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Meet the Staff - Vets

Carole Hopkinson BVSc CertVD MRCVS

Carole Hopkinson BVSc CertVD MRCVS


Carole joined the practice as a new graduate in 1983, becoming a partner 5 years later. She gained a post-graduate qualification in dermatology in 2005. She is married to Steve, and has 2 grown-up children. In her spare time, she enjoys riding her horse, and supporting Nottingham Forest.

Babs Ingram BVetMed CertVC MRCVS

Babs came to Alfreton as a new graduate in 1991 and has been here ever since! She did a post graduate qualification in cardiology (heart disease) in 2008, and sees the practice caseload of heart and respiratory cases as well as taking referrals. She enjoys running, and completed the London marathon in 2013 in aid of Kidney Research UK. She is a qualified swimming judge, and is a Norwich City FC season ticket holder.
Babs Ingram BVetMed CertVC MRCVS

Matt Ingram BVetMed CertSAS MRCVS

Matt Ingram BVetMed CertSAS MRCVS


Partner

Matt qualified from London in 1991. He joined the practice in 1993 and became a partner in 1995. He area of expertise is surgery, and he obtained the Certificate in Small Animal Surgery in 2004. He is married to Babs, they have two children, and two cats. Outside of work Matt is a keen cyclist, and enjoys time trialling, mountain biking (even though he keeps falling off his bike!!) and competing in cyclocross races. He competed in the 2017 World Cyclocross Championships in Belgium, his debut on a world stage!

Nick Pine MA VetMB MRCVS


Partner

Nick joined the practice in 1999, having qualified from Cambridge vet school in 1996. He became a partner in the practice in 2004. Clinically, his interests include ultrasound scanning, medical cases and keyhole surgery. When he is not working, Nick enjoys cycling, both on and off road, and he plays local league table tennis. He is married to Sharon, and has 2 children and a ‘sprollie’ dog called Archie. He supports Burnley FC.
Nick Pine MA VetMB MRCVS

Ellie Whitehead BVetMed MRCVS

Ellie Whitehead BVetMed MRCVS


Ellie qualified from the Royal Veterinary College in London in 2005, and joined us in April 2007. Ellie is interested in small animal surgery and pain relief! She has a special interest in guinea pig medicine and surgery, and many guinea pigs travel from the wider area to see her. She has a young son who keeps her very busy!


Victoria Isherwood BVSc CertSAM MRCVS


Victoria joined us in 2010 having graduated in 2005. She worked in Yorkshire and Norfolk before settling in Derbyshire. Victoria passed her Certificate in Small Animal Medicine in 2011 and enjoys all aspects of medicine, especially ultrasonography. She is married with 2 children.Victoria is currently on maternity leave, having given birth to a gorgeous little boy in September 2017.
Victoria Lilley BVSc CertSAM MRCVS

Lizzie John BVM BVS MRCVS

Lizzie John BVM BVS MRCVS


Lizzie joined us in September 2016. She qualified from Nottingham University in 2014, and previously worked for the PDSA in Southampton which was very busy and has led to her enjoying all aspects of veterinary work.
Out of work she loves to cook, and tries to stay active by playing squash and taking her very energetic Staffy, Bubba, for a run.


Natalie Pryor MRCVS


Natalie joined the practice in September 2018.
Natalie Pryor MRCVS

Elizabeth Else MRCVS

Elizabeth Else MRCVS


Elizabeth (Lizzie) joined us in May 2018

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

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.

Advanced Training

Advanced Training

Our vets have had advanced training in medicine, surgery, cardiology and dermatology meaning less referrals and better all-round care for 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