For advice and support when the practice is closed, please call 0333 332 4471 and speak to our qualified veterinary team. Our out of hours vet provider can be found here by clicking the link.
Meet the team
Hi, I'm Arleta. I have worked for Vets4pets for 6 years and have been with South Shields Quays for 1.5 years.
I love that I see continuation of all my cases and get to see and meet lovely clients. I love being part of a close team.
I love working near the beach as I feel I am on constant holiday.
In my spare time I like spending time with friends and going back home to see my family in Poland.
Registered Veterinary Nurse
Hi I’m Darran, one of the minority of male registered Veterinary Nurses here at South Shields Quays.
I have 14 years’ experience in the veterinary business. I spent 13 years at my previous practice working with Cats, Dogs, Rabbits and the more exotic species; including, small furries, snakes, birds of prey, parrots and even a lioness! I gained a Nursing exotic certificate in 2016.
I joined the fab team here at Vets4Pets South Shields Quays in September 2021 having moved here from Chesterfield in Derbyshire.
I have a keen interest in all species of animals but I do have a soft spot for German Shepherds and any reptile and avian pets.
Although at the moment I am pet free, I have in the past had the pleasure to have owned a variety of different pets including Dogs, Rabbits, Guinea Pigs, Gerbil, Lovebird and a variety of aviary bird’s tropical fish and a royal Python!
Outside of work, I enjoy going for walks and discovering new places, listening to music, bird watching and dolphin spotting. I also enjoy Quizzes and Quiz shows and reading horror fiction and factual books on wildlife. I very occasionally attempt to play my own guitar rather badly!
Hi im Lauren and I have been working in the veterinary industry for 9 years now. I started my journey as a receptionist and then qualified as a Veterinary Nursing Assistant. I am now a Student Veterinary Nurse and enjoying my studies. I have two children and I am also a mam to my horse called Dan and Staffie called Tilly.
Hi I’m Vikki! I'm the Practice Manager here at South Shields Quays.
I've been here for 5 years now, watching our practice grow. I love meeting new clients and furry faces everyday!
When I'm not looking after the practice and our team, I love caring for Darius; My beautiful 32 year horse! It's always fun trying to get him back in his stable after a full days work!
Outside of work, I can be found cleaning up the disaster trail after Oscar and Ollie; My two crazy Patterdale terrier brothers.
Hi I’m Zoey,
I have worked at South Shields Quays since September 2020.
I love working at the Quays as we have a fabulous team, lovely clients and their gorgeous animals.
When I am not at work, I enjoy spending quality time with my family, friend’s children and my Chow Chow Koby.
Hi, I’m Kayleigh!
I have worked at South Shields Quays since March 2021.
Every day is different and definitely keeps me on my toes which makes it a challenging but exciting place to work. It's great not knowing what is coming through the door next!
I love to be positive and making people smile! I like chatting to new clients and cuddling their furry companions.
On my days off, my pups Ollie the Maltese and Cassie the Cocker Spaniel keep me on my toes!
Hello, I’m Ilicia!
I have been working here at South Shields Quays for 4 years and I am embarking upon my nursing journey.
I love my job as every day is diverse and exciting; surrounded by my colleagues who are hardworking and strive to give the best possible care to our patients always.
I have a 14 year old Maltese called Lillie who I have had since I was 11 years old. She is my little best friend!
Whenever I get the chance, I love to travel anywhere possible! Nature walks are my favourite and I love to binge watch a good series.
Hello I’m Kirsten, one of the Client Care Advisors here at Vets4Pets South Shields Quays!
I’ve been only working here for about 6 months so I can’t wait to get to know all the amazing clients and their furry friends. I live with my partner of 8 years here in South Shields, we currently don’t have any pets but is definitely something we are looking forward to doing together in the next couple of years. I love spending time with my family and friends and their animals too! Me and My partner love to travel so whenever we get the chance we are flying away somewhere amazing!
Since starting on reception a few months back all of the amazing team I work with has made me feel so welcome and made it so easy to fit in!
Vets4Pets South Shields Quays 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 new clients!
Emergency coverEven if we are closed, we have your pet covered.
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.
DentistryThe treatment and prevention of dental disease
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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.
MicrochippingA microchip can help retrieve lost pets
Nurse ClinicAppointments with a highly qualified nurse which can cover anything from nutrition and fitness advice, grooming techniques, to pet socialisation classes.
Operating TheatreAn operating theatre with gaseous anaesthetic facility for surgical procedures.
PrescriptionsWe can provide written prescriptions upon request.
Separate Cat & Dog Waiting AreasSeparate cat and dog waiting areas, designed to ensure your pet is kept in a comfortably stress free environment.
Separate Cat & Dog WardsSeparate cat and dog hospital wards, designed to ensure your pet is kept in a comfortably stress free environment.
UltrasoundGenerates 2-D moving images of your pet’s internal organs at work.
X-RayGenerates digital 2D images of bones and internal organs.
X-Ray & UltrasoundX-Ray & Ultrasound
Complete Care Junior
Complete Care Senior
Flea & Worm Pack