About Us

We are an independent, family run practice with an exceptional veterinary team.
Loving and caring for your pets as if they are our own.

We understand just how important pets are

We know every individual animal has become an integral part of our family life.  That’s why we strive to provide the best veterinary care possible.

We take pride in every aspect of our work.  Whether it’s a routine treatment of a minor ailment or an emergency life saving operation.

Since 1992 our Veterinary Centres in Bolsover and Totley have continued to serve Chesterfield, Sheffield and the surrounding areas.

Our Team

Our team are highly trained, skilful and passionate individuals who, as a group, devote their lives to patient care.


Veterinary Surgeon & Founder

Born in Bolsover, I returned to my hometown after qualifying as a veterinary surgeon and set up Croft Veterinary Centre in 1992.  We continue to serve Bolsover and the surrounding areas, dedicated to ensuring the health and wellbeing of your pets.

With the advancement in veterinary equipment, care and diagnostics we are moving to exciting new premises in Bolsover to continue providing you with the best service possible.

We remain, family owned and independent with an exceptional veterinary team, loving and caring for your pets as if they are our own.


We look forward to welcoming you.



Qualified 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!


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.


Head Nurse
Hello, I’m Sarah one of the Registered Veterinary Nurses here at Croft, I joined the team in October 2020.
I have over 9 years’ experience in veterinary practice, I started out volunteering on my days off before progressing on to become an Animal Nursing Assistant at a Veterinary Hospital, which then gave me the opportunity to study as a student on an apprenticeship course.
I qualified as a Registered Nurse in 2016 and since then I have had the chance to work in emergency care and hospital settings. My main interests within practice are Surgical Nursing, Anaesthesia and Emergency Care.
Outside of work I have plenty of animals to keep me busy including my two horses, three cats and my Labrador Penny who enjoys long walks in the Peak District and any chance for a swim!


Veterinary Surgeon
Hello, I’m Caroline.

After graduating from the Royal Veterinary College in 2017, I moved back home to the East Midlands and have worked in small animal practice in the East Midlands ever since. I moved to Croft in 2021, and have loved meeting your furry friends and helping them stay healthy. I enjoy surgery, and like to keep busy learning new skills to give the best care I can.

In my spare time, I love to take my Cocker Spaniel, Bertie, on long walks in the countryside.


Accounts & Data Analyst

My name is Bob and I’m the Accounts & Data Analyst here at Croft
A True Yorkshireman, I live in Leeds, and I’ve been associated with Croft Veterinary Centre for the past 14 years. When the opportunity came in May 2022 to join them full-time there was no hesitation and being no stranger to Bolsover it made the decision easier.

I find the whole process of Veterinary care fascinating, and the level of professionalism that goes into the treatment and care of pets here at Croft is of upmost importance and I feel proud to be a part of the team
Outside of work and back up North, I live a typical family life, unfortunately I don’t have a Whippet but up until recently we had two house rabbits. I have a keen interest in sport, still playing some football, a bit of cycling and I’m a student in the Martial Art of Taekwondo.


Student Veterinary Nurse

Hello my name is Georgia,

I am an Animal Nursing Assistant at Croft Vets with hopes in the future of becoming a Veterinary Nurse. I am owned by my 4 boxer dogs, one cat and a one pony. In my spare time I love exploring the country side with my pony and taking him out jumping.

In practice I love a challenge, helping your companions on their hospitalization and recovery journey is one of my favorite things to do, as well as prepping and scrubbing in to help with surgeries.

I hope to see you and your pets very soon!


Branch Head 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 have a particular interest in Radiography and Emergency and Critical Care. In 2021 I will be starting a certificate in ECC.

In my spare time I enjoy walking my own pooch Bruce, we both quite like woodland walks. I also have 3 cats; Rio, Sir Tabbington and Mr Jenkins.

During lockdown I really got into hiking and started to appreciate the outdoors much more. In 2021 I am hoping to complete the Yorkshire 3 peaks and in 2022 the National 3 Peak Challenge in 24 hours!


Student Veterinary Nurse
Hey, my name is Jodie, I joined the Croft team October 2021 as an animal nursing assistant, I am so excited to say I am now a student nurse. At home I enjoy having snuggles and long walks with my dogs Elkie and Stanley. I can’t wait to get learning and meet everyone’s furry families.


Animal Nurse Assistant
Hey, My name is Kiera, I joined the Croft team March 2023 as an Animal Nurse Assistant, which I’m very excited about and very grateful for and excited about the opportunity. At home I enjoy having snuggles and long walks with my dogs Rupert and Loki. I can`t wait to start learning my role and meet everyone’s furry families.


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
Hi, I’m Fiona and I joined the Croft team in 2023. I graduated from UCD in Dublin in 2012 and have worked exclusively in small animal practice since then. My main areas of interest are internal medicine and diagnostic imaging, and I have a certificate in small animal medicine.

In my spare time I enjoy crafting and cooking, and I live with one grumpy cat called Oscar.


Hi, I’m Amy and I joined the Croft team in early 2021 as the accounting administrator.
I have worked in administration for over 15 years but this my first experience of a vets practice.
Seeing all your fur babies has to be the highlight of the job especially when I get sneaky cuddles!!!!
At home I have a Netherland dwarf rabbit called Lily.


Veterinary Receptionist
Hello!  My name’s Rachel and I joined the Croft’s Team in August 2022 to be the receptionist based in our Totley branch.   I’ve loved getting to know many of you and your amazing pets over the last few weeks and look forward to being a regular familiar face for all of our Totley clients.  At home I have 4 animal loving kids, 1 dog, 2 cats, 5 hamsters and a lovely husband who tolerates our furry obsession! When I’m not at work you’ll find me running the kids around the city, spending time with our lovely church family, walking Womble in the peaks or chatting over a coffee in a local cafe.


Veterinary Receptionist

Hi my name is Emily and joined the Croft team in October 2021. I am settling in well and love seeing all of your fur babies.

At home I have an elderly lady, Sasha who is a 16 year old Tibetan spaniel and I am a step mum to two shorthaired domestic cats, Howard and Thundertoes. Out of work I enjoy going to music concerts, spending time with family and you will sometimes find me at the side of a fishing lake with my partner.


Veterinary Surgeon
Hi, my name is Emma. I graduated as a Veterinary Surgeon from the Royal Veterinary College in June 2020 but have been working alongside the Croft team for the majority of my clinical learning. I enjoy every aspect of general practice and appreciate the importance of a Vet-Owner relationship when caring for your precious fur babies. I do have a particular interest in all things surgical.
Outside of the veterinary world I can probably be found in the spare room with my sewing machine, a cross stitch or a paintbrush!


Registered Veterinary Nurse

Hi I’m Abby, I joined this lovely team in June 2023, after graduating from Nottingham Trent University. I am a registered veterinary nurse who loves to get involved with every aspect of the nursing world, especially nurse consults.

Previously I’ve volunteered on an animal park looking after alpacas, meerkats and raccoons, this is where I realised that I wanted to pursue a career working with animals.

In my spare time i love playing with and walking my naughty retired greyhound Charlie.

I can’t wait to meet you all and take care of your furry friends.


Registered Veterinary Nurse

Hi, my name is Kirstie.
I qualified as a Veterinary nurse in 1993 and joined the Croft team in January 2022.
Over my career I have worked in small, referral and large animal practices all over the UK.

My main interests are vet nurse clinics where I love answering questions and advising you on your pets and also everything feline.

Outside of work I live with a pug and a Malinois and I am owned by 6 Siamese/ oriental show cats that I show around the UK.


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!


Veterinary Surgeon & Clinical Director
Hi, my name is Kieran. I am the Clinical Director of the practice and I qualified from Bristol University in 2014. Since then I have spent time working in a number of different practices across the Midlands before moving to Croft Vets. 

I have completed my Cert AVP certificate which has allowed me to develop my interests in orthopaedic and soft tissue surgery.  At work I enjoy building relationships with clients and their pets.

When not at work I spend my time playing cricket, road cycling and mountain biking.  I also enjoy hiking with my Pug and Boxer. If the weather is bad you’ll find me playing board games or knitting with a pint.


Business Development / Practice Manager
Hi I`m Danii I am the Business Development / Practice Manager at Croft Vets, I have over 15 years Veterinary experience in practice and in Veterinary Sales.

When I first started at Croft Vets in 2007 I started on reception and the best part of Croft Vets  has always been the amazing team,  I love working with them,  it is a real family environment.

In my spare time I play rugby for Ashfield Ladies RUFC,  I am currently the scrum half and  at home I have a beautiful elderly white cat called Ditto.


Veterinary Nurse

Hi my name is Jennifer, I’m a Veterinary nurse and have a passion in nursing consults, educating and meeting you and your fur babies is the highlight of my day. I’ve worked in veterinary for 10 years and most of this was in a charity hospital, where I gained a passion for emergency and critical care. I have a cat and labrador cross of my own who are both rescues. In my spare time I enjoy baking, dog walking, swimming and socialising.

Experienced  •  Compassionate

Our veterinary team constantly undertake extra training and go on additional courses to expand their skill set.   All registered staff are required to undertake compulsory set hours of CPD (Continued Professional Development) training.