We’re still here for you and your pets
Whilst we are still only open for medically essential and emergency appointments (in line with the government guidelines), if you have any concerns about your pet’s health care needs, please don’t hesitate to contact us, to see how we can help. We now offer a range of services to support you and your pets - such as remote consultations and collection or delivery of some products if your pet is on our Complete Care Health Plan.
If you are visiting us, please note we are taking steps to help keep you and our colleagues safe, so please respect the following social distancing guidelines:
- 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 at your local practice, you may need to wait outside until a member of the team invites you in.
- 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 us and are concerned about your pet’s health, please contact us and a member of the team can discuss available options. We will continue to share regular updates here and on our Facebook page. We thank you for the patience at this time.
We’re now offering some vaccinations
In response to updated guidance from our regulatory body we are now carrying out some primary and booster vaccinations, where it is safe to do so and required or indicated for your pet’s welfare. If your pet is due their vaccinations please contact us for further advice.
Safe collection of medication available
We are now able to offer safe collection of your pet’s medication and flea and worm preventative mediations. Please contact us to find out more.
Meet the team
I graduated from the Royal Veterinary College London in 2005. I've always worked with small animals (dogs/cats/rabbits/small furries) and have worked in every area of practice from traditional on-call, to running an emergency clinic, back to traditional practice before coming to York Vets4Pets.
I started working here as a locum, and liked it so much that when Helen asked if I wanted to stay permanently, saying 'yes' was an easy decision. I honestly enjoy every aspect of being a vet, but my favourite parts are emergency and critical care, soft tissue surgery, cardiology, and treating dental problems. I find it really satisfying taking a really sick pet and returning them home wagging (or purring or nose twitching!).
Outside of work I am mum to a lovely eight-year old daughter, and we also have a spaniel, two hamsters, two fish and about fifty water snails that just keep reproducing! In the little time I have left I really enjoy fitness and writing fiction.
Hi, I’m Christine, one of the vets at Vets4Pets in York. I graduated from Cambridge University in 2017. I then decided to do something a bit different and spent 6 months travelling and working as a vet in New Zealand. It was an amazing and probably once in a lifetime opportunity. I’ve now settled back into life in the UK and after spending a year working in a mixed practice in North Yorkshire I have made the move to small animal practice. I’m excited to be joining the teams in both York and Selby.
In my free time I enjoy playing cricket, singing in choirs and hiking. I’m always up for anything involving adventure, travelling, sport, and generally being in the outdoors.
Hello! I’m Marilyn. I’ve been in York at Vets4Pets for a few months now and loving every minute of it. I graduated from Texas A&M in 1994. I had to leave my pets at home in the US, so I’d love it if I can spoil yours!
My name is Katie Todd and I am head nurse at the York Vets4Pets I began my ‘veterinary nursing journey’ in 2000 when I began my studies at the Royal Veterinary College in London. Three years later I qualified as a vet nurse and then gained my degree in 2004. Since then I have been working as a vet nurse for the same practice and have gained experience in all areas of the role including medical and surgical nursing, anaesthesia and nurse clinics.
I am also involved in the training of student vet nurses and I am the practices clinical coach. I enjoy all aspects of my job really and feel privileged to be involved in the care and treatment of people’s pets. I know first hand how important our animals are to us and always aim to look after my patients to the best of my ability and in a way I would want my own pets to be treated.
At home, I have a wonderful 11 year old Border Collie, ‘Jura’, a crazy little cat called ‘Kitkat’ and lots of pretty tropical fish. I also share my home with my partner and beautiful little boy who is three and a half years old and keeps me very busy when I am not at work!
My name is Laura Hagston and I graduated from Harper Adams University in September 2016 with a first class, Bsc (Hons) degree in Veterinary Nursing and Practice Management. I was also awarded Student Veterinary Nurse of the year 2016. I completed my practical training in a small animal veterinary hospital in North East Lincolnshire and spent almost 18 months working in a mixed practice in East Yorkshire once qualified.
I love all aspects of veterinary nursing, but I most enjoy inpatient care, intensive care nursing and supporting patients suffering with osteo-arthritis. I currently live in Market Weighton with a very energetic and head-strong, 9 year old patter-jack called Pippa.
Outside work I enjoy baking, going to fitness classes and taking Pippa to her favourite place, Bridlington South Beach. I also love exploring new places, both in the UK and abroad.
I qualified as a veterinary nurse from Askham Bryan College in 2011 and I'm excited to be working at Vets4Pets.
I enjoy all aspects of nursing, but particularly enjoy the medical side of things & nursing patients during their treatment / recovery. I also like being able to interact with pets & their owners during nurse clinics.The job can be both physically & emotionally demanding at times, but I love what I do & couldn't imagine doing anything else.
At home, I have the crazy ginger Lab, Frank and a cat called Peggy!
From the age of about 4 I knew I wanted to work in a vets. I later realised I had a passion for nursing.
After 3 years of study I qualified in 2010 with a foundation degree in veterinary nursing. Since then I progressed and took on the role as head nurse. I am now delighted to be joining the Vets4Pets team and become one of their dedicated night team. Allowing me to enhance my emergency and critical care skills which I have a passion for as well as all other nursing duties. When I'm not at work I enjoy riding my horse Pubert and spending quality time with my partner Robin and our cat Smokey and our crazy beagles Bonnie and Burnie!
I recently travelled to Africa to work at Welgevonden Game Reserve where I learnt a lot about conservation. This was a great opportunity and I also learnt a bit about tracking, which was so exciting!
At home I live with my partner Rob, Larry and my hamster, Paddington.
Heather joined the practice in April 2020 having qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in 1996. Over the years, Heather has worked in both first and second opinion practices, as well as taking time out of nursing to pursue a career in Management with Mars Petcare. She also had a brief spell as a Canine Hydrotherapist and Lecturer in Veterinary Nursing in Further and Higher Education.
Heather’s main interest in practice is in the consulting room interacting with pets and their owners but also enjoys work in theatre and the medical ward. At home Heather has both cats and dogs to keep her busy, including her favourite cat, Martin Meowski.
Hi my names Cammi, I’m a student veterinary nurse at York vets4pets. I’m in my first year of the Bsc hons course with Middlesex university which is linked with college of animal welfare. I have two cats called Tilly and Nala and I share a horse called Gally.
In my spare time I enjoy riding my horse and taking her to competitions. I have always had a love for animals and knew I wanted to work in the veterinary field from a young age.
Hi! I’m Grace and I’m very excited to join York Vets4Pets as a student veterinary nurse! In my spare time I love travelling and exploring new places with Bonnie, my Cocker Spaniel. This is us at Peasholm Park in Scarborough, and as you can see she is the worst to take photos with! I guess ducks are clearly more exciting than posing for a photo with me! I’m looking forward to meeting you and all your pets!!
Hello, my names Freya. I am a student veterinary nurse studying at Askham Bryan. I love working at York vets4pets and meeting all the lovely animals that come in. I realised I wanted to pursue veterinary nursing a little later in life after volunteering abroad with various charities. I love all animals but have a soft spot for cats, after graduating I would like to complete a feline friendly certificate.
I like to spend my spare time with my partner Nathan and our crazy cats Indie and Malinke.
Hello, my name is Sarah and I am 20 years old. I am a veterinary care assistant. I have dreamt of working with animals and caring for them for as long as I can remember. Animals have always been a major part of my life. At home we have 8 dogs, two canaries, and a parrot called Kes. It wasn’t a plan to have so many dogs, but they just seem to find us and never leave!
My personal favourite of all the animals is a Springer spaniel named Misty who at 14 years of age is now a very old lady; I first got her when she was three years old. I attended Askham Bryan College in York and I am really looking forward to the new opportunity of being part of the Vets 4 Pets team.
Hello! My names Lucy and I joined the Vets4Pets York team in April 2019 as a Client Care Advisor.
I’m a massive animal lover of all shapes and sizes, I’ve always wanted to be a vet nurse so I’m hoping to follow my dream.
In my spare time I play some games, walk my pooch Shadow and read. Shadow is a reactive dog and it can be challenging at times but he’s so worth it! He’s worth everything and he gives the best cuddles too.
I look forward to seeing you all come in with your pets.
Hello, my names Lauren and I have recently joined the team as a Client Care Advisor.
I look forward to meeting you all!
Hello there, my name is Selina. I joined the team earlier this year. I have always had a great love for animals, they bring so much joy to our lives. I really enjoy being able to say hello to our lovely animal friends that come through our reception!
In my spare time I love being in nature, travelling and exploring new places. Being creative and spending time with friends. At home we have a cat named Ella, who really does rule to roost and 3 chickens who rule to garden
I love meeting all the pets that come in for treatment, getting them weighed and hopefully putting them and their owners at ease as it can be quite scary for some of the animals.
Hi I'm Nikki and I'm really looking forward to being part of the team. I have worked in vets surgeries for over 13 years and love it. I'm looking forward to meeting you all.
I have been around dogs my whole life and have had a variety of animals in the past from an iguana to a barn owl.
I'm currently owned by 3 rescue dogs, Jeff, Rita and Ghost.
Vets4Pets York 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!
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.
Digital X-RayDigital X ray equipment is available.
Isolation UnitA special ward to care for animals with contagious diseases.
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Blood Pressure MonitorUsed to measure the range of blood pressure as a preventative treatment to identify early signs of systemic hypertension.
BiochemistryAllows an assessment of the functionality of a patients organs.
HaematologyAllows the assessment of a patient's blood and blood cells.
In-house LaboratoryA range of analytical tests and equipment to assist in the rapid diagnosis of illness.
X-Ray & UltrasoundX-Ray & Ultrasound
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.
Nurse ClinicAppointments with a highly qualified nurse which can cover anything from nutrition and fitness advice, grooming techniques, to pet socialisation classes.
Hospital WardSuite of custom-built kennels for the housing and monitoring of in-patients.
AnaestheticGeneral anaesthetic enables us to perform many procedures kindly and safely for your pet.
DentistryThe treatment and prevention of dental disease
Starter pack protection
Best Start in Life
Complete Care Senior
Flea & Worm Pack