Room for plenty more paws.

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Oxford Vets4Pets

Inside Pets at Home
Unit 2 Botley Road Retail Park
01865 249 190

Open Today 09:00 - 18:00

Opening Hours

  • Monday  - 
  • Tuesday  - 
  • Wednesday  - 
  • Thursday  - 
  • Friday  - 
  • Saturday  - 
  • Sunday  - 

Parking and access information

Parking is available in the retail park outside of Pets at Home, including disabled bays in front of the store.

Meet the team


Lucy Hilliard

Practice Owner & Veterinary Surgeon

BSc (Hons) BVetMed MRCVS

Read Lucy Hilliard bio

Lucy graduated from the Royal Veterinary College and spent her first years in practice at the PDSA in London. 
She started work at Vets4Pets in 2017 and became a partner at the Oxford Botley practice in 2019. She enjoys all aspects of first opinion practice but especially geriatric medicine, making a difference to our older generation of pets. 
Outside of work Lucy enjoys taking long dog walks and the recent addition of baby Monty to her and Dan’s lives is keeping them both very busy! She is a keen baker and a Harry Potter super fan!
Daniel Preece

Daniel Preece

Practice Owner & Veterinary Surgeon

BSc (Hons) BVetMed (Hons) MRCVS

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I graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in 2012. Joe and I decided to open our first Vets4Pets practice in Abingdon in 2016, having worked in multiple referral and first opinion veterinary hospitals across the UK prior to taking this big step. We later opened in Oxford and Newbury and are very proud of the teams we have working at each practice. I split my time between each of the three practices and have recently passed post graduate examinations with the British Small Animal Veterinary Association (BSAVA) in Small Animal Internal Medicine.

My clinical areas of interest are intensive care, acute medicine and soft tissue surgery, although I enjoy all aspects of veterinary practice. I am also developing a special interest in working dogs, and in 2020 volunteered as a trail veterinarian on the Iditarod Dog Sled race across Alaska! I believe in treating all of my patients as if they were my own animals and am extremely proud of the way the whole team here put our patients and clients first.

My wife Lucy is also a vet and one of the partners at Vets4Pets Oxford, and we live with two naughty dogs called Watson and Doug, and a rather superior three legged cat called Archie!

Joe Binfield

Joe Binfield

Practice Owner & Veterinary Surgeon

BVetMed PGCert (Small Animal Surgery) MRCVS, RCVS Recognised Advanced Practitioner in Small Animal Surgery GPAdvCertSAOS (Advanced Orthopaedic Surgery)

Read Joe Binfield bio

I qualified from the Royal Veterinary College and have a special interest in small animal orthopaedics and soft tissue surgery. Further to qualifying I have passed the British Small Animal Veterinary Association Surgical exams and was awarded a post graduate certificate in small animal surgery. This is an intensive three year course where Veterinary Surgeons are taught by Specialists to perform more advanced and technically demanding operations. We offer referral work for soft tissue and orthopaedics including TPLO/TTA/CCWO for cruciate surgery, fracture repair, key hole surgery and airway surgery (BOAS). In 2017 I was recognised by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons for our work in surgery and awarded Advanced Practitioner Status in orthopaedics and soft tissue surgery. I am presently studying for a second award in Advanced Small Animal Orthopaedics so as to offer our clients even more when it comes to their pet’s care.

Away from the operating table I really enjoy playing rugby. Dan and myself met on the rugby field fourteen years ago and I’m very excited to be owning a practice where I first began my veterinary career.

I also own a rescue cat called Cobweb who came to us from the RSCPA with a broken pelvis (now cured!) and a black Labrador Lyra who is always a welcoming face on reception at work.


Dr Natasha Jameson

Veterinary Surgeon


Read Dr Natasha Jameson bio

I studied at the University of Nottingham where I graduated with a degree in
Veterinary Medicine and Science with Honours and a First Class degree in Veterinary
Medicine and Surgery in 2017. I have a keen interest in surgery and am pleased to
have recently been awarded a post graduate certificate in Small Animal Surgery with
the British Small Animal Veterinary Association (BSAVA) in 2023. Away from
veterinary life I enjoy running, hiking, camping trips and everything else outdoors
alongside my naughty but very lovable rescue pointer crosses, Lucky and Jackpot!


Emma Smith

Veterinary Surgeon


Read Emma Smith bio

I graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in 2021 with a degree in Veterinary Medicine. I have a particular interest in surgery but love all aspects of veterinary medicine and getting to know all of your pets better! I’m originally from Sheffield and have enjoyed spending my spare time exploring Oxfordshire. I also enjoy paddle boarding and playing netball, recently joining a local team. I look forward to meeting you all in the practice soon!

Hannah McIvor

Dr Hannah

Veterinary Surgeon


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Hannah has recently joined us from Scotland where she has been working in charity and first opinion small animal practice for 18 years. 

She enjoys the variety that being a general practitioner brings and has a special interest in general and soft tissue surgery.
At home Hannah lives with her 2 rescue cats Bartholomeow and Auggie, and her 2 rescue dogs Tala and Seb. She is keen to expand the menagerie but her husband is less inclined! 
In her spare time she enjoys adventure sports, hiking, art, dancing and weight lifting


Veterinary Surgeon


Read Josephine bio

I’m originally from the US and graduated from the University of California Davis with a degree in Animal Science. Recently I graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in 2023!

I am excited to be starting my first job here and getting to know everyone at the Abingdon and Oxford branch :)

In my spare time I enjoy traveling, hiking, reading, and saying hi to every animal I see!

Daisy - website


Veterinary Surgeon


Read Daisy bio

I graduated from the University of Cambridge in 2023 with a degree in veterinary medicine, having also studied evolutionary zoology for a year in 2020. 
I'm so excited to be joining such a lovely team, and can't wait to develop my interests in surgery and imaging as I meet all your wonderful pets!
Outside of work I enjoy exploring, long walks and keeping fit, and I can't wait to get some companions of my own to join me on my adventures🥰
Susan Bone


Registered Veterinary Nurse


Read Susan bio

I have been with the practice since February 2015 where I started my journey as a Veterinary Care Assistant. I trained and qualified as a veterinary nurse in 2019. I have studied different animal sectors such as Animal Management, Agriculture and Equine Studies. I feel very lucky to have the job role I have, helping animals and their owners.
I have a variety of companions - this includes a rescue staffy named Dee Dee and Mindy our fluffy cat who is the queen and rules the house. I also own an assortment of tortoises, hamsters and rabbits, without the many other creatures in between - most being rescues.


Zoe Knapp

Registered Veterinary Nurse


Read Zoe Knapp bio

I qualified in 2019 and started at Vets4Pets in July 2020 after moving to Oxfordshire.
My fiancé and I have had our Weimaraner puppy since August and he is keeping us on our toes! 
My interests inside work include anaesthetics, laboratory work and keeping up with the latest knowledge in all areas of nursing, which is helped by becoming a clinical coach, training a student nurse since February 2023.
My interests outside of work include baking, cooking and growing my own food and now includes training/ taking my puppy on lots of walks.


Registered Veterinary Nurse


Read Abi bio

I started my journey within the veterinary industry in 2014 and I joined the amazing team at Vets4Pets Abingdon and Oxford in October 2017 as a client care assistant/receptionist and I have enjoyed every second! 

In March 2023 I graduated from Hartpury University with a Diploma in Professional Studies Veterinary Nursing which has always been my dream!
Away from the desk I am a very outdoorsy person, enjoying exploring new things, places, countries and new foods. I have also volunteered at the Shamwari Game reserve in South Africa helping the community and the animals at the reserve.
I am a pet parent of 2 Rabbits called Gatsby and Pirate, a Syrian Hamster called Wednesday and 2 dogs Charlie the German Shepherd X Akita and Gracie the Boston Terrier X Dachshund.

Louisa Tucker

Student Veterinary Nurse

Read Louisa Tucker bio

I joined Vets4Pets Oxford and Abingdon at the end of 2019 as an animal care assistant with receptionist duties. I became a student veterinary nurse from the beginning of January 2023. I have always loved being able to work with animals and really enjoy learning more with this course to become a registered veterinary nurse at the end of 2025!

Outside of work I love travelling including to Italy and Africa. I also enjoy photography around the local area!



Veterinary Care Assistant

Read Adele bio

I joined the Abingdon and Oxford Vets4Pets team in October 2022 and I am thoroughly enjoying it here. I have always had a passion for working with animals since I was young. I completed my Level 3 Extended Diploma in Animal Management in April 2022 and since then I have also worked on two farms. I have always had a strong interest in animal welfare and believe that any pet deserves the highest welfare standards as possible, which is why I love working here. 
Outside of work I love travelling and exploring with my cockapoo Gizmo as well as paddle boarding!


Veterinary Care Assistant

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Sandy Wetherall

Practice Manager

Assoc. CIPD

Read Sandy Wetherall bio

I joined Vets4Pets in January 2019 as the Practice Manager for Abingdon, Oxford Botley Road and Newbury South.

I have previously worked as a Veterinary Practice Manager, a GP Practice Manager and also spent 10 years as a Human Resources Manager with over 800 colleagues to look after!

I am passionate about animals and have a mad young Australian Labradoodle called Kiwi.

I love the amazing team at Vets4Pets. They care so much about every single patient and client experience and they are also great fun to work with!

The best part of the day is having cuddles with our patients – this is the best job in the world!

Bianca Donnelly

Bianca Donnelly

Assistant Practice Manager

Read Bianca Donnelly bio

I have been with Vets4Pets since September 2015. I started as a Receptionist and have worked my way up to Assistant Practice Manager for Oxford and Abingdon Vets4Pets. 
I have always loved animals since a very young age so being able to work in the Veterinary Industry is an amazing achievement for me. 

I have previously worked in retail as a Shop Floor Manager and a Pharmacy Assistant. 
Working in Veterinary is incredibly rewarding and the team is amazing. You truly feel like you are working with people who care and put pets first. 
I have owned a variety of pets over the years including bearded dragons and a royal python. I currently have two dogs called Horace (Basset Hound) and Walter (Terrier mix). 


Receptionist Administrator

Read Hannah bio

I joined the Vets4Pets team as a receptionist in June 2021, I've always loved animals and wanted to work with them from a very young age so working at a vets is perfect! I especially wanted to work with the team here as they always looked after my animals prior to this and even saved my cat Barry's life when he had to have an emergency operation to have his eye removed.
I'm lucky enough to have seven cats and a dog in my house so I'm always surrounded by animals either at home or work. Outside of work I enjoy gaming with friends and crafting. I tend to switch around my hobbies a lot so I'm always doing something interesting!
Rachel (2)


Receptionist Administrator

Read Rachel bio

I joined the Vets4Pets team at Abingdon and Oxford as a receptionist in August 2018 after previously working at Pets at Home for 8 years.
I have always wanted to work with animals and dreamed of working in a vet practice. The team here are all so much fun to work with and it’s lovely to meet all our clients and their pets… I also get to have sooo many puppy cuddles, which is great! 😍

It’s such an interesting and rewarding job and even though I’m on reception I do get to help out back a lot when needed.

Away from work I spend my time socialising with friends and family and being a dog mum to a very spoilt Dalmatian called Demi.



Read Jamie bio

I Joined Vets4Pets team as a receptionist in August 2023, I have always dreamed of working with animals so when I was given the opportunity to work at a vet practice I was over the moon!

At home I have 2 dogs who I rescued from Romania - Finn and his best friend Dinky!

In my spare time I enjoy going on dog walks, socialising with friends and family and bingeing true crime documentaries!



Vets4Pets Oxford is committed to bringing you affordable, high quality care via a modern, well equipped practice, including a laboratory, pharmacy, digital x-ray and ultrasound. We can offer you plenty of on-site car parking too, with disabled bays out the front of the store!

We very much look forward to welcoming you to the practice!



  • Emergency cover
    Even if we are closed, we have your pet covered.
  • Open 7 Days a Week
    We are open 7 days a week.
  • Airway Surgery
    Airway Surgery
  • Anaesthesia
    General anaesthetic enables us to perform many procedures kindly and safely for your pet.

Show more services

  • 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.
  • Blood Transfusion
    Treats many critically ill cats and dogs and our pioneering blood donor programme helps keep them alive.
  • Cardiology
  • Chemotherapy & Cancer Treatment
    Dogs and cats that receive chemotherapy feel normal the day they are given the drug.
  • Cruciate Surgery
    Surgery to repair damaged stifle ligaments.
  • Dentistry
    The treatment and prevention of dental disease
  • Digital X-Ray
    Digital X ray equipment is available.
  • Ear Surgery
    Ear Surgery service is available to keep your pet free from any infections.
  • Echocardiography (heart scans)
    Generates a 2D moving image of your pet's heart.
  • Electrolyte
    Enables the assessment of critical blood chemicals such as sodium and potassium.
  • Exotic Pet
    Can see a range of patients, from small animals through to reptiles.
  • Fracture Repair
    Orthopaedic surgery to correct broken bones.
  • Haematology – Blood testing
    Allows the assessment of a patient's blood and blood cells.
  • Health Plans
    Designed to cover all the regular pet care essentials such as vaccinations and flea and worm prevention, whilst saving you money.
  • Home Visits
    If 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)
  • Hospital Ward
    Suite of custom-built kennels for the housing and monitoring of in-patients.
  • In house blood transfusions
    In house blood transfusions
  • 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.
  • Keyhole Surgery
    In human medicine ‘keyhole’ surgery or laparoscopy has been used for many years given its reduced surgical trauma and quicker recovery times compared to traditional 'open' surgery.
  • Locally Owned
    This practice is locally owned.
  • Medication
  • Microchipping
    A microchip can help retrieve lost pets
  • Nurse Clinic
    Appointments with a highly qualified nurse which can cover anything from nutrition and fitness advice, grooming techniques, to pet socialisation classes.
  • Nutritional Advice
    Advice and support for your pet's diet.
  • Late Opening Times
    Late Opening Times
  • Operating Theatre
    An operating theatre with gaseous anaesthetic facility for surgical procedures.
  • Orthopaedics
    Surgery of joints and bones.
  • Oxygen Chamber
    Enables us to provide supplemental oxygen when needed.
  • Pet Passport / Animal Health Certificate
    Trained Official Veterinarian vets to issue Pet Passports, Fit to Fly letters and rabies serology tests.
  • Prescriptions
    We can provide written prescriptions upon request.
  • Separate Cat & Dog Waiting Areas
    Separate cat and dog waiting areas, designed to ensure your pet is kept in a comfortably stress free environment.
  • Separate Cat & Dog Wards
    Separate cat and dog hospital wards, designed to ensure your pet is kept in a comfortably stress free environment.
  • Soft Tissue
    Surgical procedures involving the soft tissues such as ears and skin.
  • Ultrasound
    Generates 2-D moving images of your pet’s internal organs at work.
  • Weight Clinic
    Monitoring clinic to help dogs and cats achieve optimal weights – both if they have been under or overweight
  • X-Ray
    Generates digital 2D images of bones and internal organs.
  • X-Ray & Ultrasound
    X-Ray & Ultrasound

Health Plans

Health Plan

Complete Care

From £8* per month
Save over £300† on routine healthcare
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Health Plan

Complete Care Plus

From £19* per month
Our most comprehensive plan for dogs and cats

Health Plans

Flea & Worm Pack

Protect your pet and your pocket!
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Out of hours

Abivale Animal Hospital
2 The Vineyard
OX14 3NR

Telephone: 01235 524 777

Emergency out of hours care provided