Vet caring for dog
5 Delven Lane
Castle Donington
DE74 2LJ

Tel: 01332 810395
Fax: 01332 810659

Our Team

Meet the dedicated and skilled team from Dovecote Veterinary Hospital

Andrew Robinson

Andrew Robinson :

BVSc CertVR certSAO CertVA DipECVS FRCVS, European RCVS recognised specialist in Small Animal Surgery.

Qualified from Liverpool University in 1975 and, after a period in mixed practice as an assistant, started his own practice in 1979. This has evolved into the current referral hospital.

He obtained certificates in Radiology in 1983, Small Animal Orthopaedics 85, Anaesthesia 87, with a Fellowship diploma by examination in the Management of Trauma in the Dog and Cat in 90. In 2002 he gained diplomate status in the European College of Veterinary Surgeons.

Alison Robinson

Alison Robinson:


Qualified from Cambridge University in 1978. After a long career in the Pharmaceutical Industry, as a Veterinary Pathologist and later a manager, she joined the practice in 2001.

She became a member of the Royal College of Pathologists by examination in 1985 and gained her MBA from the University of Nottingham in 1995.

Bruce Campbell

Bruce Campbell:


Bruce qualified from the University of Edinburgh in 2001, and spent three years in mixed practice in Derbyshire before deciding to concentrate on small animal work. Bruce obtained the RCVS certificate in small animal surgery in 2008. He joined us in May 2010.

Mike Targett

Mike Targett:


European specialist in Veterinary Neurology, Clinical Associate Professor in Veterinary Neurology, University of Nottingham, Sutton Bonington Campus, Loughborough. LE12 5RD. Mike Targett graduated from Cambridge in 1991. Having spent time doing a PhD in neuroscience and a clinical residency at Cambridge he moved to a lectureship at Royal Veterinary College to head the Neurology referral service. From London he moved to Chestergates, a private neurology referral practice in Cheshire, before starting at Nottingham University as Clinical Associate Professor in Veterinary Neurology in 2007. Mike has experience in all aspects of small animal veterinary neurology with a preference for neurodiagnostics and neurosurgery. Mike has been using electrophysiology and MRI in the investigation of neurological disease in veterinary species since the early 1990s when MRI was first becoming available in veterinary medicine. Mike is a Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Neurology and European Specialist in Veterinary Neurology.

Mike sees cases at Dovecote on Mondays and Fridays

Mark Lowrie

Mark Lowrie:


Mark qualified from the University of Cambridge and then worked in first opinion small animal practice. Following an internship at the RVC he moved to the University of Glasgow to complete a residency in veterinary neurology. He has a Master's degree on steroid responsive meningitis-arteritis in dogs and has particular interest in involuntary muscle contractions, reflex epilepsy, inflammatory central nervous system disease and feline neurology.

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