Colne Vets4Pets

Inside Pets at Home
Corporation Street Retail Park
Corporation Street

Telephone: 01282 857730

Opening hours

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Sunday  - 

Christmas Opening Hours

Christmas eve: 9:00am – 4:00pm
Christmas day: Closed
Boxing day: Closed
New Year's Eve: 9:00am – 4:00pm
New Year's Day: Closed

Meet the team

Helen Pratt

Helen Pratt

Practice Owner & Veterinary Surgeon


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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.
Ellie Phipps Colne

Ellie Phipps

Veterinary Surgeon


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Hi I'm Ellie and I'm really excited to join the Vets4Pets Colne team. I've got a particular interest in soft tissue surgery, and I'm looking forward to extending my knowledge in this discipline. In my spare time I compete regularly in dressage with my ex racehorse, Sam McCloud.

Victoria Foster

Victoria Foster

Veterinary Surgeon


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Hi, I’m Victoria and I moved to Colne after studying at Cambridge, to join the wonderful team here and live closer to my family. I have many interests and I find neurology and dermatology particularly fascinating, but also enjoy the challenge of imaging. Outside of work I love practising yoga, walking in the hills with friends and family and being creative by playing musical instruments and doing watercolour paintings.

Colne V4P Helen Holdsworth

Helen Holdsworth

Head Veterinary Nurse


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I have been in practice for 10 years, qualified as a registered veterinary nurse in 2012 and have been with Vets4pets Colne since 2015. Since then I have progressed to head nurse and now I’m practice manager. I have a keen interest in dermatology, and gained my BSAVA merit award in 2017. You’ll often find me looking down a microscope at micro organisms I’ve found in ears! Not only do I love being in theatre monitoring anaesthetics, But i also love buying new stationery for my new manager role!

At home, I enjoy geeky crafts - crochet and cross stitch and have done plenty of computer game related projects. I am also on my way to becoming a crazy cat lady, I have 3 already.


Kate Sheriff-Blay

Clinical Standards Manager


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Qualifying in 1999, I worked in a mixed practice in Blackburn. Here I progressed in my career to Nursing Manager and training student nurses.
In 2013 after the birth of my 2nd daughter I joined the VETS4PETS family.
Here at Colne my role is Clinical Standards Manager. It is my job to ensure we are all constantly learning, maintaining and improving our standards of of service and clinical care.
My proudest moment was in 2017 earning the title of Vets4Pets Veterinary Nurse Of The Year for my commitment in this area.
I have continued my studies and have gained qualifications such as NVQ A 1, AMTRA SQP (Small Animal) Pet health Councillor adv, diabetic advisor. I have also done a number of courses on bereavement.
I throughly enjoy every aspect of nursing, however my heart lies with my older patients and palliative care, ensuring our pets live their best lives. I enjoy emergency care and look to extend my knowledge in this area along side our out of hours provider Vetsnow.
My spare time is filled with family and our own pets which include, dogs, cats, sheep, rabbits and a pony.

Colne Vets4Pets Vicky Morlley

Vicky Morley

Registered Veterinary Nurse


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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...

Colne Kelly Nurse

Kelly Kirker

Registered Veterinary Nurse

RVN Cert in ECC

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I started out in practice as a kennel assistant working weekends and holidays when I was 11yrs old. Then when I left school I trained as a vet nurse qualifying in 2002.From there I became head nurse, a nurse assessor training other nurses. I locumed around the country working in various clinics including the small animal teaching hospital at Liverpool . Then I worked as I night nurse where I did further training and gained my certificate in emergency and critical care gaining a distinction . I returned to Lancashire and daytime vet nursing work. My interests are in medical nursing and emergency and critical care. I also enjoy nurse clinics and giving clients the best advice. When not working I enjoy cooking and working my way through various recipes along with reading and socialising. 

Jo Smith

Jo Smith

Registered Veterinary Nurse


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Hi it’s Jo here your friendly veterinary nurse!! I’ve been in practice for approximately 13 years (with the grey hair to prove it!) I’ve recently joined the team here at Colne who have helped me settle into their little family.

At home I have a black and white cat called Dee Dee. She came into my life in a very sorry state just over a year ago, after being found inside a car engine! I took her under my wing and brought her back to her happy fluffy self.

In my ‘spare time’ I love to snuggle up in my 'comfy's' with a good book and the cat lead across my lap. I also love going away in my touring caravan to recharge the batteries and be around nature.

Every week I do a little volunteer work for a charity called the Cinnamon Trust who help people with debilitating/terminal illnesses keep their pets within their own home or fostering them for a period of time if someone needs to stay in hospital. At the moment I walk a little dog called Toby, who’s a real character.

So as your pets are a part of your family I'd like to be an extended part of theirs! Bring them down for me to meet them, they don’t always have to be poorly to come and see us.

Dani Colne

Dani McCormack

Registered Veterinary Nurse

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I have worked here at colne vets4pets  since we opened in 2015, starting as a receptionist.

In 2017 I started my veterinary nurse training at Myerscough college and qualified in 2019. Previous to this I had completed my Animal nursing assistant  course and have also  qualified as an SQP. 

I love working with animals and have an extra little space in my heart for hedgehogs. I rescue as many as I can which can be very hard work but also rewarding.

I am also the  bereavement nurse, and take pride in helping clients and patient when it comes to the end of life. I believe it is one of the most important ways to help both clients and our furry babies and make it as peaceful and comfortable as possible.


Alysha Colne

Alysha Belshaw

Student Veterinary Nurse

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Hi! I’m Alysha. I initially started at Vets4Pets Colne in 2017, whilst carrying out work experience and have recently completed my second year of studying Veterinary Nursing at Myerscough College. I thoroughly enjoy all aspects of my job and have a particular interest in radiography and physiotherapy, which I am excited to widen my knowledge within. You may see me greeting you on reception, in nurse consults or taking care of your fury friends during their stay with us! I have 3 gorgeous cats and in my spare time you will find me looking after my horses on our family farm.


Nicole Harvey

Student Veterinary Nurse

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Hi I’m Nicole and I’m a 2nd year veterinary nursing student currently studying at Hartpury University in Gloucester! I completed work experience here whilst at Myerscough College and I am thrilled to be back at Vets4pets Colne to complete my student nursing.

I have 2 dogs of my own along with a horse in which I have a keen interest in showjumping with, and hopefully will be aiming to compete on the national and international circuit with her in my spare time!


Laura O'Callaghan


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I've been a familiar face on the Reception desk at Colne Vets4Pets since 2016.

I love every aspect of my job and my main aim is to give you and your pet(s) complete customer satisfaction whilst also providing you with the personal touches.

I have a keen interest in canine behaviour which I hope to develop into studies in the near future.

My home life is very busy and full of fun, family time and dogs... Lots of dogs! 


Carol Whitehouse


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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. 


Amy Haythornthwaite


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Hi I’m Amy, I’ve worked at Colne vets4pets 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.


Louise Sharman


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Hi I'm Louise; I recently joined the Vets4Pets team as a receptionist. I really enjoy my role as I get to meet so many new faces – both human and furry – and I love being able to interact with the animals in the waiting room. When I was growing up my family had many different pets so I've always been an animal lover, and I currently have my own little dog at home called Zero. When I'm not out walking with him and my partner I like to keep myself busy and love trying new things, but my main passions are; keeping fit in the gym, doing yoga and cooking.

Jayne Colne

Jayne Buchan


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Hi I’m Jayne, I have recently taken on the role as a receptionist at Vets4Pets Colne after relocating from North Devon where I previously worked at another branch. 

I love my role as I enjoy meeting new clients and their adorable pets. 

I have always worked with animals and started my career at the Dogstrust where I achieved my diploma level 2 in animal care. 

In my spare time I enjoy exploring with my two fur babies Bronson and Dice. 

They are loving their new life up here and we are spoilt for choice for some amazing walks.

Vets4Pets Colne 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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  • 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.
  • Electrolyte
    Enables the assessment of critical blood chemicals such as sodium and potassium.
  • In-house Laboratory
    A range of analytical tests and equipment to assist in the rapid diagnosis of illness.
  • Cat and Dog Hospital Ward
    There are separate wards for cats and dogs providing good hygiene environment.
  • Dentistry
    The treatment and prevention of dental disease

Health Plans

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 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 Manchester
98 Bury Old Road
M45 6TQ

Telephone: 0161 826 3848

Standard consultations before 11pm start from £144. Standard consultations after 11pm start from £175.

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