Bradford Idle (Eccleshill) Vets4Pets

Inside Pets at Home
Enterprise Retail Park
Bradford Road, Idle
West Yorkshire
BD10 8EG

Telephone: 01274 400 500

Closed Now

Need emergency care? See out of hours information.

Opening Hours

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

Safe collection of medication available

We are now able to offer safe collection of your pet’s medication and flea and worm preventative medications. Please contact us to find out more.

Meet the team

Tamsin Chance

Tamsin Chance

Practice Owner & Veterinary Surgeon


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Tamsin qualified from the Royal Veterinary College, London in 1999. She has always had a keen interest in surgery and achieved the Royal College Certificate in Small Animal Surgery in 2009. Having worked as the main surgeon in a large hospital practice for eight years prior to joining Eccleshill in 2012, Tamsin is very experienced in all areas of surgery and is happy to give phone advice or have cases referred to her directly
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Marta Valtorta

Veterinary Surgeon


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Marta qualified from Milan, Italy in 2007. She really enjoys consulting, getting to know both the patient and the clients very quickly. She is an Official Veterinary Surgeon, which means she can issue passports and arrange export certificates.
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Francesca Connolly

Veterinary Surgeon


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Francesca graduated from Glasgow University in 2004. She spent her first 18 months enjoying mixed practice before deciding to concentrate on companion animals. She has a keen interest in surgery and after five years of extra study in this area she achieved the royal college certificate in Small Animal Surgery in 2012. She enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine and was very proud to be nominated by her clients for vet of the year in 2011.

Florin Palamaru

Veterinary Surgeon

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Florin qualified from Bucharest, Romania in 2015. He worked at a specialist dermatology (skin) clinic for 2 years before changing to general practice and moving to the U.K. in 2019. He enjoys all aspect of GP work but especially surgery.

Liz Ward Head Nurse

Liz Ward

Head Nurse

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Hannah Baldwin

Registered Veterinary Nurse


Amy O'sullivan

Registered Veterinary Nurse


Rebecca Marsden

Registered Veterinary Nurse

Isobel Grist

Isobel Grist

Veterinary Care Assistant

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Tracy Watson

Practice Manager

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Susan Kitching


Jo Blessington

Jo Blessington


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Sarah Hamill


Bev Bradford Idle (2)

Bev Hutton


Vets4pets Bradford Idle is owned by local vet and mum of two, Tamsin Chance, and run by dedicated Practice Manager Tracy Watson. Between our team we have over 100 years of clinical experience!

We were actually the first Vets4Pets to open ever, which makes our Head Nurse Liz Ward (Betty) the longest serving Registered Veterinary Nurse at any Vets4Pets - 20 years this year! - which just shows how great a place to work this is!

Tamsin Chance MRCVS and Francesca Connolly MRCVS are both holders of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons Certificate in Small Animal Surgery (CertSAS) and run a dedicated surgical service. They also accept referrals from other practices.

Marta Valtorta MRCVS has over 15 years experience and especially enjoys consulting, getting to know the clients and patients very quickly, and she is very popular with clients and patients alike! She is an Official Veterinary Surgeon which means we are lucky enough to have a vet who can issue export certificates.

Florin Palamaru MRCVS qualified 7 years ago and joined the practice last year. He has quickly become an important member of the team who keeps us all laughing! He has referral experience in dermatology but enjoys all aspects of general practice work.

Our extremely popular and friendly practice manager Tracy Watson, is a familiar face having worked at the practice for over 15 years.

Our qualified Registered Veterinary Nurses have a wide range of interests and experience, including a variety of clinics, anaesthesia, wildlife and emergency medicine and surgery. We are also a nursing student training practice.

And not forgetting our amazing front of house team, who keep the practice running smoothly, and who are always smiling no matter how busy the day gets!

Vets4Pets Bradford Idle was originally Vets4Pets Eccleshill, however we relocated in 2017 into our brand new premises inside Pets at Home in March 2017. It is the same great team, with a few new faces!

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  • Emergency cover
    Even if we are closed, we have your pet covered.
  • 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.

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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Dentistry
    The treatment and prevention of dental disease
  • Digital X-Ray
    Digital X ray equipment is available.
  • Ear Surgery
    Ear Surgery service is available to keep your pet free from any infections.
  • ECG
    ECG is also available to keep your pet's heart healthy.
  • Echocardiography (heart scans)
    Generates a 2D moving image of your pet's heart.
  • Electrolyte
    Enables the assessment of critical blood chemicals such as sodium and potassium.
  • 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.
  • Locally Owned
    This practice is locally owned.
  • Medication
  • Nurse Clinic
    Appointments with a highly qualified nurse which can cover anything from nutrition and fitness advice, grooming techniques, to pet socialisation classes.
  • Nutritional Advice
    Advice and support for your pet's diet.
  • Operating Theatre
    An operating theatre with gaseous anaesthetic facility for surgical procedures.
  • Orthopaedics
    Surgery of joints and bones.
  • Oxygen Chamber
    Enables us to provide supplemental oxygen when needed.
  • Pet Passport / Animal Health Certificate
    Trained Official Veterinarian vets to issue Pet Passports, Fit to Fly letters and rabies serology tests.
  • Prescriptions
    We can provide written prescriptions upon request.
  • Separate Cat & Dog Wards
    Separate cat and dog hospital wards, designed to ensure your pet is kept in a comfortably stress free environment.
  • Soft Tissue
    Surgical procedures involving the soft tissues such as ears and skin.
  • Ultrasound
    Generates 2-D moving images of your pet’s internal organs at work.
  • Weight Clinic
    Monitoring clinic to help dogs and cats achieve optimal weights – both if they have been under or overweight
  • X-Ray
    Generates digital 2D images of bones and internal organs.
  • X-Ray & Ultrasound
    X-Ray & Ultrasound

Practice tour

Practice accreditations

  • RCVS accreditation EDITED
  • Small_Animal_Practice

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

Vets Now Bradford
1 Lorne Street
East Bowling

Telephone: 01274 722 721

Standard consultation fees start from £265.50