Colne Vets for Pets

Inside Pets at Home
Corporation Street Retail Park
Corporation Street
Colne
Lancashire
BB8 8LU
01282 857730 Chat on WhatsApp

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Opening Hours

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

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.

Meet the team

Helen Pratt

Helen Pratt

Practice Owner & Veterinary Surgeon

BVSc MRCVS GP Cert SAM

Read Helen Pratt bio

Qualifying in 1997 from Liverpool University, I spent my first years in mixed practice in Cumbria and Derbyshire, before concentrating solely on small animal work, and have been practising in the Colne area since 2008. I have a great interest in internal medicine, and extended my knowledge in the completion of a General Practitioners Certificate in Small Animal Medicine in 2009. I have a particular interest in diagnostic imaging and dermatology. When not at work, I enjoy spending time with the hubbie and 2 daughters on the sheep farm with our 5 Border Collies, and intermittently annoying them all by playing the ukulele.
Laoise Manger

Laoise Manger

Veterinary Surgeon

MRCVS

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Hi, I'm Laoise (lee-sha for anyone struggling 😂). I graduated from the RCV in London in July 2020 and joined the Vets for Pets Colne team in August 2020. I have an interest in soft tissue surgery, opthalmology and neurology and hope to work towards further qualifications in these areas in the future.

I grew up in Cumbria with dogs but now have a rescue kitten called Matilda (who refuses to pose with me). I spend a lot of my spare time knitting with varying levels of success.
I'm very grateful I've found such a good practice with such an amazing and supportive team!

Anna Skierska

Anna Skierska

Veterinary Surgeon

MRCVS

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Hi, I'm Anna. I am a Veterinary Surgeon and I qualified in 2021 in Poland.

I enjoy working with small animals with the special interest in imaging techniques.

I own a cat and in my spare time I enjoy hiking and going to the gym.

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Jill Foster

Head Veterinary Nurse

RVN, NCert Anaesthesia, Cert VN ECC & currently Completing Advanced Diploma in Animal Behaviour (Canine Level 5)

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Before working at Vets for Pets Colne I have worked in various small animal practices in the South over 37 years.

My interests are in canine behaviour, client care and education of future veterinary professionals.

I have two black cats called Elfie and Goose, both were rescued and a black Staffie called Kray. I recently relocated to the area and love walking and swimming in the Dales, between training our dog and renovating our new house.
It has been our dream for many years to move North and the team at Vets4Pets have made my professional transition so easy, I'm so pleased to have found such a lovely practice.

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Helen Holdsworth

Registered Veterinary Nurse

RVN

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I have been in practice for 10 years, qualified as a Registered Veterinary Nurse in 2012 and have been with Vets for Pets Colne since 2015. I studied Animal Science and Veterinary nursing and I'm currently doing my veterinary nursing surgical certificate. 

I have a keen interest in dermatology, having studied this and I also have a keen interest in ear care and surgery.

I have 5 cats at home and outside of work, I enjoy crafting, crotchet and cross stitch, which are mainly video game characters.

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Vicky Morley

Registered Veterinary Nurse

RVN C-SQP

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I have over 10 years of veterinary nurse experience, qualifying from Myerscough College in 2004. I am most enthusiastic about the surgical side of nursing but also enjoy giving excellent nursing care to patients who have to stay with us for a short while. I also have a very keen interest in behavior and love running puppy parties.

I live with my fiance and when not at work, I look after our young daughter and am currently renovating our house. I have a rescue cat called Matilda, which I hand-reared from a few weeks old, two Dutch rabbits called Mario and Pip, a tropical fish tank and an aviary with cockatiels and quail. I currently don't have a dog but am looking for a rescue one to fill the gap...

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Dani Mccormack

Registered Veterinary Nurse

RVN

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I qualified as a vet nurse in 2019, and did my training at VetsforPets Colne. I have always been passionate about animals.

I live at home with my husband, my daughter and 2 dogs Ninny P the pug, and Nora a rescued frenchie.

I also make resin keepsakes for our lost pets, something I am very passionate about.

In my spare time I love camping and disappearing off into the countryside.

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Emma-Louise Shepley

Practice Manager

VPM cert &DipNebosh

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Hi, I'm Emma-Louise. I joined the team at Colne in September 2022 with a wealth of experience in practice management, including referral practices.

When I'm not in work, I enjoy spending time with my family and mountain and fell walking with my working Cocker Spaniel, Miya.

I am very passionate about animal and pet care. I am please to be part of the amazing team at Vets for Pets Colne.

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Charlotte Bennison

Veterinary Care Assistant

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I have a city and guilds and ICMG grooming qualification at Canine groom school in 2020, where I have worked in a grooming salon, and also a supervisor in a local shop.

I have an 18month old sprocker called Hazel and a Jack Russell called Tink. 

In my spare time, I enjoy taking my girls for days out and walks, also I enjoy horse riding.

 

 

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Lucy Holden

Veterinary Care Assistant

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Hi, my name is Lucy. I have a Level 2 Diploma in Racehorse care and Riding - NCR and a Level 3 NVQ in Horse Management & Breeding. Most of my employment has been equine based. However, I have also worked in Kennels and a Cattery.

I have always had a huge passion for working with animals. I hope to one day fulfil my dream of becoming a Veterinary Nurse.

My family and I have always been dog lovers! I currently have a little Jack Russell/Shih Tzu called Frank, who I absolutely adore.

in my spare time, I love going on long walks with my dog, spending time with my partner and seeing my friends.

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Molly McCormack

Veterinary Care Assistant

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HI, I am Molly, I have worked and gained qualifications in previous veterinary practices. As my mum is a qualified nurse I have practically grown up in the Veterinary world! I have 2 dogs and a cat at home, and spend my free time usually outdoors with my partner, rock climbing or going on walks.

Penny Wilkin

Penny Wilkin

Veterinary Care Assistant

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I'm Penny, I have previously worked in the dog walking and boarding sectors. 

In my spare time, I am an admin for a local dog rescue.

I have a rescue dog called Timmy Tonga, he's a 10 year old street dog from abroad who I rehabilitated but then couldn't let go!

I am looking forward to my journey here at Vets4Pets!

Carol

Carol Whitehouse

Customer Care Assistant

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Hi my name is Carol Whitehouse I am a receptionist at colne vets4pets. I love animals small or large, I have 2 dachshunds 1 British short haired cat a milipede 3 red fire bellied toads an albino gecko and i rescued a guinea pig which was fetched into work and a poorly 5 week old kitten (Edna) which she had to have 1 eye removed. In my spare time I like to bake and make choc fudge with my children, and take my children out and about in the countryside. I have just passed the dorwest cpd so i can go into more depth info about these products which are herbal medicines for your animals. 

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Laura Myers

Customer Care Assistant

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Before joining Vets for Pets Colne I worked as a dance teacher for 9 years and also ran a village shop for 8 years. I have always had a love of animals, I was actually as trainee nurse for 7 months before choosing a different career path. At home, I have two dogs called Dennis, a black Labrador and Monty, a Staffy X. Outside of work I enjoy dance, walks, music and gardening.

Amy

Amy Haythornthwaite

Customer Care Assistant

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Hi I’m Amy, I’ve worked at Colne Vets for Pets since August 2018! No day is the same and I love meeting everyone’s furry family friends! I’ve rescued and hand reared a kitten from 3 weeks old brought into the practice and re-homed a gorgeous Lab puppy that couldn’t be sold by his breeder due to his condition, I also have my 2 bunnies & several fish tanks/ponds (thanks to my other half!) When not at work I enjoy spending time in the hot-tub, eating out & watching films with my little boy and ever-growing furry family.

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Lucy Taylor

Customer Care Assistant

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Hi, I'm Lucy. I have a passion for animals and have a level 1 & 2 in equine studies from Manchester College, as well as a level 3 in children's and adult social care. I am hoping to become further qualified in the veterinary field. I have a keen interest in veterinary medicine and behaviour. 

Before joining Vets4Pets, I supported young people and adults with autism and mental health difficulties, and young people in care. 

At home, I have a pet dog and cat, 3 working dogs, some dogs in training and some sheep! When I'm not busy looking after my animals, I enjoy sheepdog training, seeing friends, traveling and collecting books - with the intention of reading them all one day. I am also attempting to learn the guitar and ukulele.

 

 

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Services

  • Emergency cover
    Even if we are closed, we have your pet covered.
  • Anaesthesia
    General anaesthetic enables us to perform many procedures kindly and safely for your pet.
  • 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.

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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.
  • ECG
    ECG is also available to keep your pet's heart healthy.
  • Electrolyte
    Enables the assessment of critical blood chemicals such as sodium and potassium.
  • 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.
  • Operating Theatre
    An operating theatre with gaseous anaesthetic facility for surgical procedures.
  • Pet Passport / Animal Health Certificate
    Trained Official Veterinarian vets to issue Pet Passports, Fit to Fly letters and rabies serology tests.
  • Separate Cat & Dog Wards
    Separate cat and dog hospital wards, designed to ensure your pet is kept in a comfortably stress free environment.
  • 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

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
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Health Plans

Flea & Worm Pack

Protect your pet and your pocket!
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Out of hours

Vets Now Manchester
98 Bury Old Road
Whitefield
Manchester
M45 6TQ

Telephone: 0161 222 6101

Standard consultation fees start from £240