About Us

Prime Veterinary Practice is a family owned small animal practice  in Chesterfield, Derbyshire offering a great range of services from simple things like vaccinations and ear infection treatments to BOAS surgery, complicated fracture repairs, cranial cruciate ligament surgery or semen cryopreservation.

Dr Dinu Catilina DVM CertAVP(GSAS) GPCert(Endo) MRCVS

(Veterinary surgeon)

Born and raised in Transylvania, Dinu moved to Derbyshire a few years back and worked in various clinics in Sheffield, Dronfield, Doncaster and Chesterfield before deciding on opening his own practice. At work he enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine but especially surgery, endoscopy and minimally invasive surgery and canine reproduction.

Outside work his time is fully occupied by his 5 Bull Terriers,two young children and training and competing in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. 

Dr Kathryn Reed  BSc(Hons) BMVS GPCert(ExAP) MRCVS

(Veterinary Surgeon)

After gaining a degree in Biomedical Sciences in 1996 Kathryn went back to University to study Veterinary Medicine and Surgery qualifying in 2001. She worked in mixed animal practice for 8 years, but has been in small animal practice ever since, joining Team Prime in 2019. Kathryn enjoys all aspects of general practice, especially medicine and soft tissue surgery. Kathryn also has a certificate in exotics and is our ‘go to’ person for all things feathered, scaly or just out of the ordinary!

When she’s not at work, Kathryn fills her spare time enjoying the great outdoors either on foot with her dog, Crazy, or by motorcycle. She loves fencing, and has competed internationally for Great Britain and hopes to continue to do so. 

Dr Victoria Clegg BSC(Hons)  DVM MRCVS 

(Veterinary Surgeon)

After gaining a degree in Animal Science in 2005, Vicky continued her studies at the University  of Veterinary Medicine, Kosice in Slovakia and graduated in 2011. 

After working in her hometown of Staffordshire for 2 years Vicky settled in Derbyshire with her young family and having worked with Dinu previously joined team Prime in 2019. Vicky has a keen interest in all aspect of general practice, especially the small animal reproduction side and is currently studying for an advanced practitioner certificate in cardiology. 

Outside of work Vicky enjoys spending quality time with her husband, 2 young daughters and their golden retriever. Most activities involve getting wet and muddy and usually involve a pub stop for her long suffering husband. 

 Dr Joao Salvado DVM MRCVS

(Veterinary surgeon)

Joao graduated from the Universidade de Tras-os-Montes e Alto Douro in Portugal with a final master thesis paper on semen quality in Bull Terriers and joined team Prime in 2022. He is passionate about working with various species of pets but especially birds and dogs with a very big interest in reproduction and small animal internal medicine. 

Joao spends most of his free time with his Bull Terriers, cooking and listening to good music. He can be frequently seen at dog shows across the country on terrier day. 


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