Meet the team
Connie like Rebekah before her, has known Arthur since she was a teenager doing work experience and is excited to work with him and the team at Vets4Pets Newtownabbey. Connie did the main chunk of vet vet degree in the Caribbean believe it or not, with her final clinical year in UCD in Dublin, and after various Covid delays to graduation , started with us in August 2021.
She is loving every aspect of the job so far, and is a delight to work with.
Paul brings us to three vets as of Oct 21, which should help given an even better service with more hands on deck to mean we can spend more time on those cases and go slow in emotional times.
Paul interestingly only went back to study veterinary as a mature student to fulfill a lifelong ambition, and has now been working for 9 years as a veterinarian after a background in the care home sector.
Cathy has nearly 14 years experience working in a veterinary clinic. She was working as a nursing assistant, went on to do her vet nurse training and passed with flying colours, and afterward also trained up nurses herself. Prior to that, it was working with horses in a riding school and a stud farm, so she's pretty much always been working with animals.
Outside of work she looks after and rides her horse, goes to the gym, she is involved with a whole bunch of clubs and voluntary organisations:- motorcycle club (particularly the charity ride outs), classic car club, race marshall, Red Cross ambulance and first aid teams ... and occasionally sleeps! "It's amazing what you can squeeze in once you've got the kids out of the house" At home she's got her German Shepherd Tara, cat Ace, and smallish rescue dog Bosen (aka Bosey Bear).
Chelsea has been part of the team from close to the opening, initially working Sundays on reception whilst doing the animal Management course at Newtownabbey NRC before progressing to full-time receptionist.
Last year she completed the animal nursing assistant course, and this September 2018 she moves another step on by starting the veterinary nurse course at Greenmount. you'll still find her at reception plenty, ably assisted by her Customer Experience Enhancement Officers Wesley and Dylan.
Student Veterinary Nurse
Shannon joined us in Dec 2020 , moving to the big smoke from Donegal after completing her nurse Degree in Letterkenny.
Coming form a farming background, She loves all pets big and small.
Christine has almost 15 years of experience working in a veterinary clinic. She initially worked as a veterinary receptionist/nursing assistant until she left to raise her family of three boys and one girl, before returning to the same job almost 20 years later once they'd all reached school age.
Christine takes care of our reception and also does some administration and account management
At home, Christine has Cocoa the cat. She likes sewing, knitting, cooking and gardening.
Receptionist/Animal Nursing Assistant
Vets4Pets Newtownabbey 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 coverEven if we are closed, we have your pet covered.
Open 7 Days a WeekWe are open 7 days a week.
AnaesthesiaGeneral anaesthetic enables us to perform many procedures kindly and safely for your pet.
BiochemistryAllows an assessment of the functionality of a patients organs.
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Blood Pressure MonitorUsed to measure the range of blood pressure as a preventative treatment to identify early signs of systemic hypertension.
DentistryThe treatment and prevention of dental disease
Digital X-RayDigital X ray equipment is available.
Haematology – Blood testingAllows the assessment of a patient's blood and blood cells.
Hospital WardSuite of custom-built kennels for the housing and monitoring of in-patients.
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.
Locally OwnedThis practice is locally owned.
Operating TheatreAn operating theatre with gaseous anaesthetic facility for surgical procedures.
Separate Cat & Dog WardsSeparate cat and dog hospital wards, designed to ensure your pet is kept in a comfortably stress free environment.
Soft TissueSurgical procedures involving the soft tissues such as ears and skin.
UltrasoundGenerates 2-D moving images of your pet’s internal organs at work.
Complete Care Senior
Flea & Worm Pack