Out of hoursYork Emergency Vets
Telephone: 01904 643 997
Standard Consultation Before 11pm: £165 After 11pm: £205
Meet the team
Hi I'm Gemma and I'm one of the vets here at Vets4Pets York.
My ambition from a very early age was to become a vet and I graduated from the University of Liverpool in 2014, having previously completed a degree in Bioveterinary Science (also at Liverpool).
I am originally from Surrey but my family now lives in Cumbria which is where I first met Helen. I have a cat named Mango and a Golden Retriever named Amber, as well as several chickens and some tropical fish.
In my spare time I enjoy cooking, baking and gardening, as well as walking in the North York Moors and Lake District fells with Amber. I love working with our wonderful team at Vets4Pets York and caring for all your lovely pets.
My name is Helen and I graduated from Liverpool University in 2005. After starting out in mixed practice I have concentrated on small animal work for the last 9 years. I enjoy all aspects of my job but have developed a particular interest in emergency and critical care medicine and surgery and I am very pleased to be joining the dedicated night team here at York Vets4Pets.
Outside work I enjoy swimming, and walking our Springer Spaniels, Peggy and Mabel, with my husband Joe and our 2 young children. We also have a fabulous cat called Freddie, who has been a veterinary challenge all his life!
Hi, I’m Christine, one of the vets at Vets4Pets in both York and Selby. 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. In the photo is Buttercup, one of the friendly cows I got to know during my time at vet school!
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.
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!
Hi, I’m Claire, and I have qualified as a Veterinary Nurse at Myerscough College. For the next 2 years I am going to be studying for my honours degree, which I am looking forward too.
I have wanted to work with animals for as long as I can remember, and now I feel lucky to be able to work helping people and their pets. I am very excited to start working with Helen and the team again.
I have recently moved to York with my Border Collie, Holly from Cumbria and we both are loving City life. I enjoying going on long walks with Holly, and anything arty and watching and playing sports.
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!
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.
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.
My name is Lucy, I’m a Student Veterinary nurse. I am going into my 2nd year of the Bsc hons degree course with Middlesex university linked with the College of Animal Welfare in Leeds. At home I have a Golden Retriever called Sol and a Cocker Spaniel called Jake, as well as a guinea pig called Bruno. I have always had a passion for animals and knew from a young age i wanted to work in the veterinary industry.
In my spare time I enjoy baking, spending time with family and friends and exploring new places.
Hi, my name is Jared and I joined the team at Vets4Pets York in December 2018 as a veterinary care assistant. I'm originally from Oklahoma and I moved to England after meeting my partner.
Pictured with me is Myst, our first cat when she was just a kitten. We now have 3 altogether and they are a constant source of entertainment and personality. We believe that life is always much better with cats and dogs. It has always made me very happy to work with and for those that feel the same way.
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.
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!
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