Solihull Vets4Pets

Inside Pets at Home
Marshall Lake Road
Solihull
B90 4RB

Telephone: 0121 733 5440

Open Today 08:00 - 20:00

Opening Hours

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Meet the team

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Ian Griffiths

Practice Owner & Veterinary Surgeon

BVM&S MRCVS

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I am originally from Chester and qualified as a Veterinary Surgeon at the University of Edinburgh in 2010. Following graduation, my first job was at a small animal practice in Wolverhampton which gave me experience in all aspects of veterinary care and ultimately I became responsible for the majority of surgical cases. In addition, I worked with the local greyhound track providing the veterinary care and emergency treatment for the racing dogs and the local retired greyhound trust, which is something I have a passion for.

With the expansion of the Pets at Home the opportunity then arose to become a Joint Venture Partner at Vets4Pets in Solihull. Whilst awaiting the opening of our new Solihull branch I worked for several local Vet4Pets practices providing experienced locum cover.

The most rewarding aspects of being a vet is helping clients on a daily basis and building long term relationships with pets and their owners. I have a keen interest in surgery (particularly orthopaedics) and I am currently finalising further qualifications in surgery.

I currently have a rescue cat called Garfield, who’s a character to say the least!

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Josh Bleakley

Practice Owner and Veterinary Surgeon

VetMB BA MRCVS

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I moved to the Birmingham area after graduating from Cambridge University in 2015 having previously been born and raised in Manchester. My first job was here at Vets4Pets Solihull and due to making lots of meaningful connections with many clients and pets have joined the practice as a joint venture partner.

I am an RCVS Advanced Practitioner in small animal medicine having done further qualifications which helps me to further investigate and treat my patients with the best possible care.

Many of you will have seen my beautiful black lab Robyn who often comes into work with me but may not know I have a cat called Wren as well.

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Andrew White

Veterinary Surgeon

BA VetMB MRCVS

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I was born in Paris, grew up in Texas before moving to Cambridge when I was 11. It was during this time that I developed an affinity for animals. This travel at an early age has given me a unique blend of accents you may well pick up on.

I went to school and university in Cambridge graduating in 2015 along with Josh. I joined Vets4Pets a couple years later at the end of 2017 and what a time it has been so far! I have a postgraduate qualification in Surgery, covering both soft tissue and orthopaedics.

At home I have a beautiful Labrador called Aloy.

Marie Johansen

Veterinary Surgeon

DVM MRCVS

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I graduated from the University of veterinary medicine in Budapest February 2019. I’m originally from Bergen, one of Norway’s beautiful coastal cities, but decided to come to the UK to explore the home country of Harry Potter.

My main interest fields are feline medicine, soft tissue surgery, diagnostic imaging, and ophthalmology, which I’m currently undertaking an additional qualification in.

I have a rescue dog called Linus, who comes with me on most adventures and 4 cats back in Norway.

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Emily Thomas

Veterinary Surgeon

BVSc MRCVS

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A true Silhillian, I have lived in Solihull my whole life and happily came back here after graduating from the University of Bristol. I love being able to help our local pets, looking after them and giving them the best care possible. I have just started my journey here at Vets4Pets Solihull and I look forward to meeting everyone and getting to know their pets.

At home I have a very cheeky miniature schnauzer called Tess, and a surprisingly speedy Hermann’s tortoise called Herbie.

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Hannah Robson

Head Nurse

RVN

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I started here at Vets4Pets Solihull in September 2019 after qualifying as a Registered Veterinary Nurse. I am thoroughly enjoying the work here; this is a busy, varied and very friendly practice.

Veterinary Nursing has been a career change for me, one that I have found challenging at times but interesting and definitely rewarding.

At home I have a cat called Arya who loves the outdoors but is gradually getting more accustomed to the comforts and warmth of indoors!

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Hannah Kiteley

Registered Veterinary Nurse

RVN

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I have always had a passion in animals and since the age of 14 and have since worked in a few different veterinary practices, this has allowed me to gain various experience and knowledge. I started at Vets4Pets Solihull and my nursing in 2016 and qualified to be a Registered Veterinary Nurse in 2019.

I have further interests in physiotherapy and hydrotherapy and hope I can progress on these in the future. I currently have 4 dogs, two Jack Russell terriers called Alfie and Sadie and two French Bulldogs called Ava and Pippa. I enjoy my role at Vets4Pets Solihull and look forward to progressing my career as a nurse.

Bradley Taylor

Registered Veterinary Nurse

RVN

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I am one of the newest members here at Vets4Pets Solihull and can attest to how dedicated, caring and accepting the team are. My passion for the profession was sparked during my year 10 work experience at a local veterinary practice and since that day I was committed and driven to becoming a registered veterinary nurse.

On my route to qualifying I studied a Level 3 Extended Diploma in Animal Welfare and Management, then ultimately an FdSc in Veterinary Nursing of which I graduated in February 2021. I have worked at a number of practices allowing me to build new and varied skills. I have a particular clinical interest in surgical nursing and look forward to exploring this further through CPD.

Outside of work I enjoy going on road trips with my cocker spaniel

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Kathryn Paterson

Veterinary Nurse

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I have always had a passion for animals, especially small furies.

In 2017, I gave up my desk job to begin a career in animal care, working at a rabbit rescue and completing a qualification in Animal Care with the College of Animal Welfare.  During this time, I built up a wealth of knowledge in rabbit behaviour, care and welfare.

I started training as a Student Veterinary Nurse here at Vets4Pets in Feb 2019 I have learnt so much from the dedicated staff over the last few years.  I hope to complete my qualification and become a Registered Veterinary Nurse later this year.

At home I have 2 elderly rabbits (Alan and Snowflake) as well as my regular stream of foster rabbits, cats and kittens.

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April Baugh

Student Veterinary Nurse

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My journey into animal care started with volunteering at local rescue centres caring for cats, dogs and hedgehogs. I currently own a sweet cat called Bran and an adventurous tortoise called Gandalf. I’ve always felt a strong passion for animal care and welfare.

I started at Vets4Pets Solihull on reception in 2017 and with the support and guidance of my team, I am now in my final year as a student veterinary nurse. This role has been my dream since owning my first pet as a child and now I am able to support our clients in providing the best care for their pets.

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Beth Harris

Student Veterinary Nurse

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My name is Beth. I have been nursing since 2018 but started my journey here at Vets4Pets Solihull in May 2021. I really enjoy working here and being part of the team.

I have a passion for rabbits and would like to progress and go on to specialise in rabbit medicine and nursing. This started when I rescued a very sick wild rabbit called Otis when he was just 2 weeks old and I hand reared him back to health. I currently own 2 rabbits called Ester and Fergo who are my world!

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Grace Harvey

Student Veterinary Nurse

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I joined Vets4Pets in January 2019 and originally worked as a client care advisor. I have since changed roles and become an animal nursing assistant and I’m excited to get started with my veterinary nurse training.

I have always been interested in animals. At college I studied animal management and have previously worked as a pet sitter, at another vets and in a kennels and cattery.
I have owned pets my whole life and I currently have two cats called Violet and Vinnie and two rabbits.

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Amy Grant

Student Veterinary Nurse

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I’m a 3rd year student veterinary nurse studying at Harper Adams University. I’m currently at Vets4Pets Solihull to complete my placement year before then returning to complete my final year and dissertation. I started my journey by completing an extended diploma in animal management which then led me into veterinary nursing. I’ve always had a passion for animals and have grown up with them at home, I currently have a French bulldog called Merlyn. 

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Catherine McGregor

Practice Manager

RVN

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Before joining Vets4Pets Solihull at the start of 2018, I had spent the previous 11 years as a Veterinary Nurse. My main passion within this profession has always been for patient and client care, I now have the chance to really give the best care to clients as well as their pets.

I currently have 4 cats, all but one are hand reared rescues that came to my place of work. You will see me around the practice, so I look forward to meeting you and your pets!

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Zoe Dalton

Senior Client Care Advisor

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All my life I have wanted to work with animals and originally started out at the Dogs Trust in Kenilworth. I helped and trained the dogs that had challenging behavioural issues and really enjoyed the difficulty but also the enjoyment in then getting these animals an amazing home.

Since becoming a mum, I started working here at Vets4Pets Solihull in January 2018 and became the Senior Client Care Advisor. I have brought my interest of dog behaviour into the practice and have helped many people and their pets with basic training and advice. I have many of my own rescue animals including my bouncy Rottweiler Tyler, two cats called AJ and Isla, as well as rabbits and guinea pigs! They each pose their own challenges but I love them dearly.

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Jacqui Skey

Client Care Advisor

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I have worked in the veterinary profession since 1990, working mainly with small animals but I did spend 2 years working with injured Race Horses in Ireland and teaching children to ride. I joined Vets4Pets in March 2015 when we opened in Solihull.

I have always had horses, dogs & cats, but recently it is just the cats.

I have gone back to my first love the British Shorthair. I started back in 1988,  showed in the 1980s 90s and stopped in 2002. Then in 2013 years ago I started to show and breed these wonderful cats again. I am on the committee for 2 my breed club and show as often as I can. I am now breeding one of the newest colours the beautiful golden tipped & colour pointed British Shorthair.

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Katie McIIvaney

Client Care Advisor

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I have always been an animal lover growing up owning numerous small furries ranging from hamsters to rabbits. I started this by studying animal care and management at Solihull College for three years which ultimately led me to my first job at Pets at Home.

I became a small animal advisor within my first year and developed not only animal pet knowledge but also customer care skills. This then lead me to my current role at Vets4Pets Solihull as a Client care advisor which I started in January 2019!

I currently own 2 Boston terriers called Luna and Lola who are very much part of my family and world.

 

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Mark Beach

Client Care Advisor

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I started my journey here at Vets4Pets Solihull in October 2020 and became a client care advisor. I have worked in the veterinary environment since 2016 and to be honest couldn’t imagine doing anything else. I love all animals and have my own purrfect furry family of rescue cats at home. Ruby, Starr, Honey and Fern.

I really enjoy my role here and being part of a great team of which kindness and compassion is what we are all about.

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Charlie Wheatley

Client Care Advisor

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I have loved all animals since a young age and have always wanted to work within the pet industry. I have worked at Pets at Home since December 2018 and I have just started my journey here at Vets4Pets Solihull. I’m excited to be in a new role and learning new things. I look forward to meeting you all and getting to know your pets!

I have two black Labradors called Jake and Benji and a tortoise called Tallulah.

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Tom Duffy

Client Care Advisor

Vets4Pets Solihull is committed to bringing you affordable, high quality care via a modern, well equipped practice, including a lab, pharmacy, digital x-ray and ultrasound, the practice also accepts referrals in orthopaedics, laparoscopic spays, endoscopy and bronchoscopy. Plus, on site car parking too!

The friendly team can't wait to meet all of their new clients!

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Services

  • Open 7 Days a Week
    We are open 7 days a week.
  • Airway Surgery
    Airway Surgery
  • Anaesthesia
    General anaesthetic enables us to perform many procedures kindly and safely for your pet.
  • Arthroscopy
    Arthroscopy (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.

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  • Biochemistry
    Allows an assessment of the functionality of a patients organs.
  • Blood Pressure Monitor
    Used to measure the range of blood pressure as a preventative treatment to identify early signs of systemic hypertension.
  • Chemotherapy & Cancer Treatment
    Dogs and cats that receive chemotherapy feel normal the day they are given the drug.
  • Cruciate Surgery
    Surgery to repair damaged stifle ligaments.
  • Dental X-Ray
    Unlike humans, dogs need to be under general anesthesia for dental X-rays. Anesthesia is considered to be a safe procedure and will be performed after a general examination. It is tailored to the individual and your dog is continuously monitored during the dental exam.
  • Dentistry
    The treatment and prevention of dental disease
  • Digital X-Ray
    Digital X ray equipment is available.
  • Endoscopy
    Enables us to capture real-time images of internal organs and structures using an endoscope.
  • Fracture Repair
    Orthopaedic surgery to correct broken bones.
  • Haematology – Blood testing
    Allows the assessment of a patient's blood and blood cells.
  • Health Plans
    Designed to cover all the regular pet care essentials such as vaccinations and flea and worm prevention, whilst saving you money.
  • Hospital Ward
    Suite of custom-built kennels for the housing and monitoring of in-patients.
  • In-house Laboratory
    A range of analytical tests and equipment to assist in the rapid diagnosis of illness.
  • Isolation Unit
    A special ward to care for animals with contagious diseases.
  • Keyhole Surgery
    In 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 Treatment
    Therapeutic laser therapy.
  • Locally Owned
    This practice is locally owned.
  • Microchipping
    A microchip can help retrieve lost pets
  • Nurse Clinic
    Appointments with a highly qualified nurse which can cover anything from nutrition and fitness advice, grooming techniques, to pet socialisation classes.
  • Late Opening Times
    Late Opening Times
  • Operating Theatre
    An operating theatre with gaseous anaesthetic facility for surgical procedures.
  • Orthopaedics
    Surgery of joints and bones.
  • Pet Passport / Animal Health Certificate
    Trained Official Veterinarian vets to issue Pet Passports, Fit to Fly letters and rabies serology tests.
  • Physiotherapy
    Supports your pets' strength and mobility.
  • Separate Cat & Dog Waiting Areas
    Separate cat and dog waiting areas, designed to ensure your pet is kept in a comfortably stress free environment.
  • Separate Cat & Dog Wards
    Separate cat and dog hospital wards, designed to ensure your pet is kept in a comfortably stress free environment.
  • Tonopen - Eye Pressure Testing
    Measures eye pressure.
  • Ultrasound
    Generates 2-D moving images of your pet’s internal organs at work.
  • X-Ray
    Generates digital 2D images of bones and internal organs.
  • X-Ray & Ultrasound
    X-Ray & Ultrasound

Practice accreditations

  • RCVS accreditation EDITED
  • $R011TVO
  • $RAYBKCT
  • Rabbit friendly vet logo SILVER

Health Plans

Health Plan

Complete Care

From £8 a month
Complete peace of mind
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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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Health Plans

Flea & Worm Pack

Protect your pet and your pocket!
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Out of hours

Willows Veterinary Centre
Highlands Road
Shirley
Solihull
B90 4NH

Telephone: 0121 712 7071

Standard consultations before 11pm start from £167. Standard consultations after 11pm start from £215.

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