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Sunderland Vets4Pets

11 Station Rd

Telephone: 0191 548 7200

Open Today 08:00 - 19:00

Opening Hours

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

Meet the team

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Claire Burnley

Lead 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.

Keren Tweedy

Keren Tweedy

Veterinary Surgeon


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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


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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.


Koral Baud

Veterinary Surgeon


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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


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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.

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 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


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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


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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.

Bethany Hunter

Registered Veterinary Nurse


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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.


Andrea Wynn

Client Services Advisor

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-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.
  • Emergency cover
    Even if we are closed, we have your pet covered.
  • Orthopaedics
    Surgery of joints and bones.
  • Operating Theatre
    An operating theatre with gaseous anaesthetic facility for surgical procedures.

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  • Separate Cat & Dog Wards
    Separate cat and dog hospital wards, designed to ensure your pet is kept in a comfortably stress free environment.
  • Digital X-Ray
    Digital X ray equipment is available.
  • Isolation Unit
    A special ward to care for animals with contagious diseases.
  • Echocardiography (heart scans)
    Generates a 2D moving image of your pet's heart.
  • Blood Pressure Monitor
    Used to measure the range of blood pressure as a preventative treatment to identify early signs of systemic hypertension.
  • ECG
    ECG is also available to keep your pet's heart healthy.
  • Ultrasound
    Generates 2-D moving images of your pet’s internal organs at work.
  • Biochemistry
    Allows an assessment of the functionality of a patients organs.
  • Haematology
    Allows the assessment of a patient's blood and blood cells.
  • Electrolyte
    Enables the assessment of critical blood chemicals such as sodium and potassium.
  • In-house Laboratory
    A range of analytical tests and equipment to assist in the rapid diagnosis of illness.
  • X-Ray & Ultrasound
    X-Ray & Ultrasound
  • Weight Clinic
    Monitoring clinic to help dogs and cats achieve optimal weights – both if they have been under or overweight
  • Soft Tissue
    Surgical procedures involving the soft tissues such as ears and skin.
  • Puppy Parties
    Puppy parties to support you to train, socialise and ensure your puppy has the best start in life possible.
  • Prescriptions
    We can provide written prescriptions upon request.
  • Health Plans
    Designed to cover all the regular pet care essentials such as vaccinations and flea and worm prevention, whilst saving you money.
  • Pet Passport
    Trained Official Veterinarian vets to issue Pet Passports, Fit to Fly letters and rabies serology tests.
  • Nutritional Advice
    Advice and support for your pet's diet.
  • Nurse Clinic
    Appointments with a highly qualified nurse which can cover anything from nutrition and fitness advice, grooming techniques, to pet socialisation classes.
  • Medication
  • Locally Owned
    This practice is locally owned.
  • Hospital Ward
    Suite of custom-built kennels for the housing and monitoring of in-patients.
  • 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)
  • Cruciate Surgery
    Surgery to repair damaged stifle ligaments.
  • 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.
  • Anaesthetic
    General anaesthetic enables us to perform many procedures kindly and safely for your pet.
  • Dentistry
    The treatment and prevention of dental disease
  • Microchipping
    A microchip can help retrieve lost pets
  • Small Mammal Medicine and Surgery
    Small Mammal Medicine and Surgery
  • 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.

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


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 consultation fees start from £232.

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