We doubled our floor space so that we can cater to your pet’s needs
Our purpose-built premises on Hinckley Road, Leicester Forest East, serves our clients in LFE, Kirby Muxloe, Braunstone, Thorpe Astley, Western Park, Glenfield, Narborough and Enderby as well as outlying villages in west and north-west Leicestershire.
Our Leicester Forest East branch was originally a large private house before we established our veterinary service there in 1992. At the time, David Bentley and Colin Brown ran the surgery, before Colin left to dedicate himself full time to our Wigston branch.
In 2004, it was decided that the Leicester Forest East branch required an expansion to accommodate the growing business. As a result, today we have separate cat, dog, rabbit and exotic animal wards, operating rooms, a preparation room, X-ray rooms and three spacious consulting rooms.
When we re-opened the branch to our patients in November 2004, local celebrity Rosemary Conley cut the ribbon and welcomed old, as well as new faces into our considerably larger surroundings.
David prides himself on the fact that not one operation or appointment had to be cancelled during the time the branch was undergoing building work. He says, “After careful consideration and co-operation from our other branches, we managed to ensure that all of our patients still received the high standard of care we’ve become known for.”
As well as offering a first class veterinary service from Leicester Forest East, David also specialises in the treatment of animal skin and ear diseases. He runs Dermvet Skin and Ear Clinic from this branch, where pets with ear and dermatological conditions can come to be treated.
David is one of very few vets in the country who uses a Storz Video Otoscope to treat ear problems. This revolutionary piece of veterinary equipment allows David a clearer view of the inside of the ear and to be able to perform efficient ear cleaning and treatment. This has resulted in many pets being saved the stress of having to undergo surgery.
In order to effectively and successfully treat your furry friend we have a number of first opinion facilities at our Leicester Forest East branch. These include:
- An in house laboratory with a powerful microscope (essential for dermatology cases, testing a range of conditions and a comprehensive range of blood tests)
- A high speed dental machine
- A modern ECG
- Ultrasound machines
- Digital radiography
- Laser treatment
The Leicester Forest East Team
Leicester Forest East is our largest and busiest branch of Bell Brown and Bentley. We are also registered by the RCVS as a Training Practice for veterinary nurses. This means we are able to share our wealth of knowledge and experience with those training to become veterinary professionals.
We have three veterinary surgeons at our practice; director David Bentley and associate veterinary surgeons Gill O’Brien and Laura Owen. They each have special interests in various areas of veterinary science. You can relax in the knowledge that your pet will be treated by the surgeon best suited to their case.
When you visit us look out for Leanne Millard, Ella Lole, Jade Wilson, Chalotte Hood and Rachel Button, who make up our team of friendly nurses, nursing assistants and student nurses. Each of these ladies is always happy to answer any questions you may have regarding the health of your furry friend, so please don’t hesitate to ask.
Finally you can look forward to a warm welcome from our receptionist Michelle Haywood. She will make sure that you and your pet are made to feel comfortable, before informing the vet of your arrival.
Have your pet cared for by the practice that has provided Leicester with indisputable animal care for over 60 years. Call our Leicester Forest East branch 0116 238 8100, our London Road branch on 0116 254 3255, or our Wigston branch on 0116 288 6638.