We aim always to see ill or injured patients as soon as possible. Most cases will be treated as outpatient cases with medical or other treatment as necessary, eg dressing changes. If further investigation or an operation is required we may ask to admit your pet for a day so that we can carry out the work. You will be given an estimate of the cost and you will be asked to give written consent for us to do what is required. Most patients having operations are able to go home the same evening. If your pet is very ill, hospitalisation may be required. We have nurses on site at all times, to provide 24-hour care for our inpatients. If a patient is hospitalised for more than a couple of days, we encourage owners to visit their pet at mutually suitable times.
Emergency cover is provided by a specialist out of hours service, MiNight Vets, in Nottingham; the receptionist will give you details.
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‘Dear Alison, Archie and I have been treated with nothing but kindness, care and consideration from yourself, your nurses and the fabulous ladies in reception’
‘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 so much for looking after our precious little Holly, and for looking after us too!’
‘a BIG thank you to you all for getting Jasper back on his feet’.
‘Thank you all for looking after Bailey and taking such good care of him.’
‘Thank you to the nurse who looked after Juno so well during her weekend stay at Dovecote’.
‘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.’
‘Jed is so well cared for at Dovecote and all his aunties on reception give him so much love.’
‘Thank you, with loads of doggy lurve from Pickle’
‘For the thoroughness, efficiency and care with which you treated our little Poppett’