Bedlington Vets4Pets

Ridge Farm
Netherton Road
NE22 6DZ

Telephone: 01670 536110

Closed Now

Need emergency care? See out of hours information.

Opening Hours

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

Meet the team

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Dr Robert Dorward

Practice Owner & Veterinary Surgeon

Read Dr Robert Dorward bio

I graduated from the University of Nottingham in 2016 and I have worked in small animal practice since then – in and around Newcastle, finally settling at Bedlington Vets4Pets. 

I am originally from Newcastle – so naturally in my spare time I enjoy exploring our beautiful coastline and the amazing countryside we have on our doorstep - with my beautiful Flat Coated Retriever 'Trudie'. I’ve always said there is no place in the world like the North East of England – I love it!

I am really looking forward to meeting all of the animals we have in Bedlington – and treating them all like one of our extended Vets4Pets family.

Katie Logan

Veterinary Surgeon

Laurie Maddox

Laurie Maddox

Practice Owner & Registered Veterinary Nurse

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Having always been interested in animals from a young age, especially horses I was a member of the local Pony Club and competed my Showjumping ponies at both local and national level. My love of animals continued and I went on to study an Advanced Diploma in Equine and Business Studies at Bishop Burton College, whilst also achieving BHSAI teaching qualification. I decided to continue studying and qualified in 2008 as a Registered Veterinary Nurse. I have worked with Vets4Pets since 2011 and joined the Bedlington practice shortly after opening. I enjoy the practical element of my job; nursing sick patients, anaesthesia, radiography, nurse clinics and have by completed a course in surgical nursing. I am also a clinical coach, training and mentoring students in practice. The decision to join Robert and become owners of the Bedlington surgery provides the opportunity to combine continuity of care to our patients and stability for our whole Veterinary team. I have a Dalmatian dog Ruby, a cat Minxy and two horses Mollie and Poppy. My spare time is spent with my family; my husband, little girl Amelia and my little boy Fletcher. We like spending sunny days at the beach, going on bike rides and countryside walks.
Katie Taylor

Katie Taylor

Registered Veterinary Nurse

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It was always my dream as a little girl to become a veterinary nurse - and in 2013 i became a Registered Veterinary Nurse (RVN). 

At work i have a keen interest in physiotherapy and how this can benefit your pets. I am currently undergoing further training in this area - watch this space! I also enjoy hand rearing abandoned kittens and finding them forever homes. 

I have two rescue cats at home - Billy and Combo. I also have a horse called Brian. 

In my spare time, i love to spend time with my family: my partner, my little girl and my little boy. 


Rachel Cannell

Registered Veterinary Nurse

Alfie Cozens

Student veterinary nurse

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I have had  a love of animals from a young age and have two dogs of my own: a 3 year old Border Collie called Peggy and a nine year old rescue Collie called Bobbie. I love taking the girls out for a nice long countryside walk. 

I am currently training to be a Veterinary Nurse with Askham Bryan college - and enjoying every minute. 

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Christie Taylor

Student veterinary nurse

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I have always had a passion for animals from a young age. Growing up i spent most of my time with my horse - competing in riding club show jumping and dressage. Whilst i have much less time now for competing - my horse 'Joey' is still my best friend. 

My family includes 5 dogs and 2 cats, who have all been regular visitors at Vets4Pets over the years. I am so excited to have recently joined the team in 2022 and begin my Veterinary Nurse training. 


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Janice Paterson

Client Care Advisor

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From a very young age, i have always had a love of animals - and my two Border Collies (Maggie and Ben) certainly keep me on my toes! 

In my spare time i enjoy cooking and i am a member of a local pop choir. 

Before joining Bedlington Vets4Pets, i worked extensively within the cosmetics industry - and then i spent 6 years working on cruise ships, all over the world. 

I absolutely love my job in this fantastic surgery - and i get to meet all of your wonderful pets. 

Louise Makin

Client Services Manager

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I currently have 7 rescue dogs - and i will always make room for more. I enjoy meeting all of our wonderful clients and their animals. 

I have always enjoyed working in the customer service industry, however i now have my dream job - i can combine my love for animals and meeting new people. 

I enjoy spending time with my husband and daughter. We enjoy long walks on the beach and meals together as a family. 


Lisa Porter

Client Care Adviser

Vets4Pets Bedlington 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

Show more services

  • Haematology – Blood testing
    Allows the assessment of a patient's blood and blood cells.
  • 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.
  • Operating Theatre
    An operating theatre with gaseous anaesthetic facility for surgical procedures.
  • X-Ray
    Generates digital 2D images of bones and internal organs.

Health Plans

Health Plan

Complete Care

From £8 a month
Save at least £215 on routine pet healthcare
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Health Plan

Complete Care Senior

From £17
Save at least £342 on routine pet healthcare
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Health Plans

Flea & Worm Pack

Protect your pet and your pocket!
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Out of hours

Moorview Vets
Northumberland Business Park West
NE23 7RH

Telephone: 0191 338 8890

Consultation price: £143 (8am - 8pm), £170 (8pm - 8am)