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

  • ‘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.’

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

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

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

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

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

  • 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’

  • ‘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’