Norwich Sprowston Vets4Pets

Inside Pets at Home
Sprowston Retail Park
Salhouse Road
01603 484 150

Open Today 09:00 - 16:45

Opening Hours

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We've made it easier to contact us

Now you can use WhatsApp to chat to a member of our team at a time that is convenient for you. You can order products such as flea & worm treatment, request appointments and easily order and pay for treatments or repeat prescriptions. Just save our phone number in your contacts - 07488882125


Meet the team

Dr Robert Walker

Joint Venture Partner & Veterinary Surgeon


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Rob qualified from the University of Pretoria in 1999 where he 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. He enjoys all aspects of the work but does have an interest in cat medicine. Outside of work, he enjoys 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

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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


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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 became Head Veterinary Surgeon. Her main interests are internal medicine and imaging. Hannah love cats and has a naughty tortoiseshell called Hovis. 


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.

Michael Board (Norwich)

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, children, travelling, photography and playing cricket for a local village team.

James Pritchard (Norwich)

Dr James Pritchard

Veterinary Surgeon



Dr Sergio Henrique de Faria

Veterinary Surgeon


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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 Arron Pilgrim

Veterinary Surgeon


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Arron qualified from the Royal Veterinary College in 2017 where he also met his wife, Lydia. Arron moved to Norwich in 2022 to work part time at Vets4Pets.

He is a Christian and spends the rest of his working week working and studying with City Gates Church Norwich as a trainee. Arron has a particular interest in emergency medicine. Arron currently has two pet rabbits and a number of fish.

DR Anna Isaenkova

Veterinary surgeon


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Anna studied in Cardianal Herrera University (Valencia, Spain), and obtained her veterinary medicine degree in 2021.

She has moved to the UK and started working at vets4pets Sprowston the same year. Anna grew up with cats and has a special interest in small felines, for that reason she is currently studying towards a GP certificate in Feline Medicine. Anna also enjoys internal medicine, soft tissue surgery and ultrasound. Outside of work Anna loves traveling with that being her biggest passion after veterinary medicine. 


Miss Maya Bahjat Ayass

Veterinary Surgeon



Mrs Clare Kempster

Practice Development Manager


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Clare qualified in 2006 as a registered veterinary nurse and been working at Vets4pets since 2012.

After she qualified she extended her knowledge in nursing of exotic species and companion animal behaviour.

She had the pleasure of volunteering out in South Africa working with the amazing wildlife.

She is a British marine mammal medic and helps to assist with seal, dolphin and whale rescues.

In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family, horse riding and skiing.

She has two children, a horse, two cats and lots off Guinea pigs because she is a little bit of a crazy Guinea pig lady.


Mrs 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.


Mrs Carli Britton

Deputy Head Veterinary Nurse


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Carli is our Deputy Head Veterinary Nurse and qualified in 2012.

Her passion lies with Emergency and Critical Care and she has been lucky enough to gain experience in some fantastic Emergency Centres in Australia and even a Koala hospital!

In her spare time she enjoy reading, taking my dog, Trevor, for long walks and chasing around after my toddler!

Miss Dawn Elliott

Registered Veterinary Nurse


Mrs 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.

Mrs Maisie Wheeler

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 husband Ayden, and snuggling with her two feline babies, Tilly and Bailey.


Miss 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.

Miss Jessica Chapman

Registered Veterinary Nurse


Miss Lucy Baxter

Registered Veterinary Nurse


Miss Chloe Dorling

Registered Veterinary Nurse


Miss Sophie Daniel

Registered Veterinary Nurse


Mrs Esta Kenworthy

Registered Veterinary Nurse


Miss Kimberley Page

Student Veterinary Nurse

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Kimberley has been with Vets4Pets since December 2020. She started with us as Vet Care Assistant but is now doing her Vet Nurse training, 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 son Hunter. She also enjoys keeping herself fit and active and spending time with her family and friends.


Miss Jodie Knightley

Student Veterinary Nurse

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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.

Miss Louise Thirtle

Student Veterinary Nurse

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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 to become a Veterinary Nurse. Louise spends a lot off her spare time with her pets and also enjoys long walks and loves going to the cinema or bowling!


Miss Kirsten Howes

Student Veterinary Nurse

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Kirsten joined the team in November 2021 as a veterinary care assistant, hoping that she can soon begin her journey to becoming a veterinary nurse as it’s something she’s always wanted to be. In her spare time she enjoys going out with friends and going to the gym



Miss Nicole Patterson

Veterinary Care Assistant

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Nicole is a VCA hoping to progress her career into veterinary nursing at Vets4Pets. She has a 4 year old ragdoll named Maeve and an aquarium full of tropical fish. Nicole enjoys skiing, fitness classes and cinema trips in her spare time.

Miss Imogen Glaysher

Veterinary Care Assistant

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Imogen joined Vets4Pets in 2021 after completing a foundation degree in animal management and conservation at Anglia Ruskin university. She hopes to train as a veterinary nurse in the not too distant future.

Outside of work she enjoys travelling, going to music festivals & looking after her two cats Humbug and Buttons.

Miss Kinga Kacala

Veterinary Care Assistant

Mrs Dawn Saxby

Accounts Manager

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Dawn joined Companion Care in July 2003 after 14 years at NU. She really enjoys working at Vets4pets, meeting clients and their pets.

She has two children and two cats.

Mrs Debbie Judd

People Manager

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Debbie joined Companion Care at the beginning of 2009, she thoroughly enjoys meeting and greeting all the pets who attend our surgery.

Debbie has a dog and two cats. Her family live in Spain so often visits there and volunteers at their local dog rescue.

In her spare time she enjoys her five grandchildren and socialising with friends and family.  

Mrs 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 three small dogs.


Mr 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. 

Mrs Anna Dutoy

Receptionist & Accounts Assistant

Mrs Sadie Smith


Bronze Award

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Sadie joined vets4pets back in February 2017, she has a black Cavapoo called Rex. ​She lives with her husband and 3 young children, she enjoys family walks and socialising with friends. 

Mrs Karen Parker


Miss Aleesha Nabarro


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Aleesha started at Vets4Pets in October 2016, she has two dogs a German shepherd called Ohana and a Border Collie called Chaos. ​

In her spare time, she does amateur dramatics, spends time with her friends and family and is about to begin teacher training. 

Mrs Clara Pennycook


Bronze Award

Katrina Seal (Norwich)

Mrs Katrina Seal


Bronze Award

Read Mrs Katrina Seal bio

Katrina started working for Companion Care Vets back in September 2019 as a receptionist, she has worked in a range of pet jobs one of which was Hearing Dogs for Deaf People where she did a course on Pet Bereavement and is responsible for the pet bereavements within the practice. 

She absolutely love her job, she has a wonderful husband, two fabulous dogs,  a snake and many fish.  She loves to cook, socialise with her fantastic neighbours, walk the dogs and meet new people.

Mrs Rebecca Harrold


Mrs Nicola Lawton


Bronze Award

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Nicola started working for us in November 2021, she lives with her two teenage daughters and their black Labrador ruby. 

In her spare time Nicola enjoys spending time with her family and friends, and going for long country walks with ruby.

Mrs Jacqueline Hopwood


Bronze Award

Mrs Stacie Wiseman


Miss Lydia Nelson


Miss Diana Kupecova


Welcome to Vets4Pets Norwich we are committed to bringing you affordable, high quality care via a modern, well equipped practice. Including an in house lab, dental suite, pharmacy, digital x-ray machine and ultrasound.

On site large car parking area.

Our friendly team can't wait to meet you and your pets.



  • Emergency cover
    Even if we are closed, we have your pet covered.
  • Biochemistry
    Allows an assessment of the functionality of a patients organs.
  • Blood Pressure Monitor
    Used to measure the range of blood pressure as a preventative treatment to identify early signs of systemic hypertension.
  • 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.

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  • Dentistry
    The treatment and prevention of dental disease
  • ECG
    ECG is also available to keep your pet's heart healthy.
  • Electrolyte
    Enables the assessment of critical blood chemicals such as sodium and potassium.
  • Endoscopy
    Enables us to capture real-time images of internal organs and structures using an endoscope.
  • Haematology – Blood testing
    Allows the assessment of a patient's blood and blood cells.
  • Hospital Ward
    Suite of custom-built kennels for the housing and monitoring of in-patients.
  • In-house Laboratory
    A range of analytical tests and equipment to assist in the rapid diagnosis of illness.
  • Isolation Unit
    A special ward to care for animals with contagious diseases.
  • Nurse Clinic
    Appointments with a highly qualified nurse which can cover anything from nutrition and fitness advice, grooming techniques, to pet socialisation classes.
  • Operating Theatre
    An operating theatre with gaseous anaesthetic facility for surgical procedures.
  • Orthopaedics
    Surgery of joints and bones.
  • X-Ray
    Generates digital 2D images of bones and internal organs.

Practice accreditations

  • Cat Friendly Clinic Logo Silver (1)



10% off for NHS staff and members of the Armed Forces

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Health Plans

Health Plan

Complete Care

From £8* per month
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From £19* per month
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Out of hours

Norwich Night Vet
Fir Covert Road

Telephone: 01603 867330

Out-of-hours emergency consultation fees start from £195. Any necessary treatment or medication administered by the emergency service will be charged in addition to the emergency consultation fee.