Sunderland Vets4Pets

11 Station Rd
County Durham
0191 548 7200 Chat on WhatsApp

Open Today 08:00 - 19:00

Opening Hours

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

Meet the team

Keren Tweedy


Senior Veterinary Surgeon


Read Keren bio

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 the Sunderland & Sunderland South Vets4Pets practices. 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


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.

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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.



Veterinary Surgeon


Read Marta bio

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 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



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 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.

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Veterinary Surgeon


Read Maja bio

I qualified as a Veterinary Surgeon in 2022 at the University of Life Sciences in Lublin, Poland. I joined Vets4Pets Sunderland as a new graduate and couldn't dream of a better team to start my vet journey with. 

I enjoy working with pets and the variety of cases we see on a daily basis. Every day is different and that makes me love my job the most!

During my study, I had a chance to expand my knowledge in Hungary, Italy and Portugal. I use every given opportunity to travel and get to know other people and cultures. 



Veterinary Surgeon


Read Andre bio

I have a degree in Genetics and Biotechnology from the University of Vila Real, Portugal and also my veterinary degree, which was concluded in the University of Veterinary Medicine of Lisbon (FMV) in May 2022.

I love to work with pets, kind people and to keep learning every day. It's a pleasure to work in Vets4Pets Sunderland South thanks to our joyful team and our kind clients, that characterize the North East.

My favourite area of Veterinary Medicine is endocrinology, buy I have a strong interest in cardiology, ultrasonography and all areas of Internal Medicine. 

In my free time I like to travel abroad and to do outdoor activities, such as hiking, foraging and cycling. ​



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.
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 20 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 Vets4Pets and our sister practice Sunderland South Vets4Pets, where I am also the practice partner, as well as working remotely.

Claire Beckham


Nurse Team Manager

RVN, Grad dip VN

Read Claire bio

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


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


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.

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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.


laura kennedy


Registered Veterinary Nurse


Read Laura bio

I am a final year student at the RVC university in London, hoping to qualify July 2023. I have completed all of my placements at Sunderland  Vets4Pets and have enjoyed working with such an amazing team.

I have a 6 year old Cockapoo called Ollie who I love to take on long walks in my spare time. He particularly enjoys going to the beach and getting covered in sand.

I am interested in consulting and I am hoping to develop my skills in rehabilitation and physiotherapy further following qualifying in May 2023.

emma slater


Registered Veterinary Nurse


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I have been a student veterinary nurse with the team at Sunderland Vets4Pets for 4 years.  I qualified in October 2023 from Edinburgh Napier University with the help from this amazing team who have trained me.  I have an interest in patient wound care and anaesthesia and hope to progress these areas further in my career.

I have a senior black cat, called Kiara who is 20 years old and hopefully I will be adopting a dog soon to join me on my hikes and travelling.

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Student Veterinary Nurse


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I’ve worked at Sunderland Vets4pets for 3 years now starting with my work experience then VCA course and now doing my nursing which I will hopefully be qualified in 2024. I love working here and have a strong interest in inpatient/hospitalised patient care, looking after all your pets when they stay in with us.I have 2 dogs, a Boxer called Stanley and a Shih Tzu called Ruby. I love taking my dogs to the beach and letting them have fun on the sand. I also have a crested gecko called Freddie.

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Client Services Manager

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Client Services Advisor

Read Claire bio

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.

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Client Services Advisor

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Having worked in the Customer Service Industry for 20 years, I started my role as Receptionist at Vet4Pets in February 2019. I thoroughly enjoy my role, especially getting lots of cuddles form the Pets as well as interacting with the clients. I have a crazy Boxer named Stanley & a lovely Shih-Tzu called Ruby. Outside of work I love spending time with my family and friends.



Client Services Advisor

Read Andrea bio

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

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Client Services Advisor

Read Beverley bio

Having had a job in customer service since leaving school I enjoy meeting new people and their pets.  I joined the team in Sunderland Vets4Pets in August 2022 after a job change.  This is the best thing I have ever done.  I love animals.

Outside of work I look after my elderly mother and spend time with my family, and going to music concerts.

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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 carer and joined Vets4Pets at the start of June 2023, it's the best decision I made, I enjoy interacting with clients and getting to meet their pets. Cuddles is a big perk of the job. 

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

Vets4Pets Sunderland is committed to bringing you affordable, high quality care via a modern, well equipped practice, including a lab, pharmacy, digital x-ray, dental x-ray and ultrasound.  We have a friendly team working throughout the practice that can't wait to meet all of clients and patients.



  • 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
  • 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 / 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.
  • 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

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Practice accreditations

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

Health Plans

Health Plan

Complete Care Junior

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

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

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NE10 0LX

Telephone: 0191 469 6926

Standard consultation fees start from £276