About us

Your local Coalville vet in Leicestershire

Cockburn Vets was established by Bob Cockburn in the 1930s. Since then, the practice has been an integral part of the community, caring for animals in the Coalville, Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Shepshed, Market Bosworth and Markfield areas. Today Cockburn Vets remains a small family-run business committed to providing the best comprehensive care for your pet. We aim to deliver the highest standard of medicine and treatment techniques backed by exceptional service. Our team has a high level of expertise, and we invest heavily to keep our equipment and our team knowledge base up-to-date.

In 2021 we won the Best UK Vet Awards. This prestigious national award recognises those vet practices delivering the highest levels of service to customers. The awards, organised by VetHelpDirect.com, are based on genuine pet owner reviews of veterinary practices around the United Kingdom. Despite being such a challenging year for vets and pet owners because of the coronavirus pandemic, there were 14,299 vet reviews received, increasing 22% on the previous year – and the highest ever! Thanks to the lovely reviews left by our valued customers, we were delighted to be voted Best Vets in Leicestershire and Best UK Vets 2021.

That’s why at our Coalville vet surgery, you’ll find a traditional and friendly welcome for you and your pets alike – backed by attentive, empathetic care and the latest equipment for swift diagnosis and treatment in even the most complex cases.

Friendly vet services

From pet vaccinations to keyhole surgery, our independent vet services provide total peace of mind. We are regulated by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS), achieving accreditation through the RCVS Practice Standards Scheme.

Professional staff

Pet care is a very personal business, and client relationships are hugely important to us. Our talented vets, vet nurses and reception team strive to provide the best care for your pets.

Current Vacancies

Interested in working with us? Check out our current vacancies here. We're always on the lookout for talented, compassionate people to join our team.

We're Cat Friendly

Cat-Friendly Vet in Coalville

Whilst all our furry visitors (and their owners) are important to us we’re especially proud to have been accredited as a Gold Level ISFM Cat Friendly Clinic. This means that we have taken steps to try to make your cat’s visit to our surgery less stressful. If you’d like to find out more about the ISFM award please visit www.catfriendlyclinic.org/. When you bring your cat along to meet us you will be able to wait in our dedicated cat waiting area, where we’re happy for the baskets to be placed on the seat next to you. If your cat would prefer some added privacy please just ask our receptionists to borrow a freshly laundered towels to cover their carrier!

To allow our vets to get to know your pet in a calm environment we allocate a 15 minute appointment time for all our patients. And because we believe it’s important for you to be able to rely on us no matter what time of day or night you need us our in-house 24/7 service is manned at all times by our own vets and nurses who still do ‘on call’

Compassion. Skill. Communication. These are the watchwords for our practice: we know how important your companion animals are to you and that understanding is reflected in the way we work.

Client reviews

4.6
4.8
Wonderful staff. Happy to come out to take Rexy in by the back door to avoid stress of barking dogs.Thank you all so much.
BEVERLEY MORGAN
BEVERLEY MORGAN
19:32 04 Sep 21
Amazing as per usual and the same goes for Nadine. She's been our vet for years and wouldn't go to anybody else!
Dave Stock
Dave Stock
18:09 02 Sep 21
Top class! Always a friendly bunch and they are extremely thorough with our anxious cat. Always leave with confidence that things will be sorted. In typical fashion, once the cat has been looked at - he's absolutely fine!
Dylan Cook
Dylan Cook
21:50 23 Aug 21
Excellent service 👍👍
Karl Letten
Karl Letten
21:36 23 Aug 21
Amazing vets, I know mu fur babies are always in safe hands at Cockburns.
karen downs
karen downs
13:48 21 Aug 21
Good vets, some times run a little late but only because they are so busy.
maurice groves
maurice groves
13:34 21 Aug 21
Always busy. Social distancing still in place, the vet will talk to you in the waiting room and then take your animal to be examined. Thanks to Chloe for fixing Nutmeg the Guinea Pig.
Kelly Linda
Kelly Linda
07:01 21 Aug 21
Great care shown towards our pet, by all at Cockburns.
Julie Percival
Julie Percival
20:10 16 Aug 21
Always brilliant, excellent service, vets are brilliantTakes me 45 mins to drive there but wouldn't go anywhere else as I know my animals are always in good hands
Lyn Fardell
Lyn Fardell
17:07 16 Aug 21
Always had a great experience with both of my cats. They are treated well and gently, and we have received great advice
Megan Hughes
Megan Hughes
12:51 11 Aug 21
Very expensive
Stephen Davenport
Stephen Davenport
11:13 11 Aug 21
Such friendly and sympathetic staff, was a visit no owner likes making, but they handled it so very well, from the initial phone call to picking up his ashes
Stuart Loveday
Stuart Loveday
11:17 04 Aug 21
Great service under crappie Covid-19 restrictions. Lovely Vet, and the dog who’s usually got a little separation anxiety happily trotted into the surgery for an inspection and service with just the Vet (Covid restriction). Came out happy and smiling. Always good here.
Daniel Pinder
Daniel Pinder
16:49 18 Jul 21
Always friendly and helpful
elaine harris
elaine harris
09:01 29 Jun 21
They just brill will always use them
Olive Farmer
Olive Farmer
12:58 23 Jun 21
Nicr staff
Dannii
Dannii
17:59 20 Jun 21
Very helpful polite staff friendly
Tracy Webster
Tracy Webster
18:00 15 Jun 21
Excellent service from start to finish!! Fully recommend... Many thanks 😃
Louise Gillard
Louise Gillard
07:51 21 May 21
Every member of staff helpful friendly and professional
Von Morris
Von Morris
12:48 14 May 21
Cockburns are excellent. So compassionate and caring towards us, even though we only registered with them to help us with end of life care for our wonderful and much loved cat Clyde. We would like to thank all staff - especially the veterinary staff who dealt with us so kindly in helping us make our decision and then in looking after Clyde when the time came. Can 100% recommend.
leanne t
leanne t
16:31 11 May 21