Cleveleys Vets4Pets

186 Victoria Road West
Thornton Cleveleys
Lancashire
FY5 3NG

Telephone: 01253 858665

Opening hours

Tuesday  - 
Monday  - 
Tuesday  - 
Wednesday  - 
Thursday  - 
Friday  - 
Saturday  - 
Sunday Closed

Meet the team

Martin Chamberlain

Martin Chamberlain

Practice Owner & Veterinary Surgeon

MRCVS

Read Martin Chamberlain bio

 

In the last 7 years our practice has grown from just three members to where it is now, a 4 vet, 4 registered vet nurse, 3 client care advisor & 1 practice manager, practice. We’re very proud of the team and their commitment to you all. but know it can seem like there’s always new faces, especially if you only visit once a year or so. So we thought it was about time we reintroduced/introduce everyone and their roles/skills that they bring to the practice!

Here’s an obvious first one! This is Martin our clinical director. He was involved in the practice long before it opened, being heavily involved in the design and layout of the practice to ensure we could give the best clinical service in safety and comfort.

As clinical director he sets the tone of the practice clinically, developing and monitoring the clinical standards and protocols to ensure we are consistently and repeatably offering the best for you and your pets in the safest way.
Things such as:
Having a qualified vet and nurse onsite at all times when we are open - something that is surprisingly uncommon.
Recognising how stressful & worrying bringing your pet to us can be and emphasing the need to be welcoming, kind and empathetic. Wherever possible stripping away the unnecessarily formal & stuffy parts of veterinary.

He also is involved in training, supporting and developing the skills of the rest of the team.

 

What's the best pet name that you've ever come across? 
Never met it but I've always thought Andrew is an amusing name for a horse 

What is your favourite famous animal?  
Lorenzo the llama.

What's the best aspect of working for Vets4Pets?  
Obviously the clients! Also the wonderful team I work with

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Dr Cornelia Prodoiu

Veterinary Surgeon

Read Dr Cornelia Prodoiu bio

I'm Cornelia one of the vets here. Following 6 years at the university of agriculture, science and veterinary medicine in Timisoara, Romania I graduated as a fully qualified vet in 2014. I then joined a practice in my home town of Craiova working with small animals before moving to England and I have been in Cleveleys now for 9 months. I have a keen interest in soft tissue surgery and internal medicine and hope to progress in this field. In my consultations I particularly enjoy seeing dogs, especially large breeds.

 

 

 

 

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Dr Jana Ababii

Veterinary Surgeon

MRCVS

Read Dr Jana Ababii bio

I'm Jana one of the vets here. I qualified as a vet in 2015 from the University of Sciences and Veterinary Medicine in Romania. I spent 3 years working over there in a small animal hospital and came over to England in March 2018. I spent 1 year learning English before joining Cleveleys 6 months ago. I am a huge cat lover and have an interest in dermatology, parasitology and ultrasound imaging and wish to progress more in these fields.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Claire Croft

Registered Veterinary Nurse

RVN, SQP

Read Claire Croft bio

I'm Claire one of the vet nurses here. I started with the practice as a student nurse almost 5 years ago and qualified just over 2 years ago. I am also an SQP which allows me to advise and prescribe certain medications to my patients.
I am working towards a certificate in nutrition so I am able to run clinics surrounding all things food related, whether you have a fussy pet, one with allergies or a pet with specific dietary requirements or are simply struggling with their weight. I am also a clinical coach and am currently coaching 2 student nurses through their courses, one of them in their 2nd year and the other in her final year.
I love my job and especially favour scrubbing in to assist the vets with complex surgical procedures and stitching up the patients.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Danielle Porter

Registered Veterinary Nurse

RVN

Read Danielle Porter bio

I'm Danielle one of the vet nurses. I qualified from Myerscough in 2007 and have been in Cleveleys since it opened in 2012. I am currently working towards becoming a 'cat advocate' to make the practice a recognised cat friendly surgery. This will include a separate waiting area specifically for cats in reception, ensuring minimal handling of cats in our care and reducing stress and anxiety in our feline patients. I am very keen to encourage positive emotional health with my patients, both cat and dog, and I'm working towards a certificate in animal behaviour. I currently conduct behaviour consultations for a variety of patients with varying levels of anxiety and behavioural problems.
I also run our monthly puppy parties for our newly registered puppies which offers a great opportunity for those vital early socialisation experiences.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Keely Jolliffe

Clinical supervisor and registered Vet Nurse

RVN, SQP

Read Keely Jolliffe bio

I'm Keely an RVN and Clinical Care Supervisor. I began with the practice as a student nurse 7 years ago today! I qualified from Myerscough with a degree in Veterinary Nursing in 2015 and took on the role of clinical care supervisor just over 18 months ago. My job is to ensure the clinical standards set by Martin are adhered to and maintained by everyone each and every day. I am also an SQP which is a small animal medicines advisor. This allows me to prescribe certain medications to our patients. In addition to all this I am also a clinical coach and currently have one student that I am assisting through the 2nd year of her nursing course.
I love all aspects of my job but especially like the aftercare of patients that have been critically ill, injured or have undergone major surgery. As well as the immediate aftercare, I love seeing the recovery process in the days and weeks to come.

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Michaela Brickles

Registered Veterinary Nurse

Read Michaela Brickles bio

I'm Michaela one of the Registered Vet Nurses here. I first qualified as a vet nurse in 2005. I worked in practice until 2010 and then spent 5 years teaching Vet Nursing and Animal Management at Myerscough College.

Although I have only been in Cleveleys for the last 9 months, I have locumed for the practice and other Vets4Pets across the North West for 4 years. In 2018 I was also Clinical Manager in the Squires Gate practice for Martin and Simon when they were the practice partners there.

I have an interest in emergency and critical care nursing following regular locum work at Pet Hospitals in the North West as well as an interest in anaesthesia and exotics - especially reptiles

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Simon Blackburn

Practice Owner & Practice Manager

Read Simon Blackburn bio

I'm Simon, company director and practice manager and I opened the practice with Martin in 2012. I am extremely proud to have developed the practice and of the team we now have. It is very satisfying to have evolved the practice to meet the changing needs of our patients and their owners. I am a big believer in teamwork and as well as my day to day office duties I am more than happy to assist in our vast amount of daily cleaning duties and puppy cuddling.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Caroline Jones

Client Care Supervisor

SQP

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I'm Caroline the Client Care Supervisor here. I started with the practice in 2013 as a receptionist and was promoted to supervisor about 2 years ago. I oversee the "front of house" and ensure that everything runs smoothly and I undertake much of the administration duties, including Health and Safety, Fire Safety and First Aid. I'm also an SQP which enables me to prescribe and dispense certain medications to our patients, and I have completed a Client Care at Animals End of Life course. I enjoy seeing all of our lovely patients (and owners), and look forward to seeing you soon!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Gemma Craig

Client Care Advisor

Read Gemma Craig bio

I'm Gemma one of the client care advisors and I've worked here for just over 2 years now. I studied at Myerscough college and have a degree in Animal Welfare and Behaviour. As well as all the day to day reception duties I also manage the retail side of things in the practice, sourcing new and exciting stock from a variety of suppliers.
I have also completed a Client Care at Animals End of Life course. End of life is obviously such a distressing time for any owner and grief can affect people in a variety of ways. I pride myself in being able to support clients and patients going through this traumatic time should they need it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Rachel Leach

Client Care Advisor

SQP

Read Rachel Leach bio

I'm Rachel, one of the Client Care Advisors. I have been in the Cleveleys practice for just over 1 year however I have worked for Vets4Pets for 4 years when I transferred into the veterinary industry following a 7 year career as a deputy manager for Pets at Home.
As well as manning the phones and reception I am also responsible for helping to organise and coordinate our client and community events. I also run our Facebook page and do my best to keep you all entertained with various facts, funny pictures and competitions.
I have been an SQP (animal medicines advisor) for about 10 years meaning I can prescribe certain medications that falls under the Veterinary Medicines Regulations and I have previously completed a dog and cat food nutrition course.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vets4Pets Cleveleys is committed to bringing you affordable, high quality care via a modern, well equipped practice. 

We believe passionately in support our community and hold regular fun and factual educational evenings throughout the year as well as attending local community events!

Services

  • 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.
  • Emergency cover
    Even if we are closed, we have your pet covered.
  • Orthopaedics
    Surgery of joints and bones.
  • Operating Theatre
    An operating theatre with gaseous anaesthetic facility for surgical procedures.

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  • Separate Cat & Dog Wards
    Separate cat and dog hospital wards, designed to ensure your pet is kept in a comfortably stress free environment.
  • Digital X-Ray
    Digital X ray equipment is available.
  • Isolation Unit
    A special ward to care for animals with contagious diseases.
  • In house blood transfusions
    In house blood transfusions
  • Endoscopy
    An 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.
  • Echocardiography (heart scans)
    Generates a 2D moving image of your pet's heart.
  • Blood Pressure Monitor
    Used to measure the range of blood pressure as a preventative treatment to identify early signs of systemic hypertension.
  • ECG
    ECG is also available to keep your pet's heart healthy.
  • Ultrasound
    Generates 2-D moving images of your pet’s internal organs at work.
  • Biochemistry
    Allows an assessment of the functionality of a patients organs.
  • Haematology
    Allows the assessment of a patient's blood and blood cells.
  • Electrolyte
    Enables the assessment of critical blood chemicals such as sodium and potassium.
  • In-house Laboratory
    A range of analytical tests and equipment to assist in the rapid diagnosis of illness.
  • X-Ray & Ultrasound
    X-Ray & Ultrasound
  • Weight
    Monitoring clinic to help dogs and cats achieve optimal weights – both if they have been under or overweight
  • Soft Tissue
    Surgical procedures involving the soft tissues such as ears and skin.
  • Puppy Parties
    Puppy parties to support you to train, socialise and ensure your puppy has the best start in life possible.
  • Prescriptions
    We can provide written prescriptions upon request.
  • Health Plans
    Designed to cover all the regular pet care essentials such as vaccinations and flea and worm prevention, whilst saving you money.
  • Pet Passport
    Trained Official Veterinarian vets to issue Pet Passports, Fit to Fly letters and rabies serology tests.
  • Late Opening Times
    Late Opening Times
  • Oncology
    Medical care of cancer.
  • Nutrition
    Advice and support for our pet's diet.
  • Nurse Clinic
    Appointments with a highly qualified nurse which can cover anything from nutrition and fitness advice, grooming techniques, to pet socialisation classes.
  • Medication
    Medication
  • Locally Owned
    This practice is locally owned.
  • Hospital Ward
    Suite of custom-built kennels for the housing and monitoring of in-patients.
  • Home Visits
    If you can’t make it us, we will come to you. We offer routine home visit for pets who don’t like to leave the house or clients who are unable to visit us. (Additional costs may occur)
  • Fracture Repair
    Orthopaedic surgery to correct broken bones.
  • Exotic Pet
    Can see a range of patients, from small animals through to reptiles.
  • Educational Workshops
    Educational workshops are held to create awareness.
  • Ear Surgery
    Ear Surgery service is available to keep your pet free from any infections.
  • Cruciate Surgery
    Surgery to repair damaged stifle ligaments.
  • Chemotherapy
    Dogs and cats that receive chemotherapy feel normal the day they are given the drug.
  • Cat and Dog Hospital Ward
    There are separate wards for cats and dogs providing good hygiene environment.
  • Blood Transfusion
    Treats many critically ill cats and dogs and our pioneering blood donor programme helps keep them alive.
  • Bereavement Support
    Making the decision to say goodbye to your pet is one of the toughest you’ll ever make. Pets provide us with unconditional love, friendship and comfort, so it is normal to have intense or conflicting emotions when it comes to euthanasia. At Vets4Pets we’re here for you and your pet for every step of your journey together.
  • Behaviourist
    The 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.
  • Dentistry
    The treatment and prevention of dental disease
  • Cardiology
    Cardiology

Practice accreditations

  • RCVS accreditation EDITED
  • OUT CLIENT SERVICE SMALL
  • Cat friendly clinic silver award
  • Cat friendly clinic bronze award

Health Plans

Starter pack protection

Best Start in Life

£85
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.
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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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Health Plan

Vac4Life

Just £99
Vac4Life is a preventative plan following primary vaccinations
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Out of hours

Vets Now Preston
90 Moor Lane
Preston
PR1 1JQ

Telephone: 01772 378 764

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

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