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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. We are an independent practice (not corporate owned), and 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

• Rebecca Verity – dentistry (see below, taking dental xrays!)

Pet Blood Bank

Pet Blood Bank

The Pet Blood Bank will be here on Thursday 14th April. If you would like your dog to give blood, please contact the surgery. They especially need blood group negative donors: Dobermanns, Greyhounds, Boxers, German Shepherds, Flat-Coated Retrievers, Airedale Terriers, Weimaraners, Lurchers, American Bulldogs, Pointer (English) and English Bull Terriers. Please contact the surgery for more details

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

Coughing Cats

Coughing Cats

Is your cat coughing? Do you know what a coughing cat looks like or what you should do if your cat is coughing? Please click on the photo for all the information you need

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.