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We’re committed to keeping you and our colleagues protected, please be respectful and considerate to each other​. Please wear a face covering at all times unless medically exempt. Contact us to hear about the latest safety measures at our practice or to discuss your pet care needs.

Newtownards Vets4Pets

2a Portaferry Road
BT23 8NN

Telephone: 028 9182 4200

Closed Now

Need emergency care? See out of hours information.

Opening Hours

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

Safe collection of medication available

We are now able to offer safe collection of your pet’s medication and flea and worm preventative mediations. Please contact us to find out more.

Meet the team

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Hatti Dainton

Practice Owner & Veterinary Surgeon


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Hatti qualified from Liverpool University with a distinction in 2008, and worked in mixed practice in England before moving to Northern Ireland in 2001. She has worked in dedicated small animal practice for the last five years and thoroughly enjoys meeting pets of all shapes and sizes and getting to know them and their owners.

Hatti has a particular interest in small animal internal medicine and dermatology. She is also passionate about building a fantastic team at Vets4Pets Newtownards, ensuring you and your pets receive a top class service every time you visit us in our brand new, purpose designed practice.

When Hatti's not working, she has two Labradoodles called Blossom and Bella, a cat called Blake, 2 toddlers and a husband to keep her busy!

Colin Dickson

Colin Dickson

Veterinary Surgeon


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Originally hailing from Northern Ireland, Colin qualified from the University of Glasgow in 2010. He then worked in small animal practices in England until 2020, when decided to return home and join the team at Vets4Pets Newtownards! Colin spent several years working for a busy charity hospital in Leicester where he was exposed to a very high surgical case load and developed a passion for surgery, particularly orthopaedics. Colin has also recently completed a post-graduate surgery qualification. Outside of work Colin likes to keep active and can often be found cycling up a mountain… Preferably somewhere sunny!

We are delighted to have Colin join our team here at Vets4Pets Newtownards and he looks forward to meeting all of our existing and future patients!

David Houston

Veterinary Surgeon


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Laura Spence

Head Veterinary Nurse


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After 7 years working as an Animal Nursing Auxiliary, Laura enrolled in Greenmount College and gained her Veterinary Nursing qualifications in 2015.

Laura has a particular interest in medical nursing and is determined to make all her patients feel loved and nurtured. Laura is also a qualified Pet Health Counsellor and runs her own clinics, giving specialist advice.

Laura has a dog called Mitch, a colourful little character with the ability to brighten anyone's day and a cat called Mr Josh . Laura is also a keen rider and has her own horses to keep her busy outside of work!

Siobhan Sexton

Veterinary Nurse



Rachel McIlveen

Student Veterinary Nurse

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Rachel joined us in September 2019 and initially trained as an Animal Nursing Assistant. She has since qualified as an ANA and is now delighted to be undertaking her training with us as a Student Veterinary Nurse. Rachel has a promising career ahead of her and we're lucky to have her as part of our team!

Kat Coulter

Client Service Manager

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Kat joined us in 2019 as a Client Care Advisor and is now our Client Service Manager. Kat previously worked in the funeral industry but her love of animals made her decide to change careers and enter the veterinary world! She also loves to muck in and assist with the animals in our care when she gets the chance! Kat is a true dog lover and has 2 black Labradors called Jet and Hollie, and a bouncy Golden Retriever called Charlie.

Kat looks forward to welcoming clients and patients, existing and new, to our modern purpose designed practice!

Melissa Donoghue

Client Care Advisor

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Melissa is the most recent Client Care Advisor to join us in October 2020. Melissa previously worked in the optical industry but then decided that her love of animals would eventually bring her to us. At home she has a daughter and a husband, along with a whippet called Moe to keep her busy on her days off.

Melissa loves all animals, big and small and welcomes everyone into the practice with a smile.

Keira Tait

Student Animal Nursing Assistant

Vets4Pets Newtownards 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!




  • 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.
  • In house blood transfusions
    In house blood transfusions
  • Echocardiography (heart scans)
    Generates a 2D moving image of your pet's heart.
  • Blood Pressure Monitor
    Used to measure the range of blood pressure as a preventative treatment to identify early signs of systemic hypertension.
  • ECG
    ECG is also available to keep your pet's heart healthy.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Oncology
    Medical care of cancer.
  • Nutritional Advice
    Advice and support for your pet's diet.
  • 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.
  • Home Visits
    If you can’t make it us, we will come to you. We offer routine home visit for pets who don’t like to leave the house or clients who are unable to visit us. (Additional costs may occur)
  • Fracture Repair
    Orthopaedic surgery to correct broken bones.
  • Ear Surgery
    Ear Surgery service is available to keep your pet free from any infections.
  • Cruciate Surgery
    Surgery to repair damaged stifle ligaments.
  • Chemotherapy
    Dogs and cats that receive chemotherapy feel normal the day they are given the drug.
  • Blood Transfusion
    Treats many critically ill cats and dogs and our pioneering blood donor programme helps keep them alive.
  • 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.
  • Dentistry
    The treatment and prevention of dental disease
  • Cardiology
  • Microchipping
    A microchip can help retrieve lost pets
  • Separate Cat & Dog Waiting Areas
    Separate cat and dog waiting areas, designed to ensure your pet is kept in a comfortably stress free environment.

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Practice accreditations

  • RCVS accreditation EDITED
  • $R7B2CSH
  • Rabbit friendly vet logo SILVER 2019

Health Plans

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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Out of hours

Vets Now Belfast
193 Belmont Rd

Telephone: 028 9065 1729

Standard consultation fees start from £232.

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