Meet the team
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
Dental X-RayUnlike 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.
Emergency coverEven if we are closed, we have your pet covered.
Operating TheatreAn operating theatre with gaseous anaesthetic facility for surgical procedures.
Separate Cat & Dog WardsSeparate cat and dog hospital wards, designed to ensure your pet is kept in a comfortably stress free environment.
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Digital X-RayDigital X ray equipment is available.
Isolation UnitA special ward to care for animals with contagious diseases.
Blood Pressure MonitorUsed to measure the range of blood pressure as a preventative treatment to identify early signs of systemic hypertension.
ECGECG is also available to keep your pet's heart healthy.
UltrasoundGenerates 2-D moving images of your pet’s internal organs at work.
BiochemistryAllows an assessment of the functionality of a patients organs.
HaematologyAllows the assessment of a patient's blood and blood cells.
ElectrolyteEnables the assessment of critical blood chemicals such as sodium and potassium.
In-house LaboratoryA range of analytical tests and equipment to assist in the rapid diagnosis of illness.
X-RayGenerates digital 2D images of bones and internal organs.
X-Ray & UltrasoundX-Ray & Ultrasound
Health PlansDesigned to cover all the regular pet care essentials such as vaccinations and flea and worm prevention, whilst saving you money.
Pet PassportTrained Official Veterinarian vets to issue Pet Passports, Fit to Fly letters and rabies serology tests.
Cat and Dog Hospital WardThere are separate wards for cats and dogs providing good hygiene environment.
AnaestheticGeneral anaesthetic enables us to perform many procedures kindly and safely for your pet.
Open 7 Days a WeekWe are open 7 days a week.
DentistryThe treatment and prevention of dental disease
Starter pack protection
Best Start in Life
Complete Care Senior
Flea & Worm Pack
Out of hours
98 Bury Old Road
Tel: Telephone: 0161 826 3848
Standard consultations before 11pm start from £144. Standard consultations after 11pm start from £175.