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.
9.00am - 10.00am
9.00 am - 12.00 noon
The X Runner team
Better late than never
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.
Spring has sprung!
There are many spring flowers to enjoy but many are toxic to pets including snowdrops, crocuses, daffodils, tulips, lily of the valley and aconite. Signs of toxicity can include salivation, vomiting, diarrhoea, staggering and collapse. If you are concerned your pet is showing any of these signs please contact us and bring with you a sample/name of the plant, an estimate of the quantity eaten or chewed and how long ago the pet ate it.
When walking dogs in the countryside remember to 'Take the Lead' - a campaign to keep dogs on a lead around livestock. This is to ensure livestock, dogs and their owners are kept safe in the countryside, especially with newly born livestock. (And its always a good idea to wash/wipe paws after walks if your pet suffers from any suspected allergic skin condition).
WALK ON THE WILD SIDE - Anke is this April undertaking to walk across the Grand Canyon. This is to raise awareness and funding for the Alzheimer's Society, in memory of her mother, who died from this disease five years ago. This is a condition which is increasing and has effects on everyone in a household, humans and pets alike. Anke especially wishes to raise money to help the understanding of how to care for such patients. If you would like to show your support by sponsoring her please visit Anke Granger's just giving page.
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.
Puppy & Weight Clinics
Jen, the most recent addition to our nursing team, now runs puppy and weight clinics for pets registered at Thompsons.
Appointments can be made in the usual way via Reception.
Microchips are an effective way of permanently identifying a pet.
A rice grain sized chip is implanted under the skin.
We recommend to microchip cats as well as dogs. In case they get lost or are involved in an accident it helps the local council, RSPCA and vets to reunite you and your pet as quickly as possible. From 6 April 2016 microchipping became compulsory for all dogs. Part of the new legislation means, when purchasing a puppy that animal should be microchipped and recorded on a database that is compliant with the new regulations by the time it is eight weeks old (unless an exemption applies).
A microchip can be implanted during a routine appointment with a vet or veterinary nurse. Please ring Reception for advice or to book an appointment.
Out of Hours Service
If your pet needs to see a vet when we are closed please contact our out-of-hours service VetsNow in Alfreton on 01773 688192.