Welcome to Derwent Valley Vets in Matlock.

The best medical care you can get for your family pets.

  • Caring
    First and foremost, we provide a friendly, caring service.

  • Appointments
    We are open until 9pm Tuesdays and Thursdays. We are also open for routine consultations on Saturday.

  • Investing in the latest equipment
    We are constantly investing in new equipment, to help provide the most up to date treatment and diagnostic options for your pet.

  • Registered nurses
    We employ qualified veterinary nurses who are registered with the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons. We are also a certificated veterinary nurse training practice.

  • Reasonable Prices
    Derwent Valley Vets aims to provide a high quality service, at reasonable prices.

Matlock's friendly and caring vets

We provide first-class and loving healthcare to the pets of the Derwent Valley, including Matlock, Darley Dale and Bakewell. We are open 6 days a week and until 9 pm on Tuesday and Thursday. We also have lots of off-street car parking.
Call us on: 01629 55 666
Our vets
We have a team of four friendly vets, with a wealth of experience. Our vets are required to undertake further study each year to continually improve and update their skills.
Registered nurses
We employ and value our qualified veterinary nurses who are registered with the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons. Their experience allows us to train the veterinary nurses of the future as a certificated veterinary nurse training practice and offer the best possible care for your pet.
Pet Advice
Come and talk to a registered veterinary nurse for health advice for your pet.
Other Services
We also provide the following services in the nurse clinics for a small charge:
  • Nail clipping
  • Expressing anal glands
  • Microchipping

Nurse clinics

We value our patients

Would you like to be able to come and talk to a registered veterinary nurse for advice about your pet?
  • Weight Loss Programmes
  • Dental Clinics
  • Administration of flea and worming medication
  • Puppy health checks
  • Kitten health checks

Opening Hours

Monday, Wednesday & Friday

8:00 am - 7:00 pm

Tuesday & Thursday

8:00 am - 9:00 pm

Saturday

9:00 am - 4:00 pm

The Boathouse

110 Dale Rd Matlock Derbyshire, DE4 3PP.


What our clients say:


  • Easily the best care My animals have ever received at any vets I have been too. The staff are incredible and the practice is really well laid out!
  • This is what we pet owners want a caring vet I am so impressed if you want a vet that gives you a warm friendly greeting one you feel at ease with this is the vets.
  • A visit to the Vet's that was actually enjoyable.

    :)Lovely and bright, feline AND canine waiting areas that don't feel like the dentist's waiting room, and the biggest bonus, my two 1 year old cats treated with compassion and gentle efficiency. My 2 dogs now booked in. I haven't felt such confidence in a Vet for a very long time.
  • Took my very nervous rescue dog millie in today. We were all made to feel welcome and millie even wagged her tail!
  • I have just visited the practice for the first time and I am delighted with the service I received. Friendly, cheerful staff on reception. Lovely, friendly vet who explained everything clearly to me. Such a refreshing change from my previous practice - which I left as I was so dissatisfied at my last visit. I can't recommend highly enough!!
  • Wonderful caring vets. Reasonable fees
  • OUTSTANDING practice - absolutely brilliant ! Auntie Rebecka (as she tells the animals) is just SO nice and you can see she adores animals. A natural and a Godsend to the area! Much love to all staff and grateful thanks. Anne-Marie and Meg (Higgins) Xxx
  • All facilities on site so my dog gets treated there, nice staff, reasonable charges.
  • Fabulous vets practice saw me an hour after calling with none urgent appointment. Dog was not shaking and uncontrollable as usual with doggie doctor visits. Very thorough and professional. Plenty of sound practice advice. Very personable, friendly and professional service for both me and the dog! Would recommend
  • We use these for the rescue animals at barkin good times rescue and tgey have been amazing with us 😊😊😊😆
  • Fantastic vets!! Taken my dog here a couple of times now. He is 9 years old and previously growled and tried to bite every vet that came near him to the point he had to be sedated to be examined. Today's appointment he was a totally different dog wagging his tail and approaching the vet for a fuss. Completely down to the way both vets treated him. They treated him like an anxious dog and not a bad dog. Hopefully going to the vets will no longer be a trauma for him.
  • They really look after my puppy who enjoys going there more than the park!!! Tail wagging, very happy even after some injections !
  • Small friendly vet very helpful

Keyhole, minimally invasive, speys now available


Just as keyhole surgery has advantages in humans, the same opportunity now exists for our pets. Keyhole surgery is minimally invasive surgery involving passing a camera and specialised instruments through tiny incisions in the body wall.
Advantages compared to a traditional bitch spey:
  • Less pain after surgery
  • Smaller incisions
  • Faster recovery time (3 days)
  • No external stitches to chew (so no buster collar)
  • Faster healing times
  • Fewer post-operative complications
  • Clearer view and magnification for the surgeon

Find out more