We are open for essential care only
In line with government guidelines, we are only offering medically essential appointments, so please contact the practice team before travelling. Our opening hours may also vary, so please monitor our webpage to keep up to date with the latest information.
We are taking steps to help keep you and our colleagues safe:
- If you do need to visit, we ask that only one person per pet comes along, to help reduce the number of people in the waiting area at any one time.
- Social distancing is crucial at this time. When arriving, you may be required to call ahead and wait to be invited in by a member of our team. You will be informed if this is necessary when you call us to make your appointment.
- Once inside the practice, we ask that you please respect a two metre distance from our colleagues and other clients.
- We are only accepting card payments to help minimise contact between you and our colleagues.
- If you can’t visit the practice and are concerned about your pet’s health, please contact us to discuss available options.
We will continue to share regular updates here and on our Facebook page. We thank you for your patience at this time.
We're a 24/7 surgery
This means we're never closed.
Our emergency hours are 10pm-8am. Consult fee up to 10pm: £40, emergency consultations from 10pm - 8am: from £130
Meet the team
Practice Owner & Veterinary Surgeon
BVetMed (Hons) CertAVP (VetGP) MRCVS - Advanced Practitioner in Small Animal Practice
I qualified with distinction in 1999 and have worked exclusively in small animal practice since then. Eventually I decided I wanted to run my own practice, so in 2009 opened Vets4Pets. I love seeing how the practice has grown, yet I pride myself on providing a first class personal service to each and every pet, no matter how large we get. In 2016 I gained my RCVS Advanced Practitioner qualification in Small Animal Practice - I am the only vet in Northamptonshire to have this qualification, and enables me to effectively lead the great team we have built up to deliver outstanding care for your pets. I love all aspects of veterinary life - from consulting to dealing with emergencies through to surgery, and like to get to know my patients and clients personally over the years that they come to us. I regularly act as an expert witness for the court in animal welfare and cruelty cases, and I'm also involved in several local animal charities. In my spare time I'm kept busy with my two young sons. I look forward to welcoming you and your pet to our practice.
I qualified in 2010 from the University of Glasgow. Originally hailing from Northern Ireland, I’ve never quite made it back home and have been working in small animal practice in England ever since. Prior to joining the Northampton team in January 2019, I had spent the previous seven years working for a busy charity hospital in Leicester. During my time there I was exposed to a very high surgical case load and developed a passion for surgery, particularly orthopaedics. I’m currently in the final stages of completing a post-graduate surgery qualification. The practice has invested heavily in the most advanced equipment and facilities, which alongside our 24-hour cover, allow us to provide a first class surgery service right from the convenience of our own hospital.
Outside of work I like to keep active and can often be found cycling up a mountain… somewhere sunny preferably.
Maggie qualified in 2003 from the University of Wvaclaw in Poland. She immediately moved to the UK and has worked in various practices around the country. In 2017 she gained her Certificate in Small Animal Medicine. Maggie has an interest in imaging, especially ultrasound, and emergency medicine and surgery. Outside of work Maggie is kept busy with her three children and two dogs and in her spare time enjoys fitness classes and chocolate.
I’m Marise and I graduated from Nottingham University in 2015. Since then I have primarily worked for a busy charity hospital in Leicester while establishing good relationships with various local private practices as a locum. While I enjoy all aspects of veterinary medicine and surgery, my main interest lies in emergency and critical care and I am currently in the final stages of a post-graduate qualification in this area. I am very much looking forward to the case continuity that working for a 24-hour hospital provides, especially for the most critical patients, and being able to utilize the advanced equipment the practice has invested in to investigate cases to a high standard.
Outside of work I can usually be found on adventures with my rescue Lurcher, Tia, horse riding, bouldering or spending time with friends (and most likely their dogs too!)
Davinia has been nursing for over 16 years and is the Head Veterinary Nurse and a Joint Venture Partner for the practice. She opened the practice with Jenny in 2009, and has enjoyed watching it grow since then. Davinia loves all aspects of nursing, but has a special interest and experience in surgical nursing. In 2017 she gained the BSAVA Merit Award in Surgical Nursing, and has extensive experience in this area. She is passionate about providing our own on site 24 hour nursing care. Davinia leads a large dedicated nursing team, and is also responsible for supervising the student nurses and helping them to qualify. In her spare time Davinia enjoys walks in the countryside with her daughter, husband and rescue lurcher, Fern
I joined the practice in May 2017 just after gaining a degree in Veterinary Nursing from the Royal Veterinary College. I took over as Head Nurse in November 2018. I am very much enjoying being Head Nurse and leading our large nursing team.
I have a keen interest in surgery and diagnostic imaging. I will be undertaking my advanced nursing certificate in surgical nursing in the upcoming years. I also enjoying being a clinical coach to the students and helping them with their training.
I have a horse called Wincent, who I enjoy taking to competitions and also two dogs called Dylan and Harley.
Registered Veterinary Nurse
I am a registered veterinary nurse and qualified in November 2005 although I have been in general practice for just over 16 years and joined the Vets4Pets team here at Northampton in 2013.
I enjoy most aspects of nursing and am very passionate about providing high standards of care for each and every patient that comes through the door.
I have a particular interest in Anaesthesia, Analgesia and Emergency and Critical Care recently having completed a BSAVA Merit Award in the subject.
In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my two children, other family and friends and I also do a lot of strength training which comes in handy with lifting the big dogs!
I love being part of the team here, meeting all the patients and their parents and always look forward to what each day brings, because no day is ever the same!
Hi I'm Courtney. I started working at Northampton Vets4pets in June 2017 and I qualified as an RVN early July 2017. I love working at Northampton Vets4pets and I enjoy working as a team and in the hospital wards. I have a keen interest in emergency and critical care and hope to complete my ECC certificate in the future. Within the practice I am also a clinical coach and also have a keen interest in behavior. At home I have 1 dog, 1 cat and 2 ferrets who are my babies! I also like to go out with friends and travel!!
Hi, I’m Louisa, I started here as an out of hours nurse back in February this year. I qualified in 2010 after previously working with racehorses. I enjoy doing nights as we get to see a variety of different cases and no two nights are ever the same. I most enjoy nursing the inpatients and emergency cases especially Caesarians! I have a soft spot for Dachshunds, Boxers and Border Terriers and I also like dealing with any tricky feline customers that come in to the practice! When I’m not working, I am looking after my 2 young sons which keeps me very busy! I enjoy being a part of a great team here at Northampton.
Out of Hours Registered Veterinary Nurse
Registered Veterinary Nurse
Student Veterinary Nurse
Out of Hours Registered Veterinary Nurse
Out of Hours Kennel Assistant
Out of Hours Kennel Assistant
Vanessa joined the practice in 2019 and is responsible for the day to day running of the practice and team. Vanessa has extensive experience of managing teams of people with a history in retail. In her spare time Vanessa likes to spend quality time with her husband and two cats.
Vets4Pets Northampton Hospital is dedicated to giving pets the highest level of care. Offering state of the art services and facilities including advanced orthopaedics, dental X-ray and endoscopy, we are open 24/7 and always have highly qualified vets and registered nurses on site caring for our patients.
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.
Separate Cat & Dog WardsSeparate cat and dog hospital wards, designed to ensure your pet is kept in a comfortably stress free environment.
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Digital X-RayDigital X ray equipment is available.
Isolation UnitA special ward to care for animals with contagious diseases.
In house blood transfusionsIn house blood transfusions
EndoscopyAn 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.
Oxygen ChamberEnables us to provide supplemental oxygen when needed.
Echocardiography (heart scans)Generates a 2D moving image of your pet's heart.
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.
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.
DentistryThe treatment and prevention of dental disease