Hemsworth Vets4Pets

Wakefield Road
City of Wakefield
West Yorkshire
01977 624430

Closed Now

Need emergency care? See out of hours information.

Opening Hours

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

Support line

For advice and support when the practice is closed, please call 0333 332 4471 and speak to our qualified veterinary team. Our out of hours vet provider can be found here by clicking the link.

Meet the team

Ryan Lotter

Mr Ryan Lotter BVSc MRCVS

Lead Veterinary Surgeon

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Mr Ryan Lotter, BVSc MRCVS, graduating from the university of Pretoria (Ondestepoort) in 2004 he spent some time in private practices in South Africa prior to coming to the UK in 2006.

During his last 19 years of been a small animal vet he has worked as a locum, Associate, Senior and Clinical Director in the UK.
He brings a wealth of experience to Vets for Pets Hemsworth,not only small animal medicine but surgery. He has a keen interest in Dermatology.
When not at work Ryan enjoys spending time with his wife, daughter and GSP ' Greta' who you may see regularly at the practice.

Tanya Brook

Registered Veterinary Nurse


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I am a Registered Veterinary Nurse and graduated from Askham Bryan College York in 2014. I prefer small animal practice but have assisted in a sheep caesarean as a student nurse which was a very cool experience. 

I have a three legged chihuahua called Della who enjoys long walks in the hills of the Yorkshire Dales, Peak District and the Lake District. Having three legs does not hold her back, she'd be out all day, everyday if she could. ​I currently have tropical fish and have in the past owned rabbits, rats, mice and shaw's jirds. 

I joined Vets4Pets Hemsworth in March 2020 and what I like the most about working here is that I get to work with a friendly team of people, who all have high standards for their work. 

Gemma Place

Gemma Place

Practice Manager/ Head Nurse


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I'm Gemma the Practice Manager / Head Nurse here at Hemsworth Vets4pets. I enjoy every aspect of the role, each day is varied. I especially like meeting each client and getting to know the lovely animals. Outside of work I spend valuable time with my family and 2 dogs Evie and Tucker.

Thea Gallacher

Thea Gallacher

Veterinary Care Assistant

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I’ve worked for Vets4Pets since 2016, My aim for the future is to go on to study as a Student Veterinary Nurse and hopefully qualify as an RVN.
I really enjoy in-patient care and learning new nursing skills.
I have one dog myself, a Chihuahua cross called Rusty, who loves all the attention! 
When I’m not at work, being with family and friends is very important to me, and I love to travel. 
Lesley pic

Lesley Pittard

Senior Veterinary Nurse


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Hi, I’m Lesley. I’m a Senior RVN at Hemsworth, where I’ve been a proud team member since January 2024. I started my nursing career in 2002 at a busy, fast paced RSPCA hospital in London. I qualified as a RVN in 2010 after moving to Yorkshire in 2006. I have a particular interest in feline nursing and care, completing my ISFM Feline Nursing diploma in 2021.
 I enjoy all aspects of nursing and am recognised as an all-round multidisciplinary nurse, providing comprehensive care to animals under my care. Nurse consultations and education and surgical nursing are areas where I'm particularly invested, ensuring that pets receive the best care possible. 
Since joining Hemsworth, I've remained committed to upholding the highest standards of veterinary nursing, aiming to positively impact the well-being of every pet entrusted to our care.
Outside of work, I spend valuable time with my family and enjoy crafts and baking.
Becky and Mollie

Mrs Rebecca Tipping

Practice Manager

Fdsc Animal Health and Welfare

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My name is Rebecca and I am the practice manager here at Vets4pets Hemsworth.

I have worked for Vets4Pets since October 2012, I started at Hemsworth in April 2022.

I love the team and enjoy seeing how dedicated and passionate they are about everyone's pets. I have 3 dogs myself 2 Beagles called Holly and Murphy and a Border Terrier called Mollie. I also have a rabbit called Winter who was a rescue during lockdown.

When I am not a work I enjoy spending time with family and friends and going for long walks with the dogs.

Heather Frost

Heather Frost

Client Care Advisor

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I started with Vets4pets in April 2022. I completed my degree in Animal Health and Management at Askham Bryan college which comes in very handy. I have always had animals and am looking forward to getting more in the future. I look forward to meeting all your pets and making them feel welcomed within the practice. 


Andrea Leith

Client Care Advisor

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I have worked at Vets4pets since November 2020.  The best part of my job is meeting our clients pets and being able to give them a cuddle.  I have worked in customer service/animal roles for many years and enjoy being able to help people and their fur babies however I can.

Danielle Whitelock

Danielle Whitelock

Client Care Advisor

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My name is Danielle, I am a client care advisor and I am completely in love with animals. This has been my passion since a young age and i am always up for cuddles and kisses. I work with a smile and a laugh and very much enjoy my job role. 

Vets4Pets Hemsworth is committed to bringing you affordable, high quality care via a modern, well equipped practice, including a lab, pharmacy, digital x-ray and ultrasound.



  • Anaesthesia
    General anaesthetic enables us to perform many procedures kindly and safely for your pet.
  • Bereavement Support
    Making the decision to say goodbye to your pet is one of the toughest you’ll ever make. Pets provide us with unconditional love, friendship and comfort, so it is normal to have intense or conflicting emotions when it comes to euthanasia. At Vets4Pets we’re here for you and your pet for every step of your journey together.
  • 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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  • Dentistry
    The treatment and prevention of dental disease
  • Digital X-Ray
    Digital X ray equipment is available.
  • 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.
  • Hospital Ward
    Suite of custom-built kennels for the housing and monitoring of in-patients.
  • 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.
  • Medication
  • Microchipping
    A microchip can help retrieve lost pets
  • Nurse Clinic
    Appointments with a highly qualified nurse which can cover anything from nutrition and fitness advice, grooming techniques, to pet socialisation classes.
  • Nutritional Advice
    Advice and support for your pet's diet.
  • Operating Theatre
    An operating theatre with gaseous anaesthetic facility for surgical procedures.
  • Prescriptions
    We can provide written prescriptions upon request.
  • Separate Cat & Dog Waiting Areas
    Separate cat and dog waiting areas, designed to ensure your pet is kept in a comfortably stress free environment.
  • Separate Cat & Dog Wards
    Separate cat and dog hospital wards, designed to ensure your pet is kept in a comfortably stress free environment.
  • Soft Tissue
    Surgical procedures involving the soft tissues such as ears and skin.
  • Ultrasound
    Generates 2-D moving images of your pet’s internal organs at work.
  • Weight Clinic
    Monitoring clinic to help dogs and cats achieve optimal weights – both if they have been under or overweight
  • X-Ray
    Generates digital 2D images of bones and internal organs.
  • X-Ray & Ultrasound
    X-Ray & Ultrasound

Practice tour

Practice accreditations

  • RCVS accreditation EDITED
  • Small_Animal_Practice
  • 805313

Health Plans

Health Plan

Complete Care Junior

From £15* per month
Expert veterinary care, plus lots of support and tailored advice for your puppy or kitten, in an affordable and convenient way

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

Vets4Pets Barnsley
161 Wilthorpe Road
South Yorkshire
S75 1JQ

Telephone: 01226 289 000

Fees start from: £166