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IMPORTANT CHANGES TAKING EFFECT 1st September 2023

As of the 1st of September 2023, the RCVS (Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons) – the regulatory body for all vets in the UK are introducing new guidance on prescribing prescription-only medicines.
The guidance is an important step towards ensuring responsible use of veterinary drugs.
The new guidance requires that a physical examination by a vet has to be performed every time antibiotics, a product that may contain an antibiotic, antifungals and antivirals are required for your animal. This also includes new guidance on flea/worm/tick treatment and the need for a examination when you or the vet decides in a change to products used.
These guidelines could result in increased consultations/examinations than you are currently used to.

The full guidance and further information can be found on:
https://www.rcvs.org.uk/…/advi…/under-care-new-guidance/

What this means in practice is that:
– Your animal will continue to need a clinical exam before we can dispense ANY antibiotics, antifungals, or antivirals.
– Your animal will need a clinical exam if you/we want to change the anti parasitic treatment (typically flea, tick and worm) that they receive or if it has been longer than 12 months since a veterinary surgeon has examined your pet for this reason, for example at their annual booster.
– For all other long-term treatment we still require that the animal is seen every 3 months as per our practice policy.

If you have any questions or concerns about the new guidance, RCVS can be contacted on: 020 7202 0789 or advice@rcvs.org.uk.
We would ask you to please remember we are a zero-tolerance on abuse at Croft, we will not tolerate any abuse directed at our employees.
These new rules are made by the RCVS, and we are required to follow these guidelines.

We really appreciate your patience and understanding during these changes.

Croft Vets

Important Guidance

XL Bully Guidance

BESTUKVET AWARDS 2024

We are so excited that both our sites have been short list for BESTUKVET AWARDS 2024 and we thank all our awesome clients for giving us great reviews and supporting the Croft team.

Boas free exercise tolerance tests

Here at Croft Vets, we love all breeds of dogs but today let’s talk about brachycephalic breeds like Bulldogs, French Bulldogs, Pugs, and Shih Tzu’s.

Welcoming new clients!

Call us today to register or drop into one of our practices where one of our team will be happy to help you.

We are a Silver accredited Cat Friendly Clinic

We understand that bringing your cat to visit the clinic can be a stressful experience, which is why we are proud to announce that we have been awarded the Silver Cat Friendly Clinic accreditation across both of our sites in Bolsover and Sheffield.

The ISFM Cat Friendly Clinic accreditation is an internationally-recognised award. It means that we have met the criteria to help minimise stress to your cat in our clinic.  At our Bolsover site, we are now doing cat only clinics on a Thursday between 1pm and 2pm. Please call us to book an appointment.

The New Croft Vets Gold Members Card

Buy unlimited consults per year per pet, 10% off long term medications and 10% off Dentals by purchasing a Gold members card. Limited Offer.

Senior pet clinics!

Our nurses are offering a 45-minute senior pet clinic appointment for £50, this includes bloods and urine tests and much more. See attached leaflet for details.

10% off Dentals

10% off dental procedures booked at the clinic to help keep your pet’s teeth healthy.
Give us a call today to find out more.

Recommend A Friend

Recommend a friend and you both recieve £10!

Your friends and family who have not used Croft Vets could give their pets great care too…

We now stock gift vouchers

Struggling for a gift for a loved one, Croft Vets now stock gift vouchers!

Croft Vets welcomes Sarah Edge on to their Sheffield Site

Sarah is a fully qualified Chartered Physiotherapist with over 15 years experience treating a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions in both humans and animals. Animals have always been her passion and her particular area of expertise is equine and small animal rehabilitation.
She is  a member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists (CSP), The Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Animal Therapy (ACPAT) and RAMP (Register of Animal Musculoskeletal Practitioners)
Everyone at Croft Vets wishing her all the best at her new site.

Laparoscopy Surgery (AKA Keyhole surgery) now available at Sheffield

Please see leaflet attached or Call the team on 01142 62144 for more details of the benefits and prices. Emma our Vet will be offering traditional spays , abdominally retained Tescles, forgeign body removal and much more.

The Croft Blog

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