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Nottingham University School of Veterinary Medicine

We are very proud to be a Clinical Associate Practice of the Nottingham University School of Veterinary Medicine (NUSVM).

This means that we host rotations of final year veterinary students from Nottingham with a particular interest in companion animals. They have elected to come to Dovecote as part of their final clinical training, which enables them to see and participate in both first opinion and referral cases with our experienced team.

Students are able to learn from both our specialist vets and nurses in a real world setting, benefitting from our teaching, supervision and discussion of case studies. Thus whilst on rotation with us they learn not only how to deal with an individual case but also how to manage a caseload, work as part of a team and communicate well with both clients and other team members.

We have also learnt from our collaboration with Nottingham. We have been made to feel part of their team, especially when attending “train the trainer” events at the University and we have been visited by both their external examiners and the RCVS accreditation board as part of our on-going relationship with the vet school.

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Testimonials
Clients have said
  • ‘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’

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

  • ‘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.’

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

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

  • ‘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’

  • ‘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.’