"I volunteer with a guinea pig rescue and have my own piggies, so as a result l visit my vets regularly. I have been taking the piggies to see Ellie for over 6 years.


She is the best piggy vet l have ever seen (and l have seen a lot of vets). She is caring, extremely knowledgeable and very experienced in guinea pig medicine and surgery. She has neutered all the boars for the rescue, around 40 procedures, plus removing many lumps, cysts and tumours. She is one of the few vets who can perform 'keyhole' surgery to remove diseased ovaries in piggies, which is much less invasive than a full spay.


Ellie is a vet who always has a friendly but professional manner. She always seems to have the time to spend with you, but at the same time is efficient and her surgeries usually run to time.I feel extremely lucky to have found such a capable vet to look after my animals."


"Over the years I have been to numerous veterinary clinics in search of good guinea pig care without much luck, that is until I met up with Ellie. I have found Ellie to be totally committed to the care of my guinea pigs, her knowledge is second to none and nothing is too much trouble. She is a very approachable and a caring vet and I have no hesitation in recommending her to all."


"Ellie has lots of experience with guinea pigs and has been treating my piggies for the last eight years; I am extremely satisfied with the way this has been done. She is always willing to explain the pros and cons of various treatment options and has also given me her personal opinion if I’ve asked, on the odd occasion that I’ve been undecided about something. I’ve found her to be honest, caring and trustworthy; an all-round brilliant vet. Three of my pigs have been under a general anaesthetic with her and have all made a quick and complete recovery, therefore I am very happy to recommend Ellie to anyone seeking an experienced, professional and genuinely lovely, piggy vet!"


"We have been seeing Ellie for several years now and she is always our first choice of vet when it comes to treating our Guinea pigs. Over the years we have rescued several pigs with complex health needs and because of her skills and dedication we have enjoyed extra time with our fluffs." 

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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