Ashton Under Lyne Vets4Pets

Inside Pets at Home
Snipe Retail Park
Manchester Road
0161 371 2954

Closed Now

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Opening Hours

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

Safe collection of medication available

We are now able to offer safe collection of your pet’s medication and flea and worm preventative medications. Please contact us to find out more.

Meet the team

Lewis Ruddock

Lewis Ruddock

Practice Owner & Veterinary Surgeon


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Lewis graduated from Liverpool University in 2005 and started off in a small animal practice in worksop. In 2013 Lewis joined the Vets4pets team before moving back to the North West in 2015 to become a JVP at Ashton-Under-Lyne. He has a keen interest in all aspects of veterinary medicine and surgery. Lewis has Barney a crossbreed dog and two cats; Tesni and her son who is called Saber. When Lewis has free time he enjoys spending it with his family. For Lewis being part of the Vets4pets family means being able to offer value for money without cutting corners, while being a small, local team means our clients see familiar faces that provide them a personal friendly service.

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Liggy-Mae Stefaniw

Veterinary surgeon


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Liggy-Mae joined the team in September 2020 after graduating as a Vet from the University of Bristol. She is enjoying meeting all the clients and their pets. Liggy-Mae has an interest in Dentistry and is passionate about animal welfare, particularly small animal husbandry. She has two very cute hamsters: a Hybrid dwarf called ‘Marshmallow the Butter Bean’ and a Roborovski called ‘Peanut Butter Pancakes’. In her spare time she enjoys learning new crafts and spending time outdoors.

Elaine McLaughlin

Elaine McLaughlin

Practice Owner & Registered Veterinary Nurse

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Elaine started working at Vets4Pets Ashton in 2007 later becoming the partner nurse in 2017 alongside Lewis. Elaine loves all animals and is particularly interested in pet behavioural problems. Elaine owns Doyle the cat who was brought into the practice as a stray. She also owns the beautiful Lucy a Shire cross horse. In her free time Elaine enjoys spending time with Lucy. Elaine is proud to have seen the practice grow over the years into the great team it now is.


Deborah Walker

Registered Veterinary Nurse


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Debbie has been with Vets4Pets Ashton since 2008, she has worked in Veterinary since leaving school. Debbie feels lucky to be someone who's job is her passion. She has two beautiful horses Betty and Doris, two spaniels and two hand reared sheep. When she isn't in work she can be found at her farm or out at events with her horses. 

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Kirstie Fielden-Cash

Student Veterinary Nurse

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Kirstie joined us at Vets4pets in 2014. She started as a VCA however the following year she decided to start her training to become a RVN. Kirstie really enjoys nurse consults and building a relationship with the owners and their pets. During this time Kirstie welcomed her first child Jessica. Kirstie has two cats Cali who came to Kirstie as a stray and Kevin. Recently Kirstie welcomed Dotty the miniature Dachshund into the family.


Camilla Buckingham

Registered Veterinary Nurse


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Camilla loves being a RVN and qualified in 2014. She came and joined the team here at Vets 4 Pets in 2020 she enjoys nutrition and helping owners to get the most for their pets from their food, she has helped a number of our patients in weight clinics. Camilla has two lovable rogues Kook a black cat and Elmo a ginger cat, both of which Camilla adopted while working in vets. Camilla enjoys being outdoorsy and spends most of her spare time out with her partner.

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Hayley Thorneycroft

Registered Veterinary Nurse


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Hayley joined the team in October 2020 as a newly qualified RVN. Previously working as a vet receptionist for 7 years and before that working with horses. She enjoys all aspects of her job particularly microscopy and being theatre nurse. Hayley has two older miniature dachshunds called Beau and Daisy and cat called Dennis a failed foster that she hand reared. She also owns a Horse called Esmeralda who Hayley spends most of her free time with. 

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Danielle Fryer

Student Veterinary Nurse

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Danielle started at Vets 4 Pets in November 2020 as a Veterinary Care assistant (VCA) She has always had a keen interest in animals, previously working in kennels and other vets. In September 2021 she started her Veterinary nurse training so far she is enjoying the Laboratory work she is doing.   Danielle owns an adorable Cavapoo, called Ralph, who she loves spending her spare time with exploring the beautiful Peak District.




Read Michelle bio

Michelle joined us in December 2014 as a receptionist after previously training as a physiotherapist. She loves to see all the pets that come to see us and getting to know them and their owners.  Michelle has Daisy, Frostie and Theo the pugs. Polo the ragdoll and two horses called Flick and Dee. Michelle loves to spend her spare time with her pets and friends, usually walking the dogs or competing the horses.



Read Linda bio

Linda has worked at Vets 4pets since March 2010 after previously working in banking. Her favourite part of the job is meeting new people and their pets, especially new puppies. She owns the lovely little Lhasa Apso Lucy and a tortoise called Toady.

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Read Helen bio

Helen started with us in 2018, bringing with her approximately 17 years’ experience working as a vet receptionist. She enjoys meeting all the pets and enjoys being able to watch them go from pups/kittens to older patients. Helen has 3 cats Pumpkin, Tinkerbelle and queenie Tuts and an American Bulldog Cross called Vinnie who is big daft and dozy. In her spare time Helen loves to spend it with her grandchildren.




Read Siobhan bio

Siobhan started with us in October 2021, she has previous experience working as a Veterinary receptionist. Siobhan enjoys meeting all the pets, young and old. She has a bouncy Beagle called Bob. In her spare time she loves to socialise with friends or spend time with her little boy Joseph and Bob.  

Vets4Pets Ashton Under Lyne 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!



  • Emergency cover
    Even if we are closed, we have your pet covered.
  • Biochemistry
    Allows an assessment of the functionality of a patients organs.
  • Blood Pressure Monitor
    Used to measure the range of blood pressure as a preventative treatment to identify early signs of systemic hypertension.
  • Dentistry
    The treatment and prevention of dental disease

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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
    Generates digital 2D images of bones and internal organs.

Practice tour



Puppy and Kitten Welcome Pack

Puppy and Kitten Pack for just £85

Health Plans

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

Out of hours

Vets Now Manchester
98 Bury Old Road
M45 6TQ

Telephone: 0161 222 6101

Standard consultation fees start from £265.50.