We're here for you & your pets

We are 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 Vets4Pets

Handford Road

Telephone: 01473 222121

Closed Now

Need emergency care? See out of hours information.

Opening Hours

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

Meet the team

Sandra Braunig

Sandra Braunig

Practice Owner & Veterinary Surgeon


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Sandra was born and raised in North London. She graduated from The Royal Veterinary College in 1997. Sandra started her career in a mixed animal practice in Wales where she stayed a year before deciding to work solely with small animals. She worked at a practice in Surrey for eleven years then moved to a practice in Colchester for three years before realising her dream of opening Ipswich Vets4Pets in 2012.

Mary-Kate Woodrow

Veterinary Surgeon


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Mary-Kate was born and raised in Australia and worked as a Vet Nurse for 8 years before graduating from the University of Queensland in 2014, with a bachelor of Veterinary Science. After graduation she completed an internship in emergency medicine and worked in Veterinary emergency before she decided to move to the UK in 2016. After working at our practise as a locum for 6 weeks Mary-Kate came back by popular demand and decided to join us full time.

Amy Madden

Veterinary Surgeon


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Amy was born and raised in Ipswich. She qualified from the Royal Veterinary College in 2013 and worked in a number of small animal practices in Hertfordshire coming back home; she joined the Vets4Pets team in January 2018. Amy particularly enjoys surgery and diagnostic imaging and is working towards a Post Graduate Certificate in Small Animal Surgery.
Meet the team Lucy Webb

Lucy Webb

Practice Owner, Veterinary Nurse & Behaviourist


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Lucy was born and raised in Kesgrave, she graduated form the Royal Veterinary College in 2011 with a first class honours degree in Veterinary Nursing. in 2016, Lucy also completed her Masters degree in Clinical Animal Behaviour. She has been with the practice since 2012.
Sophie Tarrant

Sophie Stairmand

Veterinary Nurse & Pet Health Counsellor

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Sophie was born in Suffolk and qualified as a vet nurse in 2010. Sophie has worked in many practises around Suffolk and also locumed for a year. She currently lives in Suffolk with her husband Will.
Lauren Staff

Lauren Staff

Veterinary Nurse & Pet Health Counsellor

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Lauren was born in Kent and moved to Suffolk as a child. She qualified in 2010 after completing her Veterinary Nurse training at a practice in Ipswich. Lauren has been a locum nurse as various practices around Suffolk. She currently lives in Saxmundham with her husband and three young sons.
Bonnie Povey

Bonnie Povey

Veterinary Nurse


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Bonnie was born and raised in Ipswich. She completed an extended diploma in Animal Management at Otley College, followed by work experience at various vets. She is newly qualified as a Veterinary Nurse, but has been training for five years. She is our newest Veterinary Nurse, having joined the team in November 2017.
Alice Theobald

Alice Theobald

Veterinary Nurse


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I was born and brought up in Ipswich before flying the nest to attend university at Nottingham Trent University. I completed a foundation degree in Veterinary Nursing before working at the Animal Health Trust Referral Centre in Newmarket for just over a year. I did a short stint of locuming and travelling before taking up a position at Ipswich Vets4Pets, after realising how amazing it is.
Myles Ellis

Myles Ellis

Student Veterinary Nurse

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Myles was born and raised in Sussex, before later moving to Suffolk. He studied Applied Science at Suffolk One Sixth Form and then Animal Science and Welfare at Otley College. Myles initially came to Vets4Pets for work experience, and went on to join the Reception Team whilst working at an out-of-hours vets. He is now working for us as a Student Veterinary Nurse whilst studying at the College of Animal Welfare.
Hayley Brock

Hayley Brock

Animal Healthcare Assistant

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Hayley was born in Ipswich; she worked for BT for fifteen years. Following a career break to raise her two children, she decided to go to Otley College and complete a level three animal management diploma. Hayley started at Vets4Pets in 2012 as a volunteer and is now employed as an Animal Nursing Assistant.
Emily Forsdyke

Emily Forsdyke

Head Receptionist

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Emily joined the practise following a 12 years career as a bank manager and lives in Bacton with her husband and son Addison.
Kit Hearsum

Kit Hearsum


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Kit was born and raised in Ipswich. She studied Media, English and photography at college. Kit has worked in various customer service roles over the last ten years. Having been a client with us since 2012, she applied for the receptionist role and joined the team in September 2014.
Ally Brown

Ally Brown


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Ally was born and raised in Ipswich. She studied Sociology, Drama and Media at Sixth Form. Ally has worked in various customer service and animals based roles, and is our newest receptionist, having joined the team in summer 2016.
Lauren Pizzo

Lauren Pizzo


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Lauren was born and raised in Ipswich. She completed an extended diploma in music at Suffolk New College. She worked in housekeeping and care work for five years, and then went onto a customer services role. Lauren then started her role as a Veterinary Receptionist at Ipswich Vets4Pets in November 2017.
Ellie Brown

Ellie Brown


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Ellie was born and raised in Ipswich. She studied Psychology and Media at Sixth Form and went on to get a PR degree. She is our newest receptionist at Vets4Pets, having joined the team in February 2018.
Vikki Flatman

Vikki Flatman


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Vikki was born and raised in Ipswich. She studied English Lit, Photography and Sociology at Sixth form. She has worked in various customer service and admin roles before joining Vets4Pets in August 2017.

Vets4Pets Ipswich 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

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.
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Health Plan

Complete Care

From £8 a month
Complete peace of mind
Complete Care dog header

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

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

Telephone: 01394 548484

Standard consultations before 9pm start from £173. Standard consultations after 9pm start from £223.

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