Bristol Emersons Green Vets for Pets

Inside Pets at Home
Emersons Green Retail Park
Emersons Green
BS16 7AE
0117 910 9352 Chat on WhatsApp

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Opening Hours

  • Monday  - 
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Advanced services

At Vets for Pets, we have invested considerably in our team and kit to make a number of advanced services available to our clients. We also accept referrals from other practices.

Orthopaedics and fracture repair

Our veterinary team have undertaken advanced training to allow us to perform orthopaedic surgery in our practice. If your pet develops an abnormality involving their skeleton or joints, such as elbow dysplasia, a patella (kneecap) that gets stuck, or a torn cruciate ligament, an orthopaedic procedure may help them.

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Laparoscopy surgery (keyhole surgery)

Laparoscopy is a minimally invasive surgical technique to explore the abdomen with two to three small ‘keyhole’ incisions. We are pleased to have invested considerably in our team and kit to make minimally invasive surgery available to our clients.

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Laser therapy

Laser therapy is non-painful and involves directing infra-red radiation into inflamed or damaged tissues to accelerate the body’s natural healing process. It is often used for musculoskeletal issues such as arthritis, but the benefits of laser have been suggested for a range of conditions.

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We are pleased to be able to offer ultrasound scanning in practice, which is a painless way to look inside your pet’s body to find out what’s going on. 

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Meet the team

Carla Puime Costoya

Carla Puime Costoya

Practice Owner & Veterinary Surgeon

Read Carla Puime Costoya bio

I qualified and graduated in Spain, in Santiago de Compostela University in 2 and then spent time in America volunteering in several hospitals; subsequently I moved to England where I have been practising veterinary medicine since 2002. Firstly I worked for a large veterinary group in Yorkshire, eventually taking on a senior position at the main hospital; here I developed one of my two passions: diagnostic imaging, mainly ultrasound and endoscopy. My other passion is challenging cases of internal medicine: I love complicated cases that need lots of investigation, especially when it involves imaging. I also worked as a locum before taking a permanent position as Clinical Director at the Vale Veterinary Group in Devon; here I attended several courses on Western Acupuncture and I'm now able to treat pets with traditional manual acupuncture as well as electro-acupuncture. I stayed at the Vale until I recently decided to take on the path of Joint Venture Partner at Vets4Pets Bristol Emersons Green. Due to my love for cats we have qualified and obtained the status of a Gold Cat friendly practice with a special focus on them. We have special designed cat kennels (cat condos) that help cats to cope better with stress and recovery while away from their owners. We have also managed to become a silver accredited practice on the rabbit friendly vet list at RWAF, as well as we are a Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons accredited small animal practice. My most recently passion is keyhole surgery and we have recently acquired the equipment and expertise to performed lots of new procedures using minimal invasive techniques. I have a great passion for pugs and I owned a cheeky pug called Pablo. It is thanks to my dad's love for dogs that I became a vet; I grew up surrounded by 30 dogs, cats, fish and budgerigars. My other interest, together with my husband, is the great outdoors, we love canoeing, cycling, climbing and our son Theo and daughter Alma love it too.

Julie Coltman Bristol Emersons Green


Veterinary Surgeon

Read Julie bio

I am originally from just outside Glasgow and graduated from Edinburgh University in 2010. My first job was working with “all creatures great and small” in mixed animal practice in Northumberland, I then moved into small animal practice in North Somerset in 2012 and I’ve been part of the Vets4Pets Emersons Green team since 2014. I love the variety of small animal practice, no two patients are the same and it’s great getting to know the personality of all the pets we see. I really enjoy working with you to help our pets be as happy and healthy as possible.

My time outside of work is kept pretty busy with three young daughters and our selection of pets. A young Lab X Dachshund, Moray, 2 cats, Freddie & Maddie, and 2 guinea pigs, Blossom & Bluebell.



Veterinary Surgeon

Read Phil bio

I graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in 2011 which the observant of you will note is the same year as Joe and yes we have been friends since then. Since graduating I have worked exclusively in small animal practices but have bounced around a bit, working in Lincolnshire, Devon and Cornwall prior to ending up in Bristol. I have found a home at Vets4Pets Emersons Green though and have been here since December 2017.

I really enjoy the variety of cases that come in on a day to day basis with ophthalmology being an area of particular interest, but am happy with both medical and surgical cases. I have a Cocker Spaniel called Mabel so I guess you could say I am a dog person but variety is the spice of life and I enjoy seeing cats, rabbits and the various other species that come in.

Outside of work I am equally at home outdoors, walking the dog, paddleboarding or playing softball; or indoors watching films, trying to beat Joe at cards or discussing rugby down the pub with a good IPA.

Amy BF


Veterinary Surgeon


Veterinary Surgeon

Read Carmen bio

Originally from Spain, I moved to the UK  over 8 years ago. I previously worked in different practices outside Bristol until I moved to the lovely team VETS4PETs Emerson’s Green few months ago.

I have an special interest in internal medicine, imaging and dentistry. I enjoy working up complicate cases and learning from each of them.

I have always had cats since I was a child. Currently I am owner of two sister, Dotty and Flo,  that keep me occupied when I am at home.

In my free time I love being outdoors, either doing sports or taking care of my garden and allotment.


Veterinary Surgeon

Read Kirstie bio

I graduated from the University of Bristol in 2022, and soon after joined the Vets4Pets Emersons Green team. Having enjoyed spending many weeks shadowing the team over the last few years, I was delighted to be able to joint the practice full time once I was qualified.

I enjoy seeing a wide range of cases but I am most excited to further develop my surgical skills. I also enjoy the continuity of seeing regular medical patients and interacting with their owners frequently.

At home I have a lovely long hair cat called Spice. In my spare time I enjoy travelling, going to the gym, seeing friends and exploring various restaurants around Bristol!


Veterinary Surgeon


Veterinary Surgeon



Student Veterinary Nurse



Head Veterinary Nurse

Read Natalie bio

After completing a national diploma in animal management I went on to qualify as an RVN from the University of Bristol in 2010 . I moved back to Bristol from Hampshire in 2013.  V4P Emersons green welcomed me in 2017. I am lucky to be working with a fantastic team in a fulfilling career, we are constantly learning new skills and developing our interests within the veterinary field.

 I really enjoy anaesthesia and critical care.

I have two hairy potatoes ( guinea pigs) of my own , so I do have a soft spot  for small furries. 

Outside of work, I love spending time with  family, travelling and exploring new places. I have a wonderful supportive partner, we are both enjoying renovating our home together.



Head Veterinary Nurse

Read Nad bio

I moved from Devon for university purposes, qualifying from Hartpury College in 2012 and worked in a small animal practice in Cheltenham. One of my interests lie in exotic and wild species and I have been volunteering at Bristol Zoo since graduating. I am further pursing this by studying for my certificate in veterinary nursing of exotic species. I really love nursing and am very excited to be part of the team at Vets4Pets Emersons Green and meeting all the lovely owners and amazing pets. Outside of work I enjoy visiting museums and cathedrals and am trying to get back into amateur dramatics.


Veterinary Nurse

Read Sophie bio

I started with the team as a part time receptionist several years ago, and was privileged to be supported through my studies in veterinary nursing by the entire team. I love learning and sharing my knowledge with colleagues and clients alike. I live with my husband, two children and a menagerie of animals; and enjoy knitting and open water swimming.

Ruby Bristol Emersons Green


Veterinary Nurse

Read Ruby bio

I am from Bristol and finished my GCSE exams in 2017, once I got my results I knew straight away that I wanted to train as a veterinary nurse. At the age of 16 I was offered a training position here at Vets4Pets Emersons Green and been training with them ever since. I love listening to music, shopping and going for dog walks on the beach. From a young age I have always wanted to work with animals and had lots of pets growing up such as dogs, hamsters and rabbits. At the moment I have 2 rescue dogs, Lilo and Messi and 2 rabbits, Missy and Maggie. I am now in my second year of college studying to be a veterinary nurse and have only a year to go! I am really enjoying my practical training here and cannot wait to qualify.


Veterinary Nurse

Read Danielle bio

From I young age I knew I wanted to work with animals. After gaining my GCSE’s, I went on to college to complete a BTEC National Diploma in Animal Management which was based at Bristol Zoo. After working in retail for a few years I was lucky enough to land a position as an Animal Nursing Assistant at a small animal veterinary practice in Bristol. During my time at this practice I completed an Animal Nursing Assistant Certificate and trained as a Veterinary Nursing as an apprentice via a Level 3 Diploma. I finished my nurse training and qualified as a veterinary nurse in April 2019. After 10 years at my first practice I decided that it would be beneficial for me to experience working in another practice, and this is when I started at Vets4Pets Emerson’s Green. Everyone has been so welcoming and looking forward to/ enjoying working here. I’m enjoying most aspects of veterinary nursing, however I particular enjoy anaesthesia and critical care, medical and feline nursing.   

I current share my home with my partner and our two children. In my spare time I enjoy going for walks and exploring nature with the family.

2. Lois.


Veterinary Nurse



Veterinary Nurse

4. Charlie


Student Veterinary Nurse


Veterinary Nurse


Veterinary Nurse

Ollie Bristol Emersons Greem

Ollie Vann

Practice Owner and Manager

Read Ollie Vann bio

I have been part of the team at Emersons Green Vets4Pets since we opened in 2014. After studying an outdoor adventure diploma I spent around 15yrs traveling the world running trekking and kayaking expeditions. I now support my wife Carla with running the practice. My job role is mainly behind the scenes, making sure our great team have everything they need to care for your pets. Although I do enjoy getting out of the office when we have caesarean in the practice. We have a lovely Pug called Pablo who loves cuddling up on the sofa! Outside of work, I don’t have much free time as we’ve 2 children Theo and Alma, however I do enjoy family bike rides, climbing and planning future adventures.

3. Steph Howes


Customer Service Manager

Read Steph bio

I have been working here at Vets4Pets since May 2019, each day is full of variety. Even now I am still besotted with all the pets that come in to see us. I have an extreme fondness for any large dog, be it the tall and slim greyhound or the large and hairy newfoundland.

Outside of work I love try to and keep busy, especially if the sun is shining. Like many colleagues I enjoy getting out on the water with my paddleboard. I love spending time with family and friends and rarely enjoy a lazy day as I’m always finding something to do.

At home my partner and I have a long boy ourselves who thinks he is a lap dog, Bob also known as Hobbs. He loves throwing around his toy pigs and cuddling up as close to us as he can, especially under my blanket.

3. Jane


Customer Service

Read Jane bio


I’m Jane or as my kids call me the crazy spaniel lady J

I started working for vets4pets in June 2021, previous employment Pharmacy, GP surgery and southwest Ambulance Service.  So finally I have found my dream job working with an amazing team but most of all the puppy cuddles!!!  And talking to the owners, Oh I do love to have a natter or so I am told by the team.



Customer Service

Read Hannah bio

I started working at Vets4Pets in September 2021, it was the best decision I ever made. Having puppy cuddles every day, it really is the best job ever. Being able to help improve a pet’s quality of life, really makes me proud to be a part of this team. One day I hope to have a German Shorthaired Pointer, as I have completely fallen in love with them. They are goofy and loveable just like me!


Customer Service

Read Chloe bio

I started working here in August 2022, and I have been loving every minute. I’m a huge animal lover, and a bit of a crazy cat lady, so this has been the perfect job for me! Meeting all the cute pets and getting cuddles every day has been great, and it’s so rewarding to be part of helping them however I can, in even a small way. 


Customer Service

3. Megan


Veterinary Care Assistant

Vets for Pets Bristol Emersons Green is committed to bringing you affordable, high quality care via a modern, well equipped practice, including a lab, pharmacy, digital x-ray and ultrasound. Plus, on site car parking too!

We have a sparkling new look, but the same great team is on hand 7 days a week to care for your pets. 




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

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  • 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.
  • ECG
    ECG is also available to keep your pet's heart healthy.
  • Electrolyte
    Enables the assessment of critical blood chemicals such as sodium and potassium.
  • Haematology – Blood testing
    Allows the assessment of a patient's blood and blood cells.
  • 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.
  • Operating Theatre
    An operating theatre with gaseous anaesthetic facility for surgical procedures.
  • Orthopaedics
    Surgery of joints and bones.
  • Ultrasound
    Generates 2-D moving images of your pet’s internal organs at work.

Practice accreditations

  • RCVS accreditation EDITED
  • Small_Animal_Practice
  • $R7B2CSH



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Out of hours

Rowe Vets, Bristol
Bradley House
The Veterinary Hospital
Bradley Stoke
BS32 9DT

Telephone: 0117 905 9000

Fees start from £250.00

Keyhole surgery

Laparoscopic surgery involves making two to three small incisions, which allows the veterinary surgeon to introduce a camera and some fine instruments. These allow the surgeon to perform a range of procedures.
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