Vets4Pets Kirkby in Ashfield

Kingsway Court
NG17 7BB

Telephone: 01623 726 050

Opening hours

Monday  - 
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Saturday  - 
Sunday Closed

Out of hours

Vets Now Alfreton
216 King St
DE55 7DF

Telephone: 01773 688192

Standard consultations before 9pm start from £167. Standard consultations after 9pm start from £215.

Meet the team

Julie Ling

Julie Ling

Practice Owner & Veterinary Surgeon

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I am a veterinary surgeon and one of the partners here at Vets4Pets Kirkby in Ashfield. I will be the main vet here and look forward to meeting all of our pets. I qualified as a Veterinary surgeon in 2011 from Nottingham University. Previous to starting at Kirkby I worked at the Sutton in Ashfield Vets4Pets surgery and a small animal practice in Chesterfield. I enjoy all aspects of first opinion small animal practice but I have a particular interest in diagnostic imaging and internal medicine. I am kept very busy at home with my three dogs, Indie the Border Collie, Dolcie the Akita and Ivy my three legged Cocker Spaniel. I also have a cat, 2 horses, ducks and chickens. With my fiancé Matt I run a cattery in my back garden.

Rodrigo Lopez Nicolas

Veterinary Surgeon

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Hi all! I just landed in Kirkby and I'm already amazed to see how well the practice team works, and how united it is. It's the perfect balance between fun and dedication, there's time for everything, which is important. I couldn't have had a better welcome, and now I'm here to deliver the best possible care to both your beloved pets and yourselves. Since I qualified in 2009, I have always loved and enjoyed my profession, whatever I have done. The last few years have been focused small animals, but before it, there was time to work with large animals too. I have had chance to do a placement at the University of Copenhagen and even to volunteer in India and Nepal. I hope this gives you a good idea of me and my interests; now, I invite you to come to the surgery and know me a bit better. I will be looking forward to meeting you all and helping you to the best of my capability. A toast to Kirkby and its pets!
Claire Matan

Claire Matan

Practice Owner & Veterinary Nurse

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I studied Veterinary Nursing at Bottle Green Training in Melbourne, Derbyshire and qualified in 2007. I have worked for Vets4Pets since May 2001 and opened Kirkby with Julie in February 2017. I have a keen interest in schedule 3 which is where nurses can perform minor operations such as lump removals and stitch ups. I live with my husband Stefan and 2 boys, Leo & Charlie. I have a horse called Claude, 3 French Bulldogs, Daphne, Betty & Kevin, 5 cats, Merlin, Neville, Kink, Sabre & Ryan, 2 gerbils and LOTS of reptiles including tortoises, snakes, lizards & tarantula's! Outside of work I enjoy horse riding & spending time with my friends & family.

Hayley Roberts

Registered Veterinary Nurse


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I have worked with vets4pets for over 10 years and became a registered veterinary nurse in 2012, In my years with vets4pets I have learned a lot and taken up further qualifications in order to help improve my patient care skills. As well as being a veterinary nurse I am also a pet health care counsellor, a diabetes adviser and clinical coach (practical trainer and assessor of student veterinary nurses). The aspect of my job I find the most enjoyable are consults, as this allows me to help support and educate owners in preventative health care be it parasite control to behaviour concerns. This job allows me to learn something new and interesting everyday, which I have to admit I love being somewhat of a nerd.

Melanie Newman

Student Veterinary Nurse

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I am a student veterinary nurse here at Kirkby in Ashfield Vets4pets. Becoming a Veterinary Nurse is my dream career and I am so lucky to have had the opportunity to join a lovely team. I will be attending Bottle Green college in September to complete a 3 year course. I have had various different animals since a young age and at the moment I have 2 horses, a dog and a rabbit.
Danielle Welch

Danielle Welch

Registered Veterinary Nurse

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I have recently joined the Kirkby Vets4Pets team in October 2018 as a Registered Veterinary Nurse. Previous to starting at Kirkby, I worked at Sutton in Ashfield Vets4Pets where I spent almost 3 years as Head Veterinary Nurse. Alongside my nursing role I am also a clinical coach (this means mentoring the student veterinary nurses throughout their training, which I have been doing for 2 and a half years now) and also Community Nurse where I organised many client educational events and fun days to raise money for local charities. Amongst my experience I have also worked in a Referral Veterinary Hospital and a 24 hour Veterinary Surgery down in Hertfordshire where I am originally from. I have a keen interest in Anaesthesia and client education. I also have a soft spot for a spaniel, one of which I have of my own, a working Cocker Spaniel called Hattie- we love going out exploring the peak district!
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Amy Bullous

Client Care Manager

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I have joined the team at Kirkby after working for Vets4Pets as a Receptionist since 2013, initially at Mansfield and more recently at Sutton in Ashfield. I spent some time away down south last year but didn't manage to stay away for long and I am really excited to be back. I live with my husband Luke and our little girl Isla. We share our home with Kira the German Shepherd, Boo & Nelson the cats and two rabbits who keep us super busy. I am so proud to be part of such a fabulous and dedicated team here at Kirkby and I am really enjoying getting to know all of our new clients and seeing lots of familiar faces!

Vanessa Kirk

Client Care Advisor

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I have recently joined the team at Kirkby In Ashfield from previously working at Pets at Home for the last 7 years. I have always had a keen interest in animal care, I studied this for 2 years after leaving school in 2007. At home I live with my partner Nathan, Our son Willis and Stanley the Lhasa apso but I’ve kept many other animals. In my free time I like to take Stanley on his long walks, exercising and going out with friends or family. It is a pleasure to work with such an amazing, committed team at Kirkby, I am also enjoying meeting all our clients and their pets.

Vets4Pets Kirkby in Ashfield 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!



  • Emergency cover
    Even if we are closed, we have your pet covered.
  • Isolation Unit
    A special ward to care for animals with contagious diseases.
  • Blood Pressure Monitor
    Used to measure the range of blood pressure as a preventative treatment to identify early signs of systemic hypertension.
  • Biochemistry
    Allows an assessment of the functionality of a patients organs.

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  • Haematology
    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.
  • X-Ray
    Generates digital 2D images of bones and internal organs.
  • Hospital Ward
    Suite of custom-built kennels for the housing and monitoring of in-patients.
  • Dentistry
    The treatment of diseases and other conditions that affect the teeth and gums, especially the repair and extraction of teeth and the insertion of artificial ones.

Health Plans

Health Plan

Complete Care

From £8 a month
Spread the cost of preventative healthcare and save money
Complete Care

Health Plan

Complete Care Senior

From £17
A complete care plan for your 7+ year old pet's continued good health
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Starter pack protection

Best Start in Life

Our Best Start in Life starter pack includes everything they'll need from a veterinary perspective to grow up happy and healthy, from a microchip to their first vaccinations.

Health Plans

Flea & Worm Pack

Protect your pet and your pocket!
dog in field

Health Plan


Just £99
Vac4Life is a preventative plan following primary vaccinations

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