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Sunderland South Vets4Pets

Broadway House
Chester Road
County Durham
0191 525 2090 Chat on WhatsApp

Open Today 08:00 - 19:00

Opening Hours

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

Meet the team

Rachel Smith


Practice Owner & Registered Veterinary Nurse


Read Rachel bio

I started as a school leaver helping out in a veterinary practice close to home in Northumberland in 1993. I went on to complete my nursing training and qualified as a Registered Veterinary Nurse in 1998. 5 years later I joined the Vets4Pets becoming the groups first Veterinary Nurse Partner. After over 15 years as a Practice Partner my role has moved from full time nursing to now mainly practice management although I like to keep my hand in with nursing.  My working week is split between both Sunderland South Vets4Pets and Sunderland Vets4Pets in Fulwell.

Claire Beckham


Practice Owner & Registered Veterinary Nurse

Grad dip VN

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My nursing career started in 2 following an animal management placement at a veterinary hospital in County Durham. I completed my nurse training there and qualified as an Registered Veterinary Nurse in 2004 spending a total of 8 years in practice and gaining numerous additional qualifications before moving on to work with Rachel as an RVN in Vets4Pets. Almost 1 years later and I am now Nursing Manager and Practice Partner alongside Rachel and have recently achieved a Graduate Diploma in Veterinary Nursing which is my greatest professional achievement to date.
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Veterinary Surgeon


Read Ignatius bio

I graduated from University in 2018. I have a keen interest in diagnosing and treating surgical cases and am looking to further my knowledge and skills in orthopaedic and soft tissue surgery in the near future.

Outside of work nothing beats going for a walk in parks surround Northumbria with my dog Rudi, and I love to brew my own beer as well as cooking during my free time.
Lucy Dawson


Veterinary Surgeon


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I qualified as a veterinary surgeon from the university of Edinburgh in 2018 but I am a local girl from Sunderland. i had spent several weeks doing work experience with Sunderland Vets4pets where i became very fond of the practice and the team and was thrilled to be offered a job as a new graduate vet. I love performing surgery but also have an interest in medicine so general practice is a great balance for me. i like to spend most of my spare time is spent walking with my dog, Fergus.



Veterinary Surgeon


Read Alex bio

I graduated in 2019 with a Double Degree in Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science from the University of Lleida, Spain. I moved to the North East of England soon after graduating, where I worked in a first opinion practice for two years before joining Vets4Pets Sunderland South team in November 2021. I have a strong interest in Internal Medicine, even though I love all the disciplines of Veterinary Medicine.

I completed a Post Graduate Certificate in Internal Medicine in 2023.

In my spare time, I love to explore the countryside. I have a Chihuahua called Yeti who I love taking on walks.



Veterinary Surgeon


Read Marta bio

I graduated with a Double Degree in Veterinary Medicine & Animal Science from the University of Lleida in Spain.  I briefly worked in Barcelona after qualification before deciding to continue my professional career in the UK. I've worked in primary care for two years now and I joined the Sunderland team in November 2021. I enjoy the great variety of cases we see on a daily basis & helping pets and getting to know their owners is what makes me love my job. I have an interest in eyes and completed a post-graduate certificate in ophthalmology in 2023.

In my free time, I enjoy travelling and taking my Chihuahua Yeti for beach walks



Senior Registered Veterinary Nurse


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Registered Veterinary Nurse


Read Jessica bio

I have had a love for animals since being little and when an opportunity came about to join the team at Vets4Pets as a VCA I jumped at the chance. Every day is different in this role. My placement is split between attending practice and college. I look forward to caring for the patients in our practice and will be working hard to pursue my goal to become a Registered Veterinary Nurse in the future.



Registered Veterinary Nurse


Read Gabrielle bio

I am a final year veterinary nurse student studying at Nottingham Trent University to hopefully qualify this April. I have been apart of the Vets4Pets family since 2021. I enjoy all aspects of working in the veterinary industry but have a key interest in anaesthesia and emergency care. 
I have three little miniature poodles, Marylin, Bridget and Honey and a Shih Tzu, Gizmo. I enjoy taking my dogs on lots of new adventures in my spare time.
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Registered Veterinary Nurse


Read Jaden bio

I have worked with our Vets4Pets family since leaving school at 16 years old. I love getting to meet clients' furry friends everyday in consultations and looking after them in theatre while monitoring their anaesthetics.

I qualified as a RVN in summer 2023

I have a Golden Retriever named Henry who's my best friend and comes with me everywhere in my car. I love taking him to the beach to play in the sea and roll in the sand.
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Student Veterinary Nurse


Read Ellie bio

I joined the Vets4pets family in September 2022 whilst on my Veterinary Care Assistant course which I have completed and I will be starting as a first year veterinary nursing student at Sunderland South Vets4Pets in September 2023.  I enjoy all aspects of working in a veterinary practice, I have a key interest in emergency and critical care. 

I have a cocker spaniel called Willow and a beagle called Hope who I love to take for long walks along the beach.


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Client Services Manager

Read Angela bio

I began my Vets4Pets journey in May 2013 where i worked as a member of the reception team before recently joining Sunderland South Vets4Pets as Client Services Manager in  early 2023.  I enjoy interacting with clients and all the fantastic pets we get to see.

After work I love spending time with friends and family.

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Client Services Advisor

Read Taylor bio

I joined the team in November 2018 as a client care advisor, previously I worked at an OOH Emergency vets, having a love of animal’s means I love working at Vets4Pets and love interacting with our clients and their pets. In my spare time I go to the gym and enjoy trying new things also going on walks with my family. I have had numerous pets over the years and currently have a cat named George & a fish named Barry. My all-time favourite animal is a crocodile I find them fascinating!.

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Client Services Advisor

Read Lauren bio

I am a client care advisor and started working here at Sunderland South Vets4Pets in October 2018. The things I love most about my job is meeting new people and their beloved pets on a daily basis. I have 2 pugs called Frank and Fearne who love going on walks and cant resist cuddles.

Alice Smith


Client Service Advisor

Read Alice bio

I have grown up surrounded by animals and veterinary practices my whole life, and have always loved coming into Vets4Pets with my mam, Rachel, to see all the animals. I began working for a Vets4Pets in Northumberland in November 2020, before joining the team in Sunderland South Vets4Pets in November 2021

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Client Services Advisor

Read Joanne bio

After working in childcare for the last 10 years I wanted to explore a new career and joined Vets4Pets at the start of June 2023, first starting at the Fulwell practice and then moving across to the Grindon practice.  I can honestly say it's the best decision I made, I enjoy interacting with clients and getting to meet their pets.  Every day is different.  Cuddles is a big perk of the job.

Outside of work I have my own little pug called Belle.  In my spare time I love to spend it with family and friends, going on walks and reading a good book.  


Client Services Advisor

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Practice Administrator

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After 15 years in sports coaching (swimming) I made the decision to step away from the poolside and move into a new and very different role.  I enjoy using computer systems and have been able to combine this into my new role.  I work remotely from the practice handling a large amount of the Digital Practice (WhatsApp) interactions we have with clients.

In my spare time I enjoy being with my family out and about.  I can often be found on the side of a football pitch cheering on my boys or on the rugby pitch playing a game myself.


Insurance Administrator

Read Steph bio

I previously worked in a veterinary practice in Northumberland on reception and during this time I assisted with the completion of insurance claim forms.  When the role came up at Vets4Pets it was a great opportunity for me.  I work from home remotely processing the insurance claims which allows me to work around my young family.

In my spare time I enjoy being out and about with the family

Vets4Pets Sunderland South 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 cover
    Even if we are closed, we have your pet covered.
  • Anaesthesia
    General anaesthetic enables us to perform many procedures kindly and safely for your pet.
  • Bereavement Support
    Making the decision to say goodbye to your pet is one of the toughest you’ll ever make. Pets provide us with unconditional love, friendship and comfort, so it is normal to have intense or conflicting emotions when it comes to euthanasia. At Vets4Pets we’re here for you and your pet for every step of your journey together.
  • Biochemistry
    Allows an assessment of the functionality of a patients organs.

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  • 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.
  • Dentistry
    The treatment and prevention of dental disease
  • Digital X-Ray
    Digital X ray equipment is available.
  • ECG
    ECG is also available to keep your pet's heart healthy.
  • Echocardiography (heart scans)
    Generates a 2D moving image of your pet's heart.
  • 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 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.
  • 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.
  • Operating Theatre
    An operating theatre with gaseous anaesthetic facility for surgical procedures.
  • 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.
  • Puppy Parties
    Puppy parties to support you to train, socialise and ensure your puppy has the best start in life possible.
  • 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.
  • 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 & Ultrasound
    X-Ray & Ultrasound

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Practice accreditations

  • RCVS accreditation EDITED
  • Cat Friendly Clinic Logo Silver (1)
  • Rabbit friendly vet logo SILVER 2019

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

Vets Now Gateshead
Stoneygate Lane
NE10 0LX

Telephone: 0191 469 6926

Standard consultation fees start from £288