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On 26 Jan 2016 at 4:46pm Pete Manyata wrote:
Can anyone recommend a Lewes vet for our new cat? Many thanks
On 26 Jan 2016 at 5:56pm Bongo wrote:
Cliffe. My cats have always received excellent treatment there.
On 26 Jan 2016 at 6:05pm Celine wrote:
I too like Cliffe vets. Excellent service. I know some people think they're expensive. Let's hope they don't have to ever pay for private human medicine!
On 26 Jan 2016 at 6:14pm Bongo wrote:
Get an appointment with Suzanne Holliman at Cliffe, she is extremely good with cats.
On 26 Jan 2016 at 6:26pm John Smith wrote:
I don't think Cliffe are expensive, not for a full service primary care veterinary surgery. I'd add the fact that they offer 24 hour cover by their own vets, which means that you can phone at midnight for advice, and if you need to attend they'll meet you there. I've really appreciated that facility a couple of times in the past.
On 26 Jan 2016 at 6:57pm J Herriot wrote:
We lost 2 pets at Cliffe while undergoing routine ops. And still got charged. Our neighbour had similar experience. Never go there any more and would not recommend.
On 26 Jan 2016 at 7:38pm Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
Starnes and Blowey at Uckfield are excellent. Much cheaper than Cliffe and very happy to recommend home remedies rather than expensive drugs if they believe they'll do the job.
My last dog had superb treatment there when he had suspected warfarin poisoning, and the bill was far less than I expected. They're very down to earth and friendly, and respectful of owners' knowledge and experience.
I used to go to Cliffe, but got tired of never seeing the same vet twice.
On 26 Jan 2016 at 9:00pm Nancy Boyes wrote:
Our assorted pets have been going to Cliffe since it had Teakle, Rees, Rawlins and Lang above the door. In those 50 odd years, I have never once had reason to complain. I think the present incumbents are absolutely first class and I'm not entirely convinced that Cliffe's prices are any more exhorbitant than anywhere else. Keep up the good work, I say.
On 26 Jan 2016 at 9:30pm Historian wrote:
Never see the same Vet twice, bit like going to the the Doctors then !
On 27 Jan 2016 at 10:32pm Pete Manyata wrote:
Well thank you all for your advice. I'll give Cliffe a go and see if my eyes water at paying up time.
On 28 Jan 2016 at 2:32pm Just me wrote:
Another vote for Cliffe - very good with all our cats and the treatent towards me when i have had a cat cremated (after being hit by a car) and having a very old & poorly cat put down was just what you need in those situations.
On a flip side, they seem to have more of a turn over of staff at the moment and i have a (mildly) poorly cat who we have had differing reccomendations for
On 31 Jan 2016 at 3:23pm Pauline wrote:
I don't want to bad mouth for the sake of it but Cliffe are maybe expecting everyone with a pet to either have very generous pet insurance or live in Cuilfail. They ARE very expensive and won't hesitate to do unnecessary tests i they can. Mainly they can do their job but expect to pay considerably for it.

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