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
Came in with my dog lucky a few weeks ago and were so kind and caring. Would recommend
James Davies
James Davies
11:59 12 Sep 20
Lovely, helpful caring staff.
Lesley Thornton
Lesley Thornton
06:41 03 Sep 20
One of the top 25 vets in England.
Barry Bartlett
Barry Bartlett
14:13 26 Aug 20
I want to say thank you to the staff of the vet clinic. We have poor English, but the staff approached us with understanding. Served us and examined the dog 100%, the vet was friendly with my dog ​​and me. I am very glad that I chose this clinic, and I will continue to cooperate with them. Thank you very much <3
Viktorija Kurakina
Viktorija Kurakina
00:46 24 Aug 20
Been using this vets for 30 + years never had a concern mr cockburn snr would visit me at my old place of work from the nursing home he was using.
Paul C G Burrows
Paul C G Burrows
18:55 23 Aug 20
Been with these vets for years now. Never had a problem. Molly loves the staff.
Brett Whiteman
Brett Whiteman
12:50 18 Aug 20
Very good service and excellent after care.
Simon Barker
Simon Barker
23:55 11 Aug 20
Great vetinary practice
Miranda Whitmore
Miranda Whitmore
09:33 08 Aug 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
Iv had my rescue Maine coon cross kitten vaccinated and castrated with these vets. They have a lovely warm and welcoming feeling as soon as you walk in the door and floki our kitten enjoys going so he can see all his lady nurses and have a fuss. Lovely vets would highly recommend.
Melissa Newbold
Melissa Newbold
21:01 23 Dec 19
My beautiful old lady cat Lilly passed the rainbow bridge tonight in Kostas’ gentle care. What a wonderful, caring and supportive soul... thank you Kostas ❤️
Jane McLaughlin
Jane McLaughlin
20:21 11 Dec 19
Absolute gratitude to Kostas who has looked after my dog over the last two years through many old age challenges. He was always there for her right to the end. The nurse and reception staff have been fantastic today helping me through those last moments with her. Thank you. Highly recommend.
Vicky Roberts
Vicky Roberts
20:02 29 Nov 19
They werereally carinng and so very helpful when our previous cat became seriously ill. Our new cat approves of them too.
Christina Bertram
Christina Bertram
13:59 19 Nov 19
absolutely brilliant vets, I rang them after my dog managed to get into some chocolates and within 15 minutes I was at the vets! I've been coming here for years now and I have never been disappointed!
Stephanie Bills
Stephanie Bills
17:45 21 Oct 19