Animal Health Certificates (Pet Passports)

At Vets4Pets Aintree, we have Trained Official Veterinarian vets to issue Pet Passports, Fit to Fly letters and rabies serology tests.

Aintree Vets4Pets

Inside Pets at Home
Unit 9 Racecourse Retail Park
Ormskirk Road
L9 5AN
0151 530 2040 Chat on WhatsApp

Open Today 09:00 - 19:00

Opening Hours

  • Monday  - 
  • Tuesday  - 
  • Wednesday  - 
  • Thursday  - 
  • Friday  - 
  • Saturday  - 
  • Sunday Closed

Meet the team



JVP and Clinical Director

GPCert(SAS), PGC Small Animal Surgery

Read Antonio bio

Hi my name is Antonio and I became JVP in Aintree in September 2023. I am also JVP in Companion Care Salford since September 2019. I moved from Italy to the UK in 2015. I am very happy to see all of our lovely clients and I want to make sure I provide the best treatment and care to they’re pets.

Just a bit a bit about me so you can know me better : I have  Graduated  the University of Parma 1998 and did the Master Anaesthesia and pain therapy University of Pisa in 2015. 

I am  also Specialist in infectious diseases -University of Bari 2013 and I have a special interests in Emergency medicine and soft tissue surgery as I am in continue training with this. 

In October 2022 I have achieved the General Practitioner Certificate in Small Animal Surgery with the International School of Veterinary Postgraduate Studies in UK and In February 2023 I have obtained the Postgraduate Certificate in Small Animal Surgery with Harper Adams University in UK.

I will always be here to support you in your journey alongside with your pets and make sure they will get best treatment and care from all our team .



JVP and Veterinary Surgeon

Read Dimitrios bio

Kalimera! I’m Dimitrios Tachos, and I’m from Trikala, a medium-sized city in central Greece. Growing up in a farming family, becoming a vet was always my dream, and I have studied Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) at the University of Thessaly in Greece, where I graduated in 2012. After my graduation, I moved to England, and after working for a few years with large animals, I decided to dedicate myself to small animals. During my working years as a small animal vet, I have gained experience in all kinds of veterinary topics, but my main interest is internal medicine and imaging. In 2022, I moved for a year to Dubai, United Arab Emirates, where I further developed my skills, especially in emergency care, and also had the opportunity to come into contact with a lot of different nationalities and mindsets. Since September 2023, I have moved back to the U.K. and to Aintree Vets for Pets to join a veterinary partnership with some of my old colleagues and friends. A new journey has started, and I'm excited to live it. I’m looking forward to meeting you and your lovely pets in our practice!



JVP, Veterinary Surgeon and Practice Manager


Read Elena bio

I am Elena Cortese and I became JVP in Aintree in September 2023. I started my adventure here in Uk since 2015. After two years being involved in Animal Welfare and Animal Health area working as Official Veterinarian, I decided to move to the small animal practice. I am currently studying the Internal Medicine Certificate. I am also Official Veterinarian for Export Health Certificate (EHC) and Animal Health Certificate (AHC) and I have supported hundreds of Clients in their travels to Europe and the rest of the World issuing those Certificates.

About me, I have graduated the University of Parma in 2011 and in the same year I have started an internship in a practice in South Italy.

I spend my free time walking in the nature with my dog Thor and cooking. 

I am happy to help you with your pets and to answer all the questions you need.



Veterinary Surgeon

Read Joshua bio

Hi my name is Joshua Austin, I am half american and half italian and I’ve just recently moved to the UK from Italy. I graduated at the Università di Padova in Veterinary Medicine in 2021 and since then have been practicing veterinary medicine. Shortly after graduation I started an internship in Italy where I was able to improve in different fields and grow both professionally and personally as a veterinary surgeon. Since I was a child I’ve always loved animals, in all shapes and sizes, so whatever animal you might have I’ll be more than happy to meet them. I recently joined the Vets4Pets family and I couldn’t be happier of my choice. I’ve met wonderful colleagues and clients that made me feel welcome and right at home. In my spare time I love to travel and visit new places and being Italian I like to eat new foods. l love spending time outdoors, camping and fishing. But most days I spend taking care of my boa Gandalf, my four Padovana chickens, my ranchu fish Ciccia and serving my cat Cucufs who is very demanding. I can’t wait to meet you and your furry family member at our Aintree veterinary clinic where we’ll be sure to give you and your pets the best care possible.



Veterinary Surgeon

Read Giulia bio

Hi, my name is Giulia Dorigato. I graduated in early 2022 in Veterinary Medicine from the University of Padova and soon after my graduation I began an internship at an out of hours hospital working both day and night shifts to be able to further improve my skills in different fields of veterinary medicine. I have recently moved to the UK, here in Liverpool, from Italy and I have become a member of the Aintree Vets4Pets family and I couldn't be happier. I am an animal nutrition and feline medicine enthusiast. I worked as a nutritional consultant for a pet-food company from 2019 to 2023 and I was honored to participate at “Fédération Internationale Féline world show 2021”, which was an amazing experience. In my spare time I enjoy travelling, discovering new places, cultures and traditional local recipes. I also really like photography, gardening and sport. Being a veterinarian has always been my aspiration since I was a child growing up in the countryside surrounded by all kinds of animals. My enlarged family includes my lovely cats Cucufs and Winny, my funny Ranchu fish Ciccia, my four amusing Padovana chickens and my fascinating boa Gandalf. Taking care of animals is what I love the most and I can't wait to meet your furry pets to provide them with the best care possible that they deserve

Mathew Head Registered Veterinary Nurse


Head Veterinary Nurse

RVN, CertNCS(VPM), CertNCS(RVN Cons)

Read Mathew bio

I started working in veterinary practice back in 2014, firstly as a veterinary care assistant, before training as a student veterinary nurse. I qualified and registered in 2021, and started here at Vets for pets Aintree in March 2024 as the head nurse. I have worked in a range of veterinary practices from small first opinion practices to large veterinary hospitals, one of which as a consulting nurse. I have a keen interest in practice management and consulting, which I hold certificate’s in. I am also one of the practice clinical coaches, coaching and teaching our student nurses, which I really enjoy. In my own time I enjoying walking my rescue French Bulldog Skye, and Tillie my Miniature Dachshund. I also have two cats, Lilly and Layla.

Kelly Aintree


Veterinary Nurse


Read Kelly bio

I'm Kelly, I have been working in veterinary practice for 8 years now and have been a qualified veterinary nurse for 4 years. I started here at Aintree Vets for Pets in March 2024, my interests are inpatient care and emergency critical care. I have worked in different practices from small first opinion practices to large busy veterinary hospital's, I have also worked within referral practices and as a head veterinary nurse. I have two French Bulldog's and a cat, in my own time I enjoy long walks with the dogs. I look forward to meeting you and your lovely pets here at Aintree.



Student Veterinary Nurse

Read Racheal bio

Hi I'm Racheal, and I am one of the Student Veterinary Nurses. I used to be a client here at Aintree but seeing how friendly everybody is made me eager to join the team. I enjoy working in practice and feel the job is busy but rewarding. 



Student Veterinary Nurse

Read Elin bio

Hi I'm Elin, I am one of the Student Veterinary Nurses here at Aintree Vets for Pets. I am currently in my final year of studying a veterinary nurse degree at Edinburgh Napier. My interests are inpatient and surgical nursing, I also enjoy anaesthesia. Outside of work I enjoy dog sitting and spending time with my friends, family and partner.



Student Veterinary Nurse

Read Paula bio

My name is Paula, and I am one of the Student Veterinary Nurses here. I studied animal management at college and I’m currently studying my last year of veterinary nursing. I have two cats that I dearly love; so if your furry baby ever come in for surgery, whenever I’m free I’ll be there to cuddle them!



Student Veterinary Nurse

Read Rachel bio

Hi, I’m Rachel, a Student Veterinary Nurse here at Aintree. I am soon to finish studying my degree at University Centre Reaseheath, and I am working towards qualifying and becoming a Registered Veterinary Nurse. Animals are my passion, I thoroughly enjoy caring for any species, no matter how big or small ! In my own time, I care for wildlife, enjoy my hobbies and spending time with family and friends. I have a chocolate Labrador called Cadbury who has helped me through a lot in life and is my everything.

Samantha Aintree


Veterinary Care Assistant

Read Sam bio

I'm Sam, a Veterinary Care assistant. I have always had an interest in animal care and have a dog called Ninja, who is a rescue Miniature Pinscher. I started here at Aintree as a Client Care Advisor before progressing to a Veterinary Care Assistant. I enjoy taking the patients out for a walk and helping the nursing team with inpatient care, I also enjoy assisting the Veterinary Surgeon's. I would like to progress to be a Student Veterinary nurse leading to be a qualified Veterinary Nurse one day.



Veterinary Care Assistant

Read Donna bio

Hi, I am Donna, I have over 20 years of veterinary experience, and have worked in practice since leaving school. I was in the process of training to become a student veterinary nurse, only deciding to start a family. I have been with Aintree Vets for Pets since we opened. 

Madalina JVP_Practice Manager


JVP and Practice Manager

Read Madalina bio

My name is Madalina   Obreja  and I am the new JVP/Director here in Aintree VetsforPets. I become JVP in Aintree after 2 years being also a JVP/Director at Salford VetsforPets. I  have worked as a manager since I was 20 years old but this opportunity with VetsforPets not only that helped me to expand my own vision and knowledge but has also helped to find my stability and find my purpose in life.

 I  have worked previously for twelve years for VetsforPets and this opportunity has coordinated my steps into this lovely path of becoming a Director of my own veterinary practice.

Here in Aintree VetsforPets  we are working  alongside with Vets specialised in  Orthopaedics, Internal Medicine and Heart Specialist and  togheter with our permanent team  we want to make sure we can offer the best care and treatment to our patients. You are very welcomed to meet myself my business partner and  the whole team here in Aintree Vets for Pets and we hope we can offer the best support we can.


Lyndsey Aintree


Client Care Manager

Read Lyndsey bio

Hi I'm Lyndsey, the Client Care Manager here at Vets for Pets Aintree. I started here in 2023 after previously working as a cruise ship hostess supervisor, I was able to travel the world and also lived in Italy for 5 years. I have a pet Bird called Mango, and my sister has two dogs which I also enjoy walking and looking after, their names are Blue and Lola. I enjoy managing our reception team and looking after our clients and their pets.  Outside of work I have a family who I enjoy spending time with, I am also fluent in multiple languages, such as Italian and Spanish.

justine taylor Aintree


Client Care Assistant

Read Justine bio

Justine joined the team at Aintree in 2012. She has worked in animal care for the last six years in various roles including managing a very busy kennels and cattery. Justine gained her NVQ in Animal Care in 2010. She is passionate about animal care and loves working within the veterinary industry. Justine is working towards training to become a veterinary nurse with Vets4 Pets. At home Justine has 3 rabbits (soon to be 4) called Rosie, Joey and Georgie. She also has a beautiful 1 year old Pomeranian called Daisy and a rescue kitten called Yasmine.


Client Care Assistant

Read Britney bio

My name's Britney and I recently joined Vets4Pets Aintree as a Client Care Advisor. I’ve always been passionate about working with animals since a young age. I studied Animal Management at college for two years before going on to study Zoology at University which I recently graduated in 2022. I enjoy working here as I am surrounded by animals and I can also offer my help and support to care for your pets. Outside of work I like to spend time with family and friends as well as take care of my Jack Russell Ozzy who is 13 years old. 



Client Care Assistant

Read Megan bio

Hi my name is Megan, I am one of the Client Care Assistants here at Aintree. I have worked in veterinary practice for nearly 3 years now and really enjoy assisting our clients. I also assist Lyndsey our Client Care Manager with processing insurance claims for our clients, which I enjoy. I have a Cocker Spaniel called Rolo and a cat called Khaleesi, outside of work I enjoy walking Rolo and looking after my two children. 



Client Care Assistant

Read Lauren bio

Hi my name is Lauren; I joined Vets for Pets Aintree in April 2024. I have always wanted to work with animals since a young age, I graduated from university in 2022 after studying animal behaviour. I enjoy coming to work as I love to offer my help and support to you and your pets. I have a cat called Jeff and a German Shepherd called Ruby, in my own time I enjoy walking my dog, exploring nature and climbing mountains with my partner, I look forward to meeting you all.



Client Care Assistant

Read Paige bio

My name is Paige, and I recently joined the team here at Vets for Pets Aintree as a Client Care Assistant. Ever since I can remember I have loved everything about animals. I am currently studying Animal Science and have over 12 year's experience in customer care. I enjoy coming to work and getting to be around animals and being able to offer my help and support to you and your pets. I have had a range of pets myself, from snakes and tortoises to cats and dogs. In my free time I enjoy being outside whenever possible, and spending time around my family and friends.

Vets4Pets Aintree is committed to bringing you affordable, high quality care via a modern, well equipped practice, including a lab, pharmacy, digital x-ray and ultrasound. Plus, on site car parking too!

The friendly team can't wait to meet all of their new clients!

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  • Emergency cover
    Even if we are closed, we have your pet covered.
  • Biochemistry
    Allows an assessment of the functionality of a patients organs.
  • Dentistry
    The treatment and prevention of dental disease
  • Digital X-Ray
    Digital X ray equipment is available.

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  • Haematology – Blood testing
    Allows the assessment of a patient's blood and blood cells.
  • In-house Laboratory
    A range of analytical tests and equipment to assist in the rapid diagnosis of illness.
  • Isolation Unit
    A special ward to care for animals with contagious diseases.
  • Operating Theatre
    An operating theatre with gaseous anaesthetic facility for surgical procedures.
  • Pet Passport / Animal Health Certificate
    Trained Official Veterinarian vets to issue Pet Passports, Fit to Fly letters and rabies serology tests.

Health Plans

Health Plan

Complete Care Junior

From £15* per month
Expert veterinary care, plus lots of support and tailored advice for your puppy or kitten, in an affordable and convenient way.

Health Plan

Complete Care

From £8* per month
Save over £300† on routine healthcare
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Health Plan

Complete Care Plus

From £19* per month
Our most comprehensive plan for dogs and cats

Health Plans

Flea & Worm Pack

Protect your pet and your pocket!
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Health Plan


Just £99
Vac4Life is a preventative plan following primary vaccinations

Out of hours

Vets Now Liverpool
Woolfall Heath Avenue
L36 3YD

Telephone: 0151 480 2040

Standard consultation fees start from £288