Harrogate Vets4Pets

Unit 1 Hookstone Park
Hookstone Chase

Telephone: 01423 886 666

Opening hours

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Meet the team

Leigh-Anne Brown

Leigh-Anne Brown

Senior Veterinary Surgeon & JVP


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Hi, I’m Leigh-Anne and I’m the owner of Vets4Pets Harrogate. I grew up in the West of Scotland and graduated from the university of Glasgow in July 2000, and moved to Yorkshire in the August of that year. I’ve been here ever since! I took over the Harrogate practice in 2008 and have loved being here for the last ten years. In that time we have been RCVS accredited, and become a nurse training practice. The most rewarding thing in my career is getting to know our clients and their pets. Knowing pets from their first visit to their last is a real privilege. It’s lovely to see people every year and hear about their lives too and to see their human families grow up. I’m incredibly proud of the nurses we have trained and find it incredibly rewarding to take school work experience students like Katie and Paisley and see them grow, develop and thrive. We have also hosted many vet students who feel like an extended family across the profession now they have qualified. I have two dogs, Lulu the border terrier who is 13, and Hatty the chin-pin who was a rescue from Miss Mollies. She came in with a broken leg whilst heavily pregnant and I fell for her despite being a “big dog” person at heart. Apart from running the surgery, I volunteer for Street Paws as an outreach vet for their homeless project, and am on the board for The Society or Practicing Veterinary Surgeons. I love writing so my role with them is as their editor and I contribute articles for their publications. I also answer vet questions for Pets at Home’s magazine and the coolest task I’ve ever helped with was writing a story line for Coronation Street- I was the veterinary adviser for the death of Great Dane, Schmeichel. When I’m not in work mode I love going to festivals and being a bit of a music geek, and reading. The dogs and I also like to visit all the dog friendly cafes, restaurants and bars in Harrogate- it’s the most dog friendly place I know!
Sean Cunningham

Sean Cunningham

Veterinary Surgeon


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Hi my name is Sean, I graduates as a veterinary surgeon from Warsaw University of Life Sciences. I have a keen interest in soft tissue surgery and small animal internal medicine. What I like most about working at Harrogate Vets4Pets, is that it gives me the opportunity to get to know people and pets a like from the surrounding community. On my spare time I like to stay active and enjoy going to the gym, surfing and playing golf
Becki Coverdale

Becky Coverdale

Veterinary Surgeon


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What I love about working here: Working with all the lovely pets and being part of a great team. My pets: 5 Budgies called Ronnie, Blue, Callie, Spyro and Chico Best pet name I've heard: Gandalph
Paisley NEW

Paisley McMahon

Head Veterinary Nurse


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Hi! I am Paisley McMahon. I'm the Head Veterinary Nurse at Harrogate Vets4Pets. I have worked at the practice for 8 years, after progressing from reception through to leading our amazing nursing team. I have a passion for animals and have two dogs named Jackson and Minnie. Minnie is a staffy that I rescued from the practice, and Jackson is a German Shepherd (they keep me busy!). In my spare time I enjoy spending time with family and friends, going to the gym, and walking my fur babies. I also volunteer my time with the animal charity street paws to help dogs in need and improve their welfare. Nursing has always been a passion of mine. I enjoy all areas of my role, but I have a particular love for anaesthesia, in-patient care, dentistry and ECC. I completed the Oral care course in August 2018, in aid to raise awareness about the importance of oral care to our clients. Ive also recently signed up to the Vets Now emergency and critical care course, which starts October 2019.
Sheryl Wood

Sheryl Wood

Registered Veterinary Nurse


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My name is Sheryl. I am the proud mum to my son, Tyler, and daughter, Taryn and wife to my husband, Jake. We share our home with a whole zoo of animals! We have a cockapoo named Rascal who lives up to his name! Three cats called Belle, Loki and Flick. Then a rabbit who is the boss of the house called Blue and a rather clingy snake called Caspian. I have been a veterinary nurse for 13 years and still enjoy every part of my job. My favourite parts of my job are running the puppy parties, speaking to and getting to know clients that come to see us and nursing poorly animals back to health. The relationship I have built with some of the patients I have cared for is by far the most rewarding part of my job! If I had to pick one thing I don't particularly enjoy......it would be cleaning the kennels! My favourite things to do outside of work are going on long walks with my dog and having lots of family time.
Katie Cooper

Katie Cooper

Registered Veterinary Nurse


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I qualified as a registered veterinary nurse in November 2015. I originally trained at Vets4Pets Harrogate as their first ever student nurse before moving to another practice towards the end of my course to gain some out of hours/night experience. I returned back to the Vets4Pets family in September 2018 and it honestly felt that I had never left! I really enjoy running a wide range of nurse clinics, but especially rabbit clinics, as I am passionate about educating people about providing the best possible care to their bunnies. I have done a variety short courses and training in advance rabbit care and anaesthesia and due to this I’m often referred to as V4P’s “rabbit nurse!” This year I am wanting to start undertaking training in ‘Schedule 3 procedures’ which will allow me to perform stitch-ups and minor surgery as well as keeping my brain ticking! When not at work I can usually be found at the gym as weightlifting is my main hobby and I really enjoy keeping fit and active. Another big hobby of mine is baking which goes down very well with my colleagues when it appears in the staff room! I have two lovely rabbits at home called Saffie (a Netherland dwarf X) and Dougie (a lionhead lop).
Georgi New

Georgi Connew

Student Veterinary Nurse


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Job description: Student Veterinary Nurse (SVN). Soon to hopefully be a Registered Veterinary Nurse (RVN), once I have passed my practical exams, OSCES. What I enjoy most at Harrogate Vets4Pets: I really enjoy the team I work with. I also enjoy the clients I meet, and their pets I treat and help in consultations. I also really enjoy dealing with emergencies and challenging myself to be organised and the best I can be in an emergency situations. Favourite pastime: Spending my spare time with my horses and training my horse, Alfie, become the horse I dreamed of when I was little. I also love running with my Weimaraner and wire haired Vizla and taking them swimming.
Laura Hutchinson

Laura Hutchinson

Student Veterinary Nurse


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What I love about working here: I love being involved in the recovery of patients. My pets: I have a chocolate Labrador named Belle and a Lhasa Apso named Bonnie. Best pet name I’ve heard: Zola and Ringo
Sue Unsworth

Sue Unsworth

Practice Manager

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I have worked in veterinary practice for over 12 years now. I love meeting all the pets and their families, in happy times and also being there at some of the sad times. I have (currently) an eleven year old working cocker spaniel called Minnie who is still keeping me on my toes and a twelve year old rescue tortoiseshell cat called Rocksie - who was found abandoned at Plumpton Rocks. I am usually behind the scenes at Vets4Pets but will appear in a second at the sound of "puppy" or "kitten". I've met lots of lots of pets over the years but one of my favourite names for a cat is Campuss. He was a rescue cat who was found at York University Campus.
Victoria Boyd

Victoria Boyd

Senior Client Care Advisor

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Hi I'm Victoria, senior client care advisor. I been part of the Vets4pets team in Harrogate since August 2017. Initially training in childcare and completing a degree in young children's learning and development I decided I wanted a change in career! I had been working with children for 15 years and after having my own (twins!)decided I needed a new challenge. Don't work with children or animals... so I decided to do both! I love working as part of the Harrogate team, meeting new clients and their fur babies and seeing those regular clients which I have become so fond of. It makes me wish I'd joined the team sooner.
Lauren Poole

Lauren Poole

Client Care Advisor

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Hi, my name is Lauren and I'm a Client Care Advisor at Harrogate Vets4Pets. I have recently joined the team, after spending some time travelling across America with my family, and I'm really enjoying being part of the team! I have always had a love for animals ever since I was a kid, but due to my mum being allergic to pet fur, I have never owned a pet myself. However we currently have a big pond in our back garden that is home to lots of fish, newts, frogs and dragonflies. I also love listening to Korean music! So when I'm not at work, I'm most likely travelling to & from London to go to K-pop concerts with my friends. I look forward to meeting new people and their lovely pets.
I’m a rescue dog from Miss Mollie’s charity in Harrogate. I am a chin-pin, which is a cross between a chihuahua and a miniature pinscher. I was brought in to the surgery heavily pregnant and with a broken leg. The team fixed me up and after my puppies were rehomed (Roxy and Bean still come here for their vet care) I came to live with Leigh-Anne and Lulu. Everything is very good as long as everyone realised I am in charge. My role in the practice is as office guard dog and I also work as an emotional support dog when people have sad days. I love getting involved in interviews too. Out of work, my favourite things are snuggling under blankets and prancing around before dinner. I have also been a theatre diva, playing Bruiser Woods in the HSAP production of Legally Blonde. I had my own dressing room and have had quite a big head ever since.
I’m a thirteen year old border terrier and have lived with Leigh-Anne since I was 7 weeks old. My job at the practice is to keep Hatty company and to help the student nurses and vets with their training. My favourite thing is being a demo dog for ultrasound examinations as I love licking off the gel they put on my belly. I have even travelled to Cheshire a few times to do this and got to be made a fuss of by many new vets. I also like bandage practice and look super cute when the nurses put head bandages on me.
Sara (2)


Client Care Advisor

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Hi, I’m Sara, the most recent addition to the Vets4Pets Harrogate team.  Having worked in advertising for many years, I decided that I needed to combine my love of animals with some existing skills, so thought that a Client Care Advisor would fit the bill.

I am a long term foster mum to Spike the lovely black cat, who’s an elderly gentleman of around 15. At the weekends, if I’m not working, I volunteer at The Donkey Sanctuary. Donkeys are brilliant, intelligent animals and donkey cuddles are the best (some will put their head on your shoulder for a cuddle).

I also enjoy walking/hiking.  Everyone in the team have been so very welcoming and patient while I learn the ropes.  Still lots to learn!!

Vets4Pets Harrogate 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.
  • Operating Theatre
    An operating theatre with gaseous anaesthetic facility for surgical procedures.
  • Isolation Unit
    A special ward to care for animals with contagious diseases.
  • Blood Pressure Monitor
    Used to measure the range of blood pressure as a preventative treatment to identify early signs of systemic hypertension.

Show more services

  • 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.
  • 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

  • RCVS accreditation EDITED

Health Plans

Starter pack protection

Best Start in Life

Our Best Start in Life starter pack includes everything they'll need from a veterinary perspective to grow up happy and healthy, from a microchip to their first vaccinations.

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

Holly House Veterinary Hospital
468 Street Lane
West Yorkshire
LS17 6HA

Telephone: 0113 236 9030

Holly House Veterinary Hospital Fee before Midnight: £109.20Fee after Midnight: £150.00Sunday AM consult: £48Sunday PM consult: £96Bank holiday consult: £63.60

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