Let’s keep working together to stay safe

We’re committed to keeping you and our colleagues protected, please be respectful and considerate to each other​. Please wear a face covering at all times unless medically exempt. Contact us to hear about the latest safety measures at our practice or to discuss your pet care needs.

Wigan Vets4Pets

296b Woodhouse Lane

Telephone: 01942 824455

Closed Now

Need emergency care? See out of hours information.

Opening Hours

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

We’re now offering some vaccinations

In response to updated guidance from our regulatory body we are now carrying out some primary and booster vaccinations, where it is safe to do so and required or indicated for your pet’s welfare. If your pet is due their vaccinations please contact us for further advice.

Safe collection of medication available

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

Meet the team

Mahala Welbourn

Mahala Welbourn

Practice Owner & Veterinary Surgeon

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It has been great seeing the practice develop since we started it in 2008. Our team has grown as we have brought in more receptionists and we have trained student nurses that have graduated into excellent registered veterinary nurses, plus taking on an additional vet just over 12 months ago. I have also really enjoyed developing long term relationships with our clients and their pets, some of whom we have known from the start, and have had the pleasure of seeing young puppies and kittens grow up and become a very important part of their families.
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Steve Johnson

Veterinary Surgeon

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Hi, I'm Steve. I graduated from the University of Liverpool in 2011 and have been working in various Vets4Pets practices across the country ever since and have been working at Wigan Vets4Pets for the last two years. I have a particular interest in surgery and will be starting my certificate in small animal surgery in 2019.

When not at the practice I'm generally with my family and running around after my son and new addition. Our family also includes a cat (Leo), a rabbit (Flopsy) and a duck (Mr Darcy).

Lauren Witter

Veterinary Surgeon

Kat Waddington Morris

Veterinary Surgeon

Hayley Lane

Hayley Lane

Practice Owner & Veterinary Nurse

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I opened Wigan Vets4Pets with Mahala back in 2008. I am incredibly proud of what we have achieved and I am even prouder of how the practice has grown over this time. We are an accredited small animal general practice with the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, and we are a nurse training practice for student nurses. We have lovely clients and patients, and getting to know them has been a privilege. We are lucky to have such a brilliant team here at Wigan; they are professional, hard working and are committed to delivering a high standard of care to our clients and their pets.
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Claire Kaye

Veterinary Nurse


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I qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in 2010 graduating from Myerscough College.

I was privileged to Wigan Vets4Pets in December 2015. I enjoy all aspects of nursing but have a real strong passion for inpatient care and medical nursing.

I love that everyday brings new challenges and rewards.

I have a Labrador called Nolan and two Ginger cheeky Cats Nellie and Nelson.

Robyn Wigan

Robyn Lowe

Veterinary Nurse


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I am a qualified Veterinary Nurse and have always known this is the job for me! 

I spent my childhood volunteering at the Horse and Pony Protection Association and other rescue and rehabilitation yards. On my last yard I met the vet who treated the horses and my first work experience was completed at their practice some 8 years ago. 

Since then I have gained experience and worked in a number of practices before finally ending up with the fantastic team at Wigan Vets4Pets in 2016.

 I have a Dog named Daisy, two guinea pigs called Fred and George and an axolotl called Sally and have a special interest in rehabilitation and release of wild birds!


Katie Reston

Veterinary Nurse


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I qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in 2010 and was able to gain my Advanced Diploma in 2015. 

I absolutely love being a Veterinary Nurse and have a particular interest in anaesthesia and surgery. I was lucky enough to start working at Vets4Pets Wigan in October 2016 after locuming there since July and enjoying every minute. 

I have two mischievous cats called Maddie & Wilma, a snake called Jake and a gecko called Winnie.


Gemma Willacy

Veterinary Nurse


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Hi, I'm Gemma, I first trained as an Animal Nursing Assistant in 2012. I then went on to qualify as a Veterinary Nurse in 2016 graduating from Myerscough College.

 I enjoy all aspects of my job but particularly love consulting as I get to meet new people and interact with all your lovely animals that come through our door. I have worked in practice since 2008 and moved to join the amazing team at Wigan Vets4pets in 2017. 

At home I spend my time looking after and walking my 3 dogs.

Nicola Parry


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Rebecca Owen


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I have been here since day 1 and am the longest staff member :)

At home I have 2 Cavalier King Charles- Spaniels Cooper and Penny, 2 cats- Nessa and Reno, a tortoise called Nola and Fish also!

I love watching the team and practice grow and love getting know all clients and their pets.

Amy Holgate


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I am the newest member to the reception staff and I am privileged to be working at such a wonderful practice. I have always adored animals. I grew up with pets, we had two cats, a tabby called Tiger, and a black cat named Pippa. I also had a dog, a rusty orange Alsatian cross called Roger who was daft as a brush. Although we are unable to have pets at our home now, my son has a tabby cat named Pickle that he looks after at his grans and my step-daughter keeps rabbits at our friends farm, so we visit them as often as we can.

My favourite part of my job is that there is no day the same, and yet everyday I get the honour to meet all our lovely clients and their amazing pets. Needless to say I love to squeeze in lots of cuddles with our furry friends too.

Helen Ellison


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My name is Helen I have been working at Wigan Vets4Pets since December 2014. 

I have a dog called Ollie he is a king Charles spaniel , I enjoy my job as I like meeting new people and their animals. Every day here is different and I love working as part of such a great team. 

Joanne Lunt


Courtney McCulloch

Veterinary Care Assistant

Alex Savage

Veterinary Care Assistant

Vets4Pets Wigan 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!

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



  • Operating Theatre
    An operating theatre with gaseous anaesthetic facility for surgical procedures.
  • Isolation Unit
    A special ward to care for animals with contagious diseases.
  • Blood Pressure Monitor
    Used to measure the range of blood pressure as a preventative treatment to identify early signs of systemic hypertension.
  • Biochemistry
    Allows an assessment of the functionality of a patients organs.

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  • Haematology
    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.
  • X-Ray
    Generates digital 2D images of bones and internal organs.
  • Weight Clinic
    Monitoring clinic to help dogs and cats achieve optimal weights – both if they have been under or overweight
  • Prescriptions
    We can provide written prescriptions upon request.
  • Nutritional Advice
    Advice and support for your 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.
  • Anaesthetic
    General anaesthetic enables us to perform many procedures kindly and safely for your pet.
  • Dentistry
    The treatment and prevention of dental disease
  • Microchipping
    A microchip can help retrieve lost pets

Practice accreditations

  • RCVS accreditation EDITED
  • $R011TVO

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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Health Plan


Just £99
Vac4Life is a preventative plan following primary vaccinations

Out of hours

PetMedics Veterinary Surgery
Unit A1
Priestley Road
Wardley Business Park
M28 2LY

Telephone: 0161 794 4999

Fee before 11pm £120.84 Fee after 11pm £153.70

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