Bury Vets for Pets

480 Manchester Road
Greater Manchester
0161 763 6333 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

Good Friday

  • Friday 29 Mar Closed

Easter Monday

  • Monday 01 Apr Closed

Early May Bank Holiday (May Day)

  • Monday 06 May Closed

Spring Bank Holiday

  • Monday 27 May Closed

August Bank Holiday

  • Monday 26 Aug Closed

Christmas Day

  • Wednesday 25 Dec Closed

Boxing Day

  • Thursday 26 Dec Closed

Advanced services

We have invested considerably in our team and kit to make a number of advanced services available to our clients. We also accept referrals from other practices.

Orthopaedics and fracture repair

Our veterinary team have undertaken advanced training to allow us to perform orthopaedic surgery in our practice. If your pet develops an abnormality involving their skeleton or joints, such as elbow dysplasia, a patella (kneecap) that gets stuck, or a torn cruciate ligament, an orthopaedic procedure may help them.

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We are pleased to be able to offer ultrasound scanning in practice, which is a painless way to look inside your pet’s body to find out what’s going on. 

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Meet the team

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Chris Foster

Veterinary Surgeon and Joint Venture Partner


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Chris graduated as a Veterinary Surgeon from the University of Bristol in 1999 and has been working as a Veterinary Surgeon in the Bury area since 2001, doing a combination of general practice medicine and surgery, in addition to many years of accident and emergency work at a local out of hours and emergency clinic. He joined the Bury Vets 4 Pets team in May 2017, and has recently become a partner at the practice. Chris enjoys the broad mix that first opinion small animal medicine and surgery provides, and divides his time at Vets for Pets between operating and consulting. When he isn’t working, much of his free time is spent with his wife, and young son Jacob, who manages to keep mum and dad very busy! His Border Collie and 2 cats complete the household!

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Michael Dewhurst

Veterinary Surgeon and Joint Venture Partner


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Michael qualified as a vet in 2007 from the University of Liverpool and spent the early part of his career working in mixed and equine practice. Having made the move back to small animal practice, Michael studied for the Royal Collage of Veterinary Surgeons Certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice. He joined the team at Bury Vets for Pets in 2015 and became a partner in 2016. His main interests in veterinary practice are Internal Medicine and Diagnostic Imaging. Outside of work Michael enjoys spending time with his family who breed Exmoor Ponies; a rare breed native to the South West, Michael has been recognised for his efforts in conservation by being awarded Helen Dashwood Perpetual Cup for outstanding services to the breed and the RBST/Marsh Christian Award for Conservation in Genetic Biodiversity.

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Lisa Needham

Veterinary Surgeon


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Lisa qualified in 2015 as a Veterinary Surgeon from Liverpool University. Prior to this, she graduated from Newcastle University in 2011 with a bachelor’s degree in Zoology. From university, she began a career as an equine vet before deciding that the larger scope for diagnostics and more frequent opportunities in surgery lead her to pursue a career in small animals. From here she joined the Bury Vets for Pets team in 2016. In her free time, Lisa enjoys riding, travelling, or spending time with her lurcher Shindig.

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Ruth Ward

Veterinary Surgeon


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Ruth qualified from Liverpool University in 2001 and initially went into mixed practice in her home county of Cumbria. She moved onto the small animal side of practice after several years and then made the move south to Manchester, where she has locumed in primary care practices alongside a night emergency and critical care role. 
Ruth joined the Bury Vets4Pets team in 2020 and enjoys surgery and emergency cases seen at the practice.
Outside of work, she is a keen snowboarder and mountain biker. She is kept in line at home by three cats; Frodo, Bilbo and Sausage.
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Amy Richardson

Veterinary Surgeon


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Amy qualified as a vet in 2012 from the University of Bristol and spent the first year in a charity practice abroad. On returning to the UK she has worked in a variety of first opinion practices across the North West as well as a local emergency clinic.

She is particularly interested in medicine cases but enjoys the variety of practice that being a veterinarian offers.

In addition, she is working on her British Sign Language skills both in the consult room and outside, and is very happy to use BSL in consults should clients find it helpful.

When not working, she is kept busy enough with her husband and young daughter, and not so young working cocker spaniel! They will often be found hiking or biking in the countryside.

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Francesca Senior

Head Veterinary Nurse


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Hi, my name is Francesca, I have been qualified since 2014 and worked in busy practices for 7 years. My main Veterinary interest is in medical nursing and taking care of hospitalised pets.

Katy Stansfield

Veterinary Nurse


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Hi my name is Katy, I have been at Bury Vets for Pets since 2014 and qualified as a Registered Veterinary Nurse in 2017.

I have cat at home called Tabitha who was dumped as a kitten and I love her to bits.

I am passionate about animals, wildlife and conservation. In my free time I enjoy walking in the countryside and spending time with my family.

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Michelle Lowe

Veterinary Nurse


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Beth Malik

Veterinary Nurse


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Hi, My name is Beth. I have been at Bury Vets for Pets since 2016, where I started my training as a Student Veterinary Nurse. I qualified as a Registered Veterinary Nurse in 2019. I enjoy looking after all my inpatients and getting the chance to meet old and new patients during our nurse clinics. 

I spend lots of my free time exploring parks with my little girl and cheeky dog, Mylie Moo

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Connor Meadowcroft

Student Veterinary Nurse


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My name is Connor and I am a Student Veterinary Nurse at Bury Vets for Pets. I have wanted to become a Veterinary Nurse since I was at school. I started my RVN training in January 2022 after working at another local Vets as a Vet Care Assistant. My favourite part of nursing is being on the wards, caring for the patients, as I find this aspect of nursing really rewarding. In my spare time I love walking my dog, Buster and being outdoors. I also have a lizard called Mango.

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Gemma Cooke

Veterinary Nurse


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Hi, I'm Gemma, I've been a qualified veterinary nurse since 2009. I also have a degree in animal behaviour and welfare and a certificate in Emergency and critical care nursing. 
I am a self-confessed 'crazy cat lady' with 8 cats of my own, so I will always be found cuddling the feline friends in clinic. Outside of work I enjoy long walks with my dogs, attending stand-up comedy gigs and I'm currently studying counselling so spend my evenings studying towards this qualification. 
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Olivia Perry

Student Veterinary Nurse


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Hi, My name is Olivia and I am a student veterinary nurse. I started my veterinary nursing in 2021 but was previously a patient care assistant for just under 2 years.
I Love animals of all different shapes and sizes however I am a little Husky crazy! 
In my spare time I love taking my 3 crazy huskies on long and exciting adventures.
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Jayne Stratton

Veterinary Nurse


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Hi my name is Jayne and have been qualified since 2014, in 2016 I gained my advanced diploma in veterinary nursing. I only recently joined the team at Vets for Pets Bury but previously worked here as a locum before having the opportunity to join the team as a permanent member of staff.
When I'm not working I am kept busy by my four year old son and husband, plus our 4 dogs
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Caitlyn Mercer

Student Veterinary Nurse


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Hiya my name is Caitlyn and I'm a Student Veterinary Nurse at Vets For Pets. I started my training in January 2024, I found my love for nursing while working as a Veterinary Care Assistant. I most enjoy caring for the in-patients and meeting all your lovely pets.

In my spare time I love being outdoors, trying new food/drinks, going on walks with my dog Honey and looking after/watching all my house plants grow! 
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Alison Crewdson

Client Care Advisor

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I am the go to girl in the team and here for all. If anyone needs anything, bandages and plasters, medicines, or a cup of tea and hug, then I keep our team well supplied. I also provide a pastoral role, for owners who are preparing to or have lost their beloved pet. I am passionate about canine communication and behaviour. My husband and I are owned by 2 whippets.

Michelle Lomax

Veterinary Care Assistant

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Having been raised around dogs from an early age I grew up with a natural affinity for animals and always love spending time with my own rescue dogs and cats. I previously worked and continue to be involved with a donkey rescue charity. I also spent time as a volunteer assisting with dog training classes using positive reinforcement training and doing voluntary work here at Vets for Pets before joining the nursing team as a Veterinary Care Assistant.


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Maggie Church

Client Care Advisor

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I joined Vets for Pets in February 2018. My husband and I are servants to Shae (dog) Buffy and kia (cats). I enjoy working with the team at Bury and all our clients to ensure the best care for all our companions.

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Rachel Ward

Veterinary Care Assistant

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I joined the practice in February 2018 as a Client Care Advisor and have since joined the nursing team as a Veterinary Care Assistant. I have grown up with pets all my life from hamsters to German Shepherds, I love them all. In my spare time I enjoy dog walks and spending time with my family.

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Jo Hardman

Client Care Advisor

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Hi my name is Jo. I started working for Bury Vets for Pets in 2005. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my 4 grandchildren and my puppy, Ruby. I also like reading and foreign holidays.

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Cath Boothroyd

Client Care Advisor

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Cath joined the practice in May 2017 after spending many years working in the airline industry, she has really enjoyed working with the whole team at Bury, especially the pets and their owners. She has always loved animals having grown up with a dog and has ridden horses from a young age. Cath spends most of her spare time riding and caring for her horse Tia. She also has two cats Bonnie and Penny. Any spare time Cath has is spent crafting especially crochet and knitting.
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Jo Ridley

Client Account Manager

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Jo has been with Bury Vets for Pets since 2007. She has one cat called Obi and one fish. Jo loves all animals, in particular cats and big dogs.

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Natalie McGrath

Client Service Manager


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Hi. I'm Natalie, Client Service Manager at Bury Vets4Pets since 2019. I have worked in the veterinary industry for over 23 years.

I have a miniature wirehaired Dachshund called Eddie

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Emma Foster

Veterinary Care Assistant

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My name is Emma. I have worked in a vets for 17 years. I enjoy my job as every day is different. I have a fox red Labrador called Isla. I spend my spare time walking her with my son.

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Natalie Chadwick

Insurance Administrator

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Hi I'm Natalie. I started working at Vets4Pets earlier this year and I am loving it so far. I absolutely love animals, especially dogs. I spend most of my free time with my Boxer puppy, Eddie.

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Darcey Rothwell

Client Care Advisor

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My name is Darcey and I started working for Vet for Pets Bury in June 2023. It has been great making new furry friends. In my spare time I like to go walking with my family and my Jack Russell, Nelly.

In the event your pet becomes unwell, you’ll have peace of mind knowing you’ve a local vet you can rely on. Our vets’ practice in Bury is run by a friendly and professional team who have a wealth of experience in animal healthcare.

From routine check-ups to emergency surgery, you’ll find our vets in Bury can help with all kinds of problems. With modern facilities including a lab, pharmacy, digital x-ray and ultrasound technology, as well as on-site parking for your convenience, your Vets for Pets practice in Bury has everything covered.



  • Emergency cover
    Even if we are closed, we have your pet covered.
  • Biochemistry
    Allows an assessment of the functionality of a patients organs.
  • Dentistry
    The treatment and prevention of dental disease
  • In-house Laboratory
    A range of analytical tests and equipment to assist in the rapid diagnosis of illness.

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  • Operating Theatre
    An operating theatre with gaseous anaesthetic facility for surgical procedures.

Practice accreditations

  • RCVS accreditation EDITED
  • $R7B2CSH

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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Out of hours

Armac Pet Accident & Emergency Vets
147 The Rock

Telephone: 0161 764 4618

Emergency consultation fee from £115

Your pet’s flea and worm preventative treatment delivered to your door

We are now offering our Complete Care Health Plan clients flea and worm preventative treatments delivered safely to your door. Please contact us to find out more.