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

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

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

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

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

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

  • ‘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’

  • ‘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.’

  • ‘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’