Bishop Auckland Vets4Pets

89 Cockton Hill Road
Bishop Auckland
County Durham
DL14 6JN
01388 660 280 Chat on WhatsApp

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Need emergency care? See out of hours information.

Normal Opening Hours

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

Holiday Opening Hours

Christmas and New Year 2023

  • Saturday 23 Dec Closed
  • Sunday 24 Dec Closed
  • Monday 25 Dec Closed
  • Tuesday 26 Dec Closed
  • Wednesday 27 Dec  - 
  • Thursday 28 Dec  - 
  • Friday 29 Dec  - 
  • Saturday 30 Dec Closed
  • Sunday 31 Dec Closed
  • Monday 01 Jan Closed

Support line

For advice and support when the practice is closed, please call 0333 332 4471 and speak to our qualified veterinary team. Our out of hours vet provider can be found here by clicking the link.

Meet the team

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.
caitlin Geldard

Caitlin Geldard

Veterinary Nurse


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Hello! I'm Caitlin and I'm so happy to have joined the lovely team here at Vets 4 Pets Bishop Auckland.

I began my journey nearly 10 years ago, and achieved my dream of qualifying as a veterinary nurse in 2016.

I love spending time with friends, reading and listening to live music.

I live at home with my husband, daughter and ginger cat Hallie. We also enjoy spending time with our family dog, Angus.


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Rachel Skinner

Veterinary Nurse


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Hi my name is Rachel. I have always loved animals and was always the kid with lots of pets! I particularly have a passion for rabbits and guinea pigs. In my spare time you’ll find me enjoying a nice long walk with my dogs. 

Colleen Waddingham

Colleen Waddingham

Senior Veterinary Nurse


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I started my Veterinary Nursing training at Sunderland Vets4Pets in 2014 and qualified as an RVN in 2017. I have also previously worked at Vets4Pets Darlington, prior to recently starting at Bishop Auckland. I enjoy all aspects of nursing, but I have particular interests in medical nursing and wound management. 

Outside of work I am kept busy looking after my own animals; a rabbit called Leah, a dog called Pablo and a horse called Lola. 

Niamh bishop aukland


Veterinary Nurse


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Hi, I'm Niamh and I have always wanted to work within the veterinary industry. I started by getting an Extended Diploma in Animal Management in 2018 and went onto graduate from Harper Adams University in 2022 with BSc (hons) in Veterinary Nursing. Shortly after, I registered as an RVN and joined the team here at Bishop Aukland Vets4Pets. In my spare time, I enjoy scenic walks and reading.

My dog is a large crossbreed named Brontë who has an even larger character! Since moving to the North East, she has enjoyed frequent trips to the beaches followed by a snore on the sofa.

Claire King

Claire King

Practice 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.
Becky Walls

Becky Walls

Veterinary 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.

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Rebecca Hughes

Client Care Advisor

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Hi. My name is Rebecca (Becs) and I am the newest member of the client care team here at Vets4Pets in Bishop Auckland. Having grown up on a farm I have an interest in all animals great and small and currently keep a menagerie including cows, sheep, two horses and two Llamas! My greatest passion however is for my two dogs. I love spending time with Alice our big, boisterous Newfoundland X and Scout, our gentle smooth Collie who is very good at agility.

I thoroughly enjoy working on reception, especially meeting all the fur babies that come through the door. I am here to advise and assist you in any way I can and hope to make your experience at the vets as stress free as possible.

Amber Comer

Amber Comer

Client Care Advisor

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Hi, my name is Amber. I`m originally from London and recently moved to the North East. I adore all animals and have a particular fondness for big cuddly dogs. I enjoy working on reception and saying hello to all the fur babies that come in.

In my free time you are more likely to find me with a book in my hand, or spending time with my family and friends. I especially love visiting my family in Switzerland and Turkey.

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Client Care Advisor

Deborah Clark

Deborah Clark

Client Care Advisor

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Hi, my name is Deb, I’ve just recently joined the Vets4Pets family.

I love all animals and over the years I’ve had many including a goat, chickens, hamsters, rabbits and guinea pigs. I currently have 2 dogs and an African grey parrot. In my spare time I’m with family and friends including my fur babies Callie and Demon

I’m looking forward to meeting all of the Vets4Pets clients and their fur babies.

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.
  • 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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  • Groom Room
    Grooming services available for your pet.
  • 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.
  • Medication
  • Microchipping
    A microchip can help retrieve lost pets
  • 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.
  • Prescriptions
    We can provide written prescriptions upon request.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • X-Ray & Ultrasound
    X-Ray & Ultrasound

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Practice accreditations

  • RCVS accreditation EDITED
  • ISFM
  • Rabbit-friendly-vet-logo-SILVER

Health Plans

Health Plan

Complete Care Junior

From £15* per month
Expert veterinary care, plus lots of support and tailored advice for your puppy or kitten, in an affordable and convenient way

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

Health Plans

Flea & Worm Pack

Protect your pet and your pocket!
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Out of hours

Wear Referrals Veterinary Hospital
TS21 2ES

Telephone: 01388 777 770

Standard consultations before 11pm: £144.00