Harlow Vets4Pets

Inside Pets at Home
St James Retail Park
Edinburgh Way
CM20 2SX

Telephone: 01279 770 104

Opening hours

Saturday  - 
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Sunday  - 

Christmas Opening Hours

Christmas eve: 9:00am – 4:30pm
Christmas day: Closed
Boxing day: Closed
New Year's Eve: 9:00am – 4:30pm 
New Year's Day: Closed

Meet the team

Garrick Ponte


Practice Owner & Veterinary Surgeon


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Garrick graduated from the University of Pretoria in 2005 and has now spent many years in the UK. He came to us from a practice in Dartford, having enjoyed 2 years with them. Garrick became a partner in the Harlow practice in June 2011. He prefers the medicine side of veterinary work over surgical procedures and achieved his GPCert in Small Animal Medicine in 2013, his GPCert in Endoscopy in 2015 and his PgCert in Small Animal Medicine in 2017 Garrick is now pursuing a GPCert in Exotics to expand his knowledge in small furries and reptiles. He is particularly successful in helping clients to maintain the quality of their pet's life during terminal illness. Garrick has a passion for sport and can be found, summer weekends, playing cricket on local village greens and at other times with his beloved family.
Anna Jones Harlow


Veterinary Surgeon


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Anna graduated from the RVC in 2012. After spending two years at a small animal practice in Norwich she joined companion care in Chingford in 2014, subsequently moving here to Vets4Pets in Harlow in 2017. Anna has a particular interest in surgery, both soft tissue and orthopaedics and is currently studying for a certificate in small animal surgery. Outside of work she is most likely to be found baking/knitting/sewing or out doing something active.
Jack Walzcynski Vet


Veterinary Surgeon



Eleana Charalampopoulou

Veterinary Surgeon

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Eleana graduated from the University of Sofia in 2017 with her Msc and came to Vets4Pets Harlow in 2019. She has followed in her Father’s footsteps in her chosen profession and has spent much of her life in and out of the family veterinary practice in Athens. Eleana is currently studying for her post graduate Certificate in Small Animal Medicine and she speaks 4 languages which is very helpful in our multi-cultural town.

Kelsey Stanley Harlow


Head Nurse


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Kelsey moved to Veterinary Nursing in 1997 after trying the conventional commuting 9 to 5. She trained at a local veterinary hospital where she then eventually took the head nurse role there in 2001. Kelsey remained at that practice until 2006 when she left to have her son, Henry. Kelsey joined us on a part time basis in 2008, became our Head Nurse in 2009 and is a valued member of staff. She is instrumental in training our student nurses, many of which are about to complete final exams. Kelsey recently completed the Diploma in Advance Veterinary Nursing, to further her skills and enable her to provide advanced care to our patients. This is a tough qualification to achieve and is one of only a small number of nurses in the UK to have done so. Kelsey is now most of the way through the ISFM Diploma in Feline Nursing in order to enhance our feline care. Away from the practice Kelsey likes to spend time with her family, including Shouty Bob a very unusual female ginger cat, and socialising with friends.
Sophie David harlow


Registered Veterinary Nurse

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Sophie is from Harlow and came to Vets4Pets Harlow in January 2017 after having her son Alfie. Sophie qualified in 2014 and is currently studying for her SQP award. Sophie works part time and runs our District Nurse Service helping those with limited ability to attend the surgery maintain their pet’s health and wellbeing.
Sophie Boggas Harlow


Registered Veterinary Nurse

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Sophie joined us as a placement student in 2011 and loved us so much she chose to become an employed member of staff in 2012. Sophie qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in 2016 and is a very important member of the practice. Sophie is the quietest member of our team but always has a ready smile. Sophie enjoys spending time with family and friends when not studying and has 2 dogs Louis & Jeff, and Poppy, a kitten she hand reared after it had been found left in a dustbin.


Registered Veterinary Nurse

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Erin came to us in 2016 after completing her BSc (hons) in Animal Management to train as a Veterinary Nurse. She qualified in 2018. Erin spends a great deal of time with her horses Tabi and Fabbie, whilst taking great pains to assure everyone that their names were not her idea. She has a cat Theo, who is a rescue. Theo has been taught tricks such as high 5, sit and give paw, a major achievement for a cat!



Registered Veterinary Nurse

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Rebecca first started her veterinary nursing journey in 2015 when she attended The Royal Veterinary College in order to start her degree. After realising that she preferred working in practice to university life, she transferred her studies to a diploma and came to work for Vets4Pets Harlow. Becca qualified in 2019. She lives with her very mischievous cat Electra.



Registered Veterinary Nurse

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Jessica graduated from Plymouth University in 2010 with a BSc in Animal Science. Since then she has worked in a range of different animal roles. She moved to Bristol working at a doggie day-care centre for almost two years and after this moved to Bishops Stortford and a job caring for exotic animals and working as a receptionist at another veterinary practice. She joined us here at Vets4Pets Harlow in March 2016 to purse her dream job in veterinary nursing, and qualified in 2019. She currently does not have pets but it will only be a matter of time before that changes.

Grace Goodey SVN


Student Veterinary Nurse

BSc(Hons) Zoology

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Grace came to Vets4Pets Harlow in 2017 after completing her Zoology degree and spending some time with the Zoological Society of London health screening rare snails before release and helping with general keeper duties. Grace started studying for her Veterinary Nursing Diploma in 2017 and expects to qualify in 2019.
Kate Dreyer Harlow


Student Veterinary Nurse


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Kate started her career in digital advertising and after 6 years decided she needed to do something more fulfilling and came to us at Harlow Vets4Pets in 2017. She is due to start studying for her Diploma in 2018 and looks to qualify in 2019. She lives locally with her husband and cats.
Rose McDonald Harlow


Student Veterinary Nurse

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Rose came to Vets4Pets Harlow in 2017 and hopes to start studying in 2018. She likes to spend time outside of work with her pets, family and friends.
Chloe Danks


Veterinary Care Assistant

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Chloe graduated from Writtle University College in September 2018 with a BSc in Animal Science. Prior to her degree, Chloe has worked in a kennel/cattery and an Animal charity finding new homes for companion animals. She has three cats at home which she adores. Being in a veterinary environment is all new but very exciting. Chloe is a very chatty and bubbly person willing to help anyone. She joined us early 2019 as a Veterinary Care Assistant. In the future would like to become a student veterinary nurse.
Ruth Cook Harlow


Partner & Practice Manager

RVN CertNatSci CertBusStud CertVPM

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Ruth is originally from Harlow and qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in 1987. She worked in a variety of practices until 1995 when she moved to the pet food industry, gained a Certificate in Small Animal Nutrition and helped provide information and training to vets and nurses nationally. Ruth returned to nursing in 2002 and has been with Vets4Pets since the beginning of 2008, becoming a partner in the Harlow practice in June 2011. Ruth has a variety of dogs and cats at home, mostly waifs and strays from the surgery.
Diane Pavelin Harlow


Reception Manager

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Diane has been with the practice on and off for many years and is a favorite with many of our clients. Reception just doesn’t work without her and she is a valuable member of our team! Diane lives locally with her family and a whole pack of small dogs.
Claire Barker Receptionist

Claire Barker


Vets4Pets Harlow 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.
  • Orthopaedics
    Surgery of joints and bones.
  • Operating Theatre
    An operating theatre with gaseous anaesthetic facility for surgical procedures.
  • Digital X-Ray
    Digital X ray equipment is available.

Show more services

  • 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.
  • ECG
    ECG is also available to keep your pet's heart healthy.
  • 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.
  • Laser Treatment
    Therapeutic laser therapy.
  • Keyhole Surgery
    In human medicine ‘keyhole’ surgery or laparoscopy has been used for many years given its reduced surgical trauma and quicker recovery times compared to traditional 'open' surgery.
  • Hospital Ward
    Suite of custom-built kennels for the housing and monitoring of in-patients.
  • 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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Out of hours

Vets Now Emergency Ltd
Woodford Bridge Road

Telephone: 0208 045 6644

Standard consultations before 11pm start from £185.50. Standard consultations after 11pm start from £239.

Referral service

For all referrals please complete the referral form

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