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Andrew and Alison


Farewell to Andrew and Alison Robinson

7th August 2018

On Friday 20th July, the staff and clients at Dovecote Veterinary Hospital said a fond farewell to Andrew and Alison Robinson as they retired from clinical practice.

Andrew has worked in veterinary practice and served the local community for over 40 years. In 2002, Alison left a successful career in the industry to join him in opening up Dovecote Veterinary Hospital. Under their leadership Dovecote has grown into the thriving hospital it is today.

Andrew and Alison said they were excited to be starting on a new adventure together although they felt ‘conflicted’. In a statement, they wrote: “A big thank you to all the staff at Dovecote, and to our lovely first opinion clients for making our last day at Dovecote so memorable. We have enjoyed being part of the Castle Donington community and the University of Nottingham School of Veterinary Medicine and Science. Thanks also to all of our referring vets and their clients, for their trust and loyalty.

“Working with such a fantastic team of support staff, nurses and vets over the years has been an immense privilege and we will miss you all. We know that with Paula and Mark at the helm we are leaving the business in good hands, and that Dovecote will continue to offer the highest level of care and service to all.”

They will be greatly missed, but we wish them all the very best for a long and happy retirement.

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Clients have said
  • ‘For all at Dovecote, Thank you so much for all your skill, love and attention for Charlie and for all you patience and counselling for us’

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

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

  • To Mark, nurses and all support staff.  Thank you so much for everything and looking after our little Obi’

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

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

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

  • ‘Jed is so well cared for at Dovecote and all his aunties on reception give him so much love.’

  • ‘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.’

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