Our Chesterfield practice used to be a chapel in the 1900s, and there’s a tunnel running under it to the crooked spire
Our practice was established in 1993 by the current clinical director Chris Mann. Coming from an era of vets who had grown up reading James Herriot tales (a country vet who wrote a series of semi-autobiographical novels), Chris started his own practice to provide a level of service that he didn’t think other practices were achieving.
Chris says: “At the beginning of my career I worked in a number of establishments where the service was both impersonal and money-orientated. The staff didn’t get along with one another, or the pet owners they were seeing. I wanted to offer something very different.
“Chapel House Vets is dedicated to the experience our patients – and their owners – take away from our practice. As well as surrounding myself with a team of dedicated, like-minded animal lovers, I wanted to provide somewhere where pet owners would feel just as well looked after as their pets… and I think that’s exactly what you’ll find at our practice today!”
Chris opened our first practice in Chesterfield over 20 years ago. Originally a chapel built in the 1900s, he wanted to retain some of its original features, which is why you’ll notice some stained glass windows in various rooms. There’s also a tunnel underneath our practice leading to the local church, but unfortunately that’s been blocked off.
Due to popular demand, our branch surgery in Staveley was opened in 2014. It offers an alternative location for pet owners who may have found it a little far to travel to our Chesterfield surgery, and boasts free car parking and the same level of expertise you can expect from our main practice.
If you would like more information about either of our practices, or to book an appointment for your pet, please contact our friendly team at our Chesterfield practice on 01246 222232, or our Staveley practice on 01246 477581.