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We are qualified in veterinary medicine. If you have any concerns with your pet then contact us to make an appointment. We also offer nurses consults on preventative healthcare, nutrition and behavioural issues.

Consulting times
9.00am - 10.00am
and 2.00-7.00pm
by appointment

9.00 am - 12.00 noon
by appointment

telephone: 01623 555460
fax:      01623 555865

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Welcome to Thompsons

We are pleased that you have found our website and hope you enjoy looking through the pages. Whether or not you have been to us before or visited our website, we hope to give you some idea of who we are and where we are located. Enjoy the website - the photos, seeing what goes on ‘ behind the scenes’, reading the information/news and we look forward to seeing you soon.

We are based at Etwall House, on Alfreton Road.

Heat Stroke

With temperatures soaring this summer keep your pets cool to prevent heat stroke, a potentially life threatening conditon. Unfortunately, this year we have already seen numerous cases in dogs.

Prevention is best - offer drinking water in a variety of locations, use air conditioning and/or fans and only walk dogs at cool times.

Signs can include heavy panting, excessive drooling, lethargy and collapse. If you are concerned about your pet please call us as quickly as possible.

Congratulations to Jen

The most recent addition to our nursing staff, Jen has become a Registered Veterinary Nurse (RVN). All of us at Thompsons are delighted to have another RVN join our team. Jen's training has taken her many years of hard work at College and at the Practice to then pass her exams.

She has now started to run puppy clinics and weight clinics for registered pets - appointments can be made in the usual way via Reception.

If you do have any concerns about your pet's health in-between our opening times, please call our dedicated out-of-hours service VetsNow. The VetsNow clinic is easy to reach in Alfreton. They can always give you free advice over the phone. The phone number is 01773 688192.

Microchipping Pets

Microchips are an effective way of permanent identification.
A rice grain sized chip is implanted under the skin

We recommend to microchip dogs and cats. In case they get lost or are involved in an accident, it helps the dog warden, RSPCA and vets to reunite you and your pet.

From 6 April 2016 microchipping will be compulsory for all dogs.

To help you to comply with the law we are offering microchips for a reduced price.

Please ring Reception for any advice or an appointment.

Senior Cat Clinics

How old is your cat?

Over eight years old or in their teens?

Cats do not seem to get older, they don‘t go grey, they don‘t complain. Unfortunately they are very good at hiding any signs of old age. Of course, old age is not a disease but your body does change. We see lots of osteoarthritis, chronic kidney disease, hyperthyroidism and cognitive dysfunction. Hopefully your cat does not have any of those diseases. To make sure of that and to recognise signs early we offer a senior cat clinic.

Our nurses can talk to you about lots of things we can do to help your ageing cat. They can take your cat‘s blood pressure. Yes, cats can get high blood pressure too. And we offer a free annual urine test for cats over eight years old.

Have a look at our information on this website - go to 'Services' then 'Catfriendly' practice. Or even better ring us or ask your vet or nurse when you come to the practice.