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Vets4Pets Gateshead

Meet the team


Samantha MRCVS

Owner & Veterinary Surgeon


I qualified from Liverpool University in 2003 and after working in a mixed practice in Bedford moved back home where for the past 3 years I have been working as a locum vet around the North East. This has helped provide a wide area of experience and has taught me what makes a good practice.

I have a holistic approach to veterinary medicine and am studying for further qualifications in both herbal medicine and acupuncture, both of which I use alongside conventional treatments.

Out of work I am a keen outdoor enthusiast and enjoy travelling when possible.

My aim for Kingston Park and Gateshead is to have a friendly, welcoming atmosphere where you can make an informed choice about your pet’s care.


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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.



Jacquelyn MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

I’m Jacqui, I have worked in small animal practice since I graduated from Edinburgh Vet School in 2011. I love all aspects of clinical practice but have a special interest in surgical cases.

In my spare time I love spending time with horses and horse riding.

I have an ex-racing greyhound called Ryan who is the love of my life!



Veterinary Surgeon

Melanie has been working in the North East since graduating from the University of Nottingham in 2012. She loves all part of her work but has a particular interest in ultrasound scanning and surgery. You may well meet her dog Douglas who sleeps behind reception during the day, he loves a cuddle!

Outside of work Melanie is very keen on travelling and tries to go somewhere different every year, when she can! She also enjoys going out walking, especially on the amazing beaches down the North East coast.


Charlotte RVN

Veterinary Nurse

 Charlotte has always had a passion for caring for animals and has been in the veterinary profession for over 8 years. She qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in 2014 & joined the Vets4Pets team in August 2016.

Charlotte has a keen interest in client education and animal behaviour and has a wide knowledge of all creatures great and small, including exotic species.

In her spare time she enjoys taking care of her dog Bhuna and horse Charm and spending time crafting in her hobby room.


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Courtney RVN 

Veterinary Nurse

Courtney moved to Essex to complete her Veterinary Nursing training, she has now returned back home to the North East. Courtney owns a very cheeky cat called Mr O’Malley who she rescued two years ago. Courtney will soon be carrying out her marine mammal training with the BDMLR.



I'm Shelley, 46 years young and a receptionist here at Gateshead. I have completed a NVQ in administration and reception skills at Gateshead College, many moons ago!

Married with a teenager and a Siberian husky but not quite sure know who's the most moody one!!!! Likes walking, shopping, eating and drinking a few glasses of bubbly to socialise.


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Rachael has worked on reception since our opening. An animal lover, she has three crazy cats at home and loves meeting everyone’s pets when they come to visit us. In her spare time she enjoys reading, keeping fit and is keen to travel and see new places.


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Natalie works on reception. She has a keen interest in reptiles and owns 5 lizards. She has 4 dogs called Ruby, Roxy, Teddy and Bailey.


In her spare time she enjoys keeping fit and has competed in Total Warrior, Tough Mudder and Newcastle Stampede. In the future she wants to complete the national 3 peak challenge in 24 hours.