The Charlesworth Veterinary home page

a puppy and kitten togetherThe Charlesworth Veterinary Surgery is a small animal practice, established by Chris Charlesworth in Clay Cross in 1979 and has been caring for the pets of Chesterfield, Clay Cross, South Normanton and surrounding areas ever since. Chris has now retired but the practice continues to be independently owned and run.

We are a happy, friendly team of professionals with a wealth of experience, working closely together every day to provide excellent veterinary care for your animal companions. New pet checks are free of charge, so if you have just adopted a new fur friend or you have become parents to a puppy, kitten or another small animal, pop them in to see us and meet our fantastic team. We would love to meet them.

We have large waiting rooms - Clay Cross has a separate dog waiting area and air conditioning. We also have cat friendly areas - we are really proud of our 'Cat Cave' as it provides kitty visitors with a private, raised area so they feel safe while they wait. We have bright consulting rooms, modern theatres with multi-parameter monitoring plus a dedicated preparation and dental procedure room. We are well equipped with an ultrasound machine,digital xrays, multi-parameter monitoring, K-Laser therapy, ECG, blood pressure measurement equipment and an in-house laboratory which allows us to provide same day results for the majority of our blood tests. We also have separate hospital facilities for our dog, cat and small furry patients - all our in-patients are cared for on site by our dedicated team.

The Charlesworth team care very much about you and your gorgeous pets - along with being veterinary professionals we are all huge animal lovers and that is at the heart of everything we do. It is so important that you are able to make the best informed decisions with regard to the care and well being of your animal friends - we will make sure we fully explain all treatment options so we can form the best plan together. 

We provide many additional services including a preventative Pet Health Plan, which will allow you to save money on routine health care, Repeat Prescriptions and nursing clinics. 

Many of our helpful Nursing Clinics are free of charge and provide you with a valuable access to our friendly and knowledgeable team of nurses; they would love to see your fur babies, and they have a little more time to spend with you so can impart a wealth of information and any extra advice you might need.

Our website has advice on Vaccinations for your pet, Dental Care 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 would just like to take this opportunity to thank all of our wonderful clients for your custom and support over the years and for choosing us to provide your Veterinary care. We are proud to be your Veterinary Team and we hope you are proud of us.

If we have helped you and your pet in any way please do leave us a review on our facebook page or google site. These lovely reviews are very precious to us, they help keep our heads happy and our hearts impassioned, the team really are very grateful to you for them xx


Clay Cross Surgery

Fully equipped with a large, air conditioned waiting room and modern facilities. Our friendly, knowledgeable team will be happy to help you.

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South Normanton Surgery

Modern and well equipped, ready for all veterinary challenges. Our caring team will look after you and your pet.

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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 Care Plan

The Pet Care 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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