We are open for essential care only
In line with government guidelines, we are only offering medically essential appointments, so please contact the practice team before travelling. Our opening hours may also vary, so please monitor our webpage to keep up to date with the latest information.
We are taking steps to help keep you and our colleagues safe:
- If you do need to visit, we ask that only one person per pet comes along, to help reduce the number of people in the waiting area at any one time.
- Social distancing is crucial at this time. When arriving, you may be required to call ahead and wait to be invited in by a member of our team. You will be informed if this is necessary when you call us to make your appointment.
- Once inside the practice, we ask that you please respect a two metre distance from our colleagues and other clients.
- We are only accepting card payments to help minimise contact between you and our colleagues.
- If you can’t visit the practice and are concerned about your pet’s health, please contact us to discuss available options.
We will continue to share regular updates here and on our Facebook page. We thank you for your patience at this time.
Meet the team
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.
After qualifying from Liverpool University in 2015 I joined Sunderland Vets4Pets as a new-graduate Vet. In 2016 I moved to Anglesey, North Wales where I lived with my Husband and our Great Dane Nelson for a year before moving back to the North East.
I love working at Sunderland South Vets4Pets. Despite the challenges we sometimes face, we are rewarded every day by the fab clients and pets we have the pleasure to look after.
My interests are dermatology and exotics, and outside of work I enjoy long walks with my family and our dogs. My favourite animal is the beautiful Black Rhino.
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.
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 over 15 years as a Practice Partner my role has moved from full time nursing to a more practice management dominated role although I like to keep my hand in with nursing. My working week is split between Sunderland South Vets4Pets and our sister practice Sunderland Vets4Pets, where I am also the practice partner.
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.
I qualified as a Registered Veterinary Nurse in 2003 and have worked with the team at Vets4Pets for a number of years and during this time I have gained additional qualifications in Emergency & Critical Care and Feline Friendly Nursing. My role with the team involves being a consulting nurse and I am involved in community work visiting schools for educational purposes. I get to meet your pets from their first visits through to their final visit. I am currently studying to be a Feline Blood Pressure Nurse. I have 2 Jack Russell Terriers at home.
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.
Registered Veterinary Nurse
After joining the team in 2017 as a Student Vet Nurse I went on to qualify and graduate from Nottingham Trent University becoming a Registered Veterinary Nurse in 2019. I have a special interest in exotics and internal medicine, and I am currently completing my certificate in small mammal exotics. I love working as a veterinary nurse at Sunderland South Vets4Pets as every day is different which brings a lot of variety to the role.
The role of a nurse is very rewarding, especially when you have really poorly patients that walk out the door back to their owners knowing you have helped them!
Veterinary Care Assistant
Veterinary Care Assistant
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.
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.
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.
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!
Dental X-RayUnlike 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.
Emergency coverEven if we are closed, we have your pet covered.
Operating TheatreAn operating theatre with gaseous anaesthetic facility for surgical procedures.
Separate Cat & Dog WardsSeparate cat and dog hospital wards, designed to ensure your pet is kept in a comfortably stress free environment.
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Digital X-RayDigital X ray equipment is available.
Isolation UnitA special ward to care for animals with contagious diseases.
Echocardiography (heart scans)Generates a 2D moving image of your pet's heart.
Blood Pressure MonitorUsed to measure the range of blood pressure as a preventative treatment to identify early signs of systemic hypertension.
ECGECG is also available to keep your pet's heart healthy.
UltrasoundGenerates 2-D moving images of your pet’s internal organs at work.
BiochemistryAllows an assessment of the functionality of a patients organs.
HaematologyAllows the assessment of a patient's blood and blood cells.
ElectrolyteEnables the assessment of critical blood chemicals such as sodium and potassium.
In-house LaboratoryA range of analytical tests and equipment to assist in the rapid diagnosis of illness.
X-Ray & UltrasoundX-Ray & Ultrasound
Weight ClinicMonitoring clinic to help dogs and cats achieve optimal weights – both if they have been under or overweight
Puppy PartiesPuppy parties to support you to train, socialise and ensure your puppy has the best start in life possible.
PrescriptionsWe can provide written prescriptions upon request.
Health PlansDesigned to cover all the regular pet care essentials such as vaccinations and flea and worm prevention, whilst saving you money.
Pet PassportTrained Official Veterinarian vets to issue Pet Passports, Fit to Fly letters and rabies serology tests.
Nutritional AdviceAdvice and support for your pet's diet.
Nurse ClinicAppointments with a highly qualified nurse which can cover anything from nutrition and fitness advice, grooming techniques, to pet socialisation classes.
Locally OwnedThis practice is locally owned.
Hospital WardSuite of custom-built kennels for the housing and monitoring of in-patients.
Home VisitsIf 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)
Bereavement SupportMaking 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.
AnaestheticGeneral anaesthetic enables us to perform many procedures kindly and safely for your pet.
DentistryThe treatment and prevention of dental disease
MicrochippingA microchip can help retrieve lost pets
Separate Cat & Dog Waiting AreasSeparate cat and dog waiting areas, designed to ensure your pet is kept in a comfortably stress free environment.
Starter pack protection
Best Start in Life
Complete Care Senior
Flea & Worm Pack
Out of hours
Tel: Telephone: 0191 469 6926
Standard consultations before 9pm start from £167.50. Standard consultations after 9pm start from £215.00.