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History of the Practice

The practice started life in the mid-1800s as a farm and equine practice based on Nottingham Road, Alfreton. In its more recent history, it was run by Bill Bacon, who retired in 1991. The small animal caseload of the practice (which was known at this time as Hopkinson, Ingram and Hurst) steadily increased, and rapidly outgrew the Nottingham Road site. The practice moved to brand new, purpose-built premises on King Street in 2001, and changed its name to Alfreton Park Veterinary Centre.

Following this move, the small animal workload continued to increase, and in 2006 the practice stopped doing farm and equine work altogether to concentrate on improving the small animal service. This culminated in us being awarded hospital status by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) - one of only 3 veterinary hospitals in Derbyshire - which certifies that we comply with many stringent requirements, and offer the highest standards of care. The practice name then changed again to Alfreton Park Veterinary Hospital. 

We have a team of 9 vets, and are proud to offer an extremely high quality service to our clients. We have vets with advanced training in certain subject areas: Carole Hopkinson (dermatology), Matt Ingram (surgery), Babs Ingram (cardiology), and Nick Pine (medicine). This reduces the need to refer to other centres, as we have the expertise here in Alfreton to help your pet. 

We are a nurse training practice. Many of our current nursing team were unqualified when they joined us, and have worked hard to gain their nursing qualifications. 

Rabbit Vaccinations

Rabbit Vaccinations

Don't forget your rabbit's vaccination, click on the photo for more information about myxomatosis and VHD vaccines.

Cat Friendly Clinic

Cat Friendly Clinic

We are one of only four practices in Derbyshire recognised by the ISFM (International Society of Feline Medicine) as being a Cat Friendly Practice. Click on the image for more information

Microchipping

Microchipping

All dogs and cats should be microchipped, and it's compulsory for all dogs over the age of 8 weeks. It's very important to keep your contact details up to date eg if you move house. Please click the photo for more information about microchips. It costs just £12 for us to chip your pet.

"This is a Super Practice"

"This is a Super Practice" - the verdict of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons after they inspected our Practice. Click on the photo for more details!