We are a 9-vet small animal practice based in Alfreton, Derbyshire.
We can offer a high quality level of care to you and your pet – we do everything from routine work such as vaccinations, claw clips and microchips, to advanced surgery on broken bones, helping pets with heart problems, itchy dogs and much more!
Most of our clients have been with us for many years, and usually come to us by recommendation. Our latest ‘client satisfaction survey’ gave us a 97% approval rating – it’s great that our clients appreciate us so much, and we are very grateful for your continued support.
Many of our vets are Advanced Practitioners, and have extra training in different areas of veterinary medicine and surgery, offering you and your pet the most up-to-date knowledge and treatments.
The vets are supported by a dedicated team of highly-trained nurses who will always look after your pets with sensitivity and will care for them as if they were their own.
Most of our receptionists have been with us for many years, so it’s likely you will be greeted by a familiar friendly face when you come in!
Our staff are regularly nominated for ‘Vet of the Year’ and ‘Nurse of the Year’ in the Pet Plan awards, and we won the ‘Practice Design of the Year’ competition run by the British Veterinary Hospitals Association in 2002, soon after opening our new premises.
The practice has been in Alfreton for over 100 years, initially based on Nottingham Road in Alfreton before moving to King Street in 2001.
We have an exceptional team of vets here in Alfreton, and have supported them with further training meaning we can offer you the best possible care for your pets.
A few years ago, our governing body (the RCVS) produced a new category of vets called ‘Advanced Practitioners’, so pet owners could tell whether their vet had additional training and qualifications above and beyond the normal 5 or 6 year long veterinary degree course.
There are around 600 Advanced Practitioners in the UK out of a total of approximately 17,000 vets. We have 5 Advanced Practitioners at Alfreton Park:
• Matt Ingram - surgery
• Carole Hopkinson – dermatology (skin cases)
• Babs Ingram – cardiology (heart cases)
• Claire Bush – small animal medicine. Claire also has an interest in rabbit medicine and surgery.
• Nick Pine – small animal medicine, keyhole surgery, ultrasound imaging
• Ellie Whitehead – guinea pigs
• Rebecca Verity – dentistry (see below, taking dental xrays!)