ALERT: 
  We are seeing lots of pets with fleas, see below for how to best get rid of them

Meet the Staff - Receptionists



Clare Holmes


Receptionist

Clare joined us in 1994 after a varied career, including working with in the fashion trade for 6 years. She enjoys meeting people and their animals, and being involved in the practice. To relax, Clare is a graphologist (ie handwriting analysis) and enjoys painting.
Clare Holmes

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, walks her dog Bruno, and enjoys spending time with her two grandchildren. She has just taken up running.

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!
Claire Truswell

Hollie Bates

Hollie Bates


Receptionist

Hollie has been with us since January 2012, having worked at a vets in Ilkeston prior to this. She particularly enjoys meeting people in her role on the reception desk. In her spare time, she walks her dog Lexie (a Staffie), going to the beach and baking cakes! She is currently on maternity leave having had a baby boy called Tommy in April.

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 baby granddaughter.
Norma Smith



Natalie Stevenson

Natalie Stevenson


Receptionist

Natalie joined us in 2017 as maternity cover for Hollie. She will be going to Nottingham University after this to train as a veterinary nurse. She enjoys walking her dog Pedro, and horse riding. She also has a cat called Oreo

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.

Pet Plan Awards

Pet Plan Awards

Pet Plan Award nominations are now open! Have our vets, nurses or receptionists gone above and beyond to help you or your pet? If so, you can nominate them for a Pet Plan Award. Click on the image above for more details. The closing date is 12th January

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

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