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  • Andrew Robinson, Veterinary Surgeon at Dovecote Veterinary Hospital

    Andrew Robinson

    BVSc CertVA CertVR CertSAO DipECVS FRCVS
    RCVS and European Recognised Specialist in Small Animal Surgery
    Honorary Associate Professor in Small Animal Surgery

    After graduating from Liverpool I worked as an assistant in mixed practice for three years before starting my own practice in 1979.  Having always had an interest in surgery I expanded my surgical skills and studied for further qualifications while building up the practice, which has evolved via many changes into Dovecote Veterinary Hospital. I started taking referral cases in 1990 and achieved Specialist status in 2002.

    I am a Vice President of the Federation of Veterinarians in Europe and a keen supporter of Leicester Tigers.

  • Alison Robinson, Veterinary Surgeon at Dovecote Veterinary Hospital

    Alison Robinson

    MA VetMB MBA FRCPath MRCVS
    Honorary Associate Professor in Clinical Pathology

    After graduating from Cambridge, I worked for many years as a Veterinary Pathologist and then a manager in the pharmaceutical industry. I joined the practice in 2001 and have managed it through an exciting time of change for the veterinary profession, with advanced diagnostic imaging and surgical techniques becoming available for companion animals that are comparable to what is routine for their owners.

    Although my role is now largely in management, I also have a clinical workload in clinical pathology, diagnostic imaging and first opinion medicine.

  • Mark Lowrie, Veterinarian at Dovecote Veterinary Hospital

    Mark Lowrie

    MA VetMB MVM DipECVN MRCVS
    RCVS and European Recognised Specialist in Veterinary Neurology

    I qualified from the University of Cambridge and then worked in first opinion small animal practice. Following an internship at the Royal Veterinary College (RVC), I moved to the University of Glasgow to complete a residency in veterinary neurology. I worked for several years at a leading multidisciplinary veterinary center near London before joining Dovecote. I have a Master’s degree on steroid responsive meningitis-arteritis in dogs and have a particular interest in management of movement disorders, inflammatory brain and spinal disease and feline neurology.

  • Bruce Campbell, Veterinarian at Dovecote Veterinary Hospital

    Bruce Campbell

    BVM&S CertSAS MRCVS
    RCVS Advanced Practitioner in Small Animal Surgery

    I gained the RCVS certificate in small animal surgery in 2008 and was listed as RCVS Advanced Practitioner in Small Animal Surgery at its inception in 2015. I have been working in dedicated orthopaedic practice since 2010 during which time I have gained extensive experience in this field. I am fascinated by all aspects of orthopaedics but have particular interests in fracture repair, arthroscopy, rehabilitation and regenerative medicine.

  • Sergio Gomes, Veterinarian at Dovecote Veterinary Hospital

    Sergio Gomes

    DVM MRCVS
    ECVN Resident in Small Animal Neurology and Neurosurgery

    I qualified from the University of Porto in 2011. Having become passionate about neurology whilst an undergraduate I then undertook a number of internships as well as working in first opinion practice, and in 2016 I started my residency in neurology at Dovecote. I am interested in all aspects of this incredible area of knowledge, being particularly keen on neurosurgery.

  • Mike Targett, Clinical Associate Professor in Veterinary Neurology, University of Nottingham

    Mike Targett

    MA VetMB PhD DipECVN SFHEA MRCVS
    RCVS and European recognised specialist in Veterinary Neurology
    Clinical Associate Professor in Veterinary Neurology, University of Nottingham

    I am an RCVS and European Specialist in Veterinary Neurology with over 20 years’ experience in small animal neurology referral practice. I am a clinical Associate Professor in Veterinary Neurology within the School of Veterinary Medicine and Science, University of Nottingham.

    I split my time between teaching at all levels of the Undergraduate Curriculum at the Sutton Bonington Campus and seeing referral neurology cases at Dovecote Veterinary Hospital which is one of the University Clinical Associate Practices that hosts final year students. I am interested in all aspects of veterinary neurology including advanced imaging and neurosurgical procedures and am currently pursuing trials on lumbosacral foraminal stenosis.

  • Giuseppe Bonanno, Veterinarian at Dovecote Veterinary Hospital

    Giuseppe (Peppe) Bonanno

    DVM MRCVS
    Veterinary Surgeon

    I qualified from the University of Bologna (Italy) in 2007. Even when I was still at university, my main interest was surgery. I spent six years working in first opinion and referral practice, moving to the UK in 2014 to improve my knowledge and skills in surgery. I spent a year as an intern in a referral practice in Cheshire, then I worked in a first opinion practice where I could gain experience in surgery. In January 2016 I moved to Dovecote; I work mainly in first opinion but I also help the referral team, especially with surgical cases.

  • Naomi Ragsdell

    BVSc BVM BVS MRCVS
    Veterinary Surgeon

    I qualified from Nottingham Vet School in 2011. I spent some time at Dovecote seeing practice as a student so it’s fantastic to come back some years later to work here. I enjoy meeting clients and getting to know their pets. I am interested in all aspects of first opinion work and I love the variety. I am very keen on building up trust among the pets that come to see us so that they can feel comfortable every time they visit.

    I own Buster the Staffie, he is three years old and was a rescue.

  • Kate Griffiths

    BVSc CertVD PGDip(MedEd) MRCVS

    I graduated from the University of Bristol in 1984, following which I worked in small animal general practice, and was awarded the RCVS Certificate in Veterinary Dermatology in 2000. Having developed a dermatology referral service in the Thames Valley, I moved to the East Midlands, where I have provided a dermatology service at the Dovecote Veterinary Hospital since 2004.

    I am an Assistant Professor in Veterinary Dermatology at the University of Nottingham School of Veterinary Medicine and Science, where I teach dermatology and deliver CPD courses to veterinary practitioners. I am also an active member of the British Veterinary Dermatology Study Group, for which I have served as Treasurer and President.

  • Shirley Van Lelyveld

    BVSc MSc (Clinical Oncology) MRCVS DECVIM-CA (Medical Oncology)

    I qualified in 1996 from the University of Pretoria (Onderstepoort) and have worked in a number of small animal practices in the UK since then. In April 2004 I started a 3 year residency in clinical oncology at Veterinary Referrals Cancer and Critical care (VRCC), completing my residency in 2007. Thereafter I was awarded a Master of Science degree in clinical oncology by the Institute of Cancer Research at Birmingham University, having presented a thesis on radiation therapy for soft tissue sarcomas.

    In June 2007 I moved to a veterinary specialist in Herefordshire as staff oncologist.  After taking sabbatical for study, I obtained my European Diploma in Oncology in 2015 and joined Dovecote shortly after.

  • Rob White, Veterinarian at Dovecote Veterinary Hospital

    Rob White

    BSc (Hons) BVetMed CertVA DSAS (Soft Tissue) DiplECVS FRCVS
    European Specialist in Small Animal Surgery
    RCVS Specialist in Small Animal Surgery (Soft Tissue)

    I am a high achieving internationally recognised specialist in soft tissue surgery with broad experience of working in veterinary academia and private referral veterinary practice. Throughout my career I have maintained a strong and consistent publication record and forged a number of successful collaborations with academia and industry. My clinical and educational activities have had a positive impact on advancing small animal veterinary surgery and I have developed a number of novel surgical procedures for the management of respiratory, cardiovascular and urogenital tract diseases in the dog and cat. In 2002, I was awarded the BSAVA Simon Award for outstanding contributions to veterinary surgery.

  • Stephen Shaw

    BVetMed CertSAD DVD PhD MRCVS
    RCVS Recognised Specialist in Veterinary Dermatology

    I am an RCVS recognised Specialist in Veterinary Dermatology with over 25 years of experience in referral dermatology. My main areas of interest are allergy and ear disease. I am passionate that these are treated early and effectively to prevent the chronic problems which can devastate a dog’s or cat’s happy life. In addition, I provide new graduate and undergraduate training in these subjects and work with Guide Dogs at a national level.

  • Carol Wyse, Physiotherapist at Dovecote Veterinary Hospital

    Carol Wyse

    Physiotherapist

    I qualified as a human physiotherapist back in 1996 and have worked in numerous hospitals around the country predominantly working with neurological patients. In 2015 my love of dogs led me to retrain to be a veterinary physiotherapist attending  Hartpury College for two years. I joined Dovecote practice in November 2017 and work with in and out patients aiming to decrease pain and discomfort and restore strength, mobility and function.

    When not at Dovecote I continue to treat people two days a week, enjoy walking my spirited Border Terrier Alfie and singing in an multi-award winning choir.

Andrew Robinson, Veterinary Surgeon at Dovecote Veterinary Hospital
Alison Robinson, Veterinary Surgeon at Dovecote Veterinary Hospital
Mark Lowrie, Veterinarian at Dovecote Veterinary Hospital
Bruce Campbell, Veterinarian at Dovecote Veterinary Hospital
Sergio Gomes, Veterinarian at Dovecote Veterinary Hospital
Mike Targett, Clinical Associate Professor in Veterinary Neurology, University of Nottingham
Giuseppe Bonanno, Veterinarian at Dovecote Veterinary Hospital
Rob White, Veterinarian at Dovecote Veterinary Hospital
Carol Wyse, Physiotherapist at Dovecote Veterinary Hospital
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Where are we?

Based in the Midlands

From the north (M1 J24A), south (M1 J24 or A6 to J24) or east (via Nottingham) – A453 to J24:

Take the A50 signposted Stoke on Trent and Derby. At Junction 1 (the first large junction with a roundabout over the road) take the second exit to Castle Donington on the B6540. Follow this road into the village, taking the first exit from both of the two small roundabouts you will come to. Continue through the village until you come to a set of traffic lights. The Manor Hotel is on your left. Turn left at the traffic lights, into Delven Lane. Take the second right turn, at the top of the hill, into a service road which leads into our car park.

From the north and west (A50):

Leave the A50 at J1 (B6540) and take the last exit from the roundabout, to Castle Donington on the B6540. Follow this road into the village, taking the first exit from both of the two small roundabouts you will come to. Continue through the village until you come to a set of traffic lights. The Manor Hotel is on your left. Turn left at the traffic lights, into Delven Lane. Take the second right turn, at the top of the hill, into a service road which leads into our car park.

From the south and west (M42, A42):

Leave the A42 at J14 and turn left onto the A453 (signposted East Midlands Airport). Follow the A453 past Donington Park racecourse and turn left at the traffic lights. Take the first exit from the roundabout and follow the road through Castle Donington until you come to another set of traffic lights. The bus station is on your right. Turn right into Delven Lane. Take the second right turn, at the top of the hill, into a service road which leads into our car park.

Ample car parking on site with level access to the hospital.

Dovecote Veterinary Hospital 5 Delven Lane Castle Donington Derby DE74 2LJ

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

  • ‘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’

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

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

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

  • ‘Whether making an appointment, seeing (in our case Naomi) we have been made to feel very welcome and part of the Dovecote family’

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

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

  • 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’

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