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About the Practice

Welcome to Alfreton Park Veterinary Hospital

We are a 9-vet small animal practice in Alfreton, in the beautiful county of Derbyshire.
Since moving to our purpose-built premises on King Street in 2001, we’ve built up a fantastic team of dedicated vets, nurses and support staff who genuinely care about you and your pet. Our staff do not have any sales or financial targets to meet - all our recommendations are based on doing the best for your pet, offering good value service every day.

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!

Many of our clients have been with us for years, and often 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.

Some 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.

Veterinary Expertise

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)

• Victoria Isherwood – small animal medicine

• Claire Bush – small animal medicine. Claire also has an interest in rabbit medicine and surgery.

In addition, we also have vets who aren’t Advanced Practitioners but have additional training:

• Nick Pine – small animal medicine, keyhole surgery, ultrasound imaging

• Ellie Whitehead – guinea pigs


Vaccination Reminders

Vaccination Reminders

Due to new EU regulations on Data Protection, you will need to OPT IN to continue receiving vaccination reminders for your pet. Please contact the surgery to let us know - either by phone or email

Reverse Sneezing

Reverse Sneezing

Does your dog make a weird snorting choking sound sometimes? It could be Reverse Sneezing. Click on the photo for more information

Advanced Practitioners

Advanced Practitioners

Our vets have had advanced training in medicine, surgery, cardiology and dermatology meaning less referrals and better all-round care for your pet.

Having Trouble with Fleas?

Having Trouble with Fleas?

We are seeing high numbers of pets with fleas, some having been treated with well known flea products. Please click the photo for more information about fleas, and the newer flea control products now available.