Vets in Burgess Hill | Open on Sundays | Companion Care

We're here for you & your pets

We are now able to provide all our normal services but in the safest possible way. When you book your appointment our friendly team will explain what to expect at your visit. We politely ask that you wear a face covering when visiting us.

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

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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!

Trevor Duckham

Veterinary Surgeon

BVSc MRCVS

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I arrived from Africa to live permanently in the uk over 20 years ago I enjoy working part time for different veterinary practices and over the years and have gained a great deal of experience with a wide range of species. I have even stitched up a cut on a tarantula ! I now enjoy the less quieter strenuous aspect of life in small animal practice.

Emily Bridges

Veterinary Surgeon

BVM BVS BVMedSci MRCVS

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I graduated from Nottingham University in 2011 and have worked in small animal practices around Birmingham, where I’m from, and Brighton ever since. I also volunteer for a Veterinary charity for the homeless. My main interests within practice are teaching and mentoring new staff, in particular student and recently graduated Vets.

I have one handsome, if slightly daft, rescue cat called Harry. Outside of work I enjoy various arts and crafts, yoga and getting out into the hills. Being from the Midlands, living by the sea is still a novelty, so you’ll often find me down on the beach too!

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!

Karen-Anne Smith

Veterinary Surgeon

B.V.M.S, 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.

Jenna Webster

Veterinary Surgeon

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I studied at the Royal Veterinary College in London 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.

Ben Colwell

Veterinary Surgeon

MRCVS BSc BVSc

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I graduated from Bristol vet school in 2013 after completing a previous degree in Neuroscience. Since then I've worked at several small animal hospitals around Sussex and underwent an internship at Fitzpatrick referrals. My main veterinary interests include medicine and neurology, and I am currently working on a certificate in small animal medicine.

In my spare time I enjoy DIY, weight Training,going to the gym and mixed martial arts. I also have 3 cats- a ginger oriental called Tanj, a tabby called Oscar and a feisty ragdoll called Coco.  

Lauren Baker

Head Veterinary Nurse

RVN

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I qualified from Plumpton College in 2014 and have worked locally in a small animal practice until moving over to The Vet Surgery in Burgess Hill in April 2016. I have now completed my certificate in anaesthesia and analgesia to enable me to provide a higher level of care to our patients.

I grew up with a range of different pets and have always loved animals. I’m hoping to add a new addition to our household soon! 

I live in Haywards Heath with my partner John, and enjoy spending time with friends and family.  I also enjoy gardening, baking and have been honing my cocktail making skills! 

Sam Wilsdon

Deputy Head Veterinary Nurse

RVN

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I have two small children, both girls who keep me on my toes. I also have two dogs and a pony who help to keep me sane. 

I qualified in 2007 but I started my nursing career in 1998. I truly love my job, I thoroughly enjoy helping my patients and their owners and consulting is one of my favourite aspects.

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.

 

Bex Barnes

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.

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.

Nicola Kevern

Registered Veterinary Nurse

RVN

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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.

 

Jennifer Wild

Registered Veterinary Nurse

RVN

Janet Harris

Practice Administrator &Veterinary Nurse

RVN , DipAVN(Surgical)

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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.

Chloe Chandler

Student Veterinary Nurse

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I live in Handcross with my partner, our 5 dogs and a collection of other animals. I always had animals from a young age and I knew that when I grew up I would want to work with them. 

I worked at a small kennels as a groomer and qualified from Brinsbury College in 2012 and became Salon manager in a large groomers. I came to work for Companion care in September and started my Animal Nursing Assistant training immediately through Plumpton College. Eventually I would like to complete my Veterinary nursing  training. 

In my spare time I enjoy walking my dogs and helping out on the farm my partner works on.

Alex Hook

Student Veterinary Nurse

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I have recently completed my Animal Nursing Assistant course and I am now studying to become a Veterinary Nurse. I have been working at the vets for 6 months now and have loved every second. I have completed my Animal Nursing Assistant course and I am now studying to become a Veterinary Nurse

At home I have three cats Ceiera, Tilly and Magic they are Maine Coons which are really fluffy, I love them so much. I don’t have many hobbies but I do a lot of gaming , probably too much for my own good not forgetting college work of course.

Lindsey Oxley

Animal Nursing Assistant and Receptionist

ANA

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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!

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 am studying for a Diploma in Animal Management at Plumpton College, whilst working at The Vet Surgery. 

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

Gemma Cecil

Practice Administrator

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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.

Wendy White

Practice Administrator

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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 22 years working for a bank. I am very proud to be part of the team here at Companion Care as head receptionist, working alongside our great team of vets and nurses and love meeting our clients with their animals.

I have two cats and a rabbit, who keep me busy at home along with my three children. I took up running in September 2017 following a learn to run course and regularly run distances of between three and six miles

Suzie Appleby

Head Receptionist & First Aider

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I have lived in Burgess Hill for almost 30 years. I’m married to Tony and we have a son, Alex, who has just left school. We share our home with a totally spoilt but totally adorable Burmese mountain dog called Kurtis. As the breed suggests, Kurtis is quite a large dog so there really isn’t room for any other pets. Although, I have a large bird feeder in the garden and enjoy watching them visit. 

I was a client before becoming an employee and was already impressed by the great team of animal health professionals and am very proud to work alongside them as a part-time receptionist. 

In my spare time, I love walking in the lovely countryside near us, travelling, visiting the theatre, concerts and absolutely anything to do with British history. 

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

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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 the 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 7 cats. I live in Portslade with my husband Ash, he has just recently bought a local pub

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.

Reviews

Services

  • Operating Theatre
    An operating theatre with gaseous anaesthetic facility for surgical procedures.
  • Digital X-Ray
    Digital X ray equipment is available.
  • Isolation Unit
    A special ward to care for animals with contagious diseases.
  • Ultrasound
    Generates 2-D moving images of your pet’s internal organs at work.

Show more services

  • 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.
  • Hospital Ward
    Suite of custom-built kennels for the housing and monitoring of in-patients.
  • 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

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

Telephone: 01293 851122

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

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