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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! She is a huge fan of Foo Fighters...
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 returned from maternity leave in January 2018 having had a baby boy called Tommy.

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 was maternity cover for Hollie, and has now started training to be a veterinary nurse at Nottingham University. She will still be doing some hours with us alongside her training. She enjoys walking her dog Pedro, and horse riding. She also has a cat called Oreo

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 -enquiries@alfretonparkvets.co.uk

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!

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

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.