About us

Your local Coalville vet in Leicestershire

Since being established by Bob Cockburn in the 1930s Cockburn Veterinary Group 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 this traditional approach is carried on by Diane Storer and her team, who know that your animal companions are part of your family and who strive to set the quality benchmark in ethical, compassionate and innovative veterinary care for our clients across Leicestershire and the East Midlands.

Diane’s team comprises an additional five veterinary surgeons, seven qualified and two student veterinary nurses along with caring and professional back up from our customer service team – and rarely for vets in Leicestershire, our own on-site emergency vet service that’s available 24 hours a day and run exclusively in-house.

Cockburn veterinary surgery is a small family-run business and we are committed to providing the best all-round care for your pet that delivers the highest standard of medicine and treatment techniques and is backed by exceptional service. Our team has a high level of expertise and we invest heavily to both keep our equipment and our team knowledge base up-to-date. 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
Great service looked after my cockapoo ozzy thank you
graham hitchens
graham hitchens
09:37 26 May 20
Nurses are caring, patient and they listen which is important
Lee Baker
Lee Baker
20:03 19 May 20
We have used Cockburns for all our pets over the years and have always found them to be respectful, friendly and professional. Most recently with our puppy Tim they’ve been brilliant, nothing is too much trouble and they even called us about Tim’s worming tablets and arranged for us to collect from the car park which was a massive relief given the current climate. Cannot recommend enough - big thanks to all staff. (From Tim & his Humans!)
Stacy Harris
Stacy Harris
10:24 01 May 20
My cat needed an emergency appointment today. The safety measures that are in place are excellent. We had to remain in the car whilst the vet told us everything we needed to know. She stayed at least 8feet away at all times. I put the cat basket on the ground and got back in the car. The same happened when Minnie was returned. Thank you for being there, stay safe and well.
Dawn Bishop
Dawn Bishop
20:45 24 Mar 20
Been coming to cockburns for nearly 12 years with my beautiful beagle barney. Always had a fabulous service x
amygeorge123
amygeorge123
22:42 19 Mar 20
Lovely place and wonderful staff. Very supportive and caring
Kelly O'Shea
Kelly O'Shea
09:43 13 Mar 20
All round good service and pleasant and fair priced ...
William Brockbank
William Brockbank
20:54 01 Mar 20
Friendly, helpful staff. Made to feel welcome and felt like the vet had a genuine love of animals
Rob Hughes
Rob Hughes
15:17 23 Feb 20
Excellent service, knowledgeable and very personable staff. I would certainly recommend this practice to pet owners! Rob Snape.
Rob Snape
Rob Snape
20:10 22 Feb 20
Answered my enquiry very promptly. Good service
Pearl Olding
Pearl Olding
21:04 13 Feb 20
Been using the practice for 35yrs+. I've always found them to be very professional and caring. I wouldn't want to go anywhere else. Highly recommended.
Stephanie Pearson
Stephanie Pearson
17:41 07 Feb 20
Not the cheapest vets around, but they are friendly, and the vets we like are really knowledgeable.
Jeff Lester
Jeff Lester
10:06 05 Feb 20
Very helpful staff
Jody Hovell
Jody Hovell
11:37 01 Feb 20
We Wouldn’t go to any other vet. The receptionist and the whole team are amazing, I’ve been going for 30 years with Cockburn’s looking after our farm animals, now they look after our pets. I’d never trust any other vet .
Sarah N Shaun
Sarah N Shaun
21:16 24 Jan 20
Friendly, approachable and caring staff.
Alison Hubbard
Alison Hubbard
13:53 22 Jan 20
caring, loving and genuine
Amy Elizabeth
Amy Elizabeth
13:51 22 Jan 20
Unfortunately I had to bring my little peaches to the emergency vet tonight, however the process from start to finish was fantastic! So friendly and very thorough. I cannot fault the service! Hopefully she’ll be on the mend soon thanks to the amazing vet!!
Sarah Johnson
Sarah Johnson
19:41 11 Jan 20
fantastic team after our emergency this morning !!
Lisa Allan
Lisa Allan
16:53 30 Dec 19
A fantastic place that reunited me with my cat Allegra after her being MIA for 8 days. They also gave me advice on how to change the details so that I could ensure she was registered to me and not her previous owner. So grateful for how they looked after her until I was able to pick her up. Excellent people and if I lived in Coalville they’d definitely be my first choice of vet. X
Gee Senussi
Gee Senussi
21:31 23 Dec 19
Always helpful and sympathetic. Lovely with all the animals and so cheerful. Would definitely recommend Cockburn vetenary group xx
Helen Weston
Helen Weston
21:22 23 Dec 19