Update During Local Lockdown

As an essential service we’re still here for you and your pet. We’re committed to keeping you and our colleagues protected and we have also adapted our services, making it easier to care for your pet. Please contact our friendly team to discuss your pet care needs during this time and we will explain what to expect at your visit. In response to government guidance, a face covering must now be worn when visiting us.

Newport Vets4Pets

156-160 Cardiff Road
NP20 3AE

Telephone: 01633 265110

Open Today

Opening Hours

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

Meet the team

Paul McCarthy

Paul McCarthy

Practice Owner & Veterinary Surgeon


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Having become fully certified as a vet in 1999, I have worked most of my career here in Newport. From 2001-2008 I worked under the tutelage of Mrs Morris at Summerhill before opening up Vets4Pets in 2008. Since opening we have strived to gain excellent standards of care to people’s pets and been here as a support for clients. We have been nominated, by our clients, for practice, vet and receptionist of the year.
Cath Mccarthy Surgeon Newport

Cath McCarthy

Practice Owner & Veterinary Surgeon


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I qualified as a veterinary surgeon in 1999 from the Royal Veterinary College. I have worked solely in small animal practice and particularly enjoy surgery. I joined my husband Paul at Vets4pets in October 2009. Outside of work my passions are gardening, running and our nine year old son Jack.

Jodie Brisset-Topping

Veterinary Surgeon

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I studied at the University of Surrey and graduated as part of the first ever class in July 2019. I’ve known the practice for over 7 years and am excited to finally be part of the fantastic team. My veterinary interests include surgery and exotics (the small furry kind). When I’m not at work my three spaniels Peanut, Snoop and Olive keep me rather busy! When I do have time you’ll find me reading a good book.

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Michelle Lawrence

Head Veterinary Nurse

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I gained my degree in Veterinary Nursing Science in 2006 and since then I have worked in both first opinion and referral practices. 

I have a keen interest in rehabilitation therapies and anaesthesia, emergency and critical care. In 2011 I gained my Nursing Certificate in Anaesthesia and Critical Care from the European School of Veterinary Post Graduate Studies. 

I originally joined Vets4Pets when Paul first opened the practice and then went on to work in a referral hospital before re-joining Paul and his team in February 2015.

Karan Wait

Karan Wait


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What is your favourite animal and why? 
I'd have to say that dogs are my favourite pet although I did have two chipmunks a few years ago and they were very entertaining. 

What pets do you have and what are their names?
I have a black lab/retriever cross called Simba and two rabbits named Flopsy and Misty. 

What's the best pet name you have ever come across? 
Having worked with Guide Dogs for the Blind for several years you tend to come across some unusual names, I've known a Norris, Linda, Dorothy, Quinta and Dave to list just a few. 

Who is your favourite famous animal? 
Lassie was a favourite TV dog when I was younger. 

What is the best aspect of working for Vets4Pets? 
Never knowing what will be walking through the door from one minute to the next keeps the day very interesting, from routine boosters to a complete emergency - no two shifts are the same

Sue Rees-receptionist

Sue Rees


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What is your favourite animal and why? 
The horse- horse riding is the ultimate escape in the countryside Cats- love their independent streak

What pets do you have and what are their names?
10yr old Golden chinchilla cat called Tillie ( my furry alarm clock)

What's the best pet name you have ever come across? 
Cat Stevens (excellent use of owners surname!)

Who is your favourite famous animal? 
Puss in boots (shrek)

What is the best aspect of working for Vets4Pets? 
Great to work as part of such a dedicated team in this popular practice It’s rewarding to be able to help our clients and pets when they need us.

Vets4Pets Newport 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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  • Biochemistry
    Allows an assessment of the functionality of a patients organs.
  • Haematology
    Allows the assessment of a patient's blood and blood cells.
  • In-house Laboratory
    A range of analytical tests and equipment to assist in the rapid diagnosis of illness.
  • X-Ray
    Generates digital 2D images of bones and internal organs.
  • Hospital Ward
    Suite of custom-built kennels for the housing and monitoring of in-patients.
  • Acupuncture
    Acupuncture has evolved from the ancient art of placing needles into particular locations on the body in order to alleviate pain, improve recovery rates and increase resistance to disease. It has been practised by the Chinese and other Eastern cultures for thousands of years and may be used to treat a wide variety of illnesses in people and animals.
  • 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.
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Health Plan

Complete Care

From £8 a month
Complete peace of mind
Complete Care dog header

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

VetsNow Newport
Langstone Business Village
NP18 2LH

Telephone: 01633 547316

Out of hours fees before 11pm £117.50. After 11pm £165.

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