Sunday Opening Hours
We are now open on alternative Sundays, please contact the practice to find out more.
Thank you for your interest in our practice.
Our patients are at the heart of every decision we make and due to a temporary reduction in our clinical team, we have taken the decision in the short term to implement a waiting list for new clients to join our practice. This decision doesn’t come lightly however is needed to ensure that we protect the integrity of our service and can continue to deliver the highest standard of veterinary care for our existing patients. We continue to ask for patience and understanding towards our team in practice. Visit our Facebook page to stay informed about any further changes at our practice.
Meet the team
VetMB BA PgC (FVS) MRCVS
Growing up with two rescue cats, Charlie and Lola, Nikkita has always had a bias towards all things feline. She currently owns Mishka the guinea pig and little Syrian hamster Luci and is looking forward to adding more fur babies to the family.
Nikkita's favourite part of the day is meeting clients and bonding over their mutual favourite subject, their beloved pet. Nikkita also likes the variety her day to day duties involve and using her love for animals along with veterinary knowledge and skills to help make them feel better. Nikkita is developing her professional veterinary interests in feline medicine and ophthalmology.
Nikkita’s goal is to bring a passionate, friendly and approachable service to every client that she meets and offer support so their animal can have the best care.
Practice Partner & Veterinary Nurse
Claire is our lovely Head Nurse, having joined the practice in 2015, and qualified as a veterinary nurse in 2007. She works closely with Chris and Sarah to ensure that our patients receive the very best nursing care. Claire absolutely loves her role within our practice, assisting our clients and patients and developing our nursing team. Claire really enjoys the relationships that we develop with clients and really feels that our close knit team are very much a second family. As well as regularly assessing and reviewing our nursing protocols Claire is also involved in nurse training, not only for our practice but also for the profession across England. Claire has a real passion for nursing rabbits and client support/education, and gained the City and Guild Nursing of Exotic Species Certificate in 2009. Further to this Claire also lectures to Veterinary Nurses across the country on rabbit health and welfare issues. In her spare time Claire is also editor of Rabbiting On, the Rabbit Welfare Association and Fund magazine! Naturally Claire loves rabbits and has two very spoilt rescue rabbits at home. Claire also loves dogs, who doesn't right, and has two gorgeous black Labradors at home, along with a wonderful son and her almost equally wonderful and definitely very understanding husband!
Nicole joined our practice as a Student Veterinary Nurse in 2012 and loved it here so much she decided to stay on when she qualified in 2014. Nicole is now one of our Senior Nurses. Nicole loves working here and travels the long drive in from Coventry every day, the practice team really have become second family over the last 9 years. Nicole has really enjoyed getting to know our clients and patients many of who she has known since puppyhood and kittenhood. She is responsible for running our in house lab and helps Sarah to keep our Facebook page updated. Nicole also enjoys running our annual charity dog show and often ropes her own mum in to be our Judge! Since qualifying as a Registered Veterinary Nurse Nicole has developed a special interest in weight management, and with the support of our other qualified nurses she runs our Pet Slimmer Club. Nicole LOVES dogs, she has 7 dogs at home (yes, you read that right 7!!) and not forgetting her group of guinea pigs and pet chickens!
Nikki qualified as a Registered Veterinary Nurse in 2006 and joined our team in 2013, having returned from Australia where she was working as Head Medical Coordinator for two of the University Hospitals. Nikki is cat crazy and has a special interest in feline nursing. She also enjoys consulting, medical nursing, anaesthesia and a particular interest in oncology. Nikki has a menagerie at home including 1 horse, 3 cats, 3 chickens and 2 guinea pigs. Nikki also has two beautiful children and an understanding husband. In her spare time Nikki enjoys riding.
Katie joined our practice in 2017 as a Student Veterinary Nurse. Katie came with a wealth of experience with small mammals having worked for many years in a pet store. Katie qualified as a Registered Veterinary Nurse in 2018 and we were delighted that she loved it here so much she decided to stay. Katie has developed a keen interest in exotics, especially reptiles, and having already completed the Advanced Programme Veterinary Nursing of Reptiles & Amphibians, she is hoping to gain further qualifications in this field. Katie has a real passion for inpatient care and making sure that all our patients needs are met and they are given plenty of tlc. Katie loves her job, she especially appreciates the family feel of our practice, the supportive team working alongside her and the very patient care focussed environment. Katie loves meeting all of our clients and and is extremely proud to be a Veterinary Nurse. At home Katie has a beautiful dog, one spoilt kitty and some fish to keep her on her toes. We are all pretty sure that she will be adding to her pet family in the future.
Jasmine joined our practice in 2017 as a Student Veterinary Nurse and enjoyed practice life here so much she opted to stay with us when she qualified early 2019. Jasmine has a keen interest in wildlife and has spent time volunteering at a wildlife rescue in Canada. As well as being a Registered Veterinary Nurse, Jasmine also has a degree in zoology. Jasmine loves being a Vet Nurse, she particularly enjoys spending time with her patients, care of inpatients and building up pets confidence whilst they are with us. At home Jasmine has two very spoilt Guinea Pigs and one Stubborn Tortoise!
Registered Veterinary Nurse
Reception Team Manager
Cherie joined our practice in 2021, having had a 19 year long career in the classroom, she wanted to find a way to work with both people and pets, so felt this was the perfect role for her. Cherie quickly found that loves working as a receptionist with our practice and soon felt part of our wonderful team. She particular enjoys meeting our clients and pets, and the family feel that comes with getting to know everyone. In her spare time Cherie enjoys walking, cooking wonderful spreads and baking treats. Her favourite time is having cuddles with her lovely best boy Dave, and also spending time with her family.
Donna has recently joined our practice team as one of our wonderful receptionists. Donna relished the opportunity to join our team, having already known them from the other side of the desk as a client. Donna is very much looking forward to getting to know all of our clients and sees it as a huge privilege to be supporting all the wonderful pet owners of our practice.
Donna has a beautiful young family at home, including her very sweet spaniel (pictured here). Outside of work Donna spends time with her family, having fun with her children and going for lovely long walks.
Welcome to Kettering Vets4Pets
Vets4Pets is a whole new veterinary concept 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!
Emergency coverEven if we are closed, we have your pet covered.
AnaesthesiaGeneral anaesthetic enables us to perform many procedures kindly and safely for your pet.
BiochemistryAllows an assessment of the functionality of a patients organs.
Blood Pressure MonitorUsed to measure the range of blood pressure as a preventative treatment to identify early signs of systemic hypertension.
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Chemotherapy & Cancer TreatmentDogs and cats that receive chemotherapy feel normal the day they are given the drug.
DentistryThe treatment and prevention of dental disease
Digital X-RayDigital X ray equipment is available.
ECGECG is also available to keep your pet's heart healthy.
Haematology – Blood testingAllows the assessment of a patient's blood and blood cells.
In-house LaboratoryA range of analytical tests and equipment to assist in the rapid diagnosis of illness.
Isolation UnitA special ward to care for animals with contagious diseases.
MicrochippingA microchip can help retrieve lost pets
Nurse ClinicAppointments with a highly qualified nurse which can cover anything from nutrition and fitness advice, grooming techniques, to pet socialisation classes.
Nutritional AdviceAdvice and support for your pet's diet.
Operating TheatreAn operating theatre with gaseous anaesthetic facility for surgical procedures.
PrescriptionsWe can provide written prescriptions upon request.
Separate Cat & Dog WardsSeparate cat and dog hospital wards, designed to ensure your pet is kept in a comfortably stress free environment.
UltrasoundGenerates 2-D moving images of your pet’s internal organs at work.
Weight ClinicMonitoring clinic to help dogs and cats achieve optimal weights – both if they have been under or overweight
Out of hours
139 St. James Road
Tel: Telephone: 01604 753300
Fee before 10pm: from £44* Fee after 10pm: from £130* *Any necessary treatment or medication administered by the emergency service will be charged in addition to the emergency consultation fee.