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Who we are

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.

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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
  • Physiotherapy and rehabilitation


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
  • ‘Bruce and all the team, we just want to say thank you so much for all the love and care over the years’

  • ‘a BIG thank you to you all for getting Jasper back on his feet’.

  • To Rob White and the team at Dovecote, Alfie is doing absolutely brilliant” He is now back to the cheeky little chap he once was’

  • ‘We truly can’t thank you enough for all your kind care for Darcie’

  • To all the wonderful staff who managed to fix my wonderful, wappy dog!’

  • ‘Thank you to the nurse who looked after Juno so well during her weekend stay at Dovecote’.

  • ‘Thank you, with loads of doggy lurve from Pickle’

  • ‘Just wanted to say a big thank you for looking after Sally over the past 8 months. For Andrew’s surgery, Alison’s acupuncture and the reception staffs’ welcome we feel we’ve been really well looked after and everything has gone smoothly.’

  • ‘Thank you all for looking after Bailey and taking such good care of him.’

  • ‘For the thoroughness, efficiency and care with which you treated our little Poppett’