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Norwich Sprowston Vets4Pets

Inside Pets at Home
Sprowston Retail Park
Salhouse Road

Telephone: 01603 484 150

Closed Now

Need emergency care? See out of hours information.

Opening Hours

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Meet the team

Dr Robert Walker

Joint Venture Partner & Veterinary Surgeon


Read Dr Robert Walker bio

Rob qualified from the University of Pretoria in 1999 where I had met Riaan while studying. He came across in 1999 and worked in a mixed animal practice in Bedford for two years before joining Riaan in partnership in Companion Care in Norwich. I enjoy all aspects of the work but do have an interest in cat medicine. Outside of work, I enjoy cycling, running and spending time with my family at home in UK and South Africa.

Dr Riaan Ekkerd

Joint Venture Partner & Veterinary Surgeon

GP cert (surg) BVSC MRCVS

Read Dr Riaan Ekkerd bio

I qualified as a veterinarian in 1999 from the University of Pretoria, South Africa. I worked in a mixed animal practice in South Africa for one year, then decided to come to England for more experience and to see Britain and Europe. I did small locum work all over Britain for 2 years, and then decided to start Companion Care Norwich with Robert Walker in 2002.

Over the past few years I have developed a special interest in small animal dermatology and orthopaedic surgery.

When not at work I enjoy doing endurance sports like triathlon, running and cycling. I also enjoy spending time at home with my family, and two cats Beanie and Ozzy.

Dr Anri Walker

Joint Venture Partner & Veterinary Surgeon

GP cert (surg) BVSC MRCVS

Dr Marli Ekkerd

Joint Venture Partner & Veterinary Surgeon


Dr Michael Board

Veterinary Surgeon


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Michael qualified as a vet from the University of Pretoria in South Africa in 2007, after completing an BSc degree in Zoology. He has worked in small animal practice in South Africa and Norfolk, and has been at Companion Care in Norwich since 2011. He enjoys the challenge and variety on offer as a small animal GP vet and especially enjoys dog and cat surgery.

In his spare time Michael enjoys a variety of outdoor activities including exploring Norfolk with his wife Helen, travelling, photography and playing cricket for a local village team.

Dr Alex Szpakowska

Advance Practitioner in Veterinary Ophthalmology


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Currently Studying towards GP Certificate in Small Animal Ophalmology.) Alex qualified as a veterinary surgeon from University of Warmia and Mazury in Poland, in March 2006 and became a member of Royal Veterinary Collage (MRCVS) in July 2006.

She is a small animal vet with a passion for surgery and eyes, having completed her Certificate in Ophthalmology in 2013.

Alex has been working for Companion Care since October 2009, and when she's not working she takes care of her two sons. In her spare time Alex likes to paint.

Dr James Pritchard

Veterinary Surgeon


Dr Hannah Bryant

Head Veterinary Surgeon

BVetMed (hons) MRCVS

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Hannah graduated from Royal Veterinary College in 2013 and has spent time working in various practices in the UK and Australia. She joined Vets4Pets in 2017 and in 2021 I became Head Veterinary Surgeon. Her main interests are internal medicine and imaging. Hannah love cats and has a naughty tortoiseshell called Hovis. 

Dr Sergio Henrique de Faria

Veterinary Surgeon


Read Dr Sergio Henrique de Faria bio

Sergio qualified as a veterinary surgeon in Brazil in 1995 and did a Master degree in the University of Lisbon in 2014 about Heart Worms in dogs. Sergio loves surgery and internal medicine.

Sergio is also passionate about cycling. In his spare times, Sergio enjoys spending time in his garage doing bicycle mechanics and cycling with his family, friends and on his own

Dr Diana Falcao

Veterinary Surgeon

Dr Anna Isaenkova

Veterinary Surgeon


Gill Evans

Head Veterinary Nurse


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Gill joined the group in January 2013 as head nurse of Sprowston Companion Care. She has a varied experience within the veterinary world working within mixed and exotic practices. She spent just over two years working as a staff nurse at the RSPCA hospital in Putney, and then transferred to West London as Head Nurse and became the lead assessor in a 5 clinic group.

She escaped the rat race to move to the calm of Norfolk in 2010, where she worked as a head nurse in a small animal surgery. She is a clinical coach, assisting students through the training, this is an important part of her job ensuring the best care for everyone within the group.

Time away from work is spent supporting Wales rugby, looking after a couch potato Jack Russell, and a large rescue cat with a passion for wildlife.

Clare Kempster

Head Veterinary Nurse & Cat Friendly Advocate

Georgia Edwards

Registered Veterinary Nurse and Cat Friendly Advocate

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Georgia joined the nursing team in May 2013. She started her student nurse training in September 2014. She enjoys the medical nursing within the clinic and being able to expand her knowledge. Outside of work hours Georgia Spends time playing with her cross breed dogs.

Isabella Hodgkiss

Registered Veterinary Nurse and Cat Friendly Advocate

Read Isabella Hodgkiss bio

I have been at Companion Care since February 2017. I started as a kennel assistant and I am now in my first year in college, studying veterinary nursing. At home I have two labradors, a golden retriever, and a black and white cat called Albert (after Einstein). Before working at Companion Care I worked at the SPCA in Malaysia, educating people on the importance of neutering their cats and dogs to reduce the number of strays. My hobbies include dog agility, dog training and travelling.

Maisie Jeanes

Registered Veterinary Nurse

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Maisie has been at Vets4Pets since 2016, and has been an RVN since 2019. She loves all aspects of nursing, particularly anaesthesia and medical nursing. She is currently undertaking an advanced nursing course and am looks forward to completing her anaesthesia certificate.

In her spare time she enjoys playing Xbox with her fiancé Ayden, and snuggling with her two feline babies, Tilly and Bailey.

Sophie Avard

Student Veterinary Nurse

Amy Musgrove

Registered Veterinary Nurse & Cat Friendly Advocate

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Amy has been at Vets4Pets since 2017. She has been a student for the last three years and is due to qualify later this year. 

She has a Springer Spaniel called Tilly who she enjoys walking with in the Lake District, and a cat called Prancer who was a stray that was brought into the practice a few years ago. Amy has an interest in veterinary anaesthesia and plans to do a certificate in this subject in years to come.

Dawn Elliott

Registered Veterinary Nurse

Carli Britton

Registered Veterinary Nurse


Esta Kenworthy

Student Veterinary Nurse

Kimberley Page

Veterinary Care Assistant

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Kimberley has been with Vets4Pets since December 2020. She started with us as Vet Care Assistant but is undergoing her Vet Nurse training in September, which she is extremely excited about. Having already completed an Animal Care level three diploma she has always known this is the career for her. She has a very mischievous Maine Coon X called Malone who has kept our vets busy on several occasions. She loves spending time adventuring outdoors with her five year old son Hunter and partner Liam. She also enjoys keeping herself fit and active and spending time with her family and friends.

Nicole Chilvers

Student Veterinary Nurse

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Nicole has been at Vets4Pets for over 6 years. She started out as a Receptionist but knew she wanted to be a Nurse so is now in her final year as a student. Nicole loves Jack Russell Terriers and would like to do a certificate in physiotherapy when she qualifies.

Jodie Knightley

Veterinary Care Assistant

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It’s been a dream of Jodie's to work at a veterinary practice since completing her animal science degree, and she hopes to progress as a qualified veterinary nurse soon. She enjoys assisting in all areas of the practice, especially caring for the hospital patients and broadening her knowledge of animal health and welfare.

In her spare time, Jodie enjoys travelling, reading, and walking her five year old border collie Murphy.

Louise Thirtle

Veterinary Care Assistant

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Louise joined us in June 2021 as a veterinary care assistant. She loves her role at the practice and always aims to treat every pet as if it’s her own. Louise’s dream job is a Veterinary Nurse and hopes to start her training in the future. Louise spends a lot off her spare time with her herd off 8 guinea pigs, she also enjoys long walks and loves going to the cinema or bowling!

Kirsten Howes

Veterinary Care Assistant

Imogen Glaysher

Veterinary Care Assistant

Scott Perry

Pharmacy Operative

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Scott joined the practice back in April 2021 as our Pharmacy Operative, he is excited to bring his experience and knowledge to help care for your animals. 


In his spare time Scott enjoys watching and playing football, traveling and spending time with friends and family. 

Nicole Patterson

Veterinary Care Assistant

Kiran Brice

Pet Behaviour Counsellor/Behaviour Centre Manager


Read Kiran Brice bio

Companion Care Pet Behaviour
Centre Tel: 01603 623717

Kiran has worked for the practice as the Behaviour Centre manager for 15 years and is a full time dog behaviourist and qualified trainer, She is a full member of the APDT (no:00353) and is a charter member of the institute of animal care education, as well as a member of the Behaviour and training council. she also hold a diploma in Pet Bereavement and Nutrition Kiran specialises in aggressive dogs and has a background in breeding and working German Shepherds. She enjoys drawing and baking Macarons in her spare time.

Paul Rix

Practice Manager

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I have been employed as the practice manager at Companion Care in Norwich since 2015. I enjoy meeting clients and their pets in all 3 surgeries.

In my spare time I enjoy long walks and being with my two children.

Michael Walker

Animal Care Assistant

Debbie Judd

Admin Assistant

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I joined Companion Care at the beginning of 2009, I thoroughly enjoy meeting and greeting all the pets who attend our surgery. I have 1 dog and 3 cats.

Karen Parker


Aleesha Nabarro


Clara Pennycook


Chloe Rowland


Sadie Smith


Rebecca Harrold


Dawn Saxby

Accounts Manager

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I joined Companion Care in July 2003 after 14 years at NU. I really enjoy working at Companion Care, meeting clients and their pets. I have a cat called Harvey and 2 young sons.

Anna Dutoy

Receptionist & Accounts Assistant

Stacie Wiseman


Katrina Seal


Kerry Savory

Head Receptionist

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Kerry started working at Vets4pets in January 2020, she was promoted later that year to Head Receptionist her spare time is  spend  with her partner John and their 3 small dogs.

Wesley Chapman

Veterinary Care Assistant

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Wes is an animal enthusiast with a love for wildlife and nature, who also enjoys learning about animal behaviour. He has really enjoyed the opportunity to work up-close with animals and appreciated the pleasure of working at Vets4Pets since March 2020.

In his free time, Wes likes to play music and draw, along with caring for his Bearded Dragon, and come January he plans to move to South Africa to study the wildlife.


Jacqueline Hopwood


Nicola Lawton


Vets4Pets Norwich 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 clients!



  • Dental X-Ray
    Unlike 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.
  • 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.

Show more services

  • Isolation Unit
    A special ward to care for animals with contagious diseases.
  • Endoscopy
    An 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.
  • Blood Pressure Monitor
    Used to measure the range of blood pressure as a preventative treatment to identify early signs of systemic hypertension.
  • ECG
    ECG is also available to keep your pet's heart healthy.
  • 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.
  • Nurse Clinic
    Appointments with a highly qualified nurse which can cover anything from nutrition and fitness advice, grooming techniques, to pet socialisation classes.
  • Hospital Ward
    Suite of custom-built kennels for the housing and monitoring of in-patients.
  • Dentistry
    The treatment and prevention of dental disease



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Available at participating practices only

Health Plans

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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Out of hours

Norwich Night Vet
Fir Covert Road

Telephone: 01603 867330

Out-of-hours emergency consultation fees start from £105. Any necessary treatment or medication administered by the emergency service will be charged in addition to the emergency consultation fee.

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