ALERT: 
  Welcome to new vet Amy Stamp, who is joining our team while Victoria Isherwood is on maternity leave

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

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.

Keyhole Surgery

Keyhole Surgery

We are pleased to offer keyhole surgery here at Alfreton Park for bitch speys and other procedures. Smaller wounds, and quicker recovery times. For more info, click on the photo above

Vaccinations

Vaccinations

Find out more about dog vaccinations by clicking on the photo above

Senior Pets

Senior Pets

Did you know that, as dogs and cats are living longer, they are more likely to develop senile problems, just like in people? Sadly many owners aren't aware of this, and think it's just 'old age'. Find out more by clicking on the photo above