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About Us


Dovecote is accredited as a veterinary hospital under the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons. This means that our facilities and standards fulfil the highest criteria set by these bodies, and you can be assured that you and your pet will always receive the highest standards of care. Practising in Castle Donington since 1980, and as a referral centre since 1990, we offer both a general practice service and providing total healthcare for our local clients and a referral service for pets and vets right across the Midlands.

However you come to us, we promise to provide a professional, friendly and comprehensive healthcare service for all your pets.


Total healthcare for local pets

Preventative medicine (vaccination, flea control, worming, neutering).
Diagnosis and treatment of disease, injury or other problems.
Hospitalisation and access to all the services our referral clients use.
Advice and support.
Phones answered 24-hours.

The Healthy Pet Club - Simple cost-effective preventative care scheme.
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Comprehensive referral service in the following disciplines

  • Orthopaedics
  • Neurology and neurosurgery
  • Oncology
  • Diagnostic imaging- MRI, CT, X-Ray
  • Soft Tissue Surgery
  • Ear, nose and throat conditions
  • Dermatology


Dovecote Veterinary Hospital provides a total healthcare service to local pets.
For referred pets and local pets that become ill or are injured, our highly trained staff and state of the art facilities enable us to identify the causes quickly, and provide rapid and comprehensive treatment.


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Clients have said
  • I had a very positive experience at Dovecote. I met the vet that day that was going to perform my dog’s surgery and I was immediately put at ease by his professional, friendly and caring consultation. All the staff I came in contact with were lovely, from the welcoming reception staff to the nurses I kept ringing through the evening! My dog is now back to her normal naughty self, I can’t thank them enough.

  • The Supervets of the north!

  • Receptionists, physio, nurses and vets were all fantastic, every single member of staff is worth their weight in gold.

  • Lovely, caring staff, who go the extra mile. Wouldn’t go anywhere else.

  • Really good consultation with neurologist Sergio today with CT and MRI scan. Very well organised with helpful, professional staff.

  • Everyone has always been so kind and Charlie absolutely loves his visits. The receptionists are particularly wonderful and are always on hand with a box of tissues for the numerous tears we’ve shed.

  • I work as a registered vet nurse and had to come to Dovecote with my dog Alfie. I was squeezed in and was seen promptly by Sergio right after a long operation. He was so kind to Alfie and explained everything to my mom (who is not vet trained) and did Alfie’s MRI there and then even though it was going to make it a late finish. Unfortunately we had to make the call to put my lovely boy to sleep and Sergio and the nurses were really kind and helpful. I received your lovely card today and want to thank you all for your help and seeing him so quickly. I will be forever grateful.

  • Whole team were welcoming and made myself and my cat feel very comfortable! Mark Lowrie is fantastic!! Thank you for coping with me as a worried owner!

  • I just wanted to say how amazing Kimberly was today with me and my dog Rolo. She could see how upset I was, made me feel at ease and reassured me that Rolo would be okay. Her level of professionalism and kind nature helped me get through a difficult day

  • Think ‘The Supervet’ and that’s the level of care and professionalism. Highly recommend

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Every year Dovecote Veterinary Hospital deliver a number of free CPD evenings covering a wide range of topics from oncology to emergency critical care.

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