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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 referee, 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

Lizzie John BVM BVS MRCVS

Lizzie John BVM BVS MRCVS


Lizzie joined us in September 2015. 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. Lizzie is studying for an Emergency and Critical Care post graduate qualification.
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. She recently got engaged, and is getting married to Bobby in August.


Ruth Crossland BVM BVS MRCVS

Ruth Crossland BVM BVS MRCVS


Ruth joined us in January 2019.


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!

Pet Blood Bank

Pet Blood Bank

The Pet Blood Bank are here today. If you would like your dog to donate, please contact them on 01509 232 222. They especially need blood group negative donors: Dobermanns, Greyhounds, Boxers, German Shepherds, Flat-Coated Retrievers, Airedale Terriers, Weimaraners, Lurchers, American Bulldogs, Pointer (English) and English Bull Terriers. Dogs must be over 25kg and between 1-8 years old.

Advanced Training

Advanced Training

Our vets have had advanced training in Dermatology, Medicine, Surgery and Cardiology - meaning less referrals and better all-round care for your pet.

Pet Travel after Brexit

Pet Travel after Brexit

For anyone planning to take their pet abroad after Brexit, please click on the link which takes you to the DEFRA website. If there is no deal, your pet will need to have a rabies blood sample prior to travel.

"This is a Super Practice"

"This is a Super Practice" - the verdict of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons after they inspected our Practice. Click on the photo for more details!