Meet the team
I qualified from Liverpool University in 2003. After 18 months in a mixed practice in Bedford I moved back to the North East where I spent a year travelling and locumming. I then joined a small animal practice where I became senior vet. In 2009 I started locumming again until I opened the Kingston Park practice in 2012. In 2016 I then opened the Gateshead practice with my husband Mark.
My aim for the practices has always been to provide excellent patient care in a friendly, approachable environment where we can help owners make an informed choice about their pet's care. We're very much a family run practice so set ourselves high standards of care for our patients, clients and team.
I have a very holistic view of veterinary medicine and feel that all treatment plans should be tailored to a patient. I've been using acupuncture for a few years and have an interest in chronic pain treatment.
Jennet was born and raised in Hong Kong, a subtropical city, where she speaks 3 languages – Cantonese, English and Mandarin. She developed interest in working with animals in secondary school and came to UK to pursue her dream. She is qualified in 2017 from the University of Glasgow and joined the team after graduation. In her spare time she enjoys travelling, visiting museums and baking.
Konrad was born and raised in Poland, where he finished graduated in 2014 from Lublin university of Life Sciences. Ater working for few years in his home country he moved to the UK in 2016 where he now works in both private and charity practices.
Konrads biggest interest include surgery and emergency care. In his spare time he enjoys a good book.
Verity came to work at Companion Care in April 2013. She has worked in both first opinion and referral practice since 2008 and qualified in June 2012. She has an African pygmy hedgehog named Zumi and a keen interest in exotic care and pet bereavement. She is also a singer and guitarist in her spare time.
Student Veterinary Nurse
My passions is horses and dog & cats, but also had my own flock of sheep all of which had names and brilliant cheeky characters, I was lucky enough to own a brilliant pony and horse, dogs, cats and various small animals sadly not many still around but still have brilliant memories.
I have been in veterinary profession starting my career in 1997 after I completed my equine qualifications and had fun eventing fabulously horses. I have worked in both mixed practice and small animal, gaining some great experiences along the way. I gained my clinical coach qualifications in 2003 to be able to mentor and coach the new generation of budding vet nurses.
I started working at vets4pets, and was able to start working towards a nursing qualification into wound management with the Veterinary Wound Library & BSAVA.
This is where my passion is in wounds and reconstruction of wounds. I have been lucky enough to have had some brilliant patients and owners [not forgetting them or it wouldn't be possible to help their pets without them, there is so many of you I am very grateful to all of you for letting me do my thing]❤️
I completed my certificate in 2016 in wound healing and management. I then had the very special pleasure to be invited to become a Bandage Angel with The Veterinary Wound Library in 2018. We help advise and deal with all wounds and issues with them, to promote the best wound healing techniques and skills. We help train vets, nurses and practices in good CPD wound healing and advise them on the best course of action to get the patients healed and back to normal as quick as possible.
I have just started here at Kingston Park vets4pets and hope to continue my nursing and wounds interests and am looking forward to working with a new team of colleagues.
I feel very lucky to work with an amazing & caring team in both vets4pets and the wound library.
Veterinary Care Assistant
Veterinary Care Assistant
Mark is the Practice Manager at both Gateshead and Kingston Park. Mark came on board full time when the decision was made to open Gateshead to help Samantha run the rapidly growing business.
Gateshead has become the sister practice to Kingston Park which opened its doors December-2012. A practice that is owned as with Gateshead by Samantha Sauer, Marks other half. Both Gateshead and Kingston Park are truly a family run business.
Marks aim as Practice Manager is to continue at Gateshead what has made and is continuing to make Kingston Park so popular with its clients. To create a place that provides a friendly, welcoming atmosphere where clients can make an informed choice about their pets’ care.
Outside of work Mark is a keen outdoor enthusiast. He is hoping once their daughter is old enough she too will follow their passion of climbing and hiking.
Katy joined the practice officially in March 2016 however began her journey with ourselves in the May of 2015, Katy volunteered at the practice two weekends a month before joining us as a VCA, after a year at the practice Katy decided to join our reception team permanently and became our head Receptionist in April 2017. Katy has two long haired Chihuahuas named Minnie and Boo, her love of animals makes her ideal for the role. In her spare time she loves to socialise and hopes to travel to new places.
“every day you see and learn something new that’s what makes the job so enjoyable and different”
As a pet owner, you’ll want to know you have excellent vets nearby in case your friend is injured or doesn’t seem their usual self. Our Vets4Pets practice in Newcastle Kingston Park is managed by a friendly and experienced team, all of whom have a passion for pets.
From routine check-ups and annual vaccinations to injuries and illnesses, you’ll find our vets in Newcastle offer almost anything you and your pet need. Newcastle Kingston Park veterinary practice features a lab, pharmacy, digital x-ray and ultrasound, as well as on-site parking you can use. If you’re a pet owner looking for vets near Newcastle, you can trust the excellent Vets4Pets practice at Kingston Park.
Emergency coverEven if we are closed, we have your pet covered.
AcupunctureAcupuncture has evolved from the ancient art of placing needles into particular locations on the body in order to alleviate pain, improve recovery rates and increase resistance to disease. It has been practised by the Chinese and other Eastern cultures for thousands of years and may be used to treat a wide variety of illnesses in people and animals.
BiochemistryAllows an assessment of the functionality of a patients organs.
Blood Pressure MonitorUsed to measure the range of blood pressure as a preventative treatment to identify early signs of systemic hypertension.
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Dental X-RayUnlike humans, dogs need to be under general anesthesia for dental X-rays. Anesthesia is considered to be a safe procedure and will be performed after a general examination. It is tailored to the individual and your dog is continuously monitored during the dental exam.
DentistryThe treatment and prevention of dental disease
Digital X-RayDigital X ray equipment is available.
Haematology – Blood testingAllows the assessment of a patient's blood and blood cells.
Health PlansDesigned to cover all the regular pet care essentials such as vaccinations and flea and worm prevention, whilst saving you money.
Hospital WardSuite of custom-built kennels for the housing and monitoring of in-patients.
In-house LaboratoryA range of analytical tests and equipment to assist in the rapid diagnosis of illness.
Isolation UnitA special ward to care for animals with contagious diseases.
Locally OwnedThis practice is locally owned.
MicrochippingA microchip can help retrieve lost pets
Operating TheatreAn operating theatre with gaseous anaesthetic facility for surgical procedures.
PrescriptionsWe can provide written prescriptions upon request.
UltrasoundGenerates 2-D moving images of your pet’s internal organs at work.
Weight ClinicMonitoring clinic to help dogs and cats achieve optimal weights – both if they have been under or overweight
X-RayGenerates digital 2D images of bones and internal organs.
X-Ray & UltrasoundX-Ray & Ultrasound