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

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Our springer spaniel cut his back paw on either glass or a sharp rock. Took him to Cockburn vets in Coalville, absolutely brilliant service!! Caring, thorough and helpful, great vets who will always be my first choice for my springer boys 💙💙🐶🐶
Lorraine Brown
Lorraine Brown
07:44 08 May 22
I have a puppy and they have spaces as blue needs his second injection .I'm rubbish at that kind of thing the nurse I spoke was brilliant
Julie Holland
Julie Holland
10:41 01 May 22
Cockburn’s has always been the go to vets for us in North West Leicestershire. We recently went to get our poodle checked and vaccinated for a health check up.One of the vets instantly diagnosed a condition that we always knew he had but instantly confirmed it and told us how we can keep an eye on it in case it gets worse.
Chris Harper
Chris Harper
09:31 28 Apr 22
Shout out goes to this Wonderful Vets that gives you piece of mind and let's be honest internal medical knowledge of a very much beloved Woof Hound and they are so so lovely (and not that it matters but cheap too), THEN THAT'S the moment you know these people are very very good, knowledgeable and again very good at their jobs. The BIGGEST Hats off go to the Vetinary Reception Team for actually being so so lovely, as they were Amazing especially when you are genuinely scared if your Woof Hounds Health xxx They were so so lovely xxx
Claire Dexter
Claire Dexter
13:58 19 Apr 22
My Sam is always treated like royalty. Perfect
Roger Marshall
Roger Marshall
06:47 10 Apr 22
Helpful everytime I ring. Nelly doesn't like going vets but they genuinely take time out to care.
STE B
STE B
01:11 20 Mar 22
Knowledgeable and caring. Needed advise about getting an AHC to go abroad with my dogs. I can now see the process far more clearly. 😊
Kay Rowbottom
Kay Rowbottom
09:11 18 Mar 22
Very happy with the sevice.
julie allen
julie allen
18:01 09 Mar 22
Can not rate highly enough this week for diagnosis and treatment of Bella. Kian went way over and above by hand delivering medication to my house after work to ensure that she was treated swiftly. He listened to me, was lovely with Bella and I can not thank him enough for making her better
vanessa brooks
vanessa brooks
15:16 06 Mar 22
Cockburn Vets have been our chosen Veterinary Practice for the past 30 years for our business (Benvellyn Kennels) and for many more years for our own pets. I have always been pleased with their care, expertise, professionalism, and their very friendly and understandable approach when our dogs are ill.
Brian Jones
Brian Jones
12:34 17 Feb 22
I want to take this opportunity to say how impressed I was with the service I received from Cockburn Veterinary Group who cared for my dog after injuring his eye, (now recovered) their dedication is nothing short of exceptional and feel it is appropriate to give due recognition for the service they provide
Ann Shaw
Ann Shaw
18:18 10 Feb 22
Our boy Sonny was recently put to sleep I can honestly say all the treatment he received was given with love and respect.Thank you N
simon booth
simon booth
15:03 05 Feb 22
Recently got a puppy and took her here for her 2nd vaccination. The receptionist was lovely as was the veterinarian. Nice friendly place and prices aren't too steep either!
J Lowe
J Lowe
22:02 02 Feb 22
Great practice with friendly and helpful staff.
Louise waldron
Louise waldron
12:07 28 Jan 22
Wonderful!
Hannah Dickens
Hannah Dickens
20:32 26 Jan 22
Vets are really nice here but it's quite expensive.
Miss Louise
Miss Louise
07:52 24 Jan 22
Nadine is brilliant, looked after our cat Socks for many years until we lost her last November . We now have a rescue Cat Bella and Nadine is now looking after her, would highly recommend her 🥰
Gaynor Wooldridge
Gaynor Wooldridge
18:09 12 Jan 22
Very good we have a pug. And not many will cut the nails because they are black but not had any problems with cockburns.
Marilyn Blackburn
Marilyn Blackburn
23:11 05 Jan 22
Amazing caring team,from receptionists ,nurses & vets. Explained carefully & thoroughly each detail of my baby's care,way past their working day,thank you ❤
Emma Palmer
Emma Palmer
17:52 05 Jan 22
Excellent vets, caring, knowledgeable
Gwen Findley
Gwen Findley
22:54 22 Dec 21