Sunderland Vets4Pets

11 Station Rd

Telephone: 0191 548 7200

Opening hours

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

Christmas Opening Hours

Christmas eve: 8:00am – 4:00pm
Christmas day: Closed
Boxing day: Closed
New Year's Eve: 8:00am – 4:00pm
New Year's Day: Closed

Meet the team

Claire Burnley

Veterinary Surgeon


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I qualified as a veterinary surgeon in 1999 and have worked in small animal and emergency/critical care practice since graduating. After all this time I still very much love being a vet and I enjoy the challenges that general practice brings both in medicine and surgical cases. Every day is different. The bond between a pet and their owner is something very special and I consider myself privileged to be able to play a part in maintaining that relationship.

Thomas Natsiopoulos

Veterinary Surgeon


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I started working with the team in Sunderland Vets4Pets in August 2016. This is my first job following my graduation in Greece in November 2014. The reason that i became a vet is to help our small friends and to try to help them to have the best quality of life possible. At home in Greece I have lots of cats that live outdoors and I used to own a dog. In the UK I currently don't have any pets.

Bethany Guy

Veterinary Surgeon


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I started my love for animals as a work experience student in Sunderland Vets4Pets while I attended St Anthony’s school. I then went onto Nottingham Veterinary School where I graduated as a Veterinary Surgeon in July 2017. Post graduation I returned home to Sunderland and joined the team at Vets4Pets. I have an interest in diagnostic imaging and plan to develop my knowledge and skills in this field. I enjoy seeing all animals and look forward to working between both the Vets4Pets practices in Sunderland.

Rachel Smith

Rachel Smith

Practice Owner & Registered Veterinary Nurse

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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 Group becoming the groups first veterinary nurse partner. After almost 15 years as a Practice Partner my role has moved from full time nursing to practice management and administration. My week will be split between Sunderland South Vets4Pets and our sister practice Sunderland Vets4Pets, where I am also the practice partner.
Claire Beckham

Claire Beckham

Registered Veterinary Nurse

Grad dip VN

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My nursing career started in 2000 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 10 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.

Fiona Garrard

Senior Registered Veterinary Nurse

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What is your favourite animal and why?
I have 2 favourites, horses and dogs. I have always loved horses was lucky enough to have owned 3, 1 pony, 2 tb horses and have looked after many others! I am addicted to whippets and love border collies, again I have liked them all my life. 

What pets do you have and what are their names?
A whippet called Mr Dudley Darcy, a collie called Phoebe, 2 cats Flick & Sue 

What's the best pet name that you've ever come across?
Mr Dudley Darcy !!!!! (I'm biased) 

What is your favourite famous animal?
King William, an amazing top class eventer Mary King won Badminton on. 

What's the best aspect of working for Vets4Pets?
Brilliant friendly staff, good use of vet nursing skills, good care packages and veterinary expertise.

Laura Farnworth

Registered Veterinary Nurse

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What is your favourite animal and why?
I think dogs are my favourite animal, I've always felt an affinity with dogs in particular. 

What pets do you have and what are their names?
Siberian Husky - Joe (Joe-bo to his friends) and Claudia the stray budgie. 

What's the best pet name that you've ever come across?
The best pet name I've ever come across would be a rabbit called Mr D. Bun or a huge black GSD called Kevlar. 

What is your favourite famous animal?
Balto, (an Alaskan husky who saved a town by running across Alaska to take them diptheria vaccine) 

What's the best aspect of working for Vets4Pets?
The best aspect of working for vets4pets is meeting clients and their precious animals and helping them with their concerns, being able to provide top quality care to patients in a professional, modern and friendly clinic.

Chloe Robson

Registered Veterinary Nurse

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I am a final year student who recently joined the vets4pets team in December 2017, I previously worked in a mixed practice in Durham. I love all things small animal and have a keen interest in laboratory diagnostics. I have loved meeting all of our clients so far, and I can't wait to meet more.

Stephanie Sinnott

Student Veterinary Nurse

Karen Turnbull


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I Joined the Sunderland Vets4Pets family in January 2018 after working in HR for 21 years. I love my job at Vets4Pets because I love to interact with the clients and their pets. My favourite animals are dogs as they are very loving and loyal friends. Outside of work I enjoy going for long walks and for weekends away.

Angela Turner


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What is your favourite animal and why?
Sharks, I find them fascinating 

What pets do you have and what are their names?
I have two guinea pigs. They are called Michael and Adam 

What's the best pet name that you've ever come across?
The best name I have heard is Fly 

What is your favourite famous animal?
Tom and Jerry 

What's the best aspect of working for Vets4Pets?
Interacting with our clients and their fabulous pets.

Claire Camsey


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Claire Camsey I started working for Vets4Pets in August 2016. I love interacting with the clients and their pets when they come in for appointments. I have 3 cats, Scruffy, Ellie and Penny and a horse called Eammon. Outside of work I enjoy going up the stables and riding as much as I can.

Amanda Normanton


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Having worked in the Customer Service Industry for 20 years, I have recently started my role as Receptionist at Vet4Pets. I am thoroughly enjoying my new role, especially getting lots of cuddles form the Pets as well as interacting with the clients. I have 2 dogs called Lola & Ruby, a cat called Evan and a Ghecko called Freddie. Outside of work I love spending time with my family and friends.

Vets4Pets Sunderland 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.
  • Operating Theatre
    An operating theatre with gaseous anaesthetic facility for surgical procedures.
  • Isolation Unit
    A special ward to care for animals with contagious diseases.
  • Blood Pressure Monitor
    Used to measure the range of blood pressure as a preventative treatment to identify early signs of systemic hypertension.

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  • Biochemistry
    Allows an assessment of the functionality of a patients organs.
  • Haematology
    Allows the assessment of a patient's blood and blood cells.
  • 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.
  • 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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Practice accreditations

  • Cat friendly clinic silver award
  • Rabbit friendly vet logo SILVER 2019

Health Plans

Starter pack protection

Best Start in Life

Our Best Start in Life starter pack includes everything they'll need from a veterinary perspective to grow up happy and healthy, from a microchip to their first vaccinations.

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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Health Plans

Flea & Worm Pack

Protect your pet and your pocket!
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Health Plan


Just £99
Vac4Life is a preventative plan following primary vaccinations

Out of hours

Vets Now Gateshead
Stoneygate Lane
NE10 0LX

Telephone: 0191 469 6926

Standard consultations before 11pm start from £161. Standard consultations after 11pm start from £207.

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