Vets4Pets Bishop Auckland

89 Cockton Hill Road
Bishop Auckland
DL14 6JN

Telephone: 01388 660 280

Opening hours

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

Out of hours

Wear Referrals Veterinary Hospital
TS21 2ES

Telephone: 01388 777 770

Standard consultations before 11pm: £130.00

Meet the team

Lisa paterson

Lisa Paterson

Veterinary Surgeon

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My name is Lisa and I am one of the vets. I qualified back in 2010 from Royal Dick Veterinary School in Edinburgh. After graduation, I moved back home to Durham to begin my career in mixed practice. I have worked in several small animal and equine practices in the area and also spent a year working in Australia. 

My grandfather was a vet so I have grown up with a love of animals. I loved looking after animals and riding horses growing up. At home I am Mum to Harry and my fur baby George the Labrador. 

Rebecca parker

Rebecca Parker

Veterinary Surgeon

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Before going to vet school I completed a Degree in Bio veterinary sciences then went on to fulfil my life-long dream and graduated as a vet in 2014 from Liverpool University. I am originally from the North East and couldn't think of a more perfect place to live. I have spent my first 3 years in mixed practice but decided to concentrate solely on small animal practice. I have a keen interest in anaesthetic and pain management. I have recently tied the knot with my partner 'Chris' of 12 years. We are kept busy with our super excitable cocker spaniel 'Mylo' and love to travel and enjoy an occasional game of golf and pub quizzes.
Megan Bishop Auckland

Megan Hall

Veterinary Nurse

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My name is Megan and I am one of the veterinary nurses her at Bishop Auckland. I qualified as a registered veterinary nurse (RVN) in 2014 and after having worked in small animal veterinary practice for a number of years I decided to top up my qualification and study to also become a qualified equine RVN. I worked in equine veterinary practice up until January 2018 when I decided to settle here at Bishop Vets4Pets. I work at Vets4 Pets part time as I have a second job at Askham Bryan College where I teach veterinary nursing diploma level 3 to first and second year students. I am kept busy outside of work with my three horses (Billy, Perry and Echo) who I enjoy competing and my maine coon cat Pascal. I also enjoy spending time with the family dogs, two Labradors Gunner and Red.
sarah dawson

Sarah Dawson

Student Veterinary Nurse

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Hello! My name is Sarah. I'm a student veterinary nurse at Bishop Auckland Vets4pets. I'm in my first year of my Diploma course with Askham Bryan College in Newcastle. I have a Bichon Frise called Rupert so I'm a little Bichon mad. In my spare time I enjoy travelling and recording music. I have always had a passion for working with animals and a change of career has allowed me to do this.
Vicky Stephenson

Victoria Stephenson

Veterinary Nurse

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I started work in Veterinary practice in 2002 as an auxiliary nurse, I began my training in 2005 and qualified as a Veterinary nurse in 2007 from Myerscough college. In between having my children I have worked in Small animal practice ever since. I love all aspects of my job but I particularly enjoy running nurse clinics and caring for hospitalised patients. When I am not at work I love spending time with my 2 little girls our furry cat monsters Sooty and Sweep and our cheeky border terrier Bear.
lisa shaw

Lisa Shaw

Veterinary Nurse

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Hi my name is Lisa.

My nursing career started in 2003 at a veterinary hospital in Middlesbrough where I completed my training to become a qualified nurse. In 2008 I moved to Vets4pets (Durham) where I spent the next 11 years. Following a short break in private practice I returned to Vets4pets this time joining the lovely team at Bishop Auckland in Dec 2018.

I have a keen interest in small furies especially rabbits and guinea pigs and I am currently undertaking my city and guilds certificate in exotics. 

I have acquired lots of rescue pets over the years and I currently own 6 rabbits, countless Guinea pigs, a one eyed pug, a 13 year old Labrador, 2 tortoises and 2 cockatiels. 

I am looking forward to meeting you all. 

Claire King

Claire King

Client Service Manager

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I have worked at Bishop Auckland Vets4pets since it opened in March 2016. I have always had an interest in animals since being young and my house was never free from strays that I enjoyed taking care of. (Dogs, cats, rabbits, pigeons, hedgehogs are only a few!!). I really enjoy meeting our clients and their pets particularly when they just pop in while passing, for a cuddle & a few treats. I have 2 dogs, 'Maisie' 8 year old patterdale terrier and 'Ben' 5 year old Jack Russell.
Debra Astbury

Debra Astbury

Client Care Advisor

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My name is Debra Astbury and I joined Vets4Pets in September 2016. I have worked on reception in vet practices since April 2001. I enjoy working with pets and people and love hearing stories about how you got your pet, what your pets favourite toys/food/games are, what problems you have had with your pet, how those problems were solved. I am fascinated by how animals socialise with each other and socialise with us. I am fairly good at remembering faces but hopeless at remembering names, although I often remember the pets' name. I live in a village and know many of the dogs' names but cannot remember many of the owners' names! I have a cat called Trio, 1 boxer dog called Stanley, and a husband too and I love them all very much. I could tell you so many stories about the cats we have had and Stan but will look forward to chatting to you in person and hearing your stories and funny moments. Hope to see you soon.
Gill Blenkiron

Gill Blenkiron

Client Care Advisor

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I qualified as a veterinary nurse in 1980 and have worked in practice since then. I now enjoy the reception side of the job. I have always had dogs and cats at home and love their company and loyalty.
Becky Walls

Becky Walls

Client Care Assistant

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Hi there, my name is Becky. After gaining a national diploma in Animal management, I have worked with a wide variety of animals and pets for several years now. Over the years I've had lots of pets including reptiles, guinea pigs, hamsters, mice, gerbils, and fish. I'm also passionate about helping wildlife anyway I can. I currently share my home with my husband, our house rabbit Baxter, and our Bichon frise Ozzy. I enjoy welcoming clients and their pets into the practice, and seeing all that goes on to keep your pets happy and healthy. In my free time I am often found gardening, spending time with my fur babies, or enjoying a good book or film.

Vets4Pets Bishop Auckland 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.

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  • 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 of diseases and other conditions that affect the teeth and gums, especially the repair and extraction of teeth and the insertion of artificial ones.

Practice tour

Health Plans

Health Plan

Complete Care

From £8 a month
Spread the cost of preventative healthcare and save money
Complete Care

Health Plan

Complete Care Senior

From £17
A complete care plan for your 7+ year old pet's continued good health
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Starter pack protection

Best Start in Life

Our Best Start in Life starter pack includes everything they'll need from a veterinary perspective to grow up happy and healthy, from a microchip to their first vaccinations.

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

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