Medivet Allestree

Saint Leonard Veterinary Centre

01332 553396

4.8 /5
65 reviews

367A Duffield Rd, Allestree, Derby, Derbyshire, DE22 2DN

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Disability Friendly, Street Parking, Free Client Parking

Meet the team

Miklos Horkai

Veterinary Surgeon


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Miklos Horkai

Veterinary Surgeon

Miklos graduated as a Veterinarian in 1989 at the University of Veterinary Science in Budapest, Hungary. After nearly a decade of working in and around Budapest Miklos took the brave step of opening his own surgery at home, as well as working as a Food Hygiene Inspector! He settled in the UK with his family in 2007, joining us in March 2019. In his spare time, Miklos likes gardening, history, reading and playing his old guitar.

Melodie Hernandez Gonzalez

Veterinary Surgeon


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Melodie Hernandez Gonzalez

Veterinary Surgeon

Melodie graduated in 2017 working as a large animal vet until she joined us in 2023. She studied for 6 years in Las Palmas, Spain and then made to move to the UK. Since turning to small animals, she hasn't looked back as she has been loving meeting all of our patients. In her spare time, Melodie enjoys hiking and playing tennis.

Ioannis

Veterinary Surgeon


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Helena Campos

Veterinary Surgeon


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Helena Campos

Veterinary Surgeon

Helena joined the practice in October 2022 after studying in her home country, Portugal, for 7 years. Back home she has a cat called Foxy. Her hobbies include walking, reading, drawing and listening to music.

Allison George

Deputy Head Veterinary Nurse


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Allison George

Deputy Head Veterinary Nurse

Allison started working at the practice in 1986 so has seen many changes throughout the decades. She is Deputy Head Nurse and Clinical Supervisor for our Nurses in training as well as running 'fat club' for all our furry friends who are a little on the rotund side. Outside work Allison enjoys travel, theatre and dance, but mostly spending precious time with her family and friends........... and of course, her beloved Springer Spaniel 'Cybil' (who patiently accepts being bandaged time and time again as practice for our students!).

Rebecca Grundy

Veterinary Nurse


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Rebecca Grundy

Veterinary Nurse

Rebecca has been a member of the surgery family since she left school, soon qualifying as a Veterinary Nurse. Rebecca fulfils the role of Head Nurse supporting Fiona in the day to day running of the practice. She has two children, Holly and Jacob, who love to keep her on her toes! She also has two Border Collies called Aggie and Dottie and a loveable little tortoise called Fred who she has had since she was 5 years old!

Zoe Hayward

Veterinary Nurse


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Zoe Hayward

Veterinary Nurse

Zoe joined the practice in 1995 and became a nurse in 1997. She left us for a few years working at the Pet Blood Bank and re-joined in 2021. She has a keen interest in surgical nursing. In her spare time Zoe enjoys being part of an amateur dramatics group and doing arts and crafts.

Stacey Lloyd

Patient Care Assistant


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Stacey Lloyd

Patient Care Assistant

Stacey joined the team early 2022 as a Veterinary Care Assistant. She has a long history of working with animals, starting with volunteering at her local re-homing shelter then working for a number of charities. Her passion and experience grew and there’s been no looking back! Stacey has 5 rescue cats, Baby, Alan, Ronnie, Dennis and 3 legged Kevin (there’s a theme running here!) who despite his disability can run like a whippet!

Fiona Lowe

Veterinary Nurse


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Fiona Lowe

Veterinary Nurse

Fiona qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in April 2009 having begun working at the practice in 2002. Fiona is our Head Registered Veterinary Nurse, working alongside Rebecca, directing the operations of our team of qualified and dedicated veterinary nurses. Out of work Fiona enjoys competing on her horse Bailey in local BD Dressage competitions, often coming away with a red rosette! Fiona also has a very handsome Lakeland Terrier, Buddy, a cheeky chap who loves nothing more than curling up on his favourite love seat at home. She also has two children call Nancy and Arthur who keep her super busy!

Lauren Timms

Veterinary Nurse


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Lauren Timms

Veterinary Nurse

Lauren joined the practice as a veterinary care assistant in 2016 and went on to complete her Veterinary Nursing apprenticeship in 2021. She has a keen interest in theatre practice particularly orthopaedic surgeries. Lauren lives with Lily the Labrador and her two rabbits – Rupert the Continental Giant and Nelly the Netherland Dwarf. She can often be found exploring the countryside with Lily by her side.

Nichola Mitchell

Veterinary Nurse


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Nichola Mitchell

Veterinary Nurse

Niki starting nursing at Saint Leonard Veterinary Centre back in 2022. You will often see her smiley face during nurse clinics and has a wealth of knowledge to share with owners. Niki has an array of pets at home from dogs to cats, to snakes to lizards with a tortoise thrown in for good measure!

Kathryn Batley

Client Care Assistant


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Kathryn Batley

Client Care Assistant

Kath has been a veterinary receptionist since 2007 and previously worked in a mixed practice before joining us in 2021. She has 2 cats, a dog and a small herd of South Devon cattle. Her hobbies included walking, gardening and baking.

Louise Berry

Head Client Care Assistant


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Louise Berry

Head Client Care Assistant

Louise is our Head Receptionist, supported by Kath, Mia & Leah. Together they provide a warm welcome and are always on hand to answer your queries. She first joined us on work experience back in 2014 and hasn’t looked back since. In her spare time Louise enjoys camping and when she has more time is often on her way to Cornwall with the family and her springer spaniel Jenson. She is rather green fingered and loves spending time in the garden.

Nicola Mellor

Practice Manager


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Nicola Mellor

Practice Manager

Nicola joined as Practice Manager in 2018 and considers herself very lucky to be working with such a wonderful team. She has previously worked in various management roles within the hospitality and leisure industries which had many perks but none like seeing our patients every day! You may often see her with Mae her Labrador who loves spending her days in the practice as she is showered with attention from both the team and our lovely clients. She has two children who as every parent knows keep her very busy, and Hugo the cat (he's not so keen on coming into work!) In her spare time, Nic loves getting out in the lovely Derbyshire countryside trying to burn off some of the Labrador energy.

Leah Thompson

Client Care Assistant


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Leah Thompson

Client Care Assistant

Leah has been working in the veterinary industry since 2016 and gained her Accredited Veterinary Receptionist award back in 2022, she is the administrator for all insurance claims and queries for the practice. Outside of work Leah enjoys going to the gym, reading, dancing, horse riding and hiking in the Peak District with her two dogs Izzie and Ralph.

Mia Vardy

Client Care Assistant


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Mia Vardy

Client Care Assistant

Mia joined that practice in 2022 after working in a pharmacy. You’ll find her smiley, friendly face on reception ready to help. Out of work she spends her time with her ex-race horse and going on long walks with her two Border Collies, Thor and Loki.

  • Your vet in Derby

    Welcome to Medivet Allestree. Our kind and caring team of vets and nurses are pleased to welcome you to our well-equipped practice in Derby. We provide a wide range of services and the highest standard of veterinary care.

    We look forward to welcoming you and your pet to our practice. 

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4.8 /5
65 reviews
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5.0/5
Jan 25, 2024
Google Medivet
Always helpful and supportive- professional and friendly.
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5.0/5
Jan 23, 2024
Google Medivet
Brilliant team at this practice 👏
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4.0/5
Jan 11, 2024
Google Medivet
Nice vets. Saw my dog out of hours.
Google
5.0/5
Dec 30, 2023
Google Medivet
Best vets ever
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5.0/5
Dec 6, 2023
Google Medivet
My dog is always treated with the best care and attention. We are always listened to and clear advise is given. Would highly recommend
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5.0/5
Sep 23, 2023
Google Medivet
Excellent vet practice. Very convenient and good gold plan cover.
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2.0/5
Jul 14, 2023
Google Medivet
For me personally, I have been coming here for a year now (when needed) and my experience has never been a good one, which is a shame. I feel I have left this practice each time with the feeling not to return and their focus was financial gain and not the care of the animal. Sorry team but I shall not return. With respect.
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5.0/5
Jul 5, 2023
Google Medivet
Fantastic practice. Very friendly staff. I always feel at ease with the care Stanley & Dotty receive. I wouldn't go anywhere else. Highly recommended
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4.0/5
May 24, 2023
Google Medivet
As long as Duffield Road branch keeps open, I'll keep going, close it and I'll move
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4.0/5
May 13, 2023
Google Medivet
Extremely satisfied with the practice. We attended Allestree and the receptionist had a lot to deal with all at once and we would have liked to book our next appointment but a lot going on! But it is a small waiting room!!
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5.0/5
Mar 14, 2023
Google Medivet
Very pleased with the vet and the nurse was very supportive over my anxious and aggressive dog that had fears over being there
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5.0/5
Jan 6, 2023
Google Medivet
A very caring vets,, very friendly with my Dog, all staff listen , friendly and cater for everything you need .. great service every time ..

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