Vets4Pets Blackburn

Inside Pets at Home
Nova Scotia Retail Park
Bolton Road

Telephone: 01254 291 340

Opening hours

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Meet the team

Brian Spar

Brian Spar

Practice Owner & Veterinary Surgeon

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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. I have a special interest in surgery and dentistry and quite enjoy meeting all of the new patients that come in daily!

Katerina Elia

Veterinary Surgeon

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Hi, I'm Katerina and i'm from Cyprus. I qualified as a Veterinary Surgeon in Greece in 2014. I worked for a veterinary pharmaceutical company until I moved to the UK in August 2017, here I joined Vets4Pets Blackburn and began my internship. I am learning new things each day and enjoy working with all of the team. I have a dog called Maffie who is still enjoying the beautiful weather in Cyprus with my family! In my spare time I go to the gym and enjoy meeting my friends for coffee!

Cristi Ionel

Veterinary Surgeon

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Hi ! I'm the new member of the Vets 4 Pets Blackburn team. I've recently graduated in Romania and came here out of the passion for everything that crawls, flies or walks. I own a 3 years old German Shepperd , and enjoy cooking, fitness and traveling. Step by the practice and say hello anytime!
Stacey Sharples

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!

Francesca Yeomans

Student Veterinary Nurse

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Hi I'm Francesca and I've worked in the animal care industry since 2014. I previously worked as a Veterinary Care Assistant but started by training to be a Registered Veterinary Nurse in January 2018. My favourite part of work is caring for patients after their procedures. In my spare time I enjoy arts and crafts, walking my 13y/o Westie, Dougal, and spending time with my two guinea pigs, Eddie and Dennis. I look forward to meeting you and your pet(s).

Dominika Stofanova

Student Veterinary Nurse

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Hi there, I'm Dom! I'm a student nurse here, studying FdSc Veterinary nursing in Myerscough University Centre. I have joined the team in November 2018. You may see me greeting you at reception, in nurse consults or taking care of your four legged friends during their stay with us. I spend my free time on adventures with my doggy called Lilly. I also enjoy gardening, reading and drawing. I look forward to meeting you and your pet/s

Clare Evans

Student Veterinary Nurse

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Hey I’m Clare, the newest member of the nursing team! I began work within the veterinary industry in 2014 as a receptionist. It wasn’t long before my heart was set on becoming a veterinary nurse so I was made an auxiliary nurse, then in 2017 I started my VN training at Myerscough College.

I joined the team here in Blackburn in June 2019 & I am almost qualified. I enjoy all aspects of my role especially making sure each & every patient is cared for to the highest standard possible and working with such a fantastic team! This isn’t just a job to me, it is my passion & I look forward to welcoming you and your wonderful fur babies here at Blackburn Vets4pets.

Claire Sutcliffe

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.

Nicola Woodward


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Hi I'm Nicola. I have been a Veterinary Receptionist for over 20 years, working in a private practice until I joined Blackburn Vets4Pets in March 2017. I have a keen interest in rabbits and share my home with many. We see plenty of rabbits on a weekly basis and you will always find me giving them a cuddle or two. Please feel free to pop to the desk to say hello, I look forward to meeting you all.

Leah Lord


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Hi, my names Leah and I’m the new receptionist here at Blackburn. I have previously completed my level 3 animal management at Myerscough College. During this, I completed many hours of work experience at two different veterinary practices and have gained knowledge about animals and veterinary practice. I have grown up with pets all my life including dogs, rabbits and hamsters, however I do not have any animals but am hoping to get a dog soon! Someday I hope to do my veterinary nurse training. I am looking forward to meeting all of you and your lovely pets!



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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!

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!



  • 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 and prevention of dental disease

Practice tour

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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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!
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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: From £144. Any necessary treatment or medication administered by the emergency service will be charged in addition to the emergency consultation fee.

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