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
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
Really friendly and approachable. My cat felt at ease when he came for the ✂️
Sheena Harrad
Sheena Harrad
20:20 22 Dec 21
Very professional
Cazz Turner
Cazz Turner
21:01 09 Dec 21
Brilliant, never have any problems.Always treated & looked after our dogs throughout the years.
Joanne Morris
Joanne Morris
12:51 26 Nov 21
Very professional and caring vets
Anthony Barker
Anthony Barker
17:37 11 Nov 21
Always a professional service
Alistair Patrick
Alistair Patrick
21:39 10 Nov 21
I was supprised how I was very well my guinipig was treated with the a good amount of medication which has got her better.nomater where I am I shall stay hear.
Joseph Jackson
Joseph Jackson
18:21 04 Nov 21
Very kind when we lost our cat
Sue Townsend
Sue Townsend
11:24 03 Nov 21
Brilliant vets very caring and pleasant. Only place our diva of a cat behaves herself. Not cheap though but then what vets are?
Lynn Hand
Lynn Hand
09:28 26 Oct 21
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