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We are now able to provide all our normal services but in the safest possible way. When you book your appointment our friendly team will explain what to expect at your visit. In response to government guidance, a face covering must now be worn when visiting us. Let's help keep each other safe.

Ipswich Martlesham Vets4Pets

Inside Pets at Home
Beardmore Park
Martlesham
Ipswich
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

Read Dr. Bonni Hussey bio

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. Vanessa Salisbury

Veterinary Surgeon

BVSc

Read Dr. Vanessa Salisbury bio

Being born on an ostrich farm in South Africa and then growing up on a sheep farm in Australia set me firmly on the path to becoming a vet. I spent an exciting six years of study working with a wide variety of animals, from lions to bush babies to Irish Wolfhounds at the University of Pretoria, South Africa. I completed a year of Community Service working in disadvantaged communities in need of veterinary assistance. This time spent working in a sunny seaside town called George, in well-equipped NSPCA and PDSA practices, helped to focus my veterinary interest on companion animal healthcare. I applied for, and was offered, a post at Vets4Pets Ipswich Martlesham. Two of my sisters also live in England, which made my decision to move countries an even easier one. In my free time I enjoy trail running, hiking, riding and anything else that gets me into the great outdoors.

Dr. Andria Cauvin

Veterinary Surgeon & Internal Medicine Specialist

BVMS CertVr CertSAM DiplECVIM-CA MRCVS

Read Dr. Andria Cauvin bio

Andria is an Internal Medicine Specialist who provides a mobile service saving your sick pet from unnecessary travel. Andria offers extra depth to our diagnostic work and key advisory services for our practice when further investigation and guidance is needed and the whole team always enjoys having her around! You can find out more about Andria here-http://www.cauvinvetreferrals.co.uk/
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Dr Emma Cox

Veterinary Surgeon

BVSc MRCVS

Read Dr Emma Cox bio

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??!!

Sarah with greens

Sarah

Head Veterinary Nurse

Read Sarah bio

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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Emily

Senior Veterinary Nurse

Read Emily bio

The first time I set foot in Vets4Pets (or as it was then Companion Care) was when I was 14 years old for work experience with the school. From that moment on, I knew that working in the veterinary industry was where I wanted to be. I then completed a National diploma in Animal Management at Writtle in which I was at the Colchester branch once a week. I then moved onto the Veterinary Nursing course and qualified in October 2012. When I was asked to come and work here in Martlesham I jumped at the opportunity, and I love every moment of it!
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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

Student 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

Student Veterinary Nurse

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Hello, I’m Millie. I have recently started my apprenticeship here at Vets4Pets as a 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 carry out my apprenticeship 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!
Christie

Christie

Student Veterinary Nurse

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Hello, my name is Christie. I am on placement at Vets4Pets whilst studying to become a veterinary nurse. I am thoroughly enjoying working at the practice alongside my studies and I am learning lots each day thanks to the fantastic team here. At home I enjoy taking my German Shepherd cross Louie out for walks and exploring the countryside. 
 
Tiffany

Tiffany

Animal Care Assistant

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I started my career working with animals as a stud hand for the mares and foals at Newmarket. When the opportunity arose to work as an animal care assistant at Vets4Pets, I jumped at the chance. I now enjoy working with a range of animals, especially cats, and have two of my own at home called Tosca and Gizmo. Tosca has a strut that is worthy of the cat walk and Gizmo can be found curled up in the sunniest place in my house. In my free time I love to read and watch films, and spend sunny days with my family down at the beach hut!
Holly

Holly

Assistant Practice Manager

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I have re-joined the Vets4Pets team to assist in the running of the practice, having previously worked as a receptionist here. I love working alongside this friendly and professional team. At home, I have a cat called Toffee and two guinea pigs called Higgledy and Piggledy. In my free time I enjoy walking, exploring and getting creative – drawing people’s pets of course!
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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!
Karen

Karen

Receptionist

Read Karen bio

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.

Welcome to Vets4Pets Martlesham!

PLEASE VISIT OUR FACEBOOK PAGE FOR OUR LATEST COVID-19 CONTINGENCY PLANS THAT WE ARE PUTTING IN PLACE TO MAKE SURE YOU AND YOUR PETS REMAIN SAFE DURING THIS TIME. www.facebook.com/Vets4PetsIpswichMartlesham

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.

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 call us on 01473 636550 or email us at martlesham@vets4pets.com.You can also find us on Facebook.

We look forward to seeing familiar faces soon, and welcoming new ones too!   

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.
  • Orthopaedics
    Surgery of joints and bones.
  • Operating Theatre
    An operating theatre with gaseous anaesthetic facility for surgical procedures.
  • Separate Cat & Dog Wards
    Separate cat and dog hospital wards, designed to ensure your pet is kept in a comfortably stress free environment.

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  • Digital X-Ray
    Digital X ray equipment is available.
  • Isolation Unit
    A special ward to care for animals with contagious diseases.
  • Endoscopy
    An endoscope is a long tube connected to a light source and video camera that sends real time images to a television screen for viewing. Endoscopy is the use of an endoscope within internal structures and organs of the body. The endoscope can be inserted through natural openings such as the mouth, nose or rectum to reach the structure of interest.
  • Blood Pressure Monitor
    Used to measure the range of blood pressure as a preventative treatment to identify early signs of systemic hypertension.
  • Ultrasound
    Generates 2-D moving images of your pet’s internal organs at work.
  • 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.
  • X-Ray & Ultrasound
    X-Ray & Ultrasound
  • Weight Clinic
    Monitoring clinic to help dogs and cats achieve optimal weights – both if they have been under or overweight
  • Soft Tissue
    Surgical procedures involving the soft tissues such as ears and skin.
  • Prescriptions
    We can provide written prescriptions upon request.
  • Health Plans
    Designed to cover all the regular pet care essentials such as vaccinations and flea and worm prevention, whilst saving you money.
  • Pet Passport
    Trained Official Veterinarian vets to issue Pet Passports, Fit to Fly letters and rabies serology tests.
  • Nutritional Advice
    Advice and support for your pet's diet.
  • Nurse Clinic
    Appointments with a highly qualified nurse which can cover anything from nutrition and fitness advice, grooming techniques, to pet socialisation classes.
  • Medication
    Medication
  • Hospital Ward
    Suite of custom-built kennels for the housing and monitoring of in-patients.
  • Groom Room
    Grooming services available for your pet.
  • Fracture Repair
    Orthopaedic surgery to correct broken bones.
  • Ear Surgery
    Ear Surgery service is available to keep your pet free from any infections.
  • Cruciate Surgery
    Surgery to repair damaged stifle ligaments.
  • Anaesthetic
    General anaesthetic enables us to perform many procedures kindly and safely for your pet.
  • Air Way Surgery
    Air Way Surgery
  • Dentistry
    The treatment and prevention of dental disease
  • Microchipping
    A microchip can help retrieve lost pets
  • Separate Cat & Dog Waiting Areas
    Separate cat and dog waiting areas, designed to ensure your pet is kept in a comfortably stress free environment.

Practice tour

Practice accreditations

  • RCVS accreditation EDITED

Offers

Offers

V4P Ipswich Martlesham Puppy & Kitten Pack

Only £45!
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Health Plans

Starter pack protection

Best Start in Life

£85
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.
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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!
dog in field

Health Plan

Vac4Life

Just £99
Vac4Life is a preventative plan following primary vaccinations
Vac4Life

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 Before 9pm: £173. After 9pm: £223

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