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Chelmsford Vets4Pets

Inside Pets at Home
Unit B Chelmer Village Retail Park
Chelmer Village Way
Chelmsford
Essex
CM2 6XE
01245 228 914

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Opening Hours

  • Monday  - 
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  • Friday  - 
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Meet the team

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Zizia (Elizabeth) Douglas

Practice Owner & Veterinary Surgeon

MRCVS

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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 dachshund called Lulu, a rescue one-eyed cat called Timmy and a Labrador called Autumn. Outside of work she enjoys horse riding, jogging and family dog walks.

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Gail Robertson

Veterinary Surgeon

MRCVS

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Gail, Essex born and bred, qualified from the Royal Veterinary College in 1986.

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 many 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

MRCVS

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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 in 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 two mischievous border terriers!

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Emma Denny

Veterinary Surgeon

MRCVS

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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, Dottie and Mr. Norman Biscuits!

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Megan Roberts

Veterinary Surgeon

MRCVS

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Megan graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in July 2023 and then joined the team in August. At home she has her Cocker Spaniel Charlie and in her free time enjoys spending time with friends and running.
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Vittoria Howard

Veterinary Surgeon

BVM Sci MRCVS

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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.

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Emma Daw

Head Veterinary Nurse

RVN

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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. 

 

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Jennifer Baker

Registered Veterinary Nurse

RVN

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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.

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Emma Jenkins

Registered Veterinary Nurse

RVN

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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. 

 

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Beverley Wood

Registered Veterinary Nurse & Receptionist

RVN

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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!

 

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Alysia Sharman

Registered Veterinary Nurse

RVN

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My name is Alysia and I have been nursing since 2016. I have two cats at home, Smudge and Moose who are always keeping me on my toes!
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Sarah Bird

Assistant Veterinary Nurse

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Sarah qualified as a veterinary nurse in 2011. She enjoys all aspects of nursing, especially inpatient care and anaesthesia. Sarah joined our team in September 2023.

Sarah lives with her husband, 3 children and a lovely labrador called Luna.

 

 

 

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Asher Arnill-Bunn

Student Veterinary Nurse

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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.

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Danielle Little

Student Veterinary Nurse

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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.​

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Karen Bacon

Student Veterinary Nurse

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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 children, one secondary school age and her oldest child is at Stansted College 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.

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Tash Begent

Student Veterinary Nurse

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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.

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Allie Price

Veterinary Care Assistant

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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!

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Amiee Shaw

Registered Veterinary Nurse

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Amiee started back at Vets4Pets Chelmsford as a permanent member of staff in April 2024 having been a locum for us between 2019-2023.

Qualifying as a vet nurse from from the Royal Veterinary College in 2016, Amiee has worked with a range of species and has a special interest in exotic and zoo animals. She has worked abroad in Australia and New Zealand, as well as working for both ZSL London and Whipsnade zoos. Outside of work Amiee enjoys baking, crafts, travelling and sports, especially rugby! She also has a working cocker spaniel called Poppy.

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Jess Barber

Student Veterinary Nurse

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Jess joined the team in January 2023 as a student veterinary nurse, and is due to graduate October 2024 and become a qualified veterinary nurse.

Jess enjoys all aspects of nursing, and has a keen interest in theatre.

In her spare team, Jess enjoys spending time with friends and family and enjoys travel.

 

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Rebecca Williams

RVN

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Rebecca joined the team in 2024 bringing with her a wealth of veterinary nursing experience.

At home Rebecca has a dog and 2 horses.

 

Chelmsford V4P Philippa Rowden

Philippa Rowden

Practice Manager

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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, one bunnies, two 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.

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Rebecca Humphreys

Practice Administrator

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Rebecca joined Vets4Pets Chelmsford in April 2018.

 

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Amber Scott

Receptionist

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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 Ktorides

Receptionist

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Anna joined Vets4Pets Chelmsford in September 2022.

 

Anna has 2 cats Chester and Charlie and enjoys creative craft work.

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Shireen Last

Receptionist

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Shireen joined the team in May 2024, bringing along with her 6 years of veterinary reception experience.

Shireen has 4 show dogs consisting of Papillons and Nova scotia duck tolling retrievers, and regularly attends shows including Crufts for the last 3 years.

 

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Charlotte Godfrey

Receptionist

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Charlotte joined the team in May 2024, having always wanted to work with animals.

Charlotte has an extensive background in customer service roles, and very much enjoys delivering high standards of client care.

At home Charlotte has a rescue cat called Presh who is 8 years old and enjoys lots of cuddles!

 

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!

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Services

  • 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.

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  • Blood Pressure Monitor
    Used to measure the range of blood pressure as a preventative treatment to identify early signs of systemic hypertension.
  • Cruciate Surgery
    Surgery to repair damaged stifle ligaments.
  • Dental X-Ray
    Unlike 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.
  • 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.
  • Fracture Repair
    Orthopaedic surgery to correct broken bones.
  • 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 & Ultrasound
    X-Ray & Ultrasound

Practice accreditations

  • RCVS accreditation EDITED
  • Small_Animal_Practice

Health Plans

Health Plan

Complete Care

From £8* per month
Save over £300† on routine healthcare
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Out of hours

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Telephone: 01376 530759

Out of hours standard consultation fees start from £309

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