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.



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!


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.


Registered Veterinary 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!


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 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!


Nursing Assistant
Hi, I’m Meg and I joined the team in early 2018 as a receptionist after being offered a permanent role following some voluntary work experience. In 2019 I progressed to be an Animal Nursing Assistant and am due to become a Student Veterinary Nurse in September 2021. My passion has always been providing the best care for animals. At home I have a Border Collie called Nelly who keeps me very busy in my free time. I will look forward to meeting you!


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!


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.


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!


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
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 am nearing completion of my CertAVP 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.

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.

Bolsover: 01246 823 353

Sheffield: 0114 262 1444