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Meet the Staff - Vets

Carole Hopkinson BVSc CertVD MRCVS

Carole Hopkinson BVSc CertVD MRCVS


Director

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


Associate Director

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 supports Norwich City FC.
Babs Ingram BVetMed CertVC MRCVS

Matt Ingram BVetMed CertSAS MRCVS

Matt Ingram BVetMed CertSAS MRCVS


Director

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.

Nick Pine MA VetMB MRCVS


Director

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


Assistant Veterinary Surgeon

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!


Claire Bush BSc MA VetMB PGCertSAM MRCVS

Claire Bush BSc MA VetMB PGCertSAM MRCVS


Assistant Veterinary Surgeon

Claire qualified from Cambridge University in 2009, having previously obtained a degree in Biomedical Science from Sheffield University. Claire enjoys all aspects of small animal practice and has a Certificate in Small Animal Medicine. She also has an interest in rabbit medicine and surgery. Outside of work, she enjoys dog walking in the Peak District and eating out whilst enjoying a nice glass of wine. Claire does a fine job keeping our Facebook page updated.

Victoria Isherwood BVSc CertSAM MRCVS


Assistant Veterinary Surgeon

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 has a Labrador/collie called Jet and enjoys walking and cooking in her spare time. She is married with a baby daughter.Victoria is currently on maternity leave, having given birth to a gorgeous little boy in September this year.
Victoria Lilley BVSc CertSAM MRCVS

Rebecca Verity BVM BVS MRCVS

Rebecca Verity BVM BVS MRCVS


Assistant Veterinary Surgeon

Rebecca joined us in 2014, having newly graduated from Nottingham University! She enjoys the wide variety of cases we see every day, and likes doing our dentistry.
She has a flat coat retriever called Henry and a dachshund called Percy.

Lizzie John BVM BVS MRCVS


Assistant Veterinary Surgeon

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.
Lizzie John BVM BVS MRCVS

Amy Stamp BVM BVS MRCVS

Amy Stamp BVM BVS MRCVS


Assistant Veterinary Surgeon

Amy joined us in August 2017, having qualified from Nottingham University. She is particularly interested in medicine cases and diagnostic imaging.
Amy is very musical, and outside of work, she enjoys conducting a community choir and playing the clarinet.

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