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If your pet is ill.

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.

Out of hours problems

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

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

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

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

  • Thank you so much for looking after our precious little Holly, and for looking after us too!’

  • ‘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’

  • We would like to thank everyone at Dovecote for their help and support, especially Shirley who was always available when needed.

  • ‘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’

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