Sunderland Vets4Pets

11 Station Rd
Fulwell
Sunderland
SR6 9AA

Telephone: 0191 548 7200

Closed Now

Need emergency care? See out of hours information.

Normal Opening Hours

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

Holiday Opening Hours

Jubilee

  • Thursday 02 Jun Closed
  • Friday 03 Jun Closed
  • Saturday 04 Jun  - 

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Now you can use WhatsApp to speak to a member of our team at a time that is convenient for you. You can order products such as Flea & Worm treatment, book appointments and make quick and easy payments from your device. Just save our phone number in your contacts - 07883295110

Meet the team

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Claire Burnley

Lead Veterinary Surgeon

MRCVS

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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.

Keren Tweedy

Keren Tweedy

Veterinary Surgeon

MRCVS

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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.

Lucy Dawson

Lucy Dawson

Veterinary Surgeon

MRCVS

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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.

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Koral Baud

Veterinary Surgeon

MRCVS

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I qualified in 2015 from the University of Bern in Switzerland and after working in primary care practice for 20 months, I moved to the North East of England to do a rotating internship in a veterinary hospital. I then worked in primary care practice for a short period of time before doing a surgical internship during which I started to study for a Certificate in Small Animal Surgery in which I have a keen interest. I joined Vets4Pets Sunderland in November 2020 and enjoy the great variety of cases we see.

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Rachel Scott

Veterinary Surgeon

MRCVS

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I qualified as a veterinary surgeon from Bristol University in 2020 and joined Vets4Pets Sunderland as a new graduate. After spending time there during university I was excited to join such a close knit team and excellent practice.
I love all aspects of being a vet and can’t wait to continue learning everyday and meeting all the wonderful pets and owners.
I enjoying spending my spare time at the beach and seeing my two fluffy cats, Sasha and Raggs.

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Marta Deu

Veterinary Surgeon

MRCVS

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I graduated with a Double Degree in Veterinary Medicine & Animal Science from the University of Lleida, 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 am currently enrolled in a post-graduate certificate in ophthalmology in which I am very passionate about. In my free time, I enjoy travelling and taking my Chihuahua Yeti for beach walks

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Alex Modrego

Veterinary Surgeon

MRCVS

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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 am currently working on a Post Graduate Certificate in Internal Medicine.

 

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

 
Rachel Smith

Rachel Smith

Practice Owner & Registered Veterinary Nurse

RVN

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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 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.

Claire Beckham

Claire Beckham

Nurse Team Manager

RVN, 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.

Chloe Robson

Chloe Robson

Senior Registered Veterinary Nurse

RVN

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I joined the team and Sunderland Vets4Pets as a student in 2017, and went on to qualify as a Registered Veterinary Nurse in 2018. I then went on to complete a certificate in feline nursing in 2020. I have a keen interest in emergency and critical care alongside anaesthesia. 

I have a spaniel cross called Moz and two rescue cats, Tom and Vincent. I enjoy every aspect of veterinary nursing and love how every day is different. We have an amazing team here, and I am very lucky to be a part of this.

Laura Farnworth

Laura Farnworth

Registered Veterinary Nurse

RVN

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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.

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Bethany Hunter

Registered Veterinary Nurse

RVN

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 I am a final year veterinary nursing student, I joined the Vets4Pets family in August 2019 after completing my first year of training. I have always had a passion for working with animals. I currently have 3 dogs and 2 rabbits who I enjoy spending time with.

 

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Bronwen Charlton

Student Veterinary Nurse

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I am a first year student Veterinary Nurse; I have been with the team at Fulwell since 2015 when I started off as Veterinary Care Assistant. Since childhood I have had a love for animals and a passion for their welfare. I always knew I wanted to work in the Veterinary industry. I have a pug called Alfie and 2 cats called Dobby and Loki who my partner and I rescued as strays. I love my job and I couldn’t ask for a better team of nurses and vets to work alongside.

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Katie Fairbairn

Client Services Manager

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Angela Turner

Client Services Advisor

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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.

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Claire Camsey

Client Services Advisor

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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 - client services team

Amanda Normanton

Client Services Advisor

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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.

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Andrea Wynn

Client Services Advisor

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I joined the team in Sunderland Vets4Pets 2019 after spending a 'long' time as a hairdresser and salon owner. I enjoy communicating with people and I have an interest in mental health, having recently qualified as a Mental Health First Aider.  I love to meet our clients and their pets.  At home I enjoy spending time with my family, our pets and pottering around in the garden

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!

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Services

  • 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.
  • Cruciate Surgery
    Surgery to repair damaged stifle ligaments.
  • 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.
  • Electrolyte
    Enables the assessment of critical blood chemicals such as sodium and potassium.
  • 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
    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.
  • Orthopaedics
    Surgery of joints and bones.
  • Pet Passport
    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.
  • Rabbit Medicine and Testing
    Rabbit Medicine and Testing
  • 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.
  • Small Mammal Medicine and Surgery
    Small Mammal Medicine and Surgery
  • 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 & Ultrasound
    X-Ray & Ultrasound

Practice tour

Practice accreditations

  • $R011TVO
  • Rabbit friendly vet logo SILVER 2019

Health Plans

Health Plan

Complete Care Junior

£15 a month
Expert veterinary care, plus lots of support and tailored advice for your puppy or kitten, in an affordable and convenient way
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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

Vac4Life

Just £99
Vac4Life is a preventative plan following primary vaccinations
Vac4Life

Out of hours

Vets Now Gateshead
Stoneygate Lane
Felling
Gateshead
NE10 0LX

Telephone: 0191 469 6926

Standard consultation fees start from £250.50

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