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CT Scanning in Practice
We are pleased to be able to offer non-invasive diagnostic imaging here in practice through our state of the art CT scanner. To find out more or to refer a patient, call us in practice or fill in the form.
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
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 Csilla and I am one of the night veterinary surgeons at Barnsley Vets4Pets. I joined the practice in May 2015. I enjoy all aspects of my job but have a particular interest in exotic species and feline medicine.
My name is David and I am one of the veterinary surgeons at Barnsley Vets4Pets. I graduated from the Royal Veterinary College (RVC) in 2010 and have worked at Barnsley since 2015. I enjoy all aspects of my job, from consulting and meeting lovely animals and owners, to difficult operations. Outside of work I enjoy cycling, running and horse riding and when feeling less energetic nothing more than relaxing with a film.
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 have recently gained 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!
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 Tom and I am one of the veterinary surgeons at Barnsley Vet4Pets. Since graduating from the University of Liverpool, I've worked in practices across Yorkshire and have a particular interest in small animal medicine and cardiology. Out of work I enjoy spending time with my wife, our two children and our dog, Billy.
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.
My name is Eleanor and I am one of the veterinary surgeons here at Barnsley Vets4Pets. I graduated from the Royal Veterinary College (RVC) in 2021 and started here shortly after. Been a new graduate I am enjoying seeing a range of routine and emergency cases and getting to know our clients and patients. In my spare time I enjoy spending time socialising with my friends.
BVM, BVS, MRCVS
Dr Lina Gudaitiene
My name is Charlotte and I am one of the registered veterinary nurses at Barnsley Vets4Pets. I qualified nearly 7 years ago and became Head Nurse in September last year. I enjoy all aspects of my job, but these days I spend most of my time in our referral centre assisting with our advanced surgeries, and that is what I really love to do. we get such a varied case-load and really get to utilise our skills as nurses every single day!
I am currently working towards my anaesthesia certificate, and hope to complete this next year. I share pet-custody with our family dog Nancy, who is a cheeky chocolate Labrador. I also like to bake in my spare time - although I don't have as much time as I used to!
Registered Veterinary Nurse & Small Animal Hydrotherapist
RVN, NCert (Anaesth), NCert (Surg)
My name is Tanya and I am one of the registered veterinary nurses at Barnsley Vets4Pets. I have a keen interest in surgery and anaesthesia. I am one of the advanced surgical nurses involved with the day to day running of the theatre and this is where I spend most of my time. I am passionate about this area and enjoy assisting with advanced surgeries such as soft tissue, endoscopy and orthopaedics. I have a certificate in anaesthesia and have recently gained my certificate in surgical nursing (NCert(Surg)).
In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family and horse George.
Registered Veterinary Nurse & Small Animal Hydrotherapist
My name is Rachel and I am one of the registered veterinary nurses at Barnsley Vets4Pets. I enjoy all aspects of my job but have a keen interest in theatre work and rehabilitation. I am involved with the running of the theatres and enjoy assisting with the more advanced surgeries that take place. I enjoy the variety that each day brings, the job role is hard work but very rewarding and we witness the bravery of animals everyday.
At home I spend my time with my family and our new puppy Mr Tickles.
My name in Michelle and I am one of the registered veterinary nurses at Barnsley Vets4pets. I qualified from the College of Animal Welfare (CAW) in 2013. I enjoy all aspects of my job but have a keen interest in emergency and critical care.
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.
Registered Veterinary Nurse & Small Animal Hydrotherapist
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 registered veterinary nurses here at Barnsley Vets4Pets. I have recently qualified as an RVN. I am currently enjoying soft tissue surgeries and have a keen interest in anaesthesia. I love all aspects of my job from nurse consults to referral cases. In my spare time I enjoy hiking and yoga. I love watching West End Musicals and spending time with my five cats Arlo, Dante, Theodore, Ada and Cindy.
My name is Elliot and I am one of the registered veterinary nurses here at Barnsley Vets4Pets. I enjoy all aspects of my job but have a keen interest in surgical nursing.in the future I would like to become a clinical coach and would also like to develop my skills in medical nursing. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my friends and family as well as walking my three dogs.
My name is Molly and I am one of the registered veterinary nurses here at Barnsley Vets4Pets. I started here 2 years ago after graduating university. My favourite part of the job is being more involved with the surgical cases in the referral side of the hospital. I spend a lot of my time out of work with my cocker spaniel Chester.
My name is Reann and I am one of the registered veterinary nurses here at Barnsley Vets4Pets. I qualified in 2017 and have been here for around 6 years. I love working here alongside the amazing team, we really are one big family. I enjoy canine behaviour and training and used to run the puppy classes here at the practice. I work in all areas of the practice daily and have a keen interest in inpatient nursing, nothing is more rewarding than helping a patient feel better and get back to their family!
At home I have 4 cats and 1 Boston Terrier Maggie.
Registered Veterinary Nurse
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 Beth and I am one of the student veterinary nurses here at Barnsley Vet4Pets. I enjoy all aspects of my job but have a keen interest in surgery. I am currently studying for my nursing qualification at the College of Animal Welfare and I am looking forward to completing my first year. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family and friends and walking my two dogs Max and Roxy.
My name is Natasha and I am one of the student veterinary nurses here at Barnsley Vets4Pets. I enjoy all aspects of working in a veterinary practice. My main interests at the moment are the surgical aspects, but I am always open to experiencing new things. In my spare time I spend a lot of time helping my mum run her glamping business in North Yorkshire on her farm. When I am not there I enjoy spending time with my friends going to gigs and festivals. Me and my partner enjoy going exploring with our dogs Bonnie and Buddy.
My name is Laura and I am the Referral animal care assistant here at Barnsley Vets4Pets. I enjoy caring for the animals straight from surgery and looking after them until they go home. I particularly enjoy caring for the more intensive patients following their advanced surgeries. I passed my Animal Care Diploma with Distinction. In my spare time I enjoy walking and visiting my family.
My name is Rebecca and I am one of the Animal care assistants here at Barnsley Vets4Pets. I enjoy all aspects of my job but in particular caring for the patient's following a range of different surgeries, ensuring they have a smooth recovery. I my spare time I enjoy competing my Patterdale in dog agility and spending time with my family.
My name is Beth and I am one of the animal care assistants here at Barnsley Vets4Pets. I started here in July 2020 having previously come from the RSPCA. Working with animals is truly amazing and something I'll always do. My favourite part of the job is spending time with the patients who are recovering from their surgeries making sure they get the best recovery possible. I work with both the day and the night team.
My name is Danielle and I am one of the animal care assistants here at Barnsley Vets4Pets. I have been here nearly 4 years now and still love every second. I mainly support the vets during consultations and enjoy this role.
Animal Care Assistant
Animal Care Assistant
My name is Cait and I am one of the registered veterinary nurses here at Barnsley Vets4Pets. I started here in March 2022. I love everything about being a veterinary nurse but my passion lies with looking after the inpatients. watching patients get better and return home to their family all bright eyed and waggy tailed is the most rewarding. At home I'm kept busy with two guinea pigs called Mercutio and Pepe.
My name is Claire and I am the out of hours 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 5 dogs and 2 horses.
My name is Stella and I am the reception supervisor. I support the rest of the reception team in delivering excellent customer service for all of our clients. I'm very proud to be part of Barnsley Vet4Pets family.
My name is Holly and I am one of the receptionists here at Barnsley Vets4Pets. I love welcoming you and your lovely pets into the practice and helping out with anything you need. I also really enjoy organising appointments for pets that have been referred to us and helping them on their journey.
At home I have 3 dogs, Luna the Jug & Milly & Molly my rescue Pugs. I also have 2 small humans, they all keep me very busy on my days off!!
My name is Ellisha and I am one of the receptionists here at Barnsley Vets4Pets. I work with Holly as a referral coordinator. My role within the practice is varied, from booking appointments to arranging referrals from other practices, no matter the case it’s always a pleasure to meet your furry friends!
It is so amazing to see a critical patient going home after being in our care, or simply seeing your new addition have its first visit to us – being a small part of your pets journey is endlessly rewarding.
At home, I am kept entertained by my cat Albie & my dog Tan.
My name is Kim and I am part of the insurance team here at Barnsley Vet4Pets. I deal with the authorising of new direct claims along with completing the claim forms and staying in contact with the client and insurance companies. I attended Nottingham Trent University and got my foundation degree in Veterinary Nursing in 2018, after qualifying I have been a veterinary nurse at both veterinary hospitals and first opinion practices before settling here at Barnsley Vets4Pets as an insurance administrator with the odd nursing shift. I have 2 rescue dogs, 1 rescue cat and a Miniature Dachshund that love causing havoc! In my spare time I enjoy going to kickboxing and spending time with my partner.
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 Christine and I am a pharmacy assistant here at Barnsley Vets4Pets. We are lucky to have a dedicated pharmacy team, dispensing medications, running tests in the lab, looking after the consulting vets and so much more. I have been working here for 3 years and enjoy the variety of the work and being part of a fantastic and dedicated team... with the added bonus of working with animals which I love!
At home I enjoy training and walking my 3 working cocker spaniels which keeps me very busy and I can never resist giving a spaniel a cuddle when I get chance!
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.
Open 7 Days a WeekWe are open 7 days a week.
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.
Airway SurgeryAirway Surgery
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AnaesthesiaGeneral anaesthetic enables us to perform many procedures kindly and safely for your pet.
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.
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.
BiochemistryAllows an assessment of the functionality of a patients organs.
Blood Pressure MonitorUsed to measure the range of blood pressure as a preventative treatment to identify early signs of systemic hypertension.
Blood TransfusionTreats many critically ill cats and dogs and our pioneering blood donor programme helps keep them alive.
Chemotherapy & Cancer TreatmentDogs and cats that receive chemotherapy feel normal the day they are given the drug.
Cruciate SurgerySurgery to repair damaged stifle ligaments.
CT ScanProvides 3D imaging for a view of internal organs and bones.
DentistryThe treatment and prevention of dental disease
Digital X-RayDigital X ray equipment is available.
Ear SurgeryEar Surgery service is available to keep your pet free from any infections.
ECGECG is also available to keep your pet's heart healthy.
Educational WorkshopsEducational workshops are held to create awareness.
ElectrolyteEnables the assessment of critical blood chemicals such as sodium and potassium.
EndoscopyEnables us to capture real-time images of internal organs and structures using an endoscope.
Fracture RepairOrthopaedic surgery to correct broken bones.
Haematology – Blood testingAllows the assessment of a patient's blood and blood cells.
Hospital WardSuite of custom-built kennels for the housing and monitoring of in-patients.
HydrotherapyOur hydrotherapy centre incorporates an aquatic treadmill allowing full gait extension and analysis.
In house blood transfusionsIn house blood transfusions
In-house LaboratoryA range of analytical tests and equipment to assist in the rapid diagnosis of illness.
Isolation UnitA special ward to care for animals with contagious diseases.
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.
Laser TreatmentTherapeutic laser therapy.
Locally OwnedThis practice is locally owned.
Nurse ClinicAppointments with a highly qualified nurse which can cover anything from nutrition and fitness advice, grooming techniques, to pet socialisation classes.
Nutritional AdviceAdvice and support for your pet's diet.
OncologyMedical care of cancer.
Late Opening TimesLate Opening Times
Operating TheatreAn operating theatre with gaseous anaesthetic facility for surgical procedures.
OrthopaedicsSurgery of joints and bones.
Oxygen ChamberEnables us to provide supplemental oxygen when needed.
Pet Passport / Animal Health CertificateTrained Official Veterinarian vets to issue Pet Passports, Fit to Fly letters and rabies serology tests.
PhysiotherapySupports your pets' strength and mobility.
Puppy PartiesPuppy parties to support you to train, socialise and ensure your puppy has the best start in life possible.
Soft TissueSurgical procedures involving the soft tissues such as ears and skin.
X-Ray & UltrasoundX-Ray & Ultrasound