Yate Vets4Pets

Inside Pets at Home, Riverside Retail Park
Link Road
BS37 4AY
01454 272510 Chat on WhatsApp

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Meet the team


Keith Holton

Practice Owner & Veterinary Surgeon


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I graduated from Royal Veterinary College, London in 2004 and started work in Suffolk and Dorset before settling with my family in the Bristol area. I enjoy many aspects of veterinary medicine and surgery, and the challenge of running my own veterinary practice. I strive to practise high quality medicine and provide the best possible service to my clients. In 2023 I passed a general practitioner certificate in emergency surgery and medicine.

Being a family man, I hope you and your pets will enjoy the relaxed and friendly atmosphere when coming to Yate Vets4Pets. If you have any questions during your visit or would like a tour then please just ask. Outside of work, I am usually busy chasing my energetic two children around the house, and stealing the odd moment for some DIY or renovations. Otherwise I can be found walking my 2 dogs, Ethel and Hagrid, being bossed around by my cats, Toothless and Enola and mucking out the pony, Charms.

Kate Holton

Kate Holton

Practice Owner & Veterinary Surgeon


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I always wanted to be a vet and qualified from the Royal Veterinary College in 2005. I have worked in small animal practice since then. I am originally from the Bristol area and after spending some time in Dorset and Wiltshire I moved back to Bristol in 2011. I have been involved behind the scenes at Vets4Pets Yate since it opened and officially joined the team in 2017 when I became a partner in the business. I enjoy all areas of first opinion work but my main area of interest is in diagnostic imaging. In 2021 I obtained a post graduate certificate in Diagnostic Imaging and I spend a lot of time performing ultrasound scans.

At home I have 2 daughters, 2 dogs, 2 cats and a pony who keep me very busy! When I do get some free time I like to read and spend time at the yard.

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Emily Cook

Veterinary Surgeon


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I graduated in summer 2018 from the University of Bristol. Before undertaking a veterinary degree I completed a degree in Biology (also at Bristol) and then worked in publishing for 3 years with the British Small Animal Veterinary Association, working on books for vets. This job ultimately led me to realise I wanted to become one!

I joined Vets4Pets Yate as soon as I qualified and have been here ever since. I really enjoy being a vet - I especially enjoy dermatology cases and medicine. Outside of work I like pub quizzing, running, camping and travelling to new places. At home I have 3 small children and a cat called Jeremy.

Emily is currently on maternity leave.

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Lily Rudman

Veterinary Surgeon


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I graduated from the University of Nottingham in 2018 and started working at a different branch of Vets4Pets. I moved to Vets4Pets Yate in 2020 to be closer to home. I really love surgery and have a post graduate certificate in Small Animal Surgery. My favourite place to be in is the operating theatre!

Outside of work I have a dachshund called Wilf and I love taking him for walks. I’m also a fan of rugby, American football and Formula 1.

Lily is currently on maternity leave.

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Chloe Higgins

Veterinary Surgeon


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I qualified from the University of Bristol in 2022 and decided to stay in the area having fallen in love with it in my time here as a student. Joining the Vets4Pets Yate team was a no brainer as soon as I met them! After six years at university, including taking a year out to study an anatomy degree, I'm loving finally getting to be a real vet. There's so much I enjoy about the job, but especially meeting clients and medicine cases.


Outside of work I'm a big Formula 1 fan, and like to relax with yoga and embroidery. When I find the time I love travelling, outdoor swimming and spending time with my family.


Lucy Thomas

Veterinary Surgeon


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Lucy has been qualified for 4 years. She is soon to start an emergency medicine and surgery certificate as her passion lies in surgery and diagnostic work ups. In her spare time, she enjoys travelling and exploring the ever changing food scenes of Bristol.

She has been learning to do upholstery and at home does lots of DIY.


Lara Murphy

Veterinary Surgeon


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I grew up in Scotland near Loch Lomond and completed my studies at the University of Edinburgh in 2023. I have always had a strong affinity for animals (especially cats!) so this career was always ideal for me! Before moving to Bristol, I took a little time off for some travelling in Asia, but now am feeling settled here in my new job and city down South. Within veterinary I enjoy all aspects of the job, especially getting to know the pets and owners in the area, as well as the Yate team members.

Outside of work, I love to paint and craft, including pet portraits for my friends and family. I also love exploring Bristol, whether it be through going on runs, concerts, or trying out local restaurants!


Nicole Lee

Practice Manager and RVN


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I am an RVN (Registered Veterinary Nurse), qualifying in 2003. I am a proud Australian who moved to the UK in 1992, so now I am technically more English than Australian! I used to live and work in London and have worked in many areas of the veterinary world, from nurse, to head nurse, to pharmaceutical rep, emergency nurse and practice manager, which is what I now do here. I have been with Vets4Pets Yate since 2018 and love the team and the clients. My special interest is nutrition, especially raw diets as that is what I feed my dogs. So if I am not sitting at my desk trying to organise everything in the practice, I am doing weight and nutrition consultations with clients which I love!

When I am not at work, I attempt to manage a chaotic house of a husband, 3 kids, a dog and 2 cats! I love anything fun and would love more hours in the day to fit everything in!


Emily Drew

Deputy Head Nurse


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I started here in May 2017 as a veterinary care assistant. Before that I worked on the shop floor in Pets at Home. I started my nurse training in April 2018 and qualified in 2020. In 2021 I was promoted to Deputy Head Nurse.

I love all types of nursing but I especially enjoy medical nursing and dealing with small furries (I am rabbit and guinea pig mad!).

Outside of work I love going to the gym and spending time with my family.

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Toni Hart

Head Veterinary Nurse


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I joined Vets4Pets Yate in 2021. I have always wanted to be a veterinary nurse and I applied to every practice within 20 miles trying to get a training position. I qualified in 2019. I love medical nursing and really enjoy consults (I love talking to people!). In 2022 I was promoted to head nurse.

Outside of work I love horses, keeping fit and spending time with my two little girls. I have two very energetic collie called Cora and Diesel, and a rabbit at home.


Teresa Horspool

Registered Veterinary Nurse


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I qualified as a RANA back in 1982! Long before being known as a Registered Veterinary Nurse (RVN). I have been fortunate enough over the years to have worked with animals of all shapes, sizes and a wide range of scales, feathers or fur. 

Having worked in mixed, large animal, equine and small animal to more specialised practices, I have done my fair share of getting cold/wet on farms with TB testing as well as getting to assist with operating on a variety cows, pigs, horses and sheep. I have trained to be a marine medic on call to help with any stranded seals, dolphins and whales in my local vicinity. 

I am now extremely lucky to be one of the nurses dealing with Bristol Zoo Gardens and Wild Place Project collections. Now most of my working days are spent dealing with everything from the smallest Poison Dart Frog and spiders to Giraffes and Gorillas - with everything inbetween - exciting times. One of my favourite moments has been being part of the first Gorilla Caesarian Section in the UK - real success story as both mum and baby survived despite being really poorly. 

Although I do still work in small animal practice with some emergency night work, because I enjoy the variety of pets and my contact with clients as well as visiting schools and nursery groups encouraging and educating the next generation to learn about the correct needs of their pets. 

When able I love relaxing by walking in the forest. 

Ella Norrie

Ella Norrie

Registered Veterinary Nurse


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I joined the practice in May 2022 and passed my final nursing exams in June 2022. I enjoy all aspects of nursing but I especially enjoy anything with rabbits.


Jo Foster

Registered Veterinary Nurse


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I originally joined the practice as a receptionist. I then moved out the back to become a veterinary care assistant and from there I started my nurse training, qualifying in 2022. I love the diversity of the job, meeting the clients and their lovely pets. I have always had a passion for animals and their welfare and I am the practice cat advocate which means I ensure that we adhere to cat friendly handling at all times.

Outside of work I like to spend time with my family, going away for the weekend and looking after my own pets. I'm a crazy cat lady, I have 4 cats (although if I had my way I would have more!), 2 dogs and a Horsefield tortoise called Milo!

Ella Hicks

Ella Hicks

Registered Veterinary Nurse


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I qualified in 2022 and spent 2 years working in a practice in Dorset. In 2024 I moved to Gloucestershire to live with my partner and joined the team at Vets4Pets Yate.

I love all aspects of nursing and have a special soft spot for any scruffy terrier type dogs, especially if they have a beard!

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Zoe Norcombe

Student Veterinary Nurse

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I first came to the practice on day release from college when I was studying animal management. In 2020 I was offered a full time position as a veterinary care assistant and I am now starting nursing college. I hope to qualify as a Registered Veterinary Nurse in 2024.

I love dogs and have a naughty Jack Russell called Charlie at home.

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Chelsea Davies

Student Veterinary Nurse

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I joined the practice in 2019 as a receptionist. In 2021 I changed role and became a veterinary care assistant. I completed a veterinary care assistant diploma and in 2023 I started training to be a registered veterinary nurse. I love spending time with the patients and making them feel comfortable.

Outside of work I enjoy keeping fit and spending time with my family. We are big Man Utd fans in my house and I have three dachshunds called Phil, Gary and Neville!

Jasmine Harris

Jasmine Harris

Veterinary Care Assistant

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I am a self confessed crazy cat lady! I joined the team in April 2022 as a veterinary care assistant. I have been involved with animals my whole life and have developed a strong interest in animal behaviour. In my spare time I foster for a cat rescue centre but I am also a servant to 2 of my own cats at home, Tiggy and Maple.


Phoebe Dyer

Veterinary Care Assistant

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I originally joined the practice a few years ago as a helper on the weekends while I was studying animal care at college.

After finishing my course I joined the team permanently as a veterinary care assistant. This means I help out with looking after the in patients by feeding and walking them and making sure that they are comfortable after operations. I also help to prepare theatre for operations, sterilise equipment, run lab tests, hold patients for blood tests and procedures and also help out anywhere else I am needed.

My hope is to train as a veterinary nurse in the future.

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Sarah Baines

Head Receptionist

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I originally worked in Pets at Home on the shop floor. Then in 2017 when a position came up in Vets4Pets I moved upstairs to join the team. I enjoy talking with all the clients and meeting all their pets and helping in any way I can. Within the practice I am known for my loud voice and big smile! I love that my job presents me with something different every single day.

At home I have three grown up children and two dogs. I love taking the dogs for a walk and going out for meals or to the cinema. Nothing beats sitting in the garden with my dogs and a drink in my hand.

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Helen Chadwick


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I have worked as a receptionist at Vets4Pets since 2016. People always told me never to work with children or animals, So I worked in a school and now a vets;  I don't see what the problem is!

I enjoy meeting all the pets (and their owners) but I am mainly a dog person and like nothing more than spending time walking my dogs Tia and Taz.

Gemma Page Groves

Gemma Page-Groves

Practice Administrator

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I joined the team in 2020 after a career break to look after my children. My job at the surgery is to process insurance claims and I also help out on reception. If you have any queries about insurance or how to put in a claim I am the person to speak to!

At home I have a naughty cat called Sylvie. I also make cakes for birthdays and other celebrations.

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Deb Blake


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I joined the team in April 2023. I have 4 dogs, 4 children and 8 grandchildren. I love spending time with my grandchildren, going on holiday, doing DIY, gardening and reading. I also love walking and spending time with my dogs.

Amanda Thompson

Amanda Thompson


We understand your pet is a much-loved member of the family and that’s why we treat every pet as an individual. Our vets in Yate is managed by an expert team of animal lovers who will do everything they can to keep your pet happy, healthy and well.

From preventative care, diet advice, and vaccinations to more serious problems, you’ll find our vets, nurses and assistants in Yate to be friendly, caring, and compassionate. Supported by the latest technology, the experienced team at Yate veterinary practice in Bristol is ready to help with any pet problem thanks to a state-of-the-art lab, pharmacy, digital x-ray and ultrasound, with on-site parking for your convenience. If you’re a pet owner looking for vets near Bristol, try Vets4Pets in Yate.



  • Open 7 Days a Week
    We are open 7 days a week.
  • 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.
  • Dentistry
    The treatment and prevention of dental disease

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  • Digital X-Ray
    Digital X ray equipment is available.
  • ECG
    ECG is also available to keep your pet's heart healthy.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Nutritional Advice
    Advice and support for your pet's diet.
  • Operating Theatre
    An operating theatre with gaseous anaesthetic facility for surgical procedures.
  • 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.
  • Stem Cell Therapy
    Stem cell therapy can be used in the treatment of arthritis, fractures, and ligament injuries.
  • 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.

Practice accreditations

  • Small_Animal_Practice
  • Cat Friendly Clinic Logo Silver (1)
  • Rabbit friendly vet logo SILVER

Health Plans

Health Plan

Complete Care

From £8* per month
Save over £300† on routine healthcare
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Health Plan

Complete Care Plus

From £19* per month
Our most comprehensive plan for dogs and cats

Out of hours

Vets Now Bristol
32-34 Zetland Road

Telephone: 0117 971 3111

Standard consultation fees start from £298.50