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MiNightVet East Midlands
Dovecote Veterinary Hospital
5 Delven Lane
Castle Donington
DE74 2LJ

Opening hours

Monday to Friday 7pm – 8am
Saturday to Monday 12pm Saturday – 8am Monday
Bank Holidays 24 hours

MiNightVet East Midlands

MiNightVet East Midlands is a small animal out of hours veterinary emergency service, welcoming dogs, cats and small mammals. We are based in Castle Donington, Derby and provide emergency overnight and weekend care to clients.

Our service is also available to clients from other practices who have arranged this service. Please see the list below to find out if your veterinary practice can use our service.

The MiNightVet team provide a dedicated emergency service with full-time night staff who will be alert and effective even at unsociable hours. The qualified vets and nurses have a special interest, experience and training in all aspects of urgent critical care.

We are always pleased to receive your feedback and constantly aim to provide a high-quality service, so if you have any compliments or suggestions on how we can improve, we would like to hear from you. Please view the have your say page for further details.

Facilities and service

  • 24-hour monitored hospitalisation
  • Car parking
  • Dedicated separate dental suite
  • Disabled access
  • Digital X-ray
  • Endoscopy
  • Isolation unit
  • Laparoscopy
  • On site laboratory for same day results
  • Secure external exercise space for hospitalised patients
  • Separate dog and cat wards
  • Separate dog and cat isolation units
  • Separate dog, cat waiting area
  • Six consultation rooms
  • Three sterile operating theatres
  • Ultrasound scanning

Veterinary Surgeons

Ellen Turbull, MiNightVet

Ellen Turnbull

Veterinary Surgeon

Ellen graduated from Cambridge University in 2011 and initially worked for a few years in mixed practice in the UK and Australia. For the last three years she has focused solely on her interest in small animal emergency and critical care and is currently studying for a Certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice (Emergency & Critical Care).

Ellen’s spare time is mostly taken up by her own animals, walking Anoushka the crossbreed dog and riding Tottie the horse who she also competes with in one day eventing.

Veterinary Nurses

Elizabeth Claxton, MiNightVet

Elizabeth (Lizz) Claxton

Registered Veterinary Nurse

Lizz qualified in 2012 from Harper Adams University College having carried out her sandwich year at Dovecote Veterinary Hospital. She is the nominated person for infection control within the hospital and also has an interest in wound management. Lizz shares her lovely home with her two dogs, Betty and Morgan, and her two rabbits, Brian and Florence. In her spare time she loves to explore new places with her dogs and spend quality time with her family and friends.

Cathryn Pugh, Dovecote Veterinary Hospital

Cathryn (Cat) Pugh

Registered Veterinary Nurse

Cat joined MiNightVet East Midlands in 2019, after spending over 16 years in first opinion practice. Cat studied for two years at Mysercough College and qualified in 2010. After being head nurse for many years at her previous practice, Cat made the decision to move into referral practice life to broaden her knowledge and work with more complex and challenging cases.
Cat shares her home and loves spending time with her lovely dog Milla.

Emily Green, RVN

Emily Green

Registered Veterinary Nurse

After completing her training in London and qualifying in January 2017, Emily recently moved to Derby with her rescue Cocker Spaniel Barney. She has a degree in Animal Behaviour and developed an interest in emergency and critical care nursing after working in a variety of OOH roles. She has recently completed her Veterinary nurse ECC certificate.

In her spare time she enjoys walking the peaks with Barney, and her hobbies include upcycling and caring for her many many houseplants.

We are please to work with the following practices banner

MiNightVet East Midlands works in partnership with:

Dovecote Veterinary Hospital

5 Delven Lane
Castle Donington
DE74 2LJ


Etwall Vets

Eggington Road
DE65 6NB


S.T.A.R Veterinary Clinic

Unit 12,
Elms Business Park,
Atherstone Road,
Appleby Magna,
DE12 7AP


Vet Value

18 Field Street
LE12 9AL


Cockburn Vets Ltd

100 London Road
LE67 3JD


MM Leggett / Anstey Vets

2-4 Latimer Street


Bright Side Vets

Bright Side Vets
49 West Street
DE11 9DN


If your vet is not listed then you will need to use the on-call facilities that your own vet has chosen to provide. Please call your practices usual number and follow their instructions for emergencies.

COVID-19 Update:
Rest assured that our MiNightVet teams are still on hand to help you and your pet in the event of an emergency. We can offer telephone advice, telephone consultations or emergency appointments. Call your local MiNightVet team for advice.