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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

Alex de Jorge

Veterinary Surgeon

Alex graduated from Barcelona University in 2006. He worked for 10 years in small animal hospital where he progressed to becoming a senior veterinary surgeon. Then he came to work in the UK where over the last four years is been working in a busy hospital in the North-West of England, providing out of hours care at MiNightVet.
His areas of interest are surgery, emergency & critical care and imaging. He is Advanced practitioner in small animal surgery by the RCVS since 2019. Currently he is studying for a BSAVA postgraduate certificate in emergency and critical care.

Alex’s spare time is mostly taken up by his family and his three rescue cats called Fiona, Momo and Lumen.

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

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.

Elizabeth Claxton, MiNightVet

Elizabeth (Lizz) Hart

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.

We are please to work with the following practices banner

MiNightVet East Midlands works in partnership with:

Bright Side Vets

Bright Side Vets
49 West Street
DE11 9DN


Cockburn Vets Ltd

100 London Road
LE67 3JD


Dovecote Veterinary Hospital

5 Delven Lane
Castle Donington
DE74 2LJ


Meadow Lane Veterinary Centre

9 Meadow Lane
LE11 1JU



MM Leggett / Anstey Vets

2-4 Latimer Street


S.T.A.R Veterinary Clinic

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


Wilson’s Veterinary Practice

Unit B
Coop Local Store
Whitehouse Road
B78 1QE


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.