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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. She is from California, and obtained a degree in Small Animal Science at the University of California, Davis. Natalie then moved to Scotland in 2012, and started studying to be a vet at the University of Edinburgh. She has a special interest in soft tissue surgery and geriatric care.

She lives in Long Eaton with her partner Matt, and her 2 cats Pablo and Conner. In her spare time she enjoys reading, cooking and travelling the world.


Elizabeth Else MRCVS

Elizabeth Else MRCVS

Elizabeth (Lizzie) joined us in July 2018. She qualified from Glasgow University. She has a particular interest in medicine cases, especially when they are a challenge!!

She is originally from Hong Kong, and speaks 4 languages including Cantonese and Mandarin!

She has a dog called Pebbles, 2 cats and a tortoise!

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

Coughing Cats

Coughing Cats

Is your cat coughing? Do you know what a coughing cat looks like or what you should do if your cat is coughing? Please click on the photo for all the information you need

Nurse Clinics

Nurse Clinics

We have a lovely dedicated team of veterinary nurses who run nurse clinics offering you help and advice on the care of your furry family member. Click on the photo for more details

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!