Meet the team
I qualified in 1999 from the University of Pretoria in South Africa. In my first ten years as a Vet I have been fortunate to have worked in small and large animal surgeries in both South Africa and the UK and also done a small amount of wildlife work. I always knew that I wanted to run my own practice and I jumped at the chance to take on Derby Companion Care in 2005. In the years that I’ve been here the team has gone from strength to strength. I work with a very dedicated nursing and reception team. I have two dogs, Nugget and Chilli. I like to spend my spare time with my beautiful wife and two daughters and I enjoy walking, running and cycling in the Peak District.
Dawn graduated from the Royal Veterinary College London in July 2009, then went to work at a small Animal veterinary practice in Grimsby before joining Derby Companion Care team in January 2011. Dawn enjoys the variety in the animals she sees and the challenge of working up cases. Dawn has a particular interest in Rabbits and she enjoys the company of her own two Rabbits called Ginny and Harry.
In her spare time she loves to read fictional books especially mysteries, visiting the cinema, and often attempts a bit of gardening.
Diana graduated in 2006 from USAMVBT in Romania and has been working for Companion Care since 2015. She did an internship at a vets in Italy between 2011 and 2013. Diana has a keen interest in cases involving surgery and general medicine. She has 2 dogs, 2 cats and a ferret back home in Romania and is interested in nature and cooking.
Mel qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in 2001 and joined Companion Care in 2015. She has 9 years experience working in Emergency and Critical Care. Mel has gained her ISFM Certificate in Feline Nursing and has a passion for cats. She has several cats of her own including Betty, Jack, Richard and Jeff.
Leighanne qualified as a Registered Veterinary Nurse in June 2017 and joined Companion Care Derby in October 2018. Leighanne has three cats at home - Purr, Woof and Roar.
Laura joined in August 2018 after working for Pets at Home for 9 years. Laura has a cat, a dog, a rabbit and guinea-pigs at home. Laura is a Student Veterinary Nurse and is working hard to become a Registered Veterinary Nurse.
Registered Veterinary Nurse
Victoria has worked for Vets4Pets Derby since October 2018 after previously working at Pets at Home. Victoria had a real passion for animals and has three dogs and rabbits at home.
Client Care Advisor
Client Care Advisor
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Emergency coverEven if we are closed, we have your pet covered.
BiochemistryAllows an assessment of the functionality of a patients organs.
Blood Pressure MonitorUsed to measure the range of blood pressure as a preventative treatment to identify early signs of systemic hypertension.
DentistryThe treatment and prevention of dental disease
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Haematology – Blood testingAllows the assessment of a patient's blood and blood cells.
Hospital WardSuite of custom-built kennels for the housing and monitoring of in-patients.
In-house LaboratoryA range of analytical tests and equipment to assist in the rapid diagnosis of illness.
Isolation UnitA special ward to care for animals with contagious diseases.
Operating TheatreAn operating theatre with gaseous anaesthetic facility for surgical procedures.
X-RayGenerates digital 2D images of bones and internal organs.
Complete Care Junior
Complete Care Senior
Out of hours
Tel: Telephone: 01332 678333
Out-of-hours emergency consultation fees start from £147 before 12am and £192 after 12am. Any necessary treatment or medication administered by the emergency service will be charged in addition to the emergency consultation fee.