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Newton Abbot Vets4Pets

Inside Pets at Home
Kingsteignton Retail Park
Newton Road
Newton Abbot
TQ12 3SB
01626 362265 Chat on WhatsApp

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Opening Hours

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

Parking and access information

Free parking available outside in the retail park.

Meet the team

Chris Hawkins

Dr Chris Hawkins

Practice Owner & Veterinary Surgeon


Read Dr Chris Hawkins bio

From a very young age I pursued my childhood ambition of becoming a vet. I grew up on a smallholding in Kent and later attended the Royal Veterinary College in London where I graduated in 2008. Following graduation I moved back to my ancestral roots in Devon where I worked in mixed practice for two years before focusing on small animals in a veterinary hospital for four years. I am interested in all aspects of veterinary medicine and surgery. I am passionate for a high standard of care and am proud to have been nominated twice for ‘Vet of the Year’ in the ‘PetPlan National Veterinary Awards’. I got married to Natasha in September 2012 and am very proud to have her working with us in our nursing team. In my spare time I run a small farm and enjoy showing my pedigree cattle. At weekends I like walking my dogs, cycling and golf. At home I have a flat-coated retriever, a working collie, two cats, two rabbits and three guinea pigs.

Dr Natalie O'Brien

Veterinary Surgeon


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I’m Natalie, I graduated from The Royal Veterinary Collage in 2010. Since then I have work in a variety of small animal practices. I like both the medicine and surgery side of vetting and particularly enjoy using our ultrasound machine! At home we have 1 cat called Ben.  He is a very lively and loving cat but he was badly injured in 2015 and now has no tail and a wonky walk.  He is enjoying Devon life also but does need some special care.  As I was growing up we had a variety of pets including a cat, mice, goldfish and a budgie.  None of which we chose! We either inherited them or they turned up on our doorstep. When I am not at work I am normally found near or in the sea or at primary school birthday parties.


Ms Rachel Booth

Veterinary Surgeon


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I graduated from the University of Liverpool in 2009 and started at Vets4Pets Newton Abbot in 2020. I am interested in dermatology, dentistry and behaviour. Outside of work I enjoy exploring the local area with my family, cycling and baking.

Dr Polly Vogel

Veterinary Surgeon


Natasha Hawkins

Mrs Natasha Hawkins

Practice Owner & Veterinary Nurse


Read Mrs Natasha Hawkins bio

I have always loved animals and at 17 was lucky enough to get a work experience placement at Rosemullion vets in Falmouth and 2 years later offered a veterinary nurse training placement. in 2001 I made the hard decision to leave Cornwall and move to Devon and further my career in mixed practice where I met my husband Chris. We got married in September 2012 and I qualified as a veterinary nurse in 2013. I love all aspects of my job but my keen interest is feline care and welfare. I also love getting to know pets and their owners. We have nine very spoilt pets and one of which is our practice mascot Bailey, our loveable flat coated retriever. He loves coming to work with his mum and dad and especially loves all the attention from clients.
Mel Barnes

Mrs Melanie Barnes

Head Registered Veterinary Nurse


Read Mrs Melanie Barnes bio

I joined the Vets4Pets team in August 2021 spending many years working in referral hospitals and holding the position of head nurse in another local practice. After this time, I decided that I missed the hustle and bustle of a busy first opinion practice and made the decision to return to what I loved. My main interest is surgical nursing, although I never turn down the opportunity to cuddle a puppy or kitten! When not busy here at work, I can be found looking after my ever growing menagerie of rescue pets, from reptiles, hamsters and ponies.


Miss Sharon Card

Registered Veterinary Nurse


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I qualified as a Registered Veterinary Nurse back in 2004 where I worked in mixed practice. I have now moved to solely small animal nursing. I have a special interest in radiography and exotics. I have a few pets including Merlin the cat and two giant African land snails called Strawberry and Doodles.


Mrs Rebecca Winter

Registered Veterinary Nurse

RVN A1 CC Dip A Phys PHC

Read Mrs Rebecca Winter bio

My name is Becky and I qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in 2008.
I recently moved to Devon and started work with Vets4Pets Newton Abbott.
I love every aspect of Veterinary Nursing but have a special interest in Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation which led me into completing a diploma in small animal physiotherapy.
I also love nutrition and am currently completing a certificate in small animal nutrition.
At home I have a cat called Mushu and 2 Guinea pigs called Hei-Hei and Pua-Pua (yes I am a huge Disney fan!!)
I love walking and visiting national trust sites with my husband  in my spare time.

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Miss Hayley Streather

Registered Veterinary Nurse


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I qualified in 2021 and joined the team in January 2023. I worked in travel before starting my career in veterinary. I love working with exotics and all aspects of theatre including prep and anaesthesia. At home I have a very naughty cat who keeps me on my toes!

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Mrs Nicola Carrick

Practice Manager


Read Mrs Nicola Carrick bio

My name is Nicola and this is my 20th year of veterinary Nursing!

I always remember as a child being surrounded by animals, we had litters of puppies and kittens in our home as well as a tortoise, Guinea pigs  finches, budgies and parrots.

My brothers and I were lucky enough to grow up in a rural village and would enjoy making casts from footprints of wildlife, usually foxes and badgers.

After school I completed a diploma in Science, part of which led me to complete work experience at a Veterinary Surgery, before then taking on a full time trainee Veterinary Nurse position. I qualified as a Registered Veterinary Nurse from Bicton College in 2000 and have thoroughly enjoyed the challenging although equally rewarding career ever since.

At home I have 3 daughters and my own household of animals: five Norwegian Forest Cats that show and breed, a Maine Coon, a dog, 2 chinchillas, fish and Chickens.

I proud to have completed a Certificate in Feline Nursing with a distinction and also have an interest in anaesthesia.


Mrs Malalai Haikal

Veterinary Care Assistant

Read Mrs Malalai Haikal bio

I’m from Afghanistan and I graduated from Kabul university in 2016. I worked with Nowzad clinic in Kabul for 5 years with small animals as a vet. Because of Afghanistan situation I left my homeland and I came to the UK in October 2021.

I started my work as veterinary care assistant at vets4pets in Newton abbot on 21st May 2022.

I like surgery, medicine and I enjoy working with x-ray and ultrasound. During my free time I like to be with my family.

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Miss Sarah Dagens

Veterinary Care Assistant

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Hi, my name is Sarah.  AIthough I was born and raised in Ireland, I studied for higher education in Scotland.  I studied a HNC in animal care at Dundee and Angus college and went onto achieve a diploma of higher education in Animal Science at Edinburgh Napier University.  I’ve spent a lot of my recent career working in the hospitality sector, where I managed restaurants.I’m excited to now be back doing what I love, working with animals and being part of the brilliant, caring team here in Newton Abbot.


Miss Ceylone Fletcher

Head Receptionist


Mrs Milly Wreford

Client Care Advisor

Read Mrs Milly Wreford bio

I’ve been at the practice since November 2021. I’m a qualified dog groomer and run my own dog grooming business, alongside being a Veterinary receptionist. I’m dog obsessed and have my own dog called Doug, as well as two very cute bunnies called Benny and Bobby. I’ve recently completed my Bronze Accredited Veterinary Receptionist Award and I am now working towards my Silver Award. I also look after the practice’s Social Media, so I’m normally the person asking if I can take your pet’s picture! I love working at our busy practice, no day is ever the same and I get to meet so many lovey pets

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Kerry Pearce

Client Care Advisor

Read Kerry Pearce bio

I joined V4P in July 2023 with no veterinary experience but over 30 years in customer facing roles.It’s heartwarming working with a team who genuinely care so much for other peoples pets.I have 2 crazy rescue cats, Flynn and Zinzan who are always excited to see me when I get home. When I’m not working, I enjoy sea swimming all year round, walking and following Exeter Chiefs.

Miss Louise Salem

Client Care Advisor

Read Miss Louise Salem bio

I started working at V4P in January 2024 after working in America for 3 months, I own a Miniature Pinscher named Roo and love to walk him in my spare time. I enjoy working with animals and have worked with animals in the past, I will love meeting your pets and learning all about them. When I’m not working I am always looking at planning my next adventure abroad to see the world.

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Mrs Jennifer Breed

Client Care Advisor

Read Mrs Jennifer Breed bio

I started at V4P April 2024, after 30 years of being a dental nurse I decided to follow my lifelong dream of working with animals and likeminded people.

I have 3 very spoilt cats one of which gets daily walks.

In my spare time I like seeing friends and family and I enjoy traveling and exploring different cultures.

Vets4Pets Newton Abbot is a family run surgery 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.

We are very proud of our surgery and the lovely team pride themselves on striving to provide the best care we can to both our clients and patients alike. Our reception team will be more than happy to welcome you if you are passing or wish to ask any questions. We also have welcome packs available at reception if you would like to drop by.

We very much look forward to welcoming you.



  • Emergency cover
    Even if we are closed, we have your pet covered.
  • Open 7 Days a Week
    We are open 7 days a week.
  • 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.
  • Anaesthesia
    General anaesthetic enables us to perform many procedures kindly and safely for your pet.

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  • 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.
  • Dentistry
    The treatment and prevention of dental disease
  • Digital X-Ray
    Digital X ray equipment is available.
  • Ear Surgery
    Ear Surgery service is available to keep your pet free from any infections.
  • Electrolyte
    Enables the assessment of critical blood chemicals such as sodium and potassium.
  • 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.
  • Locally Owned
    This practice is locally owned.
  • Medication
  • Nurse Clinic
    Appointments with a highly qualified nurse which can cover anything from nutrition and fitness advice, grooming techniques, to pet socialisation classes.
  • Late Opening Times
    Late Opening Times
  • Operating Theatre
    An operating theatre with gaseous anaesthetic facility for surgical procedures.
  • Orthopaedics
    Surgery of joints and bones.
  • Prescriptions
    We can provide written prescriptions upon request.
  • 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.
  • Tonopen - Eye Pressure Testing
    Measures eye pressure.
  • 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 accreditations

  • RCVS accreditation EDITED
  • Cat Friendly Clinic Logo Silver (1)

Health Plans

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

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Telephone: 01803 866073