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
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
Always take great care of my dog
Lisa Taylor
Lisa Taylor
09:24 24 Apr 21
Always put our minds at rest, Bella always seems happy and not anxious when being at the vets. Bella was spaded during lockdown did a really good job and scare was brilliant.
Karen Shaw
Karen Shaw
19:30 12 Apr 21
Covid secure . Great service.Dog still hates it.(He is a wimp)
John Morris
John Morris
16:04 31 Mar 21
I lost my beautiful lab Charlie to a bone tumour the vet was lovely and really kind the staff were so nice im glad Charlie ended his days with such caring people
DIANE WALKER
DIANE WALKER
17:26 23 Mar 21
Great vets
Carp Angler
Carp Angler
18:59 09 Mar 21
Excellent customer service covid 19 friendly. Staff very good.
Richard Edwards
Richard Edwards
13:19 02 Mar 21
Special people that deal with our special fur babie xxThankyou
Vivienne Mayne
Vivienne Mayne
17:25 25 Feb 21
Always a pleasure going here. Staff are polite and very caring with the animals.
Chris Stapleford
Chris Stapleford
09:54 25 Feb 21
Amazing professionalism and care from a great team in an amazing Practice
Christopher Heap
Christopher Heap
19:42 19 Feb 21
I have always had nothing but praise for cockburns
nikki M
nikki M
16:40 19 Feb 21
Outstanding care for your pet, friendly service all round, just brilliant!
Cath Redfern
Cath Redfern
10:19 12 Feb 21
Excellent service in these days
Paul Warren
Paul Warren
18:28 20 Jan 21
Excellent vets, would not go anywhere else. All the staff are always very friendly and helpful.
Liza Harper
Liza Harper
17:54 18 Jan 21
Lovely team, always feel safe leaving our animals with them and always had a good experience!
Nick Tandy
Nick Tandy
09:08 14 Jan 21
Very caring and professional especially in this current pandemic.
Lynn Freeman
Lynn Freeman
19:28 13 Jan 21
Lovely friendly and helpful staff
caroline simpson
caroline simpson
14:39 11 Jan 21
Changed from previous vets as cockburn came highly recommended my dog was treated wonderfully by cathy very professional ,
J J
J J
17:52 16 Dec 20