We are a group of small animal practices in Chesterfield and Nottinghamshire, first established in 1986. We are passionate about animal care and our skilled team of veterinarians and vet nurses are dedicated to providing the highest quality care for your animals. Because we love animals and strive to provide excellent continuity of care, we are open six days a week and have access to 24-hour emergency care. For your added convenience, there’s free parking for clients at our surgeries.
Sally joined the Carrick team as practice manager after working in retail management for eight years. She lives at home with her three dogs – Fizz, a Sheltie, and Bella and Charlie who are both Westies. During her spare time Sally enjoys long country walks with her dogs and travelling with friends.
Karen started working for Carrick in August 2014. She came to us as she wanted a change in pace after running her own business “Dress the Dog”, where she made and wholesaled dog coats, beds and other items for several years. Prior to that Karen was a receptionist at the swim school for seven years. She enjoys everything about her job here as she sees it as a challenge and every day brings something new and exciting. Karen has three children who she adores. She also has a hamster, a fish and three crazy dogs. Outside work she likes to spend time with her family and dog walking. She also likes to sew and craft things.
Lindsay joined Carrick Veterinary Group in late 2018 and really enjoys her role. Before joining us she previously worked as a veterinary receptionist at a different practice for two years. Lindsay lives at home with her two sons, three dogs and a bearded dragon. In her spare time, Lindsay enjoys gardening, baking and going to the cinema.
Bridget joined Carrick Veterinary Group in 2016 as a part time receptionist. She has a beloved family dog and enjoys travelling and holidaying with her family.
Helen joined the Carrick Vets team in 2019 as a receptionist. Prior to joining the Carrick team, she worked as a veterinary receptionist elsewhere and thoroughly enjoyed the role. Helen loves the variety and the customer interaction that the role offers, and being able to see the animal and client journey. She especially enjoys the “hands on” side of the job and aspires to become an animal nursing assistant in the future. Outside of work, Helen is kept busy with a husband and two children, as well as a cat, two guinea pigs, a snake and an aquarium!
Kirstin joined the Carrick team in January 2018. She graduated from the University of Lincoln in 2013 with a degree in animal management and welfare, and is currently studying for her master’s degree. Kirstin is animal nutrition trained and is also a companion animal medicines advisor (SQP). She has a keen interest in cat and small animal welfare, and would one day love to train as a veterinary nurse. Away from work Kirstin loves to spend time with her two guinea pigs and two chinchillas.
Carol started work at the practice in September 2012; her previous job was as a special needs teaching assistant at a local primary school. She has two cats called Puddy and Pasha and works for St Johns Ambulance in her spare time.
Grace joined the Carrick team in April 2019 after working for VETisco, supplying veterinary practices with orthopaedic implants and instrumentation. Grace is always looking for further her knowledge within the animal care industry to improve welfare for all pets and animals. In 2014, Grace graduated with a BscHons degree in Equine Science Behaviour and Welfare, and has obtained a diploma in animal care. Outside of work, Grace has two horses called Tom and Seanie Cob who are her absolute world. In her spare time, Grace enjoys riding and competing and spending as much time outdoors with her horses and four dogs.
Jade joined the Carrick team in 2018 and loves the variety of the job and the fact that every day is different. She has loved working with animals since she was young and enjoyed helping her grandad look after his racing pigeons. Previously, she lived in Vietnam for six months working at a primate conservation charity. At home Jade has a cat called Fluff and a Shih-Tzu called Sue.