Leicester Central Vets4Pets

Inside Pets at Home
St Georges Retail Park
St Georges Way
Leicester
LE1 1SG

Telephone: 0116 242 6540

Opening hours

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Thursday  - 
Friday  - 
Saturday  - 

Are you a new pet parent?

We'll give you all of the hints, tips and advice you need to settle your new family member into their loving home.

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Meet the team

Mark Short

Dr Mark Short

Veterinary Surgeon

BVetMed MRCVS

Read Dr Mark Short bio

I'm the Lead Veterinary Surgeon at V4P Leicester Central. I graduated from the Royal Veterinary College over 10 years ago. During the last decade I have had a variety of jobs within the small animal veterinary industry including, charitable, operational and management roles. I joined Leicester Central permanently in October 2019 after being a frequent locum since it opened.

My goals are to support my colleagues in providing the very best service that we can for you and your pets. Being a vet can be a very demanding job, so when I am not at work I enjoy relaxing with my very energetic Staffie, Henry.

Sali Kawaguchi

Dr Sali Kawaguchi

Veterinary Surgeon

BVMedSci BVM BVS MRCVS

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I am a full time Veterinary Surgeon at V4P Leicester Central. I graduated from Nottingham Vet School in 2016. My main passion is surgery, and I am constantly seeking to fine tune my skills. I am also an OV so I deal with all of the Pet Passports and Exports of pets within our practice. 

Outside of work my free time is spent dancing, or planning my next destination to travel too! 

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Jo Oakden

Practice Manager and RVN

FdSc RVN ISFMCertFN CertCFVHNut

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I am the Practice Manager and Registered Veterinary Nurse at V4P Leicester central. I graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in 2008, and I have worked in numerous practices throughout the UK. I also teach and train our Student Veterinary Nurses within our practice.

My passion within my role as a Veterinary Nurse is nutrition. I have undertaken further study within this area, and we run Nutrition Clinics at Leicester Central. I am more than happy to help you understand what is best for you and your pet when faced with a plethora of information and food types!

Outside of work I am a member of the British Veterinary Nursing Council, I also give lectures to other veterinary professionals about obesity within our pets and how to tackle it. At home to keep me busy I have 2 children and 3 dogs, a cat a horse and Guinea pigs (my regular Guinea Pig visitors to the practice keep me happy!). 

Jess Davis

Jessica Davies

Student Veterinary Nurse

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My name is Jessica and I am a student veterinary nurse. I have been in practice for a year and a half, I really enjoy learning new things whilst on the job and every day is different!

My biggest passion has always been animals. I have always wanted to pursue a career in nursing as it is so rewarding. The best part of the job is definitely getting to cuddle all the pets when they visit us.

During my free time I like to spend time with family and friends as well as my own furries. My own furry family consists of 3 dogs and a house rabbit called Bun-Bun!

I'm really excited to continue my training and become a Registered Veterinary Nurse!

Samantha Baxter

Samantha Baxter

Student Veterinary Nurse

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I am a Student Veterinary Nurse, due to sit my final exams and become a registered Veterinary Nurse this summer. I am currently studying at Nottingham University. I have developed an interest in anaesthesia and would like to further my knowledge in this area once qualified.

Outside of work I teach cheerleading and I support my brother racing in the armed forces race challenges.

Jane Sharp

Jane Sharp

Client Care and Financial Administrator

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My name is Jane and i'm the Financial Administrator for the practice. I have worked for Vets4Pets since 2013, always in the reception area.

At home i have 4 cats of my own, plus i care for many rescue cats too whilst trying to find them new homes. I also volunteer for Cats Protection and trap stray/feral cats on the streets to be neutered/ rehomed.

I'm also a season ticket holder for Leicester City.

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Cerise Gant

Client Care Advisor & VCA

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Hi, I’m Cerise and I am one of our Client Care Advisors. I have always had a passion for animals and I always had my heart set on working in animal care. I am currently pursuing a VCA course here at the practice, so I’m lucky enough to get extra pet cuddles when I’m working in the back!

Outside of Vets4Pets I have another job at a theatre, which allows me to watch a lot of shows and music artists, I am a huge Lewis Capaldi fan so really looking forward to seeing him live this year!

Beth Sly

Beth Sly

Client Care Advisor

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My name is Beth and I am one of the client care advisors. I have always had a love for animals and was extremely lucky to come across this job. I get to meet all of our lovely clients and their new furry family members, and watching them grow into their personalities is enjoyable. The job is so rewarding and who doesn’t want puppy and kitten cuddles as part of their day. 
Outside of work I am part of an amateur dramatics group and love watching musicals. I’m also constantly thinking about my next holiday and where I can travel to next.

Charotte Brain

Charlotte Brain

Client Care Advisor

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My name is Charlotte and I am one of the Client Care Advisors at our Practice. I have worked here for about 18 months and I love that every day is different, the best part of the job is obviously meeting and cuddling all the cute pets though! My partner and I have a 13 year old dog called Izzy who is definitely still a puppy at heart, and we are expecting our first child in March 2020. During the winter season I enjoy snowboarding as much as possible; I previously lived and worked in the French Alps for 4 years.

At Leicester Central Vets4Pets we know how important your pets are. We are a small and passionate team who want to provide the best for you and your pet.

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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.
  • 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.
  • Electrolyte
    Enables the assessment of critical blood chemicals such as sodium and potassium.
  • 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.
  • Physiotherapy
    Supports your pets' strength and mobility.
  • 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.
  • Fracture Repair
    Orthopaedic surgery to correct broken bones.
  • Cruciate Surgery
    Surgery to repair damaged stifle ligaments.
  • Bereavement Support
    Making the decision to say goodbye to your pet is one of the toughest you’ll ever make. Pets provide us with unconditional love, friendship and comfort, so it is normal to have intense or conflicting emotions when it comes to euthanasia. At Vets4Pets we’re here for you and your pet for every step of your journey together.
  • Anaesthetic
    General anaesthetic enables us to perform many procedures kindly and safely for your pet.
  • 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 accreditations

  • $R011TVO
  • 805313

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!
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Health Plan

Vac4Life

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

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84 Sibson Road
Birstall
Leicester
LE4 4NA

Telephone: 0116 267 3518

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