About us

Why choose us

The Charlesworth Veterinary Surgery is a proudly independent, long established companion animal practice. Our team are highly trained, we are passionate about our profession and we work hard every day to provide the highest standards of care for your animal friends. We hope to bring you great quality of service in an animal friendly and welcoming environment.

Our background

The practice was established in Clay Cross in 1979 and has been caring for the pets of Chesterfield, Clay Cross, Alfreton and surrounding areas ever since. In 2013 due to increased customer demand for our services we opened another surgery in South Normanton. Today both surgeries are thriving and continue to grow and develop.

Our commitment

Your animal companions are a beloved part of your family - we understand that and we will always treat them with kindness and respect. Our team will do their utmost to help you keep them happy and healthy throughout their lives and care for them to the very best of our ability if they become unwell. We wish to provide all the love and care we would want for our own animal friends.

In 1979 our Clay Cross Surgery was just a single small converted terrace house - over the years it has grown and developed with new purpose built areas, but still retains its character.

In July 2016 we started work on some extensive renovations and improvements to our waiting room and theatre areas and we are so pleased with the results. Our waiting room is a bright and colourful space with separate dog, cat and small furry areas to help limit stress for our animal visitors and hopefully its also a calm and pleasant space for our lovely clients to come to with their fur friends.

Our consult rooms are light and uncluttered and our theatres are modern and well equipped with multi parameter monitoring. We have separate dog, cat and rabbit wards and we also have a high tech Lab, digital xray and ultrasound space. We are super proud of our beautiful, calm cat ward at Clay Cross as it has achieved Silver Status accreditation from the ISFM, but all of our wards are spacious and comfortable for our patients. 

Our South Normanton branch was opened in April 2013. It is located in the former doctor's surgery, part of the South Normanton 'hub' and Co-op complex. The premises are ideal with excellent parking outside and pleasant and light inside with excellent access for wheel chairs, push chairs and large carriers. The practice is off the main road on the market place between the Co-op supermarket and pharmacy.

We have a large, colourful waiting area, modern, well-equipped theatre and separate, spacious cat and dog kennels. We consult throughout the day and undertake routine 'day patient' operations at South Normanton, but we don't yet do dental work here - our dentistry cases will be admitted at the Clay Cross surgery. More complicated surgical cases and those requiring or likely to require hospitalisation and/or x-rays will also be transferred to Clay Cross. 

Our whole team share the cover and they all love to spend some time here at the South Normanton surgery -  it's a lovely space to work in and it's great to catch up with our wonderful, loyal client base here and their animal companions.

All enquiries and appointments

Clay Cross - 01246 862266 or South Normanton - 01773 819501

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