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Vets4Pets Newcastle Kingston Park

Meet the Newcastle Kingston Park team

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Samantha Sauer MRCVS

Owner & Veterinary Surgeon

I qualified from Liverpool University in 2003. After 18 months in a mixed practice in Bedford I moved back to the North East where I spent a year travelling and locumming. I then joined a small animal practice where I became senior vet. In 2009 I started locumming again until I opened the Kingston Park practice in 2012. In 2016 I then opened the Gateshead practice with my husband Mark.

My aim for the practices has always been to provide excellent patient care in a friendly, approachable environment where we can help owners make an informed choice about their pet's care. We're very much a family run practice so set ourselves high standards of care for our patients, clients and team.

I have a very holistic view of veterinary medicine and feel that all treatment plans should be tailored to a patient. I've been using acupuncture for a few years and have an interest in chronic pain treatment.

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Mark Sauer 

Practice Manager

Mark is the Practice Manager at both Gateshead and Kingston Park. Mark came on board full time when the decision was made to open Gateshead to help Samantha run the rapidly growing business.

Gateshead has become the sister practice to Kingston Park which opened its doors December-2012. A practice that is owned as with Gateshead by Samantha Sauer, Marks other half. Both Gateshead and Kingston Park are truly a family run business.

Marks aim as Practice Manager is to continue at Gateshead what has made and is continuing to make Kingston Park so popular with its clients. To create a place that provides a friendly, welcoming atmosphere where clients can make an informed choice about their pets’ care.

Outside of work Mark is a keen outdoor enthusiast. He is hoping once their daughter is old enough she too will follow their passion of climbing and hiking.

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Rebecca MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

Originally from Alaska, Rebecca moved to Edinburgh to study veterinary medicine. After graduating, Rebecca joined the teams at Vets4Pets Kingston Park & Gateshead. An animal lover to the core, she is especially interested in preventative medicine and education. She looks forward to getting to know the local area, you, and your pets.


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Jennet Chan MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

Jennet was born and raised in Hong Kong, a subtropical city, where she speaks 3 languages – Cantonese, English and Mandarin. She developed interest in working with animals in secondary school and came to UK to pursue her dream. She is qualified in 2017 from the University of Glasgow and joined the team after graduation. In her spare time she enjoys travelling, visiting museums and baking.


Ruth Pickett MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

Ruth Pickett qualified as a Veterinary Surgeon in 2004 from the University of Liverpool and has been in small animal practice ever since in the North East. She has 3 cats at the moment: Jem and Venus who are both rescues, and Louis who just moved in! 

 In her spare time she likes to keep active and is kept very busy entertaining her 2 young children.


Laura Gillis

MRCVS Veterinary Surgeon

Laura qualified as a veterinary surgeon in 2011 from the Royal Veterinary College in London. Since graduating she has worked in small animal practice in the North East, where she grew up. She is currently studying towards a certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice.

In her spare time she is kept busy by her two working Cocker Spaniels. Moss and Berry and competing on her horse, Ben.


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Mel Harrison MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

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Pet Orthopaedic Referral Team

Fergus Ryan MVB CertSAS MRCVS

Rebecca Ainsley RVN

We are pleased to introduce you to our Orthopaedic team who visit our practice when required and carry out a range of orthopaedic operations for us. Both Fergus and Rebecca are highly trained and vastly experienced in both general veterinary care, as well as Orthopaedic surgery.