We are an independently owned small animal practice located in the heart of South Derbyshire. We have two sites in the villages of Willington and Etwall and a loyal client base from the local area.

Both Beech and Etwall practices have ample on-site parking and we are able to perform home visits upon request.

Our services include:

  • consultations
  • vaccinations
  • dentistry including dental x-rays
  • surgery
  • neutering
  • radiography (x-rays) including Kennel Club hip and elbow dysplasia schemes
  • ultrasound
  • electrocardiography (heart rhythm check)
  • endoscopy
  • blood analysis equipment
  • pet passports
  • acupuncture


We pride ourselves in being a highly trained team with some of our nurses having further qualifications (for example in anaesthesia) and our vets having completed post-graduate training in particular subject areas.

Why choose us?

Our practice ethos is one of traditional values with modern facilities and a forward-thinking team. We pride ourselves in treating every patient as an individual and, as we are a small friendly team, we like that our patients get to know us well! Our team of vets has a varied range of expertise from skin care to surgery and our sister practice, Sarah Smith Cardiology, has two highly trained cardiologists (heart specialists). 

We have a caring and highly qualified nursing team who are involved in all aspects of our work to help minimise stress and do our best to ensure your pets have a good experience at the vets. We aim to cater for all your pet’s needs so if your animal is particularly anxious about coming to see the vet, we will happily arrange an appointment at quieter times. Our Etwall surgery has separate cat and dog waiting areas and kennels.

We aim to provide a high standard of care at a fair price.  Whilst formulating a treatment plan for your pet and before any surgery we will discuss the likely costs involved.

We aim to be very approachable so we are happy to talk and discuss matters with you on the phone if you are unsure if your pet needs to see a vet or nurse. We would also happily welcome you if you wanted to come and look around the practice to get a feel of what we can offer your pets.

We are independently owned by Sarah Smith Cardiology in Etwall.

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