Medivet 24 Hour Alfreton

01773 832218

4.4 /5
7 reviews

216 King Street, Alfreton, DE55 7DF

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Vets Now Alfreton

01773 688192

216 King Street, Alfreton, Derby, DE55 7DF

  • Your vet in Alfreton

    At our Derbyshire practice, we understand your pet's a beloved member of the family. That's why we're dedicated to delivering exceptional client and patient care. Our practice has certificate holders in surgery, cardiology and dermatology.

    We look forward to helping your pet lead a happy, healthy life.

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Meet the team

Nick Pine

Partner and Veterinary Surgeon

Nick Pine

Partner and Veterinary Surgeon

I joined the practice in 1999, having qualified from Cambridge vet school in 1996. I then became a partner in the practice in 2004. Clinically, my interests include ophthalmology (eye cases), ultrasound scanning, medical cases and keyhole surgery. When I’m not working, I enjoy cycling, both on and off road, and play local league table tennis. I have two children and a ‘sprollie’ dog called Archie.

Matt Ingram

Partner and Veterinary Surgeon

Matt Ingram

Partner and Veterinary Surgeon

I qualified from London in 1991, joined the practice in 1993 and became a partner at the branch in 1995. My area of expertise is surgery and I obtained the Certificate in Small Animal Surgery in 2004. Outside of work I’m a keen cyclist and enjoy mountain biking and competing in cyclocross races. I debuted on the world stage when I competed in the 2017 World Cyclocross Championships in Belgium.

Babs Ingram

Veterinary Surgeon

Babs Ingram

Veterinary Surgeon

I came to Alfreton as a new graduate in 1991 and have been here ever since. I did a post graduate qualification in cardiology in 2008 and see the practice caseload of heart and respiratory cases, as well as taking referrals. In my spare time I enjoy running and completed the London marathon in 2013 in aid of Kidney Research UK. I’m also qualified as swimming referee and am a Norwich City FC season ticket holder. At home I enjoy spending time with Herbie, my cavalier king charles spaniel.

Carole Hopkinson

Veterinary Surgeon

Carole Hopkinson

Veterinary Surgeon

I joined the practice as a new graduate in 1983, and was a partner in the practice from 1988 until 2018. I gained a post-graduate qualification in dermatology in 2005, and do all the specialist skin cases at the practice. In my spare time I enjoy riding my horse and supporting Nottingham Forest. I’m also a keen runner and often do park runs and 10km races.

Elizabeth John

Veterinary Surgeon

Elizabeth John

Veterinary Surgeon

I joined the practice in September 2015 after qualifying from Nottingham University in 2014. I previously worked for the PDSA in Southampton which was very busy and kickstarted my career in veterinary work. I’m also currently studying for an Emergency and Critical Care post graduate qualification. Out of work I love to cook and try to stay active by playing squash and taking mu very energetic Staffy, Bubba, for a run.

Elizabeth Else

Veterinary Surgeon

Elizabeth Else

Veterinary Surgeon

I joined the Alfreton practice in July 2018 after qualifying from Glasgow University. I’m particularly interested in medicine cases, especially when they are a challenge. I’m originally from Hong Kong and speak four languages including Cantonese and Mandarin. At home I have a very cute elderly cat called Angel.

Ruth Crossland

Veterinary Surgeon

Ruth Crossland

Veterinary Surgeon

I joined the practice in January 2019, having qualified from Nottingham vet school in 2011. I worked in practices in Burton-upon-Trent and Derby before coming to join the team. I really enjoy helping with the medicine cases, and like imaging and ultrasound scanning. Away from work, I enjoy walking, cooking and baking. I also have an 18-year-old cat called Elsie.

Natalie Pryor

Veterinary Surgeon

Natalie Pryor

Veterinary Surgeon

I joined the practice in September 2018. I’m from California and obtained a degree in Small Animal Science at the University of California. I then moved to Scotland in 2012 to study to be a vet at the University of Edinburgh. I have a special interest in soft tissue surgery and geriatric care. I now live in Long Eaton with my fiancée Matt and my two cats Pablo and Conner. In my spare time I enjoy reading, cooking and travelling the world.

Lisa Sessions

Veterinary Surgeon

Lisa Sessions

Veterinary Surgeon

I graduated from the University of Bristol in 2010 after first completing a degree in Natural Sciences at the University of Cambridge. I then spent five years working in mixed practice in the Peak District before moving to small animal work. Originally from Sheffield, I now live in the middle of the Peak District with my farmer husband and black labrador Nelly. On my days off I bake, walk my lovely dog Nelly and potter around my small cottage garden, or read a good book if the weather doesn't cooperate.

Helen Howard

Head Veterinary Nurse

Helen Howard

Head Veterinary Nurse

I qualified as a nurse in 2003, and have been with the practice since 2004. As the head nurse I’m responsible for organising the nursing team. Outside of work I breed and show Hungarian Vizlas, whippets and Shih Tzus, and have won best of breed at Crufts four times.

Danielle Wright

Veterinary Nurse

Danielle Wright

Veterinary Nurse

I qualified from Bristol University in July 2017. I then worked at a small animal hospital in Somerset and a referral practice in Derbyshire before joining Alfreton in January 2019. I have quickly settled into the team here and am enjoying cardiology and critical care nursing. Away from work I enjoy spending time with my chihuahua Peach, and as of July 2019, another chihuahua puppy called Binky.

Claire Foster

Veterinary Nurse

Claire Foster

Veterinary Nurse

I qualified in 2004 and have been with Alfreton since April 2014. I originally joined as maternity cover but thoroughly enjoyed working here. I’ve previously worked in practices in Cheshire and Staffordshire. I enjoy the really challenging surgical cases and am often in theatre with Matt helping with the complicated anaesthetic cases. Away from work, I enjoy walking my dogs or riding my motorbike. I have two very beautiful breeds, one Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever and an American Akita.

Karen Jenkins

Veterinary Nurse

Karen Jenkins

Veterinary Nurse

I qualified as a vet nurse in 2013 and have been with the practice since April 2009. I’ve had a variety of jobs previously, including midwifery, medical sales and boarding kennels. I really enjoy learning new things and recently completed a degree in computing with the Open University. I enjoy all aspects of my job. Away from work, I enjoy reading, walking my dog, cake decorating and travelling; I recently went on holiday to a Spanish Alpaca farm.

Katie Charity

Veterinary Nurse

Katie Charity

Veterinary Nurse

I qualified from Nottingham Trent University, having completed a three-year foundation degree in veterinary nursing. I worked at the PDSA in Derby prior to joining our team here in Alfreton. I really enjoy helping the vets with emergency operations and am very interested in veterinary anaesthesia. Away from work, I enjoy eating out (especially Chinese food), and looking after my four cats, Bobby, Jake, Timmy and Milo.

Laura Crarer

Veterinary Nurse

Laura Crarer

Veterinary Nurse

I’ve been with the practice since 2010 and qualified as a veterinary nurse in 2015. I particularly enjoy nursing the critical patients and helping the vets in theatre. At home I have two young children and returned from maternity leave in August 2019. I also have a dog called George and two cats, Boris and Elliott, who I rescued as kittens.

Lindsay Cotterill

Veterinary Nurse

Lindsay Cotterill

Veterinary Nurse

I joined the Alfreton practice in 2001 as an office assistant before moving into nursing. My main interests are surgical nursing and running the practice weight watchers’ scheme for pets. Outside of work I have two sons and a lively therapy dog called Harley. I often take Harley to primary schools where children can read to him and gain confidence in their reading. My hobbies include running and going camping with my family.

Megan Hall

Veterinary Nurse

Megan Hall

Veterinary Nurse

I qualified as a veterinary nurse in 2016 and joined Alfreton Park in April 2017. Before this I worked as a groomer. I enjoy all aspects of nursing but really love treating critically ill patients and watching their health improve. At home I have two dogs called Stanley and Alfie, both Border terriers, and spend most of my spare time walking and riding mu Irish sports horse, Connor. I also love going travelling.

Max Wells

Veterinary Nurse

Max Wells

Veterinary Nurse

After having a varied start to my career, including working for the RSPCA, I joined the practice as a kennel maid. I then quickly moved into veterinary nursing, qualifying in 2004. My main interests are in behaviour and have gained an Advanced Diploma in Companion Animal Behaviour and Training. Away from work, I enjoy spending time with my dogs Eddie and Tetley. I’m a very proud owner of two donkeys, Humphrey and Barney, who came from a rescue centre.

Natasha Smith

Veterinary Nurse

Natasha Smith

Veterinary Nurse

I joined the practice in 2006 and qualified as a veterinary nurse in 2013. At work I enjoy anaesthesia and in-patient care, especially with the very ill patients. At home I have two young sons and three dogs who all keep me very busy.

Alice Coupe

Student Veterinary Nurse

Alice Coupe

Student Veterinary Nurse

I joined the practice in 2018 after previously working in other practices for six years. I passed my veterinary nursing exams to become fully qualified in April 2019. My favourite part of the job is nursing critical care patients, which I find very rewarding. In my spare time I enjoy walking and camping. I have two dogs, a cat and two guinea pigs.

Donna Layton

Student Veterinary Nurse

Donna Layton

Student Veterinary Nurse

I joined the team in 2015 after previously working for other veterinary practices and hospitals. I started veterinary nurse training in 2019. I have a lovely husband, two girls and three stepchildren. In my spare time I enjoy walking my collie cross mastiff dog Poppy and going to the gym. I especially love running and have done several half marathons and two full marathons.

Sioned Owen

Student Veterinary Nurse

Sioned Owen

Student Veterinary Nurse

I qualified in July 2019 from Harper Adams College. I originally came to Alfreton for my placement and was offered a full-time role. I have a keen interest in nutrition but enjoy getting stuck in to all aspects of the job. I have Yorkshire terriers called Pepsi, a bichon frise called Daisy, and a cat called Harper who I hand-reared. Away from work I take part in motorsport and breed budgerigars.

Sharni Hunt

Patient Care Assistant

Sharni Hunt

Patient Care Assistant

I’ve been with the practice since 2014, joining from Broomfield College where I completed a level 3 course in Animal Management. I enjoy everything about my work here and have just started veterinary nurse training. Away from work, I enjoy clay pigeon shooting, shopping and going to the cinema. At home my dachshunds Pepper and Nancy keep me busy.

Verity Harper

Patient Care Assistant

Verity Harper

Patient Care Assistant

I joined the team in 2017 and help to look after all the in-patients. I had been at University for two years before deciding I wanted a job with practical skills and am now training to become a veterinary nurse. I enjoy all aspects of my job but especially cuddling all the puppies that come in. At home I have a French bulldog called Peanut, a Boxer called Victor, and a cat called Bella.

Emily Ross

Patient Care Assistant

Emily Ross

Patient Care Assistant

I joined the practice in 2018, having previously run my own pet-sitting business. I enjoy looking after the in-patients, especially the ones recovering from surgery who have special nursing needs. At home I have four cats, Nellie, Mischief, Bourbon and Maize, and a collie called Mabel. Away from work, I really enjoy horse riding and speedway.

Norma Smith

Client Care Assistant

Norma Smith

Client Care Assistant

I joined the team in July 2014. Prior to this, I lived in Shropshire and worked at two veterinary practices there, before relocating to Derbyshire in 2010. I very much enjoy meeting people at the surgery and have a keen interest in behaviour and bereavement counselling. I love going to the theatre, especially musicals, and spend as much time as possible with my twin grandsons and granddaughter.

Jilly Johnson

Client Care Assistant

Jilly Johnson

Client Care Assistant

I’ve been a receptionist with Alfreton since 1993. I’m married with two children and in my spare time enjoy running, pilates and spending time with my three grandsons. I’ve also recently had a Cockerpoo puppy called Kevin who is keeping me on my feet.

Claire Truswell

Client Care Assistant

Claire Truswell

Client Care Assistant

I previously worked at Chesterfield vets for 10 years doing reception, nursing and administration work. I left there after having my second child and have worked at Alfreton Park ever since. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family, eating out and going to rock concerts. I’m also a huge fan of Foo Fighters.

Janet White

Office Administrator

Janet White

Office Administrator

I’ve been with the Practice since 1991 when the practice was Bacon & Hopkinson. I began as a receptionist and am now the Office Administrator. My interests include travel, reading, gardening, and spending time with my grandchildren.

Joanne Britcliffe

Client Care Assistant

Joanne Britcliffe

Client Care Assistant

I’ve been in reception work since 2008 but have been with Alfreton since June 2019. Working in the veterinary profession has given me a great interest in animals, causing me to adopt eight rescues. In my spare time I enjoy reading, gardening and DIY.

Sharon Pine

Administrator

Sharon Pine

Administrator

I qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in 1989 and worked in Oxfordshire and Berkshire before moving to Derbyshire in 1999. I joined Alfreton in 2008 as the practice’s first dedicated Insurance Administrator. I am married to Nick Pine and have 2 children and a sprollie dog called Archie. In the little spare time I have I enjoy going to the gym, walking Archie and relaxing.

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4.4 /5
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5.0/5
Nov 10, 2019
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Went there today and they were excellent.
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5.0/5
May 22, 2019
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I can’t thank the staff enough for all their amazing care and hard work with my baby bear , learning she had diabetes was scary but they taught me so much and gave me the confident I needed to give her the care she needs at home , thank you xx
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5.0/5
Feb 4, 2019
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I have always received the best possible attention for my cats and everyone is very friendly at this practice. I would not hesitate to recommend it.
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5.0/5
Jan 29, 2019
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All staff on reception pleasant and helpful, the vet we saw was nice and friendly, and answered my questions and worries without making me feel like an idiot for asking.
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5.0/5
Dec 3, 2018
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I have only ever brought any of my family pets here (including when it used to be Bacons on Nottingham road). All the staff are always polite and never make us feel rushed. We always feel we're valued and most of all my dogs have never had any fear of visiting, in fact Tikaani loves his visits.
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5.0/5
Oct 22, 2018
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The consuation was thorough and good explanations were given about both my dog's health and the medication. I came away feeling very reassured; it felt very professional but with warmth. All staff were pleasant and helpful whether on the desk or in consulting room.