If we send you booster reminders you now need to 'opt in' to receive them - see our News section for more details


We pride ourselves on offering exceptional care to your pets, and recently had a 97% approval rating by our clients filling in 'client survey forms' after their visit to us - so thank you very much to our wonderful clients, and for your continued support.


Here are some recent testimonials: 

"Would never take my animals anywhere else! The best vets, support staff, receptionists you could ask for. I can never thank you enough for your support over the years."
Mrs R Ingram, December 2017
"This veterinary practice is superb. Friendly, professional and caring. Thank you so much"
Mrs Mountford, December 2017
"Excellent, friendly, helpful and always able to get in on same day. Brilliant thanks."
Mrs Taylor, Crich, November 2017
"Fantastic consultation, answered all our questions and was very informative, didn't rush us@
Mrs Griffiths, Selston, November 2017
"I have entrusted my animals with Alfreton Vets Hospital for over 10 years now. One of the most amazing, devoted and calm individuals, is Clare H on the reception desk. Wow! When I have phoned, frightened, distressed or just needing a general appointment, this lady has truly gone beyond the call of duty. She has brilliant advice to offer, works speedily to accommodate and is everything you would expect from a ‘top notch’ receptionist. Our animals are a major part of our family and when they are poorly, Clare ensures we are in good hands. Thank you Clare"
Mr Barlow, Ripley, Sept 2017
"Thank you for the outstanding care you have all given to Mitzy through her long and eventful illness! She is happily back outside terrorising the rodent population. All thanks to the last minute appointments and consultations readily given. Thank you again"
Mrs Cummings, Sept 2017
 "Very good. Helpful, friendly, would recommend to anyone"
Mr Berrisford, Sept 2017

 "We've been with you for years. We stay because all staff care about patients, 4 legged and 2 legged"
Mrs Platt, Sept 2017
 "Thank you for helping my dog. Your staff are incredible - very kind and caring. Nothing is too much trouble."
Ms Inglis, Aug 2017
 "Absolutely fantastic, great service and friendly above and beyond"
Ms Law, May 2017
"Calm professional environment. Caring staff at all levels who listen attentively and are very patient. Always recommend the practice"
Mr Butler, Belper. May 2017
"Very happy with service. lovely kind staff"
Mrs Watson, Ripley. May 2017
"Excellent service, lovely caring vets and staff. Always professional, friendly and polite"
 Mrs Goddard, 2017

"My dog had to have dental treatment in February 2017. The care and treatment was outstanding, everything fully explained on completion and collection of him. He and I were greeted with a happy, professional and caring atmostphere from the vet, nurses and reception staff."
Mrs Rice, Belper, 2017
"Always friendly service, amazing staff, state-of-the-art facility"
 Mrs L, 2017 
"Very pleased with treatment received over many years"
 Mr Wadsworth, 2017
"Always very helpful and very kind"
 Mrs Cantrill, 2017
"Always excellent service and a friendly smile from the young ladies on the desk"
 Mrs Ashmore, 2016
"The best vets I have ever used. Extremely helpful, caring and excellent value. 10/10"
 Mrs Petcher, 2016

"Have been absolutely incredible with both of my cats. I couldn't ask for better care or compassion. First class"
 Mrs Hughes, 2016
"Fantastic - really helpful with guinea pigs. Thank you"
Mrs Simcox, Huthwaite 2016



University of Nottingham Veterinary School

There are 8 vet schools in the UK, and we regularly have students 'seeing practice' with us as part of their training. They will observe what our vets do, and learn on their way to qualifying. We are happy to play this small part in training the vets of the future! 

We have also helped vet students from Nottingham University with their 'elective projects' - the students have the opportunity to plan a study, which hopefully will give us (as a profession) more information about our patients and their diseases. For example, one student (Laura) came for a week to see how many dogs were seen by us with lumps, and what type of lump they had. It's amazing to think that no one had ever done this in the UK, but thanks to this study (by Laura Lump as she was known to us!!!!) we have a better idea of the number of dogs with lumps, and what they were (e.g. fatty lumps, cancerous ones, or benign ones). 

Some feedback from 2 recent students: 

'This is a really good placement for anyone interested in small animals with a particular interest in internal medicine, cardiology and dermatology. The vets are really good at discussing cases with you and the whole team is really friendly.'

'Really good placement, saw some very interesting cases. The vets and nurse were willing to answer questions/discuss cases. Would definitely recommend.'

Derbyshire Police Dogs

We are proud to be the veterinary surgeons who look after the local Derbyshire police dogs. 


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

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.