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Braintree Vets4Pets

Inside Pets at Home
Braintree Retail Park
Charter Way
CM77 8YJ

Telephone: 01376 348934

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Opening Hours

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Meet the team

Samantha Baker

Samantha Baker

Practice Owner & Veterinary Surgeon

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Having originally trained in New Zealand, I graduated from Massey University in 1995, and during the 19 years that have flown by since then, I have gained a wealth of knowledge in small animal practice. I have been practising in the UK since 1998. I have thoroughly enjoyed my career so far, during which time I have developed a passion for canine and feline medicine and therapeutics and a great enthusiasm for working with small furries (rabbits, guinea pigs & hamsters).

I now relish the challenge that having my own clinic will bring, along with the chance to develop and nurture my fabulous team, some of whom I have worked closely with before.

At home, I have a dog named Bali and a rabbit called Lieutenant Dan. When not at work, I enjoy the outdoors, live (rock) music, theatre, cinema and travel.

At Vets4Pets Braintree, clients can be assured of receiving the best level of both clinical and customer care. I shall endeavour to instil an atmosphere where they feel welcome, nurtured and respected and where their pets are treated as though they were part of our family.

David Taylor

David Taylor

Veterinary Surgeon

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I qualified at the Royal Veterinary College and have worked in small animal (dogs and cats) equine and farm practices variously, along with brief experiences with zoo animals, so a real mixed bag of experience. I had my own practice for many years based in Hockley near Southend and saw it grow from being single handed to 3 vets and two surgeries before selling it and working part time. My interests in the small animal field include surgery, where I am happy performing many orthopaedic procedures, and I particularly like some of the more challenging soft tissue surgeries, correcting abnormalities in anatomy and dealing with large tumours. I supported and was involved in dealing with dog and cat behaviour problems and after I sold my practice the two nurses I worked with, went on to establish a very successful behaviour and pet training business in this area, and continue to do very well. My wife Denise and I have bred Dalmatians for many years, specialising in producing calm and sane pets for families with children. I have competed nationally with horses in carriage driving trials winning at Royal Windsor and have been awarded National Champion on a number of occasions with horses in tandem. I have grandchildren, a number of which fortunately live close by, such that we are able to spend a lot of time with them as they grow up which we both find very rewarding. We have three Dalmatians of our own and my daughter has a Pug. We also have ducks, chickens, a pony and horses at home, so we have a very animal orientated home life.
Nikki Baker

Nikki Baker

Head Veterinary Nurse

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From a very young age I knew I had always wanted to work alongside animals in one way or another, as it is a huge passion of mine. I started my career and training in Chelmsford where I gained much of my knowledge. I have been nursing since I was 17 years old, and qualified in 2015. I thoroughly enjoy nursing, we see so many amazing and exciting procedures and no two days are ever the same. At home I own 2 dogs - Mary and Lexi and an Alexanders Parakeet. In my spare time I enjoy playing netball, walking the dogs with friends, going to the cinema, and when I get chance jetting off on holiday.

Charlotte Ingram

Charlotte Ingram

Registered Veterinary Nurse

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From a young age I have always wanted to work with animals. I started my career volunteering at weekends at South Essex Wildlife Hospital in Orsett when I was 16. From there I went into full time employment with Hopefield Animal Sanctuary from the age 17, where I completed a Diploma in Animal Behaviour and Management. After being there for 2 years I realised I wanted to learn more and progress further so found a job as a PCA (Patient Care Assistant) at Medivet in Wickford. I trained as a PCA for a year before starting college as a Student Veterinary Nurse. I recently qualified as a Registered veterinary Nurse at the beginning of 2019 and am looking forward to all the new challenges ahead of me! I joined Vets4Pets Braintree in December 2018 and have enjoyed getting to know all of their lovely clients and pets. I love coming into work everyday to a new and interesting challenge, and can’t wait to see where being qualified takes me! I currently own a pet corn-snake called Coral but no other pets. My parents have always owned Labradors so I’m sure it won’t be long till I have my own! In my spare time I enjoy baking, drawing and when I have spare time going away on holiday to relax in the sun.
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Rachael Smith

Registered Veterinary Nurse

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I have always had a keen interest in animals and I trained at Writtle College, qualifying as a Registered Veterinary Nurse in 2014.

I have worked for the Vets4Pets group at several other practices, moving up to the position of Head nurse and practice manager. I then spent some time working as a locum and joined the team at Vet4Pets Braintree in June 2020.

At home I have a cat called Ollie and a tortoise called Lollypop, in my spare time I enjoy socialising and travelling the world.

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Zoe Bowers

Registered Veterinary Nurse

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I have always had a keen interest in working with animals from a young age; volunteering at a local equestrian centres and veterinary practices throughout school and college.

I began my training to become a veterinary nurse at Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge in 2015 and graduated as a Qualified Veterinary Nurse in October 2019. Throughout my training I developed a keen interest in surgery, laboratory work and anaesthesia. Veterinary Nursing is such a rewarding profession and I enjoy the exciting challenges and variation in cases we face. I joined Vets4Pets Braintree in November 2020 and I am grateful to work with such a fun team!

At home, I have one black Labrador/collie cross, Ollie, a rescue cat, Leah and I part loan a horse. In my spare time, I enjoy horse-riding, socialising with friends and family and going away on holidays!

Holly Ralph

Holly Ralph

Registered Veterinary Nurse

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I have loved animals from a very young age and could not imagine not working with them every day. In 2011 I studied Animal management at Writtle College for 3 years which I enjoyed thoroughly and this heightened my knowledge in caring for and handling animals. In November 2016 I applied to become a Veterinary Care Assistant here at Vets4pets Braintree. I enjoy coming to work every day to work with a brilliant team. I started my training to become a Veterinary Nurse in September 2017 at Writtle College in Chelmsford. At home I have rabbits, guinea pigs and three dogs Murray, Roxy and Rosie. In my spare time I like to socialise, go to the cinema, concerts and go on holidays!
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Mrs Lauren Leonard

Practice Manager

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I have enjoyed a career within the veterinary industry starting out in 2002 as a trainee and qualifying as a registered veterinary nurse in 2005. Since 2012 I have been in management positions as Head Veterinary Nurse and in 2016 I became the Assistant Practice Manager in a large RCVS accredited hospital in Essex.

I joined the team here at Braintree in January 2021 as the practice Manager and am thoroughly enjoying being part of such a friendly and professional team.

Throughout my career I have rescued and fostered many wonderful animals; at home at the moment I have one small cross breed dog, two rescue cats, three fluffy bunnies and some beautiful goldfish.

Hollie Sawyer Braintree

Hollie Sawyer


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My interest in animals began when I was a small child and I was thrilled when my parents bought me a puppy Westie when I turned 13. I walked him, bathed him, trained him and spent every spare minute I had with him. I applied for a weekend receptionist job at a veterinary surgery and was over the moon when I got the job. I loved my time there and gained my interest in the veterinary industry. I moved from there to become a member of the Braintree Vets4Pets team when we opened, and have enjoyed meeting lots of new people with their furry friends in the Braintree District. I live in Chelmsford with my fiancé and we have Florence the cat, and have recently welcomed our beautiful son Henry into our family. I enjoy socialising with friends and family, cinema (especially horrors) and have recently taken up knitting.

Emily Wouldham-Camp2

Emily Wouldham-Camp


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I have always wanted to work with animals after being a keen watcher of Monkey Life and other animal programmes when I was younger. 

I have grown up with lots of different animals, such as dogs, cats, goats and horses. I also have a huge passion for guinea pigs and own lots of them, so you can imagine how loud my house is! In my spare time I enjoy getting tattoos, caring for my guinea pigs and going out for dinner with friends. I will look forward to meeting you and your animals. 

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Georgia Luetchford


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My name is Georgia, I am a Receptionist at Vet4Pets Braintree. I have always dreamt of a career in the animal industry, as I have always enjoyed being surrounded by animals. I currently own a cat called Alfie, a dog called Ron, crested gecko called Gendry, royal python called Sydney, Hognose snake called Hedwig, rabbits Luna and Caramac and guinea pigs Timon and Pumba. During my free time, I also look after a small holding, where I look after sheep, alpacas, chickens and a Labrador called Rosie. I also enjoy going to the cinema with friends. I look forward to meeting you and your pets.

Vets4Pets Braintree 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!

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  • 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.
  • Digital X-Ray
    Digital X ray equipment is available.

Show more services

  • Isolation Unit
    A special ward to care for animals with contagious diseases.
  • Endoscopy
    An endoscope is a long tube connected to a light source and video camera that sends real time images to a television screen for viewing. Endoscopy is the use of an endoscope within internal structures and organs of the body. The endoscope can be inserted through natural openings such as the mouth, nose or rectum to reach the structure of interest.
  • Echocardiography (heart scans)
    Generates a 2D moving image of your pet's heart.
  • Blood Pressure Monitor
    Used to measure the range of blood pressure as a preventative treatment to identify early signs of systemic hypertension.
  • ECG
    ECG is also available to keep your pet's heart healthy.
  • 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.
  • Electrolyte
    Enables the assessment of critical blood chemicals such as sodium and potassium.
  • In-house Laboratory
    A range of analytical tests and equipment to assist in the rapid diagnosis of illness.
  • Weight Clinic
    Monitoring clinic to help dogs and cats achieve optimal weights – both if they have been under or overweight
  • Soft Tissue
    Surgical procedures involving the soft tissues such as ears and skin.
  • Prescriptions
    We can provide written prescriptions upon request.
  • Health Plans
    Designed to cover all the regular pet care essentials such as vaccinations and flea and worm prevention, whilst saving you money.
  • Pet Passport
    Trained Official Veterinarian vets to issue Pet Passports, Fit to Fly letters and rabies serology tests.
  • 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.
  • Medication
  • Fracture Repair
    Orthopaedic surgery to correct broken bones.
  • Ear Surgery
    Ear Surgery service is available to keep your pet free from any infections.
  • Cruciate Surgery
    Surgery to repair damaged stifle ligaments.
  • Behaviourist
    The Behaviourist approach to learning studied changes in behaviour that are caused by a person's direct experience of their environment, using the principles of classical and operant conditioning to explain them.
  • Arthroscopy
    Arthroscopy (also called arthroscopic or keyhole surgery) is a minimally invasive surgical procedure on a joint in which an examination and sometimes treatment of damage is performed using an arthroscope, an endoscope that is inserted into the joint through a small incision.
  • Anaesthetic
    General anaesthetic enables us to perform many procedures kindly and safely for your pet.
  • Open 7 Days a Week
    We are open 7 days a week.
  • Dentistry
    The treatment and prevention of dental disease
  • Cardiology

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

Vets Now Witham
Spring Lodge Farm
Powershall End

Telephone: 01376 530 759

Standard consultations before 9pm start from £185.50. Standard consultations after 9pm start from £239.00.

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