Newton Abbot Vets4Pets

Inside Pets at Home
Kingsteignton Retail Park
Newton Road
Newton Abbot
TQ123AN

Telephone: 01626 362265

Opening hours

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Meet the team

Chris Hawkins

Dr Chris Hawkins

Practice Owner & Veterinary Surgeon

BVetMed MRCVS

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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

BVetMed MRCVS

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I graduated from The Royal Veterinary Collage in 2010. Since then I have worked in a variety of small animal practices in the London area. I have recently moved to Devon with my family. 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.

 

Dr Hannah Dalton

Veterinary Surgeon

BVSc MRCVS

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I graduated as a vet from the University of Bristol in 2013. From here, I went on to work in both Wales and Scotland. My work in Scotland took me across GB and the world, to New Zealand, Norway, and Belgium. However, wanting to live and work back home in Devon brought me to Vets4Pets in Newton Abbot, where I started in August 2019.

Natasha Hawkins

Mrs Natasha Hawkins

Practice Owner & Veterinary Nurse

RVN

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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.

Mrs Sam Tully

Head Veterinary Nurse

RVN

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My name is Sam Tully and I have been a Veterinary Nurse for over 10 years and have worked for Vets4Pets since January 2016. I have previously worked in small and large animal practices in Devon and have a keen interest in Orthopaedics. I have also seen practice in Africa when I volunteered for a month in Kruger National Park working for a Wildlife Vet and managed to assist in surgery on a wild cheetah. I run the puppy parties at Vets4Pets Newton Abbot and can often be found out on the moors with my dog Conker. I have a family and menagerie of animals including dogs, cats and horses.

Miss Nicola Short

Registered Veterinary Nurse

RVN

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Hi, my name is Nicola. I've been working in the veterinary industry since I was 16 years of age and qualified as a veterinary nurse in 2010. Since then I've worked in various environments from general practice to referral hospitals and also overseas where I worked in a veterinary hospital in Australia for 6 months. I've also done some volunteer work in Africa working with various wildlife mainly cheetahs and leopards.
 As much as I love to travel I also love my home here in South Devon where I mainly spend most of my time by the sea enjoying our beautiful coast with my Jack Russel Terrier.
I've always had a passion and love for animals and look forward to meeting you and your pets.

Nicola Carrick Newton Abbot

Mrs Nicola Carrick

Registered Veterinary Nurse

RVN

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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: two Norwegian Forest Cats, 2 Maine Coons, 2 dogs, 2 chinchillas, fish and Chickens.

I am currently working towards a Certificate in Feline Nursing and also have an interest in anaesthesia.

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Mr Nick Coffey

Practice Manager

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I joined the Newton Abbot Vets4Pets team in February 2018, following 30 years as a senior manager in the finance industry. It is a pleasure to work alongside such dedicated and caring professionals in this busy practice. Along with my Rowcroft Hospice voluntary work I feel very fortunate to work in two such rewarding places.

Letitia Whyte Newton Abbot

Mrs Letitia Whyte

Head Receptionist

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I have lived in Kingsteignton all of my life and love the countryside and animals'

I have worked as a veterinary receptionist for over 4 years and love it, my menagerie consists of 2 x horses, 2 x dogs, 2x cats and an African Grey parrot and I don't really have spare!  

Laura Farrell Newton Abbot

Laura Farrell

Client Care Advisor

SQP

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My name is Laura Farrell. I am a Veterinary Receptionist here at Vets 4 Pets Newton Abbot. I have been working within the Veterinary sector for 3 years now where as before I was self employed working on yachts.  I am very pleased to have found myself working for Chris and Tash at Vets 4 Pets and to be working with a fantastic friendly team who have all become my friends. I have a Border cross Patterdale, she is called Sandy and is my best friend. We are both very keen walkers and love the beach. I currently live on a farm near Dartmouth set in a valley on the coast. In my spare time I love to attend Vintage working rallies, body board, walking, photography (mainly taking photos of sandy), BBQ's with friends and family and my passion is travelling.

Mrs Carol Tozer

Client Care Advisor

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I joined the Newton Abbot Vets4Pets team in January 2018, following several years in the care industry. I really enjoy being part of this friendly, caring and professional practice. I have a real love of animals, especially cats, and have been overwhelmed by the devotion and dedication shown by my colleagues to all the pets and their owners.

Miss Colleen Byrne

Client Care Advisor

Mrs Rebekah Hartrick

Client Care Advisor

Vets4Pets Newton Abbot 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.

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.

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Services

  • 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.
  • Separate Cat & Dog Wards
    Separate cat and dog hospital wards, designed to ensure your pet is kept in a comfortably stress free environment.

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  • Digital X-Ray
    Digital X ray equipment is available.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Tonopen (measures eye pressure)
    Tonopen (measures eye pressure)
  • 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.
  • X-Ray & Ultrasound
    X-Ray & Ultrasound
  • Weight
    Monitoring clinic to help dogs and cats achieve optimal weights – both if they have been under or overweight
  • Soft Tissue
    Surgical procedures involving the soft tissues such as ears and skin.
  • Puppy Parties
    Puppy parties to support you to train, socialise and ensure your puppy has the best start in life possible.
  • Prescriptions
    We can provide written prescriptions upon request.
  • Health Plans
    Designed to cover all the regular pet care essentials such as vaccinations and flea and worm prevention, whilst saving you money.
  • Pet Passport
    Trained Official Veterinarian vets to issue Pet Passports, Fit to Fly letters and rabies serology tests.
  • Late Opening Times
    Late Opening Times
  • Nurse Clinic
    Appointments with a highly qualified nurse which can cover anything from nutrition and fitness advice, grooming techniques, to pet socialisation classes.
  • Medication
    Medication
  • Locally Owned
    This practice is locally owned.
  • Hospital Ward
    Suite of custom-built kennels for the housing and monitoring of in-patients.
  • Exotic Pet
    Can see a range of patients, from small animals through to reptiles.
  • Ear Surgery
    Ear Surgery service is available to keep your pet free from any infections.
  • Cat and Dog Hospital Ward
    There are separate wards for cats and dogs providing good hygiene environment.
  • 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.
  • Anaesthetic
    General anaesthetic enables us to perform many procedures kindly and safely for your pet.
  • 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.
  • Open 7 Days a Week
    We are open 7 days a week.
  • Dentistry
    The treatment and prevention of dental disease

Practice accreditations

  • RCVS accreditation EDITED
  • Cat friendly clinic silver award

Health Plans

Starter pack protection

Best Start in Life

£85
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
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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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Health Plan

Vac4Life

Just £99
Vac4Life is a preventative plan following primary vaccinations
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Out of hours

St Boniface Veterinary Clinic
Exeter Road
Crediton
EX17 3BN

Telephone: 01363 772860

Standard Consultation Price: £120

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