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Opening hours

Arthur Lodge (Horsham)
Monday to Friday - 8am to 7pm
Saturday to Sunday - 9am to 4.30pm

White Horse (Roffey)
Monday to Friday - 11am to 1pm

Downslink (Southwater)
Monday to Friday - 8.30am to 5pm

Ash Barn (Ockley)
Monday to Friday - 8.30am to 5pm

WATCH OUT, ANIMALS ABOUT

As the clocks go back, the nights begin to draw in and the route home from work becomes darker, which is why Arthur Lodge Veterinary Surgery is advising drivers to be extra vigilant when it comes to animals in the road, both for the safety of themselves and the animals.

Autumn and spring are the seasons during which animals face the highest risk on the roads, particularly around dawn and dusk. Indeed, the Deer Initiative estimates that there could be up to 74, 000 deer-vehicle collisions every year in the UK, around 80% of which are in England.

Julian Peters, owner of Arthur Lodge Veterinary Surgery, commented: “It is far easier to miss animals as winter sets in. People are so used to their regular routes that they can be lulled in to a false sense of security but it is important to take extra special care when driving around. Hitting an animal poses a danger to the driver too so it is in everyone’s best interests to be mindful when driving around during winter hours, particularly so as to avoid having to swerve when you see an animal.”

RSPCA spokeswoman, Calie Rydings, said: “Car accidents involving deer, and other wildlife, increases as the nights draw in. Such accidents not only result in serious injuries or death for the animals involved, but they can also cause serious injuries – or worse – for the people involved as well. We really need drivers to slow down, take extra care and watch out for animals, especially at this time of year. The RSPCA is encouraging the public to report any injured animals on our 24 hour cruelty and advice line, on 0300 1234 999.”

Arthur Lodge Veterinary Surgery
17 Brighton Road, Horsham
West Sussex, RH13 5BE
Tel: 01403 252964

Downs Link Veterinary Surgery
16 Lintot Square, Fairbank Road
Southwater, Horsham, West Sussex
RH13 9LA, Tel: 01403 732219

Ash Barn Veterinary Surgery
Unit 5, Ockley Court Farm
Coles Lane, Ockley, Surrey, RH5 5LS
Tel: 01306 713177

White Horse Veterinary Surgery
226 Crawley Road, Roffey
Horsham, West Sussex, RH12 4HE
Tel: 01403 249902