About Me

The Guinea Pig Vet

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

Derwent Valley Vets logo

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.