Vets in Derby Kingsway | Companion Care

Room for plenty more paws.

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Derby Kingsway Companion Care

Inside Pets at Home
Unit 2 Kingsway Retail Park
DE22 3FA
01332 291 446 Chat on WhatsApp

Open Today 09:00 - 18:30

Opening Hours

  • Monday  - 
  • Tuesday  - 
  • Wednesday  - 
  • Thursday  - 
  • Friday  - 
  • Saturday  - 
  • Sunday Closed

Repeat Prescription Requests

Request your prescriptions via our online form.

Your pet’s flea and worm preventative treatment delivered to your door

We are now offering our Complete Care Health Plan clients flea and worm preventative treatments delivered safely to your door. Please contact us to find out more.

We've made it easier to contact us

Now you can use WhatsApp to chat to a member of our team at a time that is convenient for you. You can order products such as flea and worm treatment, request appointments and easily order and pay for treatments or repeat prescriptions. Just save our WhatsApp number in your contacts.

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Meet the team

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Dr Emma Gilbert

Practice Owner and Veterinary Surgeon


Read Dr Emma Gilbert bio

I qualified in 1999 from the University of Bristol and have worked in the Nottingham/Derby area in small animal practice since then. I became a Practice owner in March 2013 and I am enjoying helping the practice to grow and develop. I have 3 cats, who have all been adopted through work.

My main interests in the veterinary field are soft tissue surgery and feline medicine.

My other interests outside of work include sewing, reading and baking.

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Dr Lucy Merritt

Veterinary Surgeon


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Lucy qualified from the University of Liverpool in 2017 and worked in mixed practice for 2 years before joining Companion Care Derby Kingsway in September 2019. She joined the practice to pursue her small animal interests, particularly internal medicine, anaesthesia and also a growing interest in rabbit medicine.

She has a black Labrador called Chester who she enjoys taking for long walks in the Derbyshire countryside.  She also has 2 cats.

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Miss Tugce Bayri

Veterinary Surgeon


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Tugce graduated from Ankara University in 2022 and then worked in mixed practice in Turkey to gain experience.  She moved to the UK in January 2023 to join the Derby Kingsway team and is excited to gain further experience especially in internal medicine and soft tissue surgery.

Back home, she has 2 adopted cats.

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Michelle Dumelow

Senior Veterinary Nurse


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Michelle began working as a Veterinary Nurse in 2000 and qualified in 2003. She has worked in the Nottingham area before moving to Derby Kingsway in November 2015. Michelle enjoys all aspects of her work but particularly likes dealing with small furries.

Michelle became our Senior Veterinary Nurse in July 2023.

Outside of work she spends time with her 2 children but also enjoys walking, cycling and training in tetsudo martial arts. She has a rabbit called Parsley and a cat called Mittens.

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Rebecca Henshaw

Registered Veterinary Nurse


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Becky joined the practice in January 2024 having previously trained at another vets in Belper.  She enjoys nurse consults, chatting to and getting to know our clients.  She also enjoys the laboratory work that the job entails.

Outside of work, Becky does aerial hoop and watercolour painting and has a dog called Elise.

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Kerris Adams

Student Veterinary Nurse

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Kerris joined the practice in September 2021 as a Veterinary Care Assistant having previously worked as a Veterinary receptionist for an out of hours practice. She is enjoying being more 'hands on' with the patients.  In September 2022 she started her Veterinary Nurse training which she is working hard at.

She loves all things Springer Spaniel and outside of work she likes baking and travelling.


Maisie Bird

Registered Veterinary Nurse

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Maisie joined the practice in May 2023 after completing a couple of placements here previously.  She completed the rest of her training and qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in June 2024. She enjoys the practical side of nursing and interacting with patients and clients.

She has a dog and two cats, one of which was adopted through the practice.  Outside of work she rides horses and goes running.

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Lucy Sheppard

Student Veterinary Nurse

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Lucy joined the practice in June 2022 after completing a BSc in Animal Biology.  She is loving working with animals and has started her Vet Nurse training in September 2023.  Her favourite animal is a dog and she owns a labrador called Ozzy.

In her free time she enjoys going to the gym and for long walks.

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Carol Johnson

Client Care Advisor

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Carol joined the Derby Kingsway team in July 2019 having previously worked as a Doctor's receptionist. She is enjoying meeting the clients and pets although the closest thing she has to a pet herself is a pond full of goldfish!

Outside of work, she is a fitness fanatic, enjoying going to the gym and yoga. She also enjoys walking challenges and gardening.

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Rachael Flude

Client Care Advisor

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Rachael joined the Derby Kingsway team in December 2020 having previously worked in a solicitors.  She enjoys meeting new people with their pets and welcoming new clients to the surgery.

At home, she enjoys going for long walks with her family and dogs and also enjoys making different kinds of crafts to sell.

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Debra Tarbit

Client Care Advisor

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Debbie started work at Kingsway in November 2016. She enjoys all aspects of her job but particularly likes meeting the clients and their pets. When not at work, she enjoys spending time with her 3 children, her family and friends.


Marsha Holtham

Practice Administrator

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Marsha joined the team at  Derby Kingsway in April 2024.  She previously worked for several years at a charity veterinary surgery and has also worked as a coach for The Riding for the Disabled.
When not at work she enjoys looking after her two Highland ponies and spending time with her family and friends.  

Companion Care Derby Kingsway is committed to bringing you affordable, high quality care via a modern, well equipped practice, including a lab, pharmacy, digital x-ray (including dental xray), therapy laser and ultrasound. Plus, on site car parking too!

The practice has been awarded Silver Standard Cat Friendly Status, first in 2013, and has kept this ever since, being re-accredited in 2022.  We have also recently been awarded Silver Rabbit Friendly Status.

The friendly team works hard to care for our clients' pets to the highest standards possible.



  • Emergency cover
    Even if we are closed, we have your pet covered.
  • Microchipping
    A microchip can help retrieve lost pets
  • Operating Theatre
    An operating theatre with gaseous anaesthetic facility for surgical procedures.
  • Separate Cat & Dog Waiting Areas
    Separate cat and dog waiting areas, designed to ensure your pet is kept in a comfortably stress free environment.

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  • Digital X-Ray
    Digital X ray equipment is available.
  • Isolation Unit
    A special ward to care for animals with contagious diseases.
  • Blood Pressure Monitor
    Used to measure the range of blood pressure as a preventative treatment to identify early signs of systemic hypertension.
  • ECG
    ECG is also available to keep your pet's heart healthy.
  • Biochemistry
    Allows an assessment of the functionality of a patients organs.
  • Haematology
    Allows the assessment of a patient's blood and blood cells.
  • In-house Laboratory
    A range of analytical tests and equipment to assist in the rapid diagnosis of illness.
  • X-Ray
    Generates digital 2D images of bones and internal organs.
  • Weight Clinic
    Monitoring clinic to help dogs and cats achieve optimal weights – both if they have been under or overweight
  • Soft Tissue Surgery
    Surgical procedures involving the soft tissues such as ears and skin.
  • Prescriptions
    We can provide written prescriptions upon request.
  • Health Plans
    Designed to cover all the regular pet care essentials such as vaccinations and flea and worm prevention, whilst saving you money.
  • Insurance Claim Processing
    Pet insurance is an policy you take out for your pet. This can be an individual policy for each pet you have, or some providers will let you have a multi-pet policy.
  • Pet Passport
    Trained Official Veterinarian vets to issue Pet Passports, Fit to Fly letters and rabies serology tests.
  • Nutritional Advice
    Advice and support for our pet's diet.
  • Nurse Clinic
    Appointments with a highly qualified nurse which can cover anything from nutrition and fitness advice, grooming techniques, to pet socialisation classes.
  • Medication
  • Locally Owned
    This practice is locally owned.
  • Laser Treatment
    Therapeutic laser therapy.
  • Hospital Ward
    Suite of custom-built kennels for the housing and monitoring of in-patients.
  • Dental X-Ray
    Unlike humans, dogs need to be under general anesthesia for dental X-rays. Anesthesia is considered to be a safe procedure and will be performed after a general examination. It is tailored to the individual and your dog is continuously monitored during the dental exam.
  • Anaesthetic
    General anaesthetic enables us to perform many procedures kindly and safely for your pet.
  • Dentistry
    The treatment and prevention of dental disease
  • Ultrasonography
    A diagnostic imaging technique that allows vets to view internal organs, tendons, muscles, blood vessels, bones
  • Hearing Loop Induction
    Hearing Loop
  • Wheelchair friendly
    Wheelchair friendly
  • Microscopy
    The use of magnification to view cells not visible to the naked eye. Used to look at blood cells, hair cells, microscopic parasites and many more
  • Rabbit Medicine and Testing
    Rabbit Medicine and Testing
  • Small Mammal Medicine and Surgery
    Small Mammal Medicine and Surgery
  • Feline Friendly Clinc
    Feline Friendly Clinc

Practice accreditations

  • RCVS accreditation EDITED
  • Cat Friendly Clinic Logo Silver (1)
  • rwaf2023



Discount for NHS staff & members of the Armed Forces



£85 Puppy and Kitten Pack

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Health Plans

Health Plan

Complete Care

From £8 a month
Complete peace of mind

Health Plan

Complete Care Plus

From £19* per month
A complete care plan for your 7+ year old pet's continued good health

Health Plan

Complete Care Junior

From £15* per month
Expert veterinary care, plus lots of support and tailored advice for your puppy or kitten, in an affordable and convenient way

Out of hours

Vets at Night
Riverside Road
DE24 8HX

Telephone: 01332 678333

Out-of-hours emergency consultation fees start from £313.50. Any necessary treatment or medication administered by the emergency service will be charged in addition to the emergency consultation fee.