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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 – Currently on maternity leave

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.

Natalie Lisiewicz

Veterinary Surgeon

Natalie graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in 2009. Since graduation she has worked in small animal practice, including 18 months in emergency out of hours after an 8 week intensive training course. In the last six years she has worked in a busy small animal hospital where she has predominantly been a surgeon. It is here she gained her Postgraduate Certificate in Small Animal Surgery.

Outside of work Natalie enjoys riding her horses, Dolly and Molly, which she competes in Dressage, Show Jumping and Cross Country. At home she has her hand reared cat, PollyPomPom, and her rescued Chihuahua, Lady Penelope.

Pam O'Neill, MiNightVet

Pam O’Neill

Veterinary Surgeon

Pam qualified from the University of Edinburgh in 2012. Her passion for emergency and critical care grew early on in her career, whilst working at a busy small animal and exotic practice in the West Midlands. Since then, she has worked in a variety of roles and gained extensive experience in first opinion work. Pam joined the Dovecote night team in June 2020.

Pam completed her Postgraduate Certificate in Emergency and Critical Care in 2015 and is currently applying for Advanced Practitioner status.

Outside of work, Pam enjoys spending time with her family, being outdoors and being active. She has two rescue animals, a cheeky Jack Russell Terrier named Ted and an adventurous cat named Brutus.

Mila Stanek, MiNightVet

Mila Stanek

Veterinary Surgeon

Mila graduated from Wroclaw University of Environmental and Life Sciences in 2006 and moved to England a year after. She worked in several first opinion small animal practices in Yorkshire and Nottinghamshire and has an interest in feline medicine and diagnostic imaging. Mila completed a postgraduate certificate in internal medicine in 2018.  She is a proud mother of two boys and trains to run half-marathons

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.

Rebecca Morley, MiNightVet

Rebecca (Beki) Morley

Registered Veterinary Nurse

Beki joined the MiNightVet East Midlands team in 2017 after spending over six years in first opinion practice. She is enjoying broadening her knowledge within veterinary nursing whilst being involved with the more complex cases that are seen at the hospital. When Beki is not at work she enjoys spending time with her partner and walking their four dogs, Buzz, Woody, Jessie and Lenny. She also has five horses that she looks after daily.

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.

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


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.