Chelmsford Vets4Pets

Inside Pets at Home
Chelmer Village Retail Park
Chelmer Village Way

Telephone: 01245 228 914

Open Today 09:00 - 19:00

Opening Hours

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

Meet the team


Simone Dent

Practice Owner & Veterinary Surgeon


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I graduated from Massey University in New Zealand 21 years ago. I worked in New Zealand for 8 years before moving to England to live. For the first 8 years here I worked in various practices and then in October 2004 I was fortunate to open Vets4Pets Chelmsford as the sole partner, fulfilling a long term career goal. I love my work and it has been very rewarding to see the practice grow from zero clients to where it is today. I live in Essex with my English husband and a very naughty Bengal called Smeagol. When I am not working I enjoy target archery, scuba diving, the gym, watching movies and socialising.

Zizia (Elizabeth) Douglas

Veterinary Surgeon



Gail Robertson

Veterinary Surgeon


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Gail, Essex born and bred, qualified from the Royal Veterinary College in 1986 so has recently celebrated her 23rd ‘official’ birthday! Working in many different walks of veterinary life over the years, mixed practice, equine practice, small animal practice and 5 years as a dedicated emergency vet on night and week-end shifts has taken her all over the country – and to the other side of the world! Gail joined us in May 2009 and says she is content to be back on the day shift as “The Old Part-Timer”!! Her veterinary interests include soft tissue surgery, diagnostic imaging and metabolic disorders. She enjoys contributing to the profession through her many roles on the Council of Essex Veterinary Society over the past 10 years, including her “proudest moments” as President in 2002 and 2003. Hobbies include motorcycling, dancing, swimming and skiing.
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Becky Sany

Veterinary Surgeon


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Becky, originally from Chelmsford, graduated from the University of Liverpool in 2006. Her first job was in a mixed animal practice ion North Cambridgeshire, it was a great introduction to the beginning of her veterinary career. After 3 years she decided to move back to Essex after spending some time travelling to Hong Kong, New Zealand, Japan and South Korea. Becky started at the practice in September 2010. Her veterinary interests include soft tissue surgery and medicine – especially endocrinology. She loves being a vet and enjoys looking after her flat-coated retriever, staffie cross and a ginger and white cat called Harvey.

Emma Denny

Veterinary Surgeon


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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.

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Kelly Gordon

Practice Manager & Registered Veterinary Nurse


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Kelly first joined the Chelmsford team in 2005 as a placement student and weekend receptionist whilst studying at university. Kelly graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in 2009 with a BSc (Hons) degree in veterinary nursing and has been a full time team member ever since. Kelly loves being a veterinary nurse and has a particular passion for wound management and dental care. As the Practice Manager, Kelly really enjoys the challenges of managing a diverse and passionate team to deliver high standards of care for patients. Kelly lives in Chelmsford with her cat Daisy and outside of work enjoys spending time with family, yoga and long dog walks.


Elise Porter

Registered Veterinary Nurse


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Elise first began her time here at Vets4pets Chelmsford as a University student in 2018– after qualifying from the RVC with a Bachelor of Science degree in 2020 she joined the team as a full-time RVN. Elise has a deep passion for animals and loves her job within the industry – her main areas of fulfilment are surgical nursing, anaesthesia and anything hands on!


Jennifer Baker

Registered Veterinary Nurse


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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.

Abby Partridge

Registered Veterinary Nurse


Asher Arnill-Bunn

Student Veterinary Nurse


Danielle Little

Student Veterinary Nurse

Karen Owles

Karen Bacon

Veterinary Care Assistant

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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.

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Carly Leff

Veterinary Care Assistant

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Carly lives in Chelmsford and has worked at the practice since February 2014. She has two primary school age boys and many animals including a dog, cat, hamster and guinea pigs. In her spare time, Carly likes to spend time with her family especially in activities such as swimming, football and visiting the seaside. Carly enjoys the challenge of working in the busy environment of the practice and the variety of work which her role demands.

Tash Begent

Veterinary Care Assistant

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Tash joined the team in August 2021 as a Veterinary Care Assistant and is currently studying a level 2 diploma in Veterinary Care Support. Tash especially enjoys getting to meet all of our feline patients. Outside of work Tash enjoys walking and photography.

Chelmsford V4P Philippa Rowden

Philippa Rowden

Practice Administrator

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Philippa lives in a village just outside Chelmsford with her husband and secondary school age daughter and always looks forward to regular visits from her four other children, all of whom are currently away at different work locations and universities. Her family have a number of pets including two German shepherd dogs, two bunnies and a hamster. Philippa’s hobbies include walking, especially in the local wooded countryside and along the coastal footpaths; supporting and often attending home matches of her lifelong football team (currently in the Premiership!); sailing and power-boating; taking-part and assisting in various activities within the church she regularly attends; and helping her daughter with pony care and riding. She worked with the practice from 2007 to 2011 as a part-time receptionist and returned in November 2014 to take up the role of practice administrator. Philippa enjoys working with her colleagues in an animal care environment, aiming to provide the best possible service to clients and their pets.
Chelmsford V4P Rebecca Humphreys

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Allie Price


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Allie has been working with the practice since August 2021 and previously worked as a colleague in the Pets at Home store. Allie loves working in a veterinary clinic and particularly enjoys interacting with clients and patients and having a cheeky snuggle with the animals when she can. Outside of work Allie enjoys all things arts and crafts.

Vets4Pets is a whole new veterinary concept committed to bringing you affordable and high quality care. Here at Vets4Pets Chelmsford we offer just this, with a well equipped practice, including a lab, pharmacy, digital x-ray and ultrasound. Plus, on site car parking too!

Our expert, friendly and experienced team always work hard to provide your pets with the best possible veterinary care. We can't wait to meet you and your pets! 



  • Emergency cover
    Even if we are closed, we have your pet covered.
  • Open 7 Days a Week
    We are open 7 days a week.
  • Anaesthesia
    General anaesthetic enables us to perform many procedures kindly and safely for your pet.
  • Biochemistry
    Allows an assessment of the functionality of a patients organs.

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.
  • Dentistry
    The treatment and prevention of dental disease
  • Digital X-Ray
    Digital X ray equipment is available.
  • Electrolyte
    Enables the assessment of critical blood chemicals such as sodium and potassium.
  • 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.
  • In-house Laboratory
    A range of analytical tests and equipment to assist in the rapid diagnosis of illness.
  • Locally Owned
    This practice is locally owned.
  • Nurse Clinic
    Appointments with a highly qualified nurse which can cover anything from nutrition and fitness advice, grooming techniques, to pet socialisation classes.
  • Operating Theatre
    An operating theatre with gaseous anaesthetic facility for surgical procedures.
  • Pet Passport / Animal Health Certificate
    Trained Official Veterinarian vets to issue Pet Passports, Fit to Fly letters and rabies serology tests.
  • Prescriptions
    We can provide written prescriptions upon request.
  • Separate Cat & Dog Wards
    Separate cat and dog hospital wards, designed to ensure your pet is kept in a comfortably stress free environment.
  • Tonopen - Eye Pressure Testing
    Measures eye pressure.
  • Ultrasound
    Generates 2-D moving images of your pet’s internal organs at work.
  • X-Ray
    Generates digital 2D images of bones and internal organs.

Practice accreditations

  • Small_Animal_Practice

Health Plans

Health Plan

Complete Care

From £8 a month
Complete peace of mind
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Out of hours

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Telephone: 01376 530759

Out of hours standard consultation fees start from £296.50.

Repeat Prescription Request

Request your prescriptions via our online form.