Meet the team
Zizia (Elizabeth) Douglas
Practice Owner & Veterinary Surgeon
Zizia graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in 2009. She took her first job in Essex as a mixed equine and small animal vet. After four years of mixed practice, Zizia could see that her professional interests lay with small animals. Zizia is passionate about all areas of medicine and surgery but has particular interests in soft tissue surgery, dentistry and diagnostic imaging.Having always had the ambition to own her own practice, Zizia is excited to be the new Joint Venture Partner and is keen to provide an excellent standard of care for Chelmsford’s pets. Zizia lives locally with her husband and two daughters. She has a rescue Jack Russell Terrier called Bella, a rescue one-eyed cat called Timmy and a Labrador called Autumn. Outside of work she enjoys horse riding, jogging and family dog walks.
Emma joined the team in September 2019 after graduating with a VetMB from Cambridge University. Emma’s favourite part of being a vet is meeting new patients and that each day is never the same! Emma enjoys the strong relationships she has made with the team throughout her time here. Emma lives in Chelmsford with Richmond the sausage dog and her cats Benson, Matilda and Dottie.
Vittoria joined our team in November 2023 after recently moving to the area.
Vittoria graduated in July 2022 and has a keen interest in surgery. In her free time, Vittoria enjoys drawing and spending time with her friends and family.
Emma joined Vets4Pets Chelmsford in February 2023.
Emma qualified as a veterinary nurse in 2000. Emma has worked in many clinics, ranging from small animal, large animal, referral and exotics. She has also worked abroad for various charities in Africa and Thailand, as well as locum nursing around the UK.
At home Emma has 2 budgies and is foster carer to a african gray parrot.
Maggie is our deputy head nurse.
She has dogs at home called Milly and Bandit and has an interest in dog behaviour. Maggie is currently studying dog behaviour and runs our nurse friendly clinics. These clinics are aimed at helping nervous, anxious or fearful dogs that struggle coming to the vets.
Jen recently completed her Bsc (Hons) degree in Veterinary Nursing and Applied Animal Behaviour at Anglia Ruskin University. Jen has been working with the practice since 2019, she completed several of her university work placements with the practice and worked part time while she completed the final year of her university. Jen graduated in 2022 and is now a full time RVN. Jen’s favourite part of being a veterinary nurse is inpatient care and spending time in the wards. Outside of work Jen enjoys spending time with her family and sailing.
Emma qualified as a veterinary nurse in 2003, and has spent much of her career working at veterinary charities. Emma has also spent time working in Thailand and Australia and is now settled in Chelmsford with her family and persian cat Colin.
Beverley qualified in 2013 and joined the Vets4Pets team in Chelmsford in 2023.
Beverley enjoys delivering high standards of customer service, using her nursing knowledge to help clients at the front desk. Beverley also uses her RVN qualification to process insurance claims and put up repeat medication requests. She still has clinical working days as a qualified nurse which she really enjoys, and keeps up to date with her required CPD.
Outside of work, Beverley has young twins and a rescue dog called Rocky, who is very naughty but cute!
Assistant Veterinary Nurse
Asher joined the practice in April 2022 and is currently studying Veterinary Nursing which she is due to finish in 2024. Asher has a keen interest in hydrotherapy and hopes to study this in the future.
Asher enjoys all aspects of nursing, especially theatre nursing and nurse clinics.
Danielle is currently studying her Level 3 Diploma in Veterinary Nursing at Writtle College. Danielle has been working in veterinary practice for many years and joined the team in May 2022. Her favourite part of the job is recovering the patients after their procedures and she especially likes to work with our feline patients. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her hand rear cat Albus Dumblepaws and her family.
Karen joined the team in January 2018 initially as a receptionist and then progressed onto gaining her level 2 diploma as a Veterinary Care Assistant in March 2020. Karen enjoys getting stuck in and assisting the vets and nurses. Outside of work Karen enjoys walking and spending time with her Labrador Douglas.
Tash joined the team in August 2021 as a Veterinary Care Assistant and studied veterinary care support which she completed in August 2023. Tash especially enjoys getting to meet all of our feline patients. Tash enjoys running our social media pages, and outside of work Tash enjoys walking and photography.
Philippa lives in a village just outside Chelmsford with her husband and always looks forward to regular visits from her five children and 4 grandchildren. Her family have a number of pets including a German shepherd dog, two bunnies, 3 guinea pigs and a tortoise.
Philippa’s hobbies include walking, especially in the local wooded countryside and along coastal footpaths. She also enjoys sailing, power-boating and taking-part and assisting in various activities within the church she regularly attends. She worked with the practice from 2007 to 2011 as part-time receptionist and returned in November 2014 to take up the role of practice administrator. Philippa has since been promoted to practice manager and enjoys working with her colleagues, in an animal care environment, aiming to provide the best possible service to clients and their pets.
Rebecca joined Vets4Pets Chelmsford in April 2018.
Allie has been working with the practice since August 2021. She enjoys working in a busy, challenging practice, interacting with clients and our gorgeous patients. She also loves a cheeky snuggle with the animals when she can. Outside of work Allie enjoys arts, crafts and all things animals!
Amber joined Vets4Pets Chelmsford in 2022. She has 2 dogs called Ivy and Lexie.
Amber enjoys greeting our patients with treats when they arrive at the clinic, giving them a little cuddle too! Amber has an extra soft spot for Cocker Spaniels.
Anna joined Vets4Pets Chelmsford in September 2022.
Anna has 2 cats Chester and Charlie and enjoys creative craft work.
Rebecca joined Vets4Pets Chelmsford in October 2023. She enjoys meeting all of the animals and loves working in a busy environment.
Rebecca has 4 dogs, an african grey parrot and a leopard gecko.
Welcome to Vets4Pets Chelmsford.
We are an established small animal veterinary clinic, committed to bringing you affordable, high quality care, via a modern well equipped practice.
Zizia and her experienced team strive to give the best quality care, treating your pets as if they were our own. We have a surgical theatre, x-ray, ultrasound, laboratory diagnostics, dental x-ray, separate cat and dog wards and an isolation ward.
We are open 7 days a week and we cannot wait to meet you and your furry friends!
Emergency coverEven if we are closed, we have your pet covered.
Open 7 Days a WeekWe are open 7 days a week.
AnaesthesiaGeneral anaesthetic enables us to perform many procedures kindly and safely for your pet.
BiochemistryAllows an assessment of the functionality of a patients organs.
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Blood Pressure MonitorUsed to measure the range of blood pressure as a preventative treatment to identify early signs of systemic hypertension.
Dental X-RayUnlike 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.
DentistryThe treatment and prevention of dental disease
Digital X-RayDigital X ray equipment is available.
ElectrolyteEnables the assessment of critical blood chemicals such as sodium and potassium.
Haematology – Blood testingAllows the assessment of a patient's blood and blood cells.
Health PlansDesigned to cover all the regular pet care essentials such as vaccinations and flea and worm prevention, whilst saving you money.
In-house LaboratoryA range of analytical tests and equipment to assist in the rapid diagnosis of illness.
Locally OwnedThis practice is locally owned.
Nurse ClinicAppointments with a highly qualified nurse which can cover anything from nutrition and fitness advice, grooming techniques, to pet socialisation classes.
Operating TheatreAn operating theatre with gaseous anaesthetic facility for surgical procedures.
Pet Passport / Animal Health CertificateTrained Official Veterinarian vets to issue Pet Passports, Fit to Fly letters and rabies serology tests.
PrescriptionsWe can provide written prescriptions upon request.
Separate Cat & Dog WardsSeparate cat and dog hospital wards, designed to ensure your pet is kept in a comfortably stress free environment.
Tonopen - Eye Pressure TestingMeasures eye pressure.
UltrasoundGenerates 2-D moving images of your pet’s internal organs at work.
X-Ray & UltrasoundX-Ray & Ultrasound