We are qualified in veterinary medicine. If you have any concerns or problems with your pet or you need to ask us any questions then contact us or make an appointment with us.
We also offer nurses consults during the consultation times where you can get advice on all preventative healthcare as well as 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.
This is where we are based at Etwall House, on the Alfreton Road.
Spring has Sprung!
Enjoy those sunny and beautiful spring walks. On country walks follow "Take the Lead' campaign to keep dogs on leads around livestock to ensure livestock, dogs and their owners are kept safe in the countryside.
Many of the flowers we adore so much at this time of year can be toxic to our pets, especially the bulbs. Please contact us if you are concerned your pet has had contact with a potential toxin and/or shows signs including salivation, vomiting/diarrhoea and incoordination.
If you do have any problems 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 advice over the phone. The phone number is 01773 688192.
Best wishes from your Thompsons team this Spring!
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.