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Blackburn Vets4Pets

Inside Pets at Home
Nova Scotia Retail Park
Bolton Road

Telephone: 01254291340

Closed Now

Need emergency care? See out of hours information.

Opening Hours

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

Meet the team

Brian Spar

Brian Spar

Practice Owner & Veterinary Surgeon


Read Brian Spar bio

Hi, i'm Brian and I am a 2003 graduate from the Royal Veterinary College. Upon graduation, I returned to my native Long Island, NY to work in small animal practice, including being a partner at a busy low-cost clinic. My family and I (wife, 2 daughters and various furry family members) returned to the U.K. in August 2016 to pursue a better quality of life - and we all love life here. I have been working at Blackburn since April 2017, and took the practice on as my own in March 2018! I have a special interest in surgery (both soft tissue and orthopaedic) and quite enjoy meeting all of the new patients that come in daily!


Marte Evensen

Veterinary Surgeon


Lizzie Finn

Veterinary Surgeon


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Hi, I'm Lizzie and I graduated from Liverpool Vet school in 2020 after previously completing a degree in Bioveterinary University science at the of Lincoln. I have special interests in surgery (soft tissue and orthopaedic) and dermatology. I have two dogs at home, a spaniel called Marley and a labrador cross called Molly. In my spare time I can usually either be found at the gym, or finding new places to take Molly and Marley out!
Stacey Sharples


Head Veterinary Nurse


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Hi I'm Stacey and I'm the Head Veterinary Nurse here at Blackburn. I have worked in the Veterinary Industry for 16 years and have been a qualified Nurse since 2010. I started at Vets4Pets in 2015 and have worked here at Blackburn since we opened in 2017. I enjoy all aspects of my job but enjoy educating the public on how to care for their pets to give them the best life. Over the years I have visited many Primary Schools to educate young children how to look after and be safe around animals and have taken part in a couple of community events. At the beginning of 2018 i became a Clinical Coach and now have two Students who I am training to become Veterinary Nurses. My spare time is usually taken up with looking after our young daughter, two dogs and two rats....with a holiday or two thrown in if there's time!


Student Veterinary Nurse


Student Veterinary Nurse



Student Veterinary Nurse

Read Chloe bio

Hi! I'm Chloe, a final year student nurse at Edinburgh Napier University (but I'm a Blackburn girl, born and raised!) I completed a placement block at Blackburn at the end of 2019 and I missed everyone so much that I just had to come back this year to join their team. When I have free time outside of practice, and when I'm not studying for my degree, I love binge-watching a good series on Netflix or Prime and I would definitely call myself a bookworm so give me some recommendations if I see you around! I look forward to caring for your fur babies whilst they're in with us, paying particular attention to giving them a good cuddle!
Claire Sutcliffe


Practice Manager

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Hi my name is Claire, I am the Practice Manager at Blackburn. I have been with Vets4Pets since March 2016 on Reception (which I loved) but I always felt I was well suited for a management position. In May of 2018, I was named the Client Service Manager and shortly thereafter was promoted to my current role as Practice Manager. I absolutely love my role, being able to work with a great team, manage an excellent/rapidly growing practice and offer an extremely high standard of care for our patients is very rewarding.

Sofia Zaheer

Head Receptionist

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Hi im Sofia. I have been a Vets4Pets employee since 2017, starting out at the Rawtenstall practice and then transferred to the Blackburn clinic in March 2018.Before Vets4Pets I worked as a Receptionist for Vets Now Emergency OOH and have also previously done charitable volunteering for the RSPCA. I have always had pets growing up and currently have two cats at home called Lupo and Lucky. I love working with animals and have found its not just a job to me but also a hobby and hope someday in the near future I can work towards my training as a Veterinary Care Assistant. I look forward to meeting you all with your lovely pets, so please drop in and say hello!


Veterinary Care Assistant


Client Care Advisor

Emma Pemberton

Client Care Advisor

Lauren Calvert

Client Care Advisor

Vets4Pets Blackburn 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!



  • Dental X-Ray
    Unlike humans, dogs need to be under general anesthesia for dental X-rays. Anesthesia is considered to be a safe procedure and will be performed after a general examination. It is tailored to the individual and your dog is continuously monitored during the dental exam.
  • Orthopaedics
    Surgery of joints and bones.
  • Operating Theatre
    An operating theatre with gaseous anaesthetic facility for surgical procedures.
  • Separate Cat & Dog Wards
    Separate cat and dog hospital wards, designed to ensure your pet is kept in a comfortably stress free environment.

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  • Digital X-Ray
    Digital X ray equipment is available.
  • 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.
  • Ultrasound
    Generates 2-D moving images of your pet’s internal organs at work.
  • 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.
  • X-Ray & Ultrasound
    X-Ray & Ultrasound
  • Soft Tissue
    Surgical procedures involving the soft tissues such as ears and skin.
  • Prescriptions
    We can provide written prescriptions upon request.
  • Health Plans
    Designed to cover all the regular pet care essentials such as vaccinations and flea and worm prevention, whilst saving you money.
  • Pet Passport
    Trained Official Veterinarian vets to issue Pet Passports, Fit to Fly letters and rabies serology tests.
  • Nurse Clinic
    Appointments with a highly qualified nurse which can cover anything from nutrition and fitness advice, grooming techniques, to pet socialisation classes.
  • Laser Treatment
    Therapeutic laser therapy.
  • Fracture Repair
    Orthopaedic surgery to correct broken bones.
  • Ear Surgery
    Ear Surgery service is available to keep your pet free from any infections.
  • Cruciate Surgery
    Surgery to repair damaged stifle ligaments.
  • Open 7 Days a Week
    We are open 7 days a week.
  • Dentistry
    The treatment and prevention of dental disease

Practice tour

Practice accreditations

  • RCVS accreditation EDITED
  • $R7B2CSH
  • Rabbit friendly vet logo SILVER 2019

Health Plans

Health Plan

Complete Care

From £8 a month
Complete peace of mind
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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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Health Plans

Flea & Worm Pack

Protect your pet and your pocket!
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Health Plan


Just £99
Vac4Life is a preventative plan following primary vaccinations

Out of hours

Vets Now Hospital Manchester
98 Bury Old Road
M45 6TQ

Telephone: 0161 222 6101

Standard consultation fees start from £175.

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