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Chester Caldy Vets4Pets

Inside Pets at Home
Caldy Valley Road
Great Boughton

Telephone: 01244 353 020

Closed Now

Need emergency care? See out of hours information.

Opening Hours

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

Laparoscopic services

Our practice owner Emma Hall BVSC, holds an RCVS certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice (General Small Animal Surgery) and is able to perform Keyhole surgery

Meet the team

Chester Caldy V4P Surgery Background

Emma Hall

Practice Owner & Veterinary Surgeon

Read Emma Hall bio

I graduated from Liverpool Vet School in 2005 and since then I have worked solely in small animal practice in Greater Manchester, Cheshire and North Wales. When the opportunity came up to run my own practice in my own neighbourhood of Chester I jumped at the chance. I love being a small animal vet and I am particularly passionate about surgery. I gained my RCVS Certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice (General Small Animal Surgery) in December 2012. I am also an RCVS listed Advanced Practitioner. Outside of work I enjoy walking Timo (my border collie), doing DIY with my husband and going on holidays abroad, especially to wine-producing areas.

Toshi Wilkins

Veterinary Surgeon

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I have worked in various roles at vets’ practices for the past 9 years and ultimately achieved my dream of becoming a veterinary surgeon when I graduated from the University of Liverpool School of Veterinary Science in 2020. I have been lucky enough to combine two of my main loves, travelling and animal care, by working with charities in India and Africa giving neutering and shelter medicine support where it is needed most.  After experiencing the shelter medicine and conditions of the countries I have visited I feel so fortunate to be part of such a modern and professional practice here in the UK! I have a particular passion for small animal surgery and anaesthesia.

When I am not working, I love nothing more than spending time with my family and our pets (a cat, a dog and a tortoise) as well as travelling, skiing, scuba-diving, open water swimming and cycling

Terri Whitford

Veterinary Nurse

Tina Morris

Veterinary Nurse

Dana O'Dell

Veterinary Nurse

Nicki Ridgeway

Veterinary Nurse

Heather Hardcastle

Practice Manager/Veterinary Nurse

Read Heather Hardcastle bio

I started out as an Auxiliary Nurse in 2011, and Qualified as a Registered Veterinary Nurse in 2017. I mainly have worked in a Hospital Environment for most of my career, and since October 2017 worked as a referral nurse. 

I came to Chester Caldy in October 2020 and took on the Practice Manager role since having my son in 2018. I love spending time with Family on days out and I have two Cheeky Cats that keep us all entertained too.     

Jay Weston Chester Caldy

Jay Weston

Veterinary Care Assistant

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I have moved from Pets At Home Chester Caldy where I have worked for the past 12 years to Vets4Pets Chester Caldy as a Veterinary Care Assistant. (So if my face looks familiar - that's probably why!) I’ve always wanted to work with animals. I have a National Certificate in Animal Management and a Foundation Degree in Animal Behaviour and Welfare. I currently own two lovely cats Lexie and Maisie, and two very cute guinea pigs Simba and Fudge. When I am not working I am busy with my two little boys. In the future I hope to further my career by training to become a Veterinary Nurse here at Vets4Pets.
Laurie Appleton Chester Caldy

Laurie Appleton

Client Care Advisor

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I joined Vets4Pets in October 2017 and have since been thoroughly enjoying being part of the Chester Caldy team. Prior to working here I was already a satisfied client at this practice. I have always found the staff to be friendly, empathetic and supportive and the treatment that my pets have received has been exceptional – which is exactly what attracted me to the job! I live locally with my other half, my two rabbits, Lily and Mopsy and my dog Koda. I have always been an animal lover and would often drive my mother mad when I was younger, with my eagerness to take in waifs and strays! You’ll usually find me on reception or else I’m probably in back nosing at what’s going on or making cups of tea! I love getting to know the patients and their owners, fostering great relationships and watching the animals grow and develop. There is always something interesting going on in the surgery, where every day is different and the local pets like to keep us on our toes!

Anna Wilcock

Head Client Care Advisor

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I started working here at Chester CaldyVets4Pets as a Client Care Advisor in March 2019. I worked as a veterinary receptionist elsewhere before I started here and I can honestly say that it is an absolutely brilliant place to work! Everybody here is so friendly and I have loved getting to know our lovely clients and their beautiful pets over the last couple of years! You will mainly find me on the reception desk waiting to greet you and your pets with a friendly face. Before I worked in the veterinary industry, I worked in retail and whilst I enjoyed the customer facing aspect of the job, as a huge animal lover, I always longed to work with animals. That is why when the opportunity to become a veterinary receptionist, I jumped at the chance and I have never looked back! I love it! I live with my husband, daughter, Milo the dog, two lionhead rabbits Benji and Bernie and a Hermanns tortoise, Dobby. Having pets myself, I fully understand how important our clients animals are to them and how much a part of the family they are. In my spare time I love to spend as much time with my family as possible.  I look forward to welcoming you and your pets into our practice!

Mel Woods

Client Care Advisor

Ruth Wastie

Veterinary Care Assistant

Vets4Pets Chester Caldy 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!



  • 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.
  • Isolation Unit
    A special ward to care for animals with contagious diseases.

Show more services

  • Blood Pressure Monitor
    Used to measure the range of blood pressure as a preventative treatment to identify early signs of systemic hypertension.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Hospital Ward
    Suite of custom-built kennels for the housing and monitoring of in-patients.
  • Dentistry
    The treatment and prevention of dental disease

Practice accreditations

  • $R7B2CSH

Health Plans

Health Plan

Complete Care Junior

£15 a month
Expert veterinary care, plus lots of support and tailored advice for your puppy or kitten, in an affordable and convenient way
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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


Just £99
Vac4Life is a preventative plan following primary vaccinations

Out of hours

Chester Gates Referral Hospital
Units E and F
Telford Court

Telephone: 01244 853 823

Emergency fees start from: £141.95 (between 7pm-7am)

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