About Me

I am The Guinea Pig Vet. I graduated from the Royal Veterinary College, London, in 2005 and have worked in small animal veterinary practice ever since. I had three pet guinea pigs as a student, Daisy, Rosie and Elvis.


They started my love for the species, which has grown ever since. I have developed my knowledge and experience over the past 13 years; in part due to loyal and dedicated clients who have trusted me to push the boundaries of what is possible in guinea pig veterinary care.

I realise that guinea pigs are a species that are often overlooked by veterinary professionals, and a high standard of care for them is often hard to find. I have, therefore, established what I believe to be the first and only guinea pig dedicated veterinary service.

I will treat your guinea pig as if it were my own, and work with you to provide the best level of veterinary care possible.

BVetMed (Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine), Royal Veterinary College, London.

Dr. Ellie Whitehead MRCVS 

I graduated in 2005 and have worked continuously as a small animal veterinary surgeon every since. I have particular interest in guinea pigs, as well as analgesia and anaesthesia and soft tissue surgery.

MRCVS (Member of Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons).

As a member of the royal college of veterinary surgeons I am permitted to perform acts of veterinary medicine within the UK.

Working in Partnership

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We are proud to work in partnership with Derwent Valley Vets Ltd.

Derwent Valley Vets Ltd are one of the few remaining privately owned, independent veterinary practices in the area. They provide first-class and loving healthcare in a newly renovated building; offering plenty of off-street, free, parking.

Find Us

To make an appointment call 

+44 01629 55666

Derwent Valley Vets

Boat House Inn,

110 Dale Road,




By Appointment Only:


The Guinea Pig Vet's Consulting Times work on a two week rotation.

Rota A: 

     Tuesday:         10.00am - 9.00pm 

     Wednesday:    8.00am  -  2.00pm

     Friday:            10.00am -  7.00pm

     Saturday:        8.00am  -  4.00pm

Rota B:

     Monday:           8.00am -  2.00pm 

     Thursday:        8.00am -  2.00pm

     Friday:             8.00am -  2.00pm


Out of Hours Provision

Derwent Valley Vets are available to see guinea pigs during times outside of the specified hours listed for The Guinea Pig Vet.

Please ring                                  for an appointment*.


*(In some cases The Guinea Pig Vet may be available outside of normal consulting hours)

Out of hours emergency provision is provided by:

Vets Now at any of their surrounding clinics. In order to contact out of hours provision,

+44 01629 55666

+44 01629 55666.

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