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Newton Abbot Vets4Pets

Inside Pets at Home
Kingsteignton Retail Park
Newton Road
Newton Abbot

Telephone: 01626 362265

Closed Now

Need emergency care? See out of hours information.

Opening Hours

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

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


Read Dr Natalie O'Brien bio

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.


Ms Rachel Booth

Veterinary Surgeon


Dr Alice Thomas

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.

Mrs Chloe Chapple

Registered Veterinary Nurse


Mrs Sally Tyler

Registered Veterinary Nurse


Mrs Melanie Barnes

Registered Veterinary Nurse


Nicola Carrick Newton Abbot

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 Melanie Smith

Client Care Advisor / Veterinary Care Assistant

Miss Jazmine Wheeler

Veterinary Care Assistant

Mrs Carol Tozer

Client Care Advisor

Read Mrs Carol Tozer bio

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 Izzy Wilson

Client Care Advisor

Mrs Milly Wreford

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.



  • 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.

Show more services

  • 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)
    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 Clinic
    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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • $R011TVO

Health Plans

Health Plan

Complete Care

From £8 a month
Complete peace of mind
Brian and Kitten

Health Plan

Complete Care Senior

From £17
A complete care plan for your 7+ year old pet's continued good health
senior dog outside in sun

Health Plans

Flea & Worm Pack

Protect your pet and your pocket!
dog in field

Health Plan


Just £99
Vac4Life is a preventative plan following primary vaccinations

Out of hours

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Telephone: 01803 866073

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