Blackburn Vets4Pets

Inside Pets at Home
Nova Scotia Retail Park
Bolton Road

Open Today 09:00 - 19:00

Opening Hours

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

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, 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

Dr. Samantha Balthes

Veterinary Surgeon


David Weir

Veterinary Surgeon

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

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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


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!



  • Open 7 Days a Week
    We are open 7 days a week.
  • 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.
  • Cruciate Surgery
    Surgery to repair damaged stifle ligaments.

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  • 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.
  • Dentistry
    The treatment and prevention of dental disease
  • Digital X-Ray
    Digital X ray equipment is available.
  • Ear Surgery
    Ear Surgery service is available to keep your pet free from any infections.
  • Fracture Repair
    Orthopaedic surgery to correct broken bones.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Laser Treatment
    Therapeutic laser therapy.
  • Nurse Clinic
    Appointments with a highly qualified nurse which can cover anything from nutrition and fitness advice, grooming techniques, to pet socialisation classes.
  • Operating Theatre
    An operating theatre with gaseous anaesthetic facility for surgical procedures.
  • Orthopaedics
    Surgery of joints and bones.
  • Pet Passport / Animal Health Certificate
    Trained Official Veterinarian vets to issue Pet Passports, Fit to Fly letters and rabies serology tests.
  • Prescriptions
    We can provide written prescriptions upon request.
  • Separate Cat & Dog Wards
    Separate cat and dog hospital wards, designed to ensure your pet is kept in a comfortably stress free environment.
  • Soft Tissue
    Surgical procedures involving the soft tissues such as ears and skin.
  • Ultrasound
    Generates 2-D moving images of your pet’s internal organs at work.
  • 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
  • $R7B2CSH
  • Rabbit friendly vet logo SILVER 2019

Health Plans

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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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 £240