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The Charlesworth Veterinary Surgery

a puppy and kitten togetherThe Charlesworth Veterinary Surgery is a companion animal practice. The practice was established by Chris Charlesworth in Clay Cross in 1979 and has been caring for the pets of Chesterfield, Clay Cross, Alfreton and surrounding areas ever since. Chris has now retired but the practice continues to be an independently owned and run, non-corporate practice, with you and your pets' interests foremost. 

Our aim is to do what is right for you and your pet.

We have large waiting rooms, consulting rooms, modern theatres, plus a dedicated preparation and dental procedure room, an ultrasound machine, blood pressure measurement equipment and an extensive laboratory which allows us to provide same day results for the majority of our blood tests.

vet nurse holding small dogIt is important that you are able to make the best decisions with regard to the care and wellbeing of your pet so we take the time to explain your pets treatment options to you.

Our Veterinary Surgeons and Nurses are trained to high standard so you can be assured of excellent treatment for your Pet and peace of mind for you. If you are unsure about anything please ask.

We provide many services including Pet Health Plan, Repeat Prescription, Out of Hours and Emergency care, some helpful Nursing Clinics. Our website has advice on Vaccinations for your pet, Dental Care and First Aid and many other helpful topics. You can also download Practice documents and forms to read and complete at home. We hope you can find our website useful and you can always contact us at any time for appointments and questions.

colourful thank you noteWe like to mention that in addition to our assistance for private patients, we work extensively with a number of charities, particularly GAANS, SNAR, the CPL and the PDSA. We are happy to support them and we thank everyone for their help.

Clay Cross Surgery

Fully equipped with large waiting rooms, up to date facilities and caring staff.

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South Normanton Surgery

State of the equipment ready for all veterinary challenges and caring staff.

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Emergency Care & Out of Hours

In an emergency call us on 01246 862266. If we are available to see you, we will, if not you will be directed to Vets Now.

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Download Documents & Forms

Download Practice documents and forms here.
Pet care, Treatment consent forms and more.

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Pet Health Plan

The Pet Health Planorange star save money is an optional, but highly recommended, service. It covers the predictable preventative health needs of your pet and help you spread the cost of providing the best preventative care.

As an additional incentive, membership of the scheme saves you about 20% of the cost of buying the benefits compared to a 'pay as you go' basis.

More details about our Pet Health Plan here »

Opening Times

Clay CrossSouth Normanton
Monday 8.00am to 7.00pm

9.00am to 1.00pm
2.00pm to 6.00pm

Tuesday 8.00am to 7.00pm

9.00am to 1.00pm
2.00pm to 6.00pm

Wednesday 8.00am to 7.00pm

9.00am to 1.00pm
2.00pm to 6.00pm

Thursday 8.00am to 7.00pm

9.00am to 1.00pm
2.00pm to 6.00pm

Friday 8.00am to 6.00pm

9.00am to 1.00pm
2.00pm to 6.00pm

Saturday 9.00am to 11.00am
2.00pm to 4.00pm
Sunday Closed 9.00am to 11.00am
Home Visits
Our visits are between 11am and 2pm.
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Repeat prescriptions
Our Repeat Prescription service, a client favourite.
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Nursing clinics
Using our Nurses Clinic is easy and recommended.
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Practice documents
Download important practice documents.
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