I am married to Steve and have 2 sons and lots of animals including ,2 dogs ,cats ,chickens, fish, gerbils and a hamster.

My hobbies are playing soprano, alto and tenor saxophone in 2 local concert bands and gardening especially the veggie patch.

Lindsey Oxley

Animal Nursing Assistant / Receptionist

ANA

Read Lindsey Oxley bio

I have grown up with animals and have always wanted to have a career working with them. I love working with a great team, meeting people and having a cuddle with all the pets that come in. 

I have three dogs, a Whippet called Biscuit, a Jack Russell called Jacko, and Sandy who is a rescue from Ireland and was mistreated. I also have two cats; Pickle and Millie and a Tortoise called Toby. I love countryside walking with my three dogs who are my babies!

Gemma Cecil

Receptionist

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I have 3 cats, Hattie, Harvey & Harold and a dog called Halle, a miniature Daschund. I enjoy being outside and going for long walks across the Downs, in my spare time I do dog walking & cat sitting. I also have a son named Parker. 

I've also recently completed the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge & the London to Brighton night bike ride. This year I am training myself up for Brighton half marathon! I have worked in the veterinary world since 2003. In my last practice I did a mixture of trainee veterinary nursing and reception. I love nursing and caring for animals and also enjoy my role on reception & meeting new faces.

Lisa Deuchar

Receptionist

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Animals are my passion and I adore all creatures great and small. I had a Rhodesian Ridgeback for 11 years called Scooby Doo but sadly he passed away last November 2016. I have a new dog now called Cisco who is a Boxer cross Labrador (Boxador) and he just loves humans and other dogs alike.

I have lived in Burgess Hill since I was 3 and seen many changes. I live locally with my son and daughter who also love animals and we have 1 dog Cisco, 2 cats called Storm-Blu and Little-Cat, a fighter fish called Midnight and 2 snails called Bit and Bot.

I really do love working at the vets and meeting all the animals and clients and being on reception is a really rewarding job.

 

Sarah

Receptionist

Read Sarah bio

I live in Handcross with my family and a small menagerie of animals which keep us on our toes. We all share a passion for Shar pei's and have somehow ended up with 4 rescue Peiby's and a gorgeous Jack Russell x Staffie. As well as a full house we also have a garden full of 40 chickens, 5 ducks which complete our family of rescue animals. I moved from Buckinghamshire with my family in 2016 and have been looking for the perfect job ever since and i have finally found it !

Diane

Receptionist

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I have 3 grown up children, and 4 grandchildren.

I previously worked at the RSPCA in Brighton for almost 20 years. I worked with dogs and cats but spent the last 15 years working with cats.

I have 1 dog, 4 tortoises and 6 cats. I live in Portslade with my husband Ash, he has just recently bought a local pub.

Annaliese Denney

Veterinary Care Assistant

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I started my career in catering before realising my passion was for animals and their care. With this in mind I did a animal management course at Plumpton college. 

I have always had animals in my life, currently a cat called Baileys, plus a family cat called Bella, hopefully a new canine addition soon! 

Companion Care Burgess Hill is committed to bringing you affordable, high quality care via a modern, well equipped practice, including a lab, pharmacy, digital x-ray and ultrasound. Plus, on site car parking too!

The friendly team can't wait to meet all of their new clients!

The Vet Surgery at Burgess Hill is proud to partner with a number of local businesses.

Therapeutic massage for your dog.
It’s a Doggy World is a locally run business that offers key treatments to dogs with chronic muscular pain using Galen Myotherapy.
This deep therapeutic massage is designed to increase mobility and reduce discomfort in your dog, and can safely be provided in your home or garden.

They can also offer remote support using your photos, videos and Galen Comfort Scale© for a total nose to tail assessment of your dog, with specific recommendations on treatment and home environment.

For more details visit www.itsadoggydogworld.co.uk or speak to our Veterinary Nurse Samantha on 01444 248830.

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Services

  • Operating Theatre
    An operating theatre with gaseous anaesthetic facility for surgical procedures.
  • Separate Cat & Dog Wards
    Separate cat and dog hospital wards, designed to ensure your pet is kept in a comfortably stress free environment.
  • Digital X-Ray
    Digital X ray equipment is available.
  • Isolation Unit
    A special ward to care for animals with contagious diseases.

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  • Ultrasound
    Generates 2-D moving images of your pet’s internal organs at work.
  • Biochemistry
    Allows an assessment of the functionality of a patients organs.
  • Haematology
    Allows the assessment of a patient's blood and blood cells.
  • In-house Laboratory
    A range of analytical tests and equipment to assist in the rapid diagnosis of illness.
  • X-Ray
    Generates digital 2D images of bones and internal organs.
  • X-Ray & Ultrasound
    X-Ray & Ultrasound
  • Weight Clinic
    Monitoring clinic to help dogs and cats achieve optimal weights – both if they have been under or overweight
  • Pet Passport
    Trained Official Veterinarian vets to issue Pet Passports, Fit to Fly letters and rabies serology tests.
  • Hospital Ward
    Suite of custom-built kennels for the housing and monitoring of in-patients.
  • Open 7 Days a Week
    We are open 7 days a week.
  • Dentistry
    The treatment and prevention of dental disease

Offers

Offers

10% off for NHS staff & members of the Armed Forces

Dog-Companionship

Health Plans

Health Plan

Complete Care

From £8 a month
Complete peace of mind
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Health Plan

Complete Care Senior

From £17
A complete care plan for your 7+ year old pet's continued good health
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Out of hours

Medivet - Seers Croft Vet Surgery
Tower Road
Faygate
West Sussex
RH12 4SD

Telephone: 01293 851122

Medivet - Seers Croft Out-of-hours emergency consultation fees start from £98.

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