About Us

Welcome to Croft Veterinary Centres.

We are a long established family run business with an excellent and experienced team of surgeons and nurses well positioned to cater for all your veterinary requirements.

Our practice is expanding and already consists of two, independently run, small animal surgeries; one in Chesterfield, the other in Sheffield.

Our surgeries are each staffed by a team of vets and nurses (comprising of registered veterinary nurses, animal nursing assistants, student veterinary nurses and experienced auxiliary nurses) and a receptionist all dedicated to ensuring the health and wellbeing of the animals under their care.

We cater to all our your pets requirements

Bolsover: Servicing Chesterfield

  • Our Chesterfield branch is located in the historic town of Bolsover, just down the road from the world famous English Heritage site, Bolsover Castle.
  • Our Bolsover practice has been open for more than two decades now, and has continued to serve the pet population of the surrounding areas.
  • Recently, we have started to refurbish and modernise the premises to maintain high clinical standards.
  • We have lots of parking at the rear of this premises with easy walk to the front.

Dore & Totley: Servicing Sheffield

  • Our Sheffield branch is located in the beautiful setting of Totley, right on the doorstep of the stunning peak district, yet less than 10 miles from the city centre.
  • Here is where we perform our more advanced operations such as laparoscopic keyhole surgery and orthopaedic specialist procedures. We also provide a free car park for your convenience.
  • We share a large car park with our friendly neighbour, you may park right outside of our front door.

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Veterinary Practice Manager

Veterinary practice managers are responsible for providing business management services and overseeing operations in the veterinary setting. They ensure that daily operations run smoothly in the clinic, allowing veterinarians to focus solely on practicing medicine rather than the many details of running a business.

Abigail Muscroft

Head Veterinary Surgeon and Practice Manager


Hello I’m Abby! I joined the team in 2014 and have since become a manager of the practice. My main clinical interest is soft tissue surgery and I am currently studying for a certificate in Small Animal Surgery. I also perform laparoscopic surgery at the practice. I have 3 Springer Spaniels and a cat, they rule my life when I’m not at work!

Louise Kirk

Veterinary Surgeon

Hi, I’m Louise! I graduated from Nottingham Vet School in 2015. I enjoy all aspects of being a vet but particularly love all the puppies and kittens I meet!

Lucy Thomas

Veterinary Surgeon

I graduated from RVC in 2011 and since then have worked solely with small animals. I enjoy a mixture of surgery and consulting and particularly geriatric medicine. At home I have 2 old lady labradors, and I hope to be able to add a cat to the family in the not too distant future.

When not at work I like amassing plants with far to little regard for where to put them, and taking the dogs for slow walks

The role of a veterinary surgeon (often known as a vet) is to safeguard the health and welfare of animals. Mostly this work is conducted within a general practice, where they’ll be responsible for the medical and surgical treatment of a range of animals, including domestic, zoo and farm animals.

Cat Henstridge

Veterinary Surgeon

Hi I’m Cat, I joined the team in 2018. I’m a Sheffield girl born and bred. After graduating from Bristol Vet School in 2003 I lived and worked in the West Midlands before coming home to live closer to family in 2014.

I have extensive experience in small animal practice, having worked in a wide variety of clinics, but particularly enjoys caring for older pets and ultrasound. At home I’m is sad to say that I’m too busy for a dog at the moment, so I have to make do with just one cat, called Fatty!


Veterinary Surgeon

About Alex

Veterinary Nurse

Veterinary nursing is the supportive care of animals receiving treatment within a veterinary practice.
A veterinary nurse works as a member of the veterinary team, providing expert nursing care for sick animals. Veterinary nurses also play a significant role in educating owners on maintaining the health and wellbeing of their pets.

Tamara Pinder Head Veterinary Nurse


Hi, my name is Tamara and I am the head nurse here at Croft. I’m originally from down south but moved up north to follow my dream of working with animals. I qualified in 2017 and I have never looked back!

Back home I have a beautiful little french bulldog called Cooper who I absolutely adore. Here at Croft we are like a family, and they’ve made this place feel like home. I enjoy my consults and I love cuddles with all of your tiny little babies!

Sarah Peverelle

Registered Veterinary Nurse

Hello! My name is Sarah and I am one of the registered veterinary nurses here at Croft Vets. I have worked in veterinary practice for 6 years. I enjoy all aspects of nursing especially feline medicine and care, and also ensuring all patients are given high quality care throughout surgical and emergency procedures.

At home I have a gorgeous black cat called Evie who has chosen me to be her human!

Sarah Tolley

Registered Veterinary Nurse

Hello, I’m Sarah! I graduated from Harper Adams University in 2017 with a BSc (Hons) Veterinary Nursing and Practice Management and joined the team shortly afterwards. I am particularly interested exotic in exotic animals, particularly birds and rabbits!

At home I have a Malinois called Fred, a Rabbit called Rudy, a Crested Gecko called Norbert and an Avery full of birds!

Jemma Eville

Registered Veterinary Nurse

Hello! My name is Jemma, I joined the Croft team in 2016 and in 2018 I progressed to become a Registered Veterinary Nurse.

I am currently completing a course in Canine Behaviour so that I can help owners to understand why their pets act in certain ways.
In my spare time I enjoy walking my own pooch Bruce. I also have three cats; Felicity Diggle, Sir Tabbington and Mr Jenkins.

Lucy Stimson

Registered Veterinary Nurse

Hello! I’m Lucy! I am a Veterinary Nurse and have been qualified since 2018 but have worked in veterinary clinics for over 5 years.

I love being a Veterinary Nurse! My favourite parts of the job are doing physiotherapy, working in our in-house lab (I’m always looking at cool stuff down the microscope!) and, of course, looking after all your pets! At home I have two dogs, Ellie and Charlie, and often am head-rearing stray kittens!

Katy Hall

Student Veterinary Nurse

Hi, my name is Katy. I joined the croft team in September 2017. I am a proud parent of three dogs and a kitten. I have previously worked in a centre for pet nutrition and behaviour in the Leicestershire countryside, then for a veterinary distribution company. This means I can offer you plenty of advice in different areas. I look forward to seeing you and your fur children in my consults!

Megan Morton

Animal Care Assistant

Hi, I’m Megan and I joined the team as a receptionist back in May 2018 but became an Animal Care Assistant in 2019. In the future I hope to progress and become a Veterinary Nurse. My favourite part about the job is getting to meet and greet and care for all your lovely fur babies! At home I currently have a 2 year old Border Collie called Nelly who keeps me busy in my free time. I’ll look forward to meeting you!

Sally Gorton

Veterinary Receptionist

Hi my name is Sally and I joined Croft Vets as receptionist in August 2018. I really enjoy interacting with the clients and fussing their fur babies! At home I am owned by a black and white rascal cat called Chester.

Ella Bartley

Grooming Technician


Hello my name is Ella, I have been an animal groomer at Croft Grooming Centre since August 2018.

My interest in professional grooming started when my own dogs returned from the groomers. I was astonished with the transformation, which started my curiosity into grooming and transforming them myself! I trained and qualified under World Champion Amy Manser, and have been grooming and growing over the last three years.

I am an advocate for gentle handling grooming, and pride myself on giving the dogs the space and time required to allow for a stress free experience. I am incredibly lucky to spend my working days with all of these wonderful animals, and strive to keep building my relationships with owner and pet.