We’re here to support you and your pets
As an essential service, we're still here for you and your pet. We're committed to keeping you and our colleagues protected and we have also adapted our services, making it easier to care for your pet. Please contact our friendly team to discuss your pet care needs during this time and we will explain what to expect at your visit. Visit our Facebook page to stay informed with the latest safety measures in place at our practice. In response to government guidance, a face covering must be worn when visiting us.
We’re now offering some vaccinations
In response to updated guidance from our regulatory body we are now carrying out some primary and booster vaccinations, where it is safe to do so and required or indicated for your pet’s welfare. If your pet is due their vaccinations please contact us for further advice.
Safe collection of medication available
We are now able to offer safe collection of your pet’s medication and flea and worm preventative mediations. Please contact us to find out more.
Your pet’s flea and worm preventative treatment delivered to your door
We are now offering our Complete Care Health Plan clients flea and worm preventative treatments delivered safely to your door. Please contact us to find out more.
Meet the team
Dr David Donovan
Practice Owner and Veterinary Surgeon
BVSc PGCertSAS MRCVS
I grew up in Prescot and attended the University of Liverpool Vet School, graduating in 2012. After this I moved to a busy practice in Stoke, but have returned to Liverpool and joined the Walton Vale team. I have worked with lots of rescues and have taken on a 3 legged Springer Spaniel called Daisy!
I am originally from Liverpool but have completed my veterinary degree at the Royal Veterinary College in London, I decided to return to Liverpool after my studies.
I have been training to Walton Vale Vets4Pets while at university, so know the practice and the team well. I’m particularly interested in cardiology, and have a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel at home called Barney!
I am from Liverpool and also attended the University of Liverpool School of Veterinary Science, qualifying in 2017. I started working at Old Swan Vets4Pets before transferring to Walton Vale. I have a keen interest in general surgery, but can’t wait to meet all of your pets during consultations.
I am from Liverpool and I have been working in the veterinary industry since I was 16 years old. I qualified as a Veterinary Nurse back in 2008. I have been working with Vets4Pets since 2010 working as a Vet Nurse and then I was promoted to Head Nurse. I have now moved to Walton Vale as their Clinical Manager which is a new role for me to undertake but I am looking forward to the challenge of this role.
At home I have a son called Charlie. My dream would be to have a house full of German Shepherds and Belgium Malinois and I would also love to own a rescue centre for them.
I started in the veterinary industry in 2005, first obtaining a diploma in Animal Management, before qualifying in 2010 with a degree in Veterinary Nursing. In 2011, I qualified as a clinical coach and started teaching student veterinary nurses. I have a keen interest in exotic species and small furries. Outside of work I keep busy with my five cats (Lilo, Stitch, Mole, Eyks and Oogie) and my dog Georgie! I also bake, write novels and have an interest in classical cars.
Rachael started with us as a volunteer when the practice opened then attended a 3 year Veterinary Nursing Degree at Myerscough college to qualify as a registered Veterinary Nurse in 2017.
Rachael has a dachshund called Buddy who is extremely cute!
Jade started as a volunteer at the Liverpool Old Swan Vets4Pets practice then attended a 3 year Veterinary Nursing Degree at Myerscough college to qualify as a registered Veterinary Nurse in 2017.
I originally started as a volunteer in the Liverpool Old Swan practice in 2012 before working as a Student Veterinary Nurse at the Walton Vale practice. I qualified from Myerscough college as a veterinary nurse in July 2016 and started working in Old Swan, but have now moved back to Walton Vale.
At the moment at home I have 3 crazy Labradoodles called Daisy, Juke and Ozzy, 3 cats called Jet, Mally and Mindy. I have an interest in theatre and medical nursing and exotics.
I have been at Walton Vale Vets4Pets since 2013 when I started as a volunteer whilst completing my Zoology degrees. I have worked my way through a range of roles in the practice, starting as a Client Care Advisor then becoming a Veterinary Care Assistant before starting my training as a Student Veterinary Nurse and now I am a Registered Veterinary nurse. I have a keen interest in canine behaviour, but love seeing all the patients big & small.
I have two lovely Chow Chows named Magni and Thor. When I’m not working I enjoy reading, swimming and making costumes for Comicon.
Bio coming soon!
I started in March 2016 as a Veterinary Care Assistant. I am having a great time meeting owners and their gorgeous pets. I feel I have learnt so much in a short time.
I have two of my own gorgeous ginger cats, Leo & Fizzle (double trouble!), pictured here, who keep me busy at home, but I love them to bits. In my spare time I like to socialise with friends and go swimming.
I have volunteered on farms and in veterinary practices since I have been in high school. I attended Liverpool JMU to study zoology but realised I wanted a more hands on role with animals so applied to be an apprentice Veterinary Care Assistant at Walton Vale Vets4Pets. I started in March 2020 and hope to go on to qualify as a Registered Veterinary Nurse in a few years time.
I have been with Vets4Pets since April 2014 and enjoy meeting all the clients and their lovely patients. Out of work I'm kept on my toes by my little menace Walter Pickles the Border Terrier. I enjoy travelling, music and socialising. Recently, I have started learning Italian and knitting, but I’m not very good at either yet!
Heather worked as a receptionist at Liverpool Vets4Pets and moved to Walton Vale to meet lots of new clients and pets when the practice opened in 2013! She has been involved in rescue work for over 15 years, and helps local rescues with home visits, neutering campaigns and transport. She started her animal work at Freshfields, then moved onto Merseyside Dogs Trust.
I have been working in Vets4Pets practices for over 2 years, but have joined Walton Vale Vets4Pets on returning from maternity leave after my second son. I live locally and love being able to recognise familiar faces from my dog walks when they come into the practice! At home I have three dogs (Rico, Oleg and Flick) plus my partner and twice gorgeous sons to keep me busy!
This is my first time working in a veterinary practice, with previous roles in client care. I’m excited to meet your pets and learn how best to advise you on their care. At home I have a gorgeous staffy called Bella
I joined Vets4Pets in June 2018 after working at another vet practice upon leaving Myerscough college where I studied animal care. I have years of experience in both customer care based roles and reception. I have a Border Collie called Drake who I spend a lot of my spare time with at the beach.
Bio coming soon!
Walton Vale Vets4Pets 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 coverEven if we are closed, we have your pet covered.
OrthopaedicsSurgery of joints and bones.
Operating TheatreAn operating theatre with gaseous anaesthetic facility for surgical procedures.
Digital X-RayDigital X ray equipment is available.
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Isolation UnitA special ward to care for animals with contagious diseases.
Oxygen ChamberEnables us to provide supplemental oxygen when needed.
Blood Pressure MonitorUsed to measure the range of blood pressure as a preventative treatment to identify early signs of systemic hypertension.
ECGECG is also available to keep your pet's heart healthy.
UltrasoundGenerates 2-D moving images of your pet’s internal organs at work.
BiochemistryAllows an assessment of the functionality of a patients organs.
HaematologyAllows the assessment of a patient's blood and blood cells.
ElectrolyteEnables the assessment of critical blood chemicals such as sodium and potassium.
Tonopen (measures eye pressure)Measures eye pressure.
In-house LaboratoryA range of analytical tests and equipment to assist in the rapid diagnosis of illness.
X-RayGenerates digital 2D images of bones and internal organs.
PrescriptionsWe can provide written prescriptions upon request.
Health PlansDesigned to cover all the regular pet care essentials such as vaccinations and flea and worm prevention, whilst saving you money.
Pet PassportTrained Official Veterinarian vets to issue Pet Passports, Fit to Fly letters and rabies serology tests.
Late Opening TimesLate Opening Times
Nurse ClinicAppointments with a highly qualified nurse which can cover anything from nutrition and fitness advice, grooming techniques, to pet socialisation classes.
Locally OwnedThis practice is locally owned.
Hospital WardSuite of custom-built kennels for the housing and monitoring of in-patients.
Home VisitsIf you can’t make it us, we will come to you. We offer routine home visit for pets who don’t like to leave the house or clients who are unable to visit us. (Additional costs may occur)
Groom RoomGrooming services available for your pet.
ChemotherapyDogs and cats that receive chemotherapy feel normal the day they are given the drug.
Blood TransfusionTreats many critically ill cats and dogs and our pioneering blood donor programme helps keep them alive.
AnaestheticGeneral anaesthetic enables us to perform many procedures kindly and safely for your pet.
Open 7 Days a WeekWe are open 7 days a week.
DentistryThe treatment and prevention of dental disease
£55 Puppy & Kitten Pack
Complete Care Senior
Flea & Worm Pack
Out of hours
Woolfall Heath Avenue
Tel: Telephone: 0151 480 2040
Standard consultations before 11pm start from £165.50. Standard consultations after 11pm start from £213.50.