Wakefield Westgate Vets4Pets

Inside Pets At Home
Westgate Retail and Leisure Park
Ings Road
Wakefield
West Yorkshire
WF2 9SD

Telephone: 01924 566 766

Opening hours

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Meet the team

Fiona Coutts

Fiona Coutts

Joint venture Partner & Veterinary Surgeon

BVM&S MRCVS

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What is your favourite animal and why? 
Elephants. I find them interesting and enjoy learning about their social groupings with their matriarchs. 

What pets do you have and what are their names? 
I have a one-eyed ginger cat called Warrick. 

What's the best pet name that you've ever come across?
Mr and Mrs Softy (rabbits). 

What is your favourite famous animal? 
Hello Kitty 

What's the best aspect of working for Vets4Pets? 
I enjoy the case continuity, so being able to see my cases back, which has not always been possible in previous practices I have worked at. I also like the organisation and the fact that we are able to offer lots of special offers and packages to clients to help provide the best care for their pets.

Chris Coutts Veterinary Surgeon

Chris Coutts

Veterinary Surgeon & Joint Venture Partner

BVSc MRCVS

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What is your favourite animal and why? 
I like dogs, cats look down on you and horses think you're stupid!

What pets do you have and what are their names? 
Two black labs called Orla & Inca and a one eyed cat called Warrick.

What's the best pet name that you've ever come across? 
It's actually 3 Jack Russells called Jack, Russ and Al.

What is your favourite famous animal? 
Bruce the Shark from Finding Nemo!

Arleta Ostrzycka Veterinary Surgeon

Arleta Ostrzycka

Veterinary Surgeon

MRCVS

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What is your favourite animal and why? 
Cats because they are loving and playful.

What pets do you have and what are their names? 
A ginger cat called Teofil. 

What's the best pet name that you've ever come across?
Geoffrey

What is your favourite famous animal? 
Yogi Bear

What's the best aspect of working for Vets4Pets? 
The team are like a family and are very dedicated to their jobs.

Justyna (2)

Justyna Gebarowska

Veterinary Surgeon

MRCVS

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What is your favourite animal and why? 
Wild cats - for their beauty, strength and delicacy.

What pets do you have and what are their names? 
Loving, but very independent black cat called Benia.

What's the best pet name that you've ever come across? 
I like personalised and meaningful names, matched to each individual - there are no two exactly the same animal beings!

What is your favourite famous animal? 
The inseparable and extremely positive Timon & Pumba from The Lion King (which is my favourite cartoon as well)

What's the best aspect of working for Vets4Pets? 
People and animals - exceptionally friendly and supportive team and ability to work together to give all animals the best possible care and help.

Hilary (2)

Hilary Hardcastle

Registered Veterinary Nurse & Canine Behaviourist

RVN DipCABT

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What is your favourite animal and why? 
All animals but dogs are my passion, I think they are very misunderstood.

What pets do you have and what are their names? 
Raika my dog and Arthur and Minnie my two rescue cats.

What's the best pet name that you've ever come across? 
Otis, which is what I called my late dog.

What is your favourite famous animal? 
Mickey Mouse.

What's the best aspect of working for Vets4Pets? 
They are a great team who take care of their patients.

Leanne Cunliffe Veterinary Care Assistant

Leanne Cunliffe

Registered Veterinary Nurse

RVN

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What is your favourite animal and why? 
Elephants – they are so big and gentle I just want to squeeze them. 

What pets do you have and what are their names? 
A black and white cat named Daryl and another black and white called Podrick.

What's the best pet name you've ever come across? 
 Thor and Loki - two very big Rottweiler crosses. 

What is your favourite famous animal? 
Timon from the Lion King

What's the best aspect of working for Vets4Pets? 
Being part of a close knit team that are always on hand to help and give you advice. Also having the opportunity to continue training.

Jessie

Jessie Farrar

Registered Veterinary Nurse

RVN

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What is your favourite animal and why?

Anyone who has met me or knows me will know the answer to this! Of course it’s a GUINEA PIG!! Guinea pigs are amazing little animals, they’re super cute, cuddly and they give lots of affection and have conversations with you! Every guinea pig has its own personality, no two are alike!

What pets do you have and what are their names?

I currently breed and show Abyssinian Guinea pigs, I have various guinea pigs of all different breeds, I also have rescue pigs that need long term care. The guinea pigs live in groups and they are:

Layla and Margo (who has only one eye). Paco and Robin (with three legs like a Robin Reliant) Dougal and Diego. Acorn and Midnight, two brothers.

Blaze, Misty and Tiki all live separately as does our latest Abyssinian baby, Autumn Ice.​

What's the best pet name that you've ever come across? 

I don't think I really have a favourite name... the naming process of all our pigs is a very long process as there is usually a lot of contenders! 

What is your favourite famous animal? 

Pudsey! I've seen Pudsey whilst he was competing at Crufts a few years ago. He was amazing on the Agility course - I guess that's why he's an agility champion.

What's the best aspect of working for Vets4Pets? 

Being part of such a lovely fun working team. Working at Wakefield Westgate Vet4Pets is enjoyable every day, even when days are tough or you’re rushed off your feet everyone pulls together as a team to get the job done.​

Alex (2)

Alex Cain

Student Veterinary Nurse

Lisa (2)

Lisa Cookson

Practice Manager

RVN DipFN

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What is your favourite animal and why?

I like all animals, but especially cats and big cats.

What pets do you have and what are their names?

I have three cats, Holly who’s 18 years old and lives with my Mum, Edwina (Eddie) and Albert (Bertie) who are seven months old and keep me on my toes.

What's the best pet name that you've ever come across?

I like human names for pets, if you hadn’t guessed! Boris and Frank are probably the best I’ve come across.

What is your favourite famous animal? 

I like Archimedes, the cantankerous owl from Disneys Sword in the Stone.

What's the best aspect of working for Vets4Pets?

We’re a little tight knit family, we all look after each other and strive to provide the best affordable care we can for our patients.

Leanne Gilding

Leanne Gildings

Receptionist

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What is your favourite animal and why? 
Cats; they're cute, playful and loving, in little evil packages.


What pets do you have and what are their names? Four cats - two female, tortoiseshell cats, called Luna and Prongs, Loki who's black and Pip our latest grey and white rescue.

What's the best pet name that you've ever come across?
 
Jerry, the Springer Spaniel. 

What is your favourite famous animal? 
Ghost from Game of Thrones. 

What's the best aspect of working for Vets4Pets? 
The whole team gets on so well, coming to work is enjoyable. You get to meet lots of new people (and their pets!) and no day is ever the same.

Teresa Firth

Teresa Firth

Receptionist

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What is your favourite animal and why?

My favourite animal... I think all animals are great but I love dogs and cats. I also developed a love for red pandas after seeing them in the flesh... they're so cute. 

What pets do I have and what are they called? 

I have two dogs. Cleo is a Japanese Akita and Luca who is a black Labrador and staffy cross. 

What's the best pet name I've come across? 

The best pets name I have come across is Batman. 

What is your favourite famous animal? 
My favourite famous animal is Terry Nutkins' Californian Sea Lion called Gamini , I love Battle Cat from Heman and the masters of the universe and Eddie from Frasier 

What is the best aspect about working for Vets4Pets? 

The best thing about working for Vets4Pets is the friendly atmosphere between everyone that works here and visits. The care the animals and their owners receive is our number one priority.

Bethanie (2)

Bethanie Derrig

Receptionist

Emma (2)

Emma Hutchinson

Receptionist

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What is your favourite animal and why?
Rabbits - they have great personalities. They let you believe you've got them sussed, then casually produce a new trick or character trait just to keep you on your toes.
 
What pets do you have and what are their names?
Chocolate Labrador - Nelson a.k.a Nelbert and 2 Lionhead rabbits - Chase and Jellybean.
 
What's the best pet name that you've ever come across?
Dawn and dusk - 2 rabbits.
 
What is your favourite famous animal? 
Abu from Aladdin - because he's cheeky.
 
What's the best aspect of working for Vets4Pets? 
Working in such a warm, welcoming team and meeting the clients and their animals.  

Vets4Pets Wakefield Westgate 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! Find us in Pets at Home on Westgate Retail Park.

The friendly team can't wait to meet all of their new clients!

Click below to visit our blog to keep up to date with our practice and for useful information and advice for your pets. 
Vets4Pets Wakefield Westgate blog.

 

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Services

  • 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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  • 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.
  • 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

  • RCVS accreditation EDITED
  • Rabbit friendly vet logo SILVER 2019

Health Plans

Starter pack protection

Best Start in Life

£85
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.
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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
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Out of hours

Vets4Pets Leeds Birstall
Inside Pets at Home
Spring Ram Retail Park
West Yorkshire
WF17 9AD

Telephone: 01924 441 144

Standard consultation from: £35.00 Any necessary treatment or medication administered by the emergency service will be charged in addition to the emergency consultation fee.

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