Heanor – 01773 717 780 | Ripley – 01773 747801 | Ilkeston – 01159 309729 | Aspley – 01159 292552 | Wollaton – 01159 829730

Our trustworthy reputation has allowed us to grow from one modest surgery to a five strong practice.

Ambivetripley_008Our owners John Bailey and Heather Benbow established our practice more than 35 years ago when they acquired our Ripley branch. Since then, Ambivet has seen significant growth from one modest surgery to five branches spread across Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire.

Over the years John and Heather have invested heavily in advanced technology and up-to-date equipment. Additionally, they have surrounded themselves with like-minded, passionate and professional individuals, enabling them to deliver the unrivalled care they’ve become renowned for.

Today, Ambivet boasts 16 veterinary surgeons with nearly 200 years combined experience, 22 qualified nurses (the majority of whom we have trained, supported and qualified ourselves), 15 nurses in training, a team of receptionists and some wonderful auxiliary staff.

As well as being working partners, John and Heather are life partners and have two daughters together; Sian who is the assistant practice manager and Hannah, who is one of our veterinary nurses.

“I was born just down the road from our Ripley branch and when I grew up, as well as developing a strong interest in animal medicine, I wanted to give something back to the town that I grew up in.”

– John Bailey Owner and Veterinary Surgeon

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Surgery Phone Numbers:

Heanor – 01773 717 780
(All Heanor telephone calls are recorded)

Ripley – 01773 747801 / 01773 747802

Ilkeston – 01159 309729

Aspley – 01159 292552

Wollaton – 01159 829730

To find out more about our practice, or to book an appointment for your pet, please click here to find your nearest Ambivet branch.