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Meet the Staff - Receptionists


Jill Johnson

Jill Johnson


Receptionist

Jill has been a receptionist with us since 1993. She is married with 2 children, and in her leisure time goes to pilates, running and enjoys spending time with her three grandsons. She has recently had a Cockerpoo puppy called Kevin who is keeping her busy!

Claire Truswell


Receptionist

Claire worked at a Chesterfield vets for 10 years, doing reception, nursing and administration work. She left there after having her second child, and has worked at Alfreton Park ever since! In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, eating out and going to rock concerts! She is a huge fan of Foo Fighters.
Claire Truswell

Jo Britcliffe

Jo Britcliffe


Receptionist

Jo has been with us since June 2019, and has been a receptionist for 2008. Working within the veterinary profession has given Jo an interest in rescue animals, and now she has 8!.

She enjoys reading, gardening, and has recently bought a house that she is keen to practice her DIY skills on.


Norma Smith


Norma joined our team in July 2014. Prior to this, she lived in Shropshire and worked at two veterinary practices there, before relocating to Derbyshire in 2010. She very much enjoys meeting people at the surgery, and has a keen interest in behaviour and bereavement counselling. She loves going to theatre shows especially musicals, and spends as much time as possible with her twin grandsons and her granddaughter.
Norma Smith

Maxine Wells RVN

Maxine Wells RVN

Qualified Veterinary Nurse/Receptionist

After having a varied start to her career including working for the RSPCA, Maxine joined us as our first ever kennel maid - but we quickly spotted her potential and she moved into veterinary nursing, qualifying in 2004. Her main interests are in behaviour, and she has an Advanced Diploma in Companion Animal Behaviour and Training.

Away from work, she enjoys spending time with her dogs Eddie and Tetley. She is the very proud owner of 2 donkeys (Humphrey and Barney) who came from a rescue centre!






Do you know what Flea Dirts look like?

Do you know what Flea Dirts look like?

These are flea dirts in the fur of a cat. We are seeing this a lot at the moment. Please click on the photo to find out more about fleas and how to control them.

"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!

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.

Time for a Treat?

Time for a Treat?

Do you give treats to your pet? 86% of use do - check our handy guide to see which treats to avoid, and which you can give with a clear conscience!