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Wallasey Vets4Pets Rik Patel

Rikesh Patel BVMS BSc MRCVS

Owner & Veterinary Surgeon

Welcome - My name is Rikesh Suresh Patel – a friendly approachable partner.

I am your vet for Wallasey Vets4Pets. I was born & raised in London and graduated from the University of Glasgow Vet School in 2007. After graduating I spent 3 years gaining further skills in Cairns, Australia, as well as a year in New Zealand in 2011 helping to open and being chief vet, running a brand new, only after hour’s emergency centre in Hamilton, Waikato.

Whilst at University I enjoyed, and still try to enjoy (time permitting) lots of outdoors activities including hiking, potholing and travelling, I also enjoy watching & playing (albeit not very well) football & rugby.

I adopted a cat called John Arne Riise the Second (Riise for short) in 2007 - he has since lived with my family in London. Despite the name, I'm an Aston Villa supporter.

I am still highly ambitious and this has shown with the opening of this brand new surgery and will show with my consulting skill, and care for the animals and the owners. Special interests include dermatology (skin) and exotics, amongst the wide variety of day to day surgical life.

I hope to welcome you to our surgery soon & the team is looking forward to meeting you and your pets.

Wallasey Vets4Pets Katie Wakefield

Katie Wakefield RVN

Registered Veterinary Nurse

I qualified and became a Registered Veterinary Nurse in 2007, since then during my career I have worked in both first opinion and referral practices. I have a special interest in feline nursing and behaviour, and in 2012 I completed the international society feline medicine certificate in feline friendly nursing with credit.

At home I have 4 year old cat called Lola.

Wallasey Vets4Pets Samantha Hardman

Samantha Hardman


My interest in working with animals has come from being brought up on a farm and owning a variety of animals from pigs to horses to dogs. After school, I moved to Leeds and completed a BSc in Equine Management due to my love of horses with the hopes to eventually take over our family yard.

After my degree and student life I moved back to the Wirral and completed a few months in a referral practice, but felt that first opinion practice would allow me to learn more - this took me to the team at Vets4pets Wallasey!

At home I own 3 ginger kitties, 1 puppy, and 4 horses and hopefully no more!