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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

Robert Dorward

Robert Dorward

Practice Owner & Veterinary Surgeon

Read 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. I have a special interest in complex small animal medicine cases and enjoy the challenges that a day in practice provides – no two days are the same! 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. 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.
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

Registered Veterinary Nurse

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I have always wanted to work as a Veterinary Nurse since being 3 year old after watching Animal Hospital! I began studying a diploma in Animal Management at Kirkley hall campus. I then began my training at North Tyneside Vets4Pets and enrolled into college to gain a Level 3 Veterinary Nursing certificate. I qualified in 2013 and currently working towards a Level 4 Certificate in Emergency and Critical Care. I enjoy hand rearing kittens and have owned six hand rears over the years. I currently have one of my hand rear kittens Sully and a rescue cat Prinny, I also have a dog named Bugsy and two ponies called Copper and Scarlett. I have just recently came back from maternity to work at Bedlington Vets4Pets and am thoroughly enjoying it. I enjoy spending my spare time with my daughter and my partner.

Karen Masters

Client Care Advisor

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I have had a love of animals for as long as I can remember. When I was younger & living with my parents we always had horses & ponies, so I spent most of my time growing up, enjoying their company. My husband, two daughters & myself have had various animals over the years, including fish, hamsters, guinea pigs & rabbits. We had Murphy our gorgeous Cavalier King Charles spaniel for 13 & a half years too. When we sadly lost Murphy a couple of years ago, my daughters desperately wanted to get a puppy, so we now have Amber, another beautiful little Cavalier. She makes us all laugh every day! I worked at Sunderland Vets4Pets when it first opened in 2008 & I was there for just under five years. I absolutely loved working there & met some amazing people & animals. I then moved jobs to work with my husband, which I did for approximately 4 & a half years. A visit to my local Vets4Pets in Bedlington with Amber for her annual booster this summer, resulted in me being offered a job as receptionist. I am so happy to be here & although I know a few of our lovely clients & their pets already, I can’t wait to meet everyone else who will come in to see us in the future! In our spare time, my family & I love cooking, going on long walks, eating out & enjoying relaxing holidays together.

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.
  • 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.

Show more services

  • 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

Health Plans

Health Plan

Complete Care

From £8 a month
Complete peace of mind
Brian and Kitten

Health Plan

Complete Care Senior

From £17
A complete care plan for your 7+ year old pet's continued good health
senior dog outside in sun

Health Plans

Flea & Worm Pack

Protect your pet and your pocket!
dog in field

Health Plan


Just £99
Vac4Life is a preventative plan following primary vaccinations

Out of hours

Moorview Vets
Northumberland Business Park West
NE23 7RH

Telephone: 0191 338 8890

Standard consultations : £100

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