Ipswich Martlesham Vets4Pets

Inside Pets at Home
Beardmore Park
Martlesham
Ipswich
Suffolk
IP5 3RU

Telephone: 01473 636 550

Open Today 09:00 - 18:30

Opening Hours

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

Meet the team

Joe Oberholzer

Dr. Joe Oberholzer

Practice Owner & Veterinary Surgeon

BVSc, MRCVS

Read Dr. Joe Oberholzer bio

Johann, better known as Joe by his colleagues and clients, graduated from the University of Pretoria, South Africa, in 2004. He and his wife, Bonni, moved to the UK in 2006 after working in Cape Town for two years. Joe, Bonni and their two kids live with their extended pet family in Suffolk. Joe worked for a number of years in a practice in Suffolk before doing some veterinary locum work in Suffolk, Essex and Cambridgeshire for a year. Joe took up partnership in 2012 in the Colchester Companion Care surgery and in 2013 opened up the Companion Care surgery in Martlesham, Ipswich, now Vets4Pets. Joe has a great interest in Orthopaedics and Oncology. He can perform some highly skilled and advanced orthopaedic procedures. Joe is a sport fanatic and loves to both watch and play sport as often as time allows which unfortunately is not as often as he would like to!
Bonni Hussey

Dr. Bonni Hussey

Practice Owner & Veterinary Surgeon

BVSc, MRCVS

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Bonni graduated from the University of Pretoria, South Africa, in 2004. After 7 years at university, she returned to her home turf in the Cape to work for a couple of years before making a permanent move to the UK in 2006 with her husband, Joe. Fast forward a few years and a couple of kids and pets later (including a three-legged rescue cat) and Bonni and her family have settled in the beautiful Suffolk countryside. After years of gaining experience as an assistant Veterinary Surgeon, Bonni took up partnership in the Colchester Companion Care surgery in 2012. More recently she has taken on partnership in the Ipswich Companion Care surgery alongside her husband, fellow Vet Surgeon. In her spare time, she loves to fulfill her other passion in life, art. She also enjoys the outdoors as long as the weather co-operates!
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Dr Emma Cox

Veterinary Surgeon

BVSc MRCVS

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I graduated from the University of Bristol in 2001. I spent several years working at the PDSA, where there was a very large and varied case load. I gained skills in a wide range of soft tissue and orthopaedic surgery. I later spent a year at Dick White Referral Centre doing a rotating internship; shadowing specialists in disciplines such as surgery, medicine, anaesthesia, diagnostic imaging, clinical pathology and neurology. After this I enjoyed a few years working as a night vet in an out-of-hours hospital in London; focusing on emergency medicine and surgery, and the care of critically ill patients.

Outside of work, I love traveling around Eastern Europe with my husband. Over the last 26 years I have developed strong ties to Serbia, which has become a second home to me. We like to travel there by car and very much enjoy exploring other countries on the way.

At home, I enjoy my two cats Barney and Poppy, who couldn’t be more different! Barney is a gentle ginger giant, who mostly snoozes in the sun; Poppy is a very naughty tortoiseshell who is full of energy, always looking for new games to play and getting herself in trouble!

The newest addition to the household is a three legged hamster called Alan, who I acquired during my first week working here at Vet4Pets. Unfortunately he didn’t have anywhere else to go, so how I could I possibly say no??!!

Lara Rodriguez

Dr Lara Rodriguez

Veterinary Surgeon

MRCVS

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I graduated in 2016 with a degree in veterinary medicine from the Universidad Complutense in Madrid, Spain, but that’s not when my interest in caring for animals began as I was lucky enough to grow up on a farm. Later on, while I was studying, I was an intern at the university's large animal hospital. After graduating, I received a grant for a fellowship at the Purdue University large animal hospital in Indiana (USA) and then an opportunity in Alicante, Spain, to shadow specialists in different disciplines in a rotating internship, where I learned about surgery and internal medicine. I came to the UK in 2020 where I’ve been working as an official veterinarian before focusing on small animal medicine.

When I’m not working, I love to be outside; hiking alongside my beloved Border Collie or cycling, although my true passion is rock climbing!  I’m also a self-declared language nerd and I’m passionate about travelling and learning about different cultures and ways of life."

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Sarah

Head Veterinary Nurse

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Growing up, my family always had a menagerie of animals, so I have been surrounded by animals for as long as I can remember. I completed studies in Animal Husbandry and Zoology in Australia before moving back to the UK and working for the RSPCA for ten years. Following this, I worked in a Spanish veterinary hospital for eight years. I have been with the Vets4Pets team since we opened as Companion Care and I am now a qualified Veterinary Nurse. At home I have a live-wire little Maltese cross Luna, who I enjoy taking for walks along the river. I also love to cook and read interesting articles to keep me up to date with all the latest vet nurse topics.
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Stephanie F

Registered Veterinary Nurse

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Hi my name is Steph. I am on placement at Vets4Pets whilst studying at university to become a veterinary nurse. Prior to this, I completed an equine management course at Otley College. I love the variety that my placement here offers – every day is different! The team are lovely and I enjoy meeting clients and their pets. When I am not busy studying, I love to go for walks with Frank, my Boxer Labrador cross!
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Stephanie C

Registered Veterinary Nurse

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Hi my name is Steph. I have wanted to work with animals from a young age, so the apprenticeship I am undertaking at Vets4Pets alongside my vet nurse studies is really rewarding! At home, I have three rabbits called Rupert, Ronnie and Lola, as well as two cats called Muffin and Indie. When I am not studying, I enjoy spending time with my partner and socialising with friends.
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Millie

Registered Veterinary Nurse

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Hello, I’m Millie. Following an apprenticeship here at Vets4Pets Martlesham, I have recently qualified as a Registered Veterinary Nurse. Being a veterinary nurse has been a dream of mine since my Labrador Dudley became seriously ill, and the team here at Martlesham gave him a second life. I will forever be thankful for the opportunity to be a nurse alongside these wonderful people. I enjoy every second I spend here at the practice. As well as my Labrador Dudley, I also have a Bichon Frise cross Miniature Poodle, and a Miniature Dachshund, who are always up for group cuddles when I have a free moment!

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Bryony

Student Veterinary Nurse

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Hello I’m Bryony! I have recently started an apprenticeship with Vets4Pets Martlesham as a student veterinary nurse. I really enjoy my time at Vets4Pets as every day is different. I feel very lucky to have this opportunity, as it’s been something I’ve always wanted to do. Meeting and helping care for all the furries who come into the practice, alongside the lovely team here is always a pleasure and very rewarding. In my spare time I enjoy photography, visiting new places and spending time with my dog, Hudson.

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Lois

Animal Care Assistant

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I’ve always had a strong passion for animals ever since a young age, especially small furries. I have been lucky enough to be given an apprenticeship here at Vets4Pets to further learn about patient care and be able to help animals in need. At home, I have seven rats (two included in the photo), hamsters, two dogs and a horse! When I’m not at work, I enjoy walking my two dogs and riding my horse.

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Alexa

Animal Care Assistant

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Hi I’m Alexa, and I have recently started an apprenticeship here at Vets4pets as a veterinary care assistant, alongside the amazing team who support me. I have always wanted a job working with animals from a young age, as I’ve always loved them and been surrounded by them since I was young. At home, I have two Jack Russells as well as three cats (one being a little kitten called Yogi!)

Karen

Karen

Assistant Practice Manager

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I have worked in retail for many years (too many to mention!) and decided I wanted a change of direction. I jumped at the chance when the opportunity arose to work with the lovely team at Vets4Pets. I have had and array of animals over the years, but none at the moment as I am too busy with my new grandson. I would love a dog one day though. I enjoy the cuddles I get from our furry clients, which feeds my craving for now.
Steph Reeve

Steph

Assistant Practice Manager

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Before coming to Vets4Pets I worked in Hospitality for many years as well as carrying out some voluntary work for both the RSPCA and Suffolk Animal Rescue; fostering cats and carrying out home checks.

When I was given the amazing opportunity to work alongside the lovely team here, I jumped at the chance.

I have two daughters who adore animals as much as I do. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family which now includes two cats, two rabbits, two rats and a hamster!

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Jemma

Receptionist

Read Jemma bio

Before coming to companion care, I worked as a Business Administrator and Team Leader for a Healthcare Agency. I have always had a passion for animals, I have volunteered at various veterinary surgeries and also volunteered at a Greyhound Rescue Centre. When the opportunity arose for me to join the team here at Martlesham I jumped at the chance to do my dream job. I have a Jack Russell X Patterdale Terrier that I have had since a Puppy and a rescue Jack Russell Terrier which both keep me on my toes. In my spare time I like watching movies, listening to music but most importantly I love spending time with my 2 dogs- I enjoy teaching them new things and taking them for long walks. I recently went on a Caribbean cruise and have now discovered my adventurous side – roll on the next holiday!

Welcome to Vets4Pets Martlesham!

Please visit our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/Vets4PetsIpswichMartlesham for regular updates on our offers, news at the practice and our latest Corona Virus precautions to maintain everyone's safety during the pandemic.

From Joe, Bonni and all the team, we would like to welcome you and your pets to our vet practice.

Since opening in March 2013 inside Pets at Home Martlesham, we have seen the practice grow from strength to strength which has allowed us to expand our services and welcome new team members. We were delighted to be awarded PetPlan Practice of the Year 2021.

Please take a look at our website for an overview of who we are and the care we can offer to you and your pets. We particularly recommend the virtual surgery tour- it will give you a sneak peak around the practice; including our consult rooms, individual cat and dog kennels, isolation unit and theatre.

We are committed to bringing you affordable, high quality care via a modern, well equipped practice, including a lab, pharmacy, digital x-ray and ultrasound. Onsite car parking is free too!

If you have any questions, would like to book an appointment, or would like to find out more about our Complete Care plans, please download our Vets4Pets App. Alternatively, please call us on 01473 636550 or email us at martlesham@vets4pets.com.

We look forward to seeing you soon.   

From Joe, Bonni and all the team at Vets4Pets Martlesham

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Services

  • Emergency cover
    Even if we are closed, we have your pet covered.
  • Airway Surgery
    Airway Surgery
  • 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.
  • Dentistry
    The treatment and prevention of dental disease
  • Digital X-Ray
    Digital X ray equipment is available.
  • Ear Surgery
    Ear Surgery service is available to keep your pet free from any infections.
  • Endoscopy
    Enables us to capture real-time images of internal organs and structures using an endoscope.
  • Fracture Repair
    Orthopaedic surgery to correct broken bones.
  • Groom Room
    Grooming services available for your pet.
  • 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.
  • Hospital Ward
    Suite of custom-built kennels for the housing and monitoring of in-patients.
  • In-house Laboratory
    A range of analytical tests and equipment to assist in the rapid diagnosis of illness.
  • Isolation Unit
    A special ward to care for animals with contagious diseases.
  • Medication
    Medication
  • Microchipping
    A microchip can help retrieve lost pets
  • Nurse Clinic
    Appointments with a highly qualified nurse which can cover anything from nutrition and fitness advice, grooming techniques, to pet socialisation classes.
  • Nutritional Advice
    Advice and support for your pet's diet.
  • Operating Theatre
    An operating theatre with gaseous anaesthetic facility for surgical procedures.
  • Orthopaedics
    Surgery of joints and bones.
  • 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 Waiting Areas
    Separate cat and dog waiting areas, designed to ensure your pet is kept in a comfortably stress free environment.
  • Separate Cat & Dog Wards
    Separate cat and dog hospital wards, designed to ensure your pet is kept in a comfortably stress free environment.
  • Soft Tissue
    Surgical procedures involving the soft tissues such as ears and skin.
  • Ultrasound
    Generates 2-D moving images of your pet’s internal organs at work.
  • Weight Clinic
    Monitoring clinic to help dogs and cats achieve optimal weights – both if they have been under or overweight
  • X-Ray
    Generates digital 2D images of bones and internal organs.
  • X-Ray & Ultrasound
    X-Ray & Ultrasound

Practice tour

Practice accreditations

  • RCVS accreditation EDITED

Offers

Offers

V4P Ipswich Martlesham Puppy & Kitten Pack

Only £50!
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Health Plans

Health Plan

Complete Care Junior

£15 a month
Expert veterinary care, plus lots of support and tailored advice for your puppy or kitten, in an affordable and convenient way
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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

Vac4Life

Just £99
Vac4Life is a preventative plan following primary vaccinations
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Out of hours

Vets Now Ipswich
c/o Orwell Veterinary Group – Kesgrave
1 Tommy Flowers Drive, Hartree Way,
Grange Farm,
Kesgrave nr Martlesham
Suffolk,
IP5 2BZ

Telephone: 01394 548484

Standard consultation fees start from £296.50.

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