Friendly Pet Nurse Services in Sussex & Surrey

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Welcome to the website of Zoe Blake, The Friendly Pet Nurse, offering pet care services in and around the Horsham area of West Sussex.

I have over 26 years of experience working with animals, both in veterinary surgeries and dealing directly with clients. I am always developing my skill set, including being fully trained and certified in preventative healthcare as well as becoming an associate member of The Canine Feline Behaviour Association (CFBA).

I am pleased to be able to offer a whole range of pet services from the comfort of your own home. Visiting the surgery can be quite stressful for the pet and yourself which is where I can fit in. My most popular service is cat sitting which enables your cat to stay in its own familiar environment with care specified to their needs. Holding a professional qualification means I am confident in dealing with many different medical problems which should give you peace of mind whilst you are away. I can also offer a first aid approach to your feline behaviour problem by offering support and advice either by home visit or telephone consultation.  I have years of preventative healthcare experience to offer you help when required, this could include anything from applying worming and flea treatments, clipping nails, fur de-matting to one-to-one advice and guidance on your pet’s general care and lifestyle.


View my price list and get in touch today to see how I can help you and your pet!

Cat Behaviour Specialist

I can help solve any feline behavioural issues you are having

Pet Healthcare, Dog and Cat Vet Nurse, Kingsfold, Horsham, Sussex

Preventative Healthcare Advice

Helping you provide a happy, healthy, and rewarding life for your pet

happy cat sleeping at home in Kingsfold

Cat Sitting

Leave your cats in their familiar surroundings whilst you take that well earnt break

General Pet Care

From administering medication to clipping nails, cat dematting to microchipping


  • I came across Zoe when I had recently given a home to Archie, a three-legged cat who had been living in a friend’s hedge. He settled well as an indoor cat, but I soon found his claws needed clipping. Because of his history, I didn’t want to take him to the vet without real cause, so I looked online for someone who would visit me at home to do the clipping.

    I was so fortunate to find Zoe offering just such a service. She’s a veterinary nurse who is undertaking training in cat behaviour. She was willing to travel outside her usual catchment area of Horsham to help Archie. She visited, and we talked about Archie. I found her to be knowledgeable and helpful and most particularly, she was kind and gentle with him as this sort of attention is new to him.

    She cut his claws without terrifying him and I’m delighted to have found her. We hope Zoe will remain part of Archie’s life. I recommend her to others wholeheartedly.

    - Margaret, Surbiton

  • Zoe has looked after my two cats on several occasions this year & the service she’s provided has been excellent, I have no hesitation in recommending her.

    I was reluctant to use another cattery after a bad experience, so the service Zoe provides has been the ideal solution for me as one of my cats has recurrent urinary problems so needs closer monitoring.

    Zoe’s veterinary nursing expertise & her advice have been invaluable. She very quickly spotted the warning signs that Pepper’s bladder infection had recurred & got him treated at the vets promptly, keeping me fully informed along the way.

    The care Zoe gives them & the regular updates she gives me, mean I never have to worry about them when I’m away.

    - Wendy, Horsham

  • We recently consulted Zoe because our cat Tia was inappropriately urinating in the house and she refused to use her litter tray. We were at the end of our tether and did not know how to resolve this problem.

    Zoe came round to the house and took lots of details down and then she subsequently sent us a report with lots of tips and ideas of how we can resolve our problem. We put in place lots of her ideas and to date our cat is now using her litter tray all the time and is interacting well with us again.

    Zoe is the best and we would not hesitate in recommending her if you have a problem with your cats behaviour.

    - Janet, Horsham

  • Thanks so much for getting the remaining stitches out. I was so impressed by how calm & methodical you are. Although it must have been unpleasant for Bella, after her initial wariness, she let you get on with it, as she was relaxed with you, and realised you were there to help her. You have a great bedside manner.

    I’m so grateful for your care, and genuine concern. It has been so reassuring at such a stressful time. I would definitely recommend you to other pet owners.

    - Bella and Vanessa, Dorking

  • Zoe, ‘The Friendly Pet Nurse’ has come to our home to look after our two cats on several occasions while we have been away.

    As a qualified veterinary nurse she is knowledgeable and organised, reliable, and obviously loves cats. I can fully recommend her to anyone needing similar help.

    - Kezia, Faygate

  • Zoe was recommended by staff at my vets. I have 2 cats Lottie and Betty. Lottie is diabetic with an overactive thyroid and needs tablets and insulin injections twice daily. Lottie is nearly 18 and Betty is 12, neither of them have ever stayed in a cattery. I have always relied on friends if I went away but with the onset of Lottie’s diabetes I felt like the responsibility was too much to ask especially as she has suffered 2 hypos. Holidays went on hold!!!

    When I first met Zoe I was very impresssed. As a qualified Veterinary Nurse she was specialised in diabetes and her attention to detail was obvious. She made lots of notes on each cat asking lots of questions. in truth she was a god send and most importantly they loved her.

    I was off, my 1st holiday in 3 years no worries about their care knowing they were safe and happy with Zoe. She came in twice a day to feed, attend to litter trays and give Lottie her medication. Zoe can also do blood glucose tests if required. Her rates are very reasonable and extremely good value. Lottie also appreciates having her claws clipped at home without having a journey to the vets. Peace of mind means so much if I go away, meeting Zoe was the best thing ever for me and Lottie and Betty. HIGHLY RECOMMEND

    - Sue, Horsham

  • I would definitely recommend Zoe to assist with any of your pets needs, whether it be giving medication to your cat whilst you are on holiday to clipping your dog’s toenails or just giving you a bit of advice. I met her whilst out walking my rescue dog a couple of weeks ago and would trust her with his life. He adores her. She is a very experienced and knowledgeable veterinary nurse.

    - Sam and Samuel, Horsham

  • ‘I found Zoe by chance on the internet when looking for a cat sitter in Horsham – when I clicked into Zoe’s website I felt I’d discovered the perfect solution for the expert care of our beloved 20 year old tabby Nellie whilst we were on holiday. Previously we’d always had friends and family popping in to feed and check up on her but now Nellie’s almost toothless and she can no longer graze on dry food I was worried about her to say the least. An older cat needs more attention, especially our little one as she’s very demanding and the moment I heard Zoe’s friendly voice on the phone I knew I’d found the right person and she does genuinely care and shows it in many ways. Not only did Zoe text me with regular updates  (which was incredibly reassuring) she found a solution for Nellie to take her daily medication correctly which up until we met Zoe, we had no idea it was all wrong! Nellie was even given a manicure in readiness for our return. As I’ve told Zoe, best money we’ve ever spent and the peace of mind whilst we were away was truly invaluable. We would recommend Zoe’s pet sitting services in a heartbeat and we will always feel more than happy to rely on her. Thanks again Zoe! Zena, Rob and Nellie x

    - Zena, Rob and Nellie, Horsham

  • My cat Jasper was diagnosed to be Diabetic in December 2015 at the age of nearly 16yrs.  Zoe has been enormously helpful to me in giving advice and emotional support through what was a difficult time.  She is highly knowledgeable but also understands our relationship with our pets, and so I would not hesitate to seek her guidance into the future on any welfare or medical issue with Jasper.  Her friendly, caring manner makes her a pleasure to talk to on all animal matters and I would highly recommend Zoe to anyone with any pet concerns.  Thank you Zoe!”

    - Margaret Donnelly, Boxhill

  • My husband and I have been married for almost 60yrs and in that time we have always kept a cat or dog. During this time we have called on various veterinary nurses and I can certainly say that Zoe has been by far the best we have ever consulted. Over the last 15yrs she has kept our 2 Persian cats well-groomed and given advice about their general health. She has never been at a loss with her excellent advice. 

    - Valerie Hook, Bookham

  • Zoe has been fantastic at helping us getting Marley settled into his new home. The advice has been great, and every day that passes we see an improvement with Marley. Zoe understands cats needs and their behaviours and I’d fully recommend anyone to use the friendly pet nurse. Thanks Zoe!

    - Melissa and Marley, Southampton

  • Many thanks for looking after Abby so well during our holiday! It was very reassuring to know that she was in good hands!
    We will definitely be in touch prior to our next trip and will recommend your services to our friends!

    - Emma and Abby, Horsham

  • Our cat is elderly, needs daily medication and more specialised care than a cattery or neighbour could give. It is such a relief to be able to leave her safely in her own home, with Zoe visiting regularly to give her both expert and loving attention.

    - Michael, Wendy & Jassy, Horsham

  • Zoe is an excellent veterinary nurse, very kind, compassionate and knowledgeable especially in diabetes. She looked after my cat Simba for 6yrs and helped me to manage his treatment

    In addition to the diabetes care she was able to come in twice daily to feed and look after Simba which enabled me to take holidays and weekend breaks which allowed him to stay in his own home without the stress of being taken to a cattery.

    She also does all the jobs which we as pet owners don’t like doing i.e. nail clipping etc.

    Thank you Zoe

    - Linda, Capel

  • My husband and I had recently moved to Horsham and having previously had family close by we were very nervous about leaving our very precious cat Lily in the care of someone new. Zoe was great, she reassured us with her knowledge, kindness and experience. Lily can be challenging when she doesn’t know people. But Zoe was great with her, she text us on holiday and even sent photos to reassure us that she was ok. We would not hesitate to recommend her service.

    - Fiona & Mark, Horsham

  • Until we knew about Zoe we have been unable to go on holiday for a number of years because we have a 22yr old sick cat that needs medication twice a day.

    Now we can go and enjoy a break away because Zoe visits our home daily to look after our cat. We have found Zoe to be reliable, conscientious and trustworthy and would happily recommend her services to others.

    - Mr and Mrs Perry, Horsham

  • Zoe was recommended to me when I asked my vet if they knew a cat sitter. She looks after my cat Willow for me when I’m away from home every second weekend, and when I’m on holiday. Willow has final stage kidney disease so I really worry about her when I’m away.

    I’m really glad that my vet suggested Zoe and I would recommend her to anyone looking for a kind, capable and reliable cat sitter.

    - Michelle, Horsham

  • Zoe has been tending my cats in my home for a number of years. I am one of those anxious cat owners who worries about everything, which in the past has marred holidays whilst they have been in cat-shelters.

    The first time I called upon Zoe’s services, I knew straightaway that they would be in safe hands. Zoe is trustworthy, reliable, very experienced and clearly loves animals. As a result, when Zoe is left in charge of my brood I always relax and enjoy times away knowing they are in very safe hands.

    - Pauline, Dorking

  • I have known Zoe for well over 10 years since we moved to Dorking. Approximately 4 years ago one of our cats was diagnosed with diabetes and Zoe taught me how to give her the twice daily injections. Whenever we went on holiday Zoe would happily attend twice a day to continue these injections and Sasha survived for many years.

    Zoe is a key holder to our house now and I know I can always call on her in an emergency or when we go away to look after our remaining 2 cats.

    I can thoroughly recommend her as a genuine cat lover and with her qualifications as a veterinary nurse your pet is in safe hands.

    - Michael, Westcott

  • Zoe has been looking after our 3 male cats for 3 years until we left the area. Finding Zoe was the best thing for our cats, we really do not enjoy sending our cats to the cattery and whilst Zoe was looking after them we never had to worry about them (or our house) when we were away.

    Harvey has a urinary problem and so had to eat special food so this meant he needed to be kept separate from the others. Zoe always made sure the boys ate their own food and not each others so we knew Harvey would be fine.

    We really miss Zoe up here and we are hoping we find somebody like her very soon.

    - Claire and the boys, (now in Cheshire)

Meet Zoe Blake, The Friendly Pet Nurse

Zoe Blake

Founder, Pet Nurse