Saffron Lane

Edward Avenue SurgeryparrotMonday to Friday 8am-7pm
Saturday Closed

519 Saffron Lane, Leicestershire, LE2 6UL
Phone 0116 2831314

All calls made to any Park Veterinary Group surgery outside of the usual opening times, will be automatically diverted to the Park Veterinary Hospital in Glenfield. All calls are recorded for training purposes.


The Saffron Lane surgery is the original site for the Park Veterinary Group and provides full surgical and medical care for your pets.
It is a busy first opinion practice and has been new refurbished in July 2013.

3 vet, 3 nurses and 4 receptionists work at Saffron Lane, with vets Jane Yeates, Charlotte Wright, Sarah Drage and nurse Lucy Costelloe who has been working at the Saffron Lane surgery for over 20 years!

The small animal side of the Park Vet Group operates from 5 sites. Four of these are stand-alone clinics of 3-6 vets each, and one is a dedicated branch surgery for consulting and routine operations.

The four main surgeries are self-sufficient for all routine first opinion work and have their own fixed veterinary teams, promoting continuity for clients, and also for the vets the opportunity to work in a small close-knit unit, but with the back-up, expertise and free time that you only get from a multi-person practice. There is a strong ethos within the Park Vet Group to encourage continual professional development (CPD) which is viewed as a benefit for staff and clients alike.

“We work together as a team to ensure all our staff are kept up to date and motivated to do their best for you and your pet”
Joyce Thomas, Practice Manager.

Jane YeatesAssociate Veterinary Surgeon

Jane qualified from Bristol University in 1984 and has been working at the Park Vet Group since 1991, having previously worked at various practices in the UK and for the RSPCA in Melbourne, Australia. She is married with a son and a daughter, one a teenager, the other about to become one. The family all supports the Leicester Tigers and includes a very cuddly Staffordshire Bull Terrier. Jane likes to relax with a good book, once she has discharged her duties as chief cook, bottle washer and part time taxi service for her children. She became a veterinary associate in 2007, produces the small animal newsletter and information leaflets and works part time at the Saffron Lane surgery. She is an experienced small animal general practitioner, interested in both medicine and surgery. Jane also does out of hours farm work and has a particularly good success rate with bovine caesarians.

    Charlotte WrightVeterinary Surgeon

    Charlotte (Charlie) Wright graduated from The Royal Veterinary College in 2008 and after a short time in mixed practice in Kent joined the Park Veterinary Group in June 2009 as a mixed practitioner. She spent her first two years at the Whetstone Surgery but has now joined the team at our Saffron Lane surgery. Her farm interest means that she is also able to offer practical advice on the more unusual pets we encounter including pet pigs and chickens.

      Hilary GatesVeterinary Surgeon

      Hilary qualified from Bristol University in 1984 and joined the practice in 1989. She works part time at our Edward Avenue surgery. She brings practical experience in all aspects of small animal work and regularly helps out at our other branches.

        Sarah DrageVeterinary Surgeon

        Sarah is originally from Cardiff, and graduated from Nottingham vet school in 2013. She spent a year in South Wales as a small animal vet working in an orthopaedic and spinal practice before moving to Leicestershire to join the Park Vet Group in 2014. Her interests include small animal neurology and medicine. Her pet family includes her ex guide dog Paddy, who was retired due to a liver problem, and rescued cat Sprout, who was brought into the Saffron Lane surgery as a stray where she fell in love with him! Being Welsh, Sarah is an avid rugby fan, so outside of work you will usually find her cheering for Wales or Leicester Tigers!


          We employ highly trained, approachable, compassionate and considerate staff using the most modern facilities.
          Peter Orpin– Partner, veterinary surgeon

          • Friendly and caring staff
          • A small team of vets that ensures you can ‘see the same vet’
          • Our vets care for your pets 24/7. Our own Emergency Hospital in Glenfield is able to look after your pets all day and night, every day and night
          • 99.9% of all problems can be successfully treated ‘in-house’ allowing for prompt diagnosis and treatment of your pets illness
          • Referrals for Ophthalmology, soft tissue surgery and orthopaedic surgery available at the Park Veterinary Hospital in Glenfield

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          “I have used the park vets on saffron lane for many years now… The reception staff are always very welcoming and efficient. i find the healthy pets scheme invaluable especially as we have four pets.”

          Mrs Baxter
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