We're here for you & your pets
We’re committed to keeping you and our colleagues protected and we have also adapted our services, making it easier to care for your pet. When you book your appointment our friendly team will also explain what to expect at your visit.
We're a 24/7 surgery
This means we're never closed.
Our practice owner Caroline Richards BVSc, MRCVS, GPCert(Endo) is one of only a handful of vets in the UK to hold a certificate in small animal endoscopy. Watch our video to find out more
We’re now offering some vaccinations
In response to updated guidance from our regulatory body we are now carrying out some primary and booster vaccinations, where it is safe to do so and required or indicated for your pet’s welfare. If your pet is due their vaccinations please contact us for further advice.
Meet the team
Dr Peter Richards
Practice Owner & Veterinary Surgeon
BVSc CERT AVP PG Cert (VPS) MRCVS
Dr Caroline Richards
Practice Owner & Veterinary Surgeon
BVSc, PgC SAEE (Small Animal Endoscopy and Endosurgery), MRCVS, GPCert(Endo)
My name is Elizabeth and I am one of the veterinary surgeons here at Barnsley Vet4Pets. I graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in 2014 and joined the team here in 2016. My main area of interest is Feline Medicine but I enjoy all aspects of my job; clinical and surgical. I am currently studying towards a Feline Medicine Certificate which I will have completed by December 2020. Outside of work I enjoy caring for my Norwegian Forest cats, volunteering at GCCF cat shows and travelling.
My name is Will and I am one of the veterinary surgeons at Barnsley Vets4Pets. I graduated from Cambridge University in 2014. I then started working in a small animal practice in Sheffield, where I developed an interest in diagnostic imaging. I joined the team here in January 2017, and I am currently studying towards a Certificate in Diagnostic Imaging and Ultrasound. Outside of work, I enjoy mountain biking and climbing - spending as much time as possible in the Peak District!
Dr Gabor Nemes
Night Veterinary Surgeon, Emergency and Critical Care Clinician, RCVS Advanced Practitioner in Emergency and Critical Care
DrMedVet PGCertSAECC MRCVS
My name is Gabor and I am one of the out of hours Veterinary surgeons here at Barnsley Vets4Pets. I graduated in Budapest, Hungary in 2007, started working in the UK in 2012 and have been working exclusively with emergency and critically ill patients since 2014.
I received my Postgraduate Certificate in Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care (Masters level 7) with Distinction from the British Small Animal Veterinary Association.
I am an RCVS Advanced Practitioner in Emergency and Critical Care, a recognition held by less the 50 veterinary surgeons in the whole country.
Emergency and critical care is a rapidly developing speciality in veterinary medicine, enabling us to provide gold standard treatment for our most unwell patients by a state-of-the-art, evidence-based approach and using advanced, contemporary techniques.
Outside of work I enjoy spending as much time with my wife and our 3 sons as possible, and I have a keen interest in photography, growing bonsai and practicing aikido.
My name is Jose and I am one of the veterinary surgeons at Barnsley Vets4Pets. I graduated from the Veterinary Faculty of Murcia (Spain) in 2011 and followed this with a rotatory internship in Raspeig Referral Hospital (Alicante) in 2013.
I completed a General Practitioner Certificate in Small Animal Medicine (GPCertSAM) in 2016. My areas of clinical interested are imaging diagnosis and internal medicine, particularly those related to oncology.
I spend my free time with my wife, Veronica, as well as my little Westie, Layo and my Schnauzer, Milo. I spend my remaining free time on my passion for baseball, playing for the Sheffield Bladerunners Baseball Team.
My name is Pawel and I am one of the veterinary surgeons at Barnsley Vets4Pets. I graduated from University of Life Sciences in Lublin, Poland in 2016. I joined the practice in 2019 I enjoy all aspects of my job but have a particular interest in surgery and dentistry.
My name is Susana and I am one of the veterinary surgeons here at Barnsley Vets4Pets. I am from Spain and graduated from Santiago de Compostela university in 2015. I have a keen interest in internal medicine and wildlife rehabilitation. In my spare time I enjoy walking with my dog Perry Lee.
Registered Veterinary Nurse & Small Animal Hydrotherapist
My name is Tanya and I am one of the registered veterinary nurses at Barnsley Vets4Pets. I have a keen interest in surgery, anaesthesia and rehabilitation. I am involved with the day to day running of the theatre and this is where I spend most of my time. I love working in this area alongside the senior members of staff during advanced surgeries such as orthopaedic and endoscopy. I have a Level 3 Diploma in small animal hydrotherapy and I am one of the senior hydrotherapist here. I am a clinical coach supporting and training new students. I recently gained my certificate in anaesthesia (NCert(Anaesth)) and I am looking forward to using my added skills in practice.
My name is Georgina and I am one of the registered veterinary nurses at Barnsley Vets4pets. I qualified from the College of Animal Welfare (CAW) in 2014. I enjoy all aspects of my job but have a keen interest in nurse consults especially weight clinics. I recently completed a pet health counsellor programme. I am also very keen on promoting good oral hygiene and I recently gained an Oral Care Certificate. Outside of work I enjoy horse riding.
My name is Reann and I am one of the registered veterinary nurses at Barnsley Vets4pets. I qualified in January 2018 but have been part of the team since 2015. I enjoy all aspects of my job but have a keen interest in diagnostic imaging, orthopaedics and behaviour. I currently run the puppy classes here. At home I have my own furry family consisting of two Boston Terriers, a Doberman and three cats.
My name is Keeley and I am one of the registered veterinary nurses here at Barnsley Vet4Pets. I hold a certificate in emergency and critical care. I particularly like dealing with any emergencies and looking after unwell inpatients. Although I never want any animal to be in an emergency situation, I like to be the nurse who helps them when they arrive at the practice and then look after them throughout their recovery and see them improve. Since changing to day shift I also enjoy consulting and have taken an interest in Hydrotherapy and Diagnostic work. Out of work I enjoy spending time with my Ragdoll cat Mr Waffles, my budgies, cornsnake and fish.
My name is Becki and I am one of the student veterinary nurses here at Barnsley Vets4Pets. I enjoy all aspects of my job but have a keen interest in inpatient care and orthopaedic surgery. In my spare time I enjoy going on Disney holidays and caring for my budgie.
My name is Naomi and I am one of the student veterinary nurses here at Barnsley Vets4Pets. I enjoy all aspects of my job but have a keen interest in surgery and hydrotherapy. I am looking forward to competing my qualifications and becoming a Registered Veterinary Nurse next year. At home I have 5 cats and a pygmy hedgehog called Minnie.
My name is Debbie and I am one of the student veterinary nurses here at Barnsley Vets4Pets. I enjoy all aspects of my job but have a keen interest in diagnostic imaging and consultations. I am looking forward to completing my qualifications and becoming a Registered Veterinary Nurse next year. I enjoy spending time with my family and have a cat called Sebastian and a dog called Cookie.
My name is Sharon and I am one of the Registered Veterinary Nurses here at Barnsley Vet4Pets. I enjoy all aspects of my job but have a keen interest in diagnostic imaging and hold a BSAVA Merit award in this area. Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my family.
My name is Tina and I am one of the Animal Care Assistant here at Barnsley Vet4Pets. I started here in October 2018. I am responsible for assisting the veterinary surgeons & veterinary nurses in theatre , and caring for the patients which I really enjoy. Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my family and walking my dog Reggie.
My name is Claire and I am one of the night veterinary nurses here at Barnsley Vet4Pets. I qualified in 2007. I enjoy all aspects of my job but have a keen interest in inpatient care. I am currently studying towards an Emergency & Critical Care Certificate, and I am looking forward to using my added skills in practice.
My name is Claire and I am the out of hours evening and weekend manager. My role in the practice is to ensure the out of hours and weekend shifts run smoothly and to work as part of a busy team providing a professional service 24 hours a day.
Out of work I am kept busy with my 6 dogs, 2 horses and 2 chickens.
My name is Heather and I am a qualified SQP here at Barnsley Vets4Pets. I work in the pharmacy dispensing and preparing medications. I also assist the veterinary surgeons where necessary. At home I have a dog called Pepper and a tortoise call Tezvegas.
My name is Isobel and I have been a receptionist at Barnsley Vet4Pets since May 2018. I absolutely adore my job, and love getting to speak to people hearing about and seeing their gorgeous fur/scaley babies. I have 2 dogs at home an elderly Staffordshire Bull Terrier named Max & a Sharpei named Bambi. When I’m not at work, I often go and socialise with my best friends (who I met at this amazing work place) and then enjoy movie nights at home with my husband and fur babies cuddled up on the sofa.
We’re locally owned and run by husband and wife team Dr Caroline Richards and Dr Peter Richards. We opened our doors in 2002 and since then have welcomed tens of thousands of pets.
Dr. Caroline Richards BVSc MRCVS GPCert(Endo), has a certificate in both flexible and rigid endoscopes. An endoscopy allows visual examination of internal organs and body parts with minimally invasive surgery. Caroline has a real passion for laparoscopy, also known as keyhole surgery, which you may have heard of in human surgery.
Dr. Peter Richards BVSc Cert AVP PG Cert (VPS) MRCVS holds a certificate in advanced veterinary practice and a post-graduate certificate in Veterinary Professional Studies. He’s skilled in all surgery including more complex referral work.
Emergency coverEven if we are closed, we have your pet covered.
OrthopaedicsSurgery of joints and bones.
Operating TheatreAn operating theatre with gaseous anaesthetic facility for surgical procedures.
CT ScanProvides 3D imaging for a view of internal organs and bones.
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Digital X-RayDigital X ray equipment is available.
Isolation UnitA special ward to care for animals with contagious diseases.
In house blood transfusionsIn house blood transfusions
EndoscopyAn endoscope is a long tube connected to a light source and video camera that sends real time images to a television screen for viewing. Endoscopy is the use of an endoscope within internal structures and organs of the body. The endoscope can be inserted through natural openings such as the mouth, nose or rectum to reach the structure of interest.
Oxygen ChamberEnables us to provide supplemental oxygen when needed.
Blood Pressure MonitorUsed to measure the range of blood pressure as a preventative treatment to identify early signs of systemic hypertension.
ECGECG is also available to keep your pet's heart healthy.
BiochemistryAllows an assessment of the functionality of a patients organs.
HaematologyAllows the assessment of a patient's blood and blood cells.
ElectrolyteEnables the assessment of critical blood chemicals such as sodium and potassium.
In-house LaboratoryA range of analytical tests and equipment to assist in the rapid diagnosis of illness.
X-Ray & UltrasoundX-Ray & Ultrasound
Soft TissueSurgical procedures involving the soft tissues such as ears and skin.
Puppy PartiesPuppy parties to support you to train, socialise and ensure your puppy has the best start in life possible.
PhysiotherapySupports your pets' strength and mobility.
Pet PassportTrained Official Veterinarian vets to issue Pet Passports, Fit to Fly letters and rabies serology tests.
Late Opening TimesLate Opening Times
OncologyMedical care of cancer.
Nutritional AdviceAdvice and support for your pet's diet.
Nurse ClinicAppointments with a highly qualified nurse which can cover anything from nutrition and fitness advice, grooming techniques, to pet socialisation classes.
Locally OwnedThis practice is locally owned.
Keyhole SurgeryIn human medicine ‘keyhole’ surgery or laparoscopy has been used for many years given its reduced surgical trauma and quicker recovery times compared to traditional 'open' surgery.
HydrotherapyOur hydrotherapy centre incorporates an aquatic treadmill allowing full gait extension and analysis.
Hospital WardSuite of custom-built kennels for the housing and monitoring of in-patients.
Fracture RepairOrthopaedic surgery to correct broken bones.
Educational WorkshopsEducational workshops are held to create awareness.
Ear SurgeryEar Surgery service is available to keep your pet free from any infections.
Cruciate SurgerySurgery to repair damaged stifle ligaments.
ChemotherapyDogs and cats that receive chemotherapy feel normal the day they are given the drug.
Blood TransfusionTreats many critically ill cats and dogs and our pioneering blood donor programme helps keep them alive.
BehaviouristThe Behaviourist approach to learning studied changes in behaviour that are caused by a person's direct experience of their environment, using the principles of classical and operant conditioning to explain them.
ArthroscopyArthroscopy (also called arthroscopic or keyhole surgery) is a minimally invasive surgical procedure on a joint in which an examination and sometimes treatment of damage is performed using an arthroscope, an endoscope that is inserted into the joint through a small incision.
AnaestheticGeneral anaesthetic enables us to perform many procedures kindly and safely for your pet.
Air Way SurgeryAir Way Surgery
AcupunctureAcupuncture has evolved from the ancient art of placing needles into particular locations on the body in order to alleviate pain, improve recovery rates and increase resistance to disease. It has been practised by the Chinese and other Eastern cultures for thousands of years and may be used to treat a wide variety of illnesses in people and animals.
Open 7 Days a WeekWe are open 7 days a week.
DentistryThe treatment and prevention of dental disease
£10 Neutering for Cats
Starter pack protection
Best Start in Life
Flea & Worm Pack