Practice Update

Due to current practice circumstances, we are experiencing a temporary reduction in appointment availability. If you are concerned about your pet, please call us and we will triage your pet but please bear with us at this time.

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

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!

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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!

Cameron Black

Veterinary Care Assistant

Kat Coulter

Practice Manager

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Kat joined us in 2019 as a Client Care Advisor, and is now our Practice 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.

Zoe Quigley

Client Care Advisor

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.
  • Anaesthesia
    General anaesthetic enables us to perform many procedures kindly and safely for your pet.
  • 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.

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  • Blood Pressure Monitor
    Used to measure the range of blood pressure as a preventative treatment to identify early signs of systemic hypertension.
  • Blood Transfusion
    Treats many critically ill cats and dogs and our pioneering blood donor programme helps keep them alive.
  • Cardiology
  • Chemotherapy & Cancer Treatment
    Dogs and cats that receive chemotherapy feel normal the day they are given the drug.
  • 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.
  • ECG
    ECG is also available to keep your pet's heart healthy.
  • Echocardiography (heart scans)
    Generates a 2D moving image of your pet's heart.
  • 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 blood transfusions
    In house blood transfusions
  • 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
  • Microchipping
    A microchip can help retrieve lost pets
  • Nurse Clinic
    Appointments with a highly qualified nurse which can cover anything from nutrition and fitness advice, grooming techniques, to pet socialisation classes.
  • Nutritional Advice
    Advice and support for your pet's diet.
  • Oncology
    Medical care of cancer.
  • Operating Theatre
    An operating theatre with gaseous anaesthetic facility for surgical procedures.
  • Prescriptions
    We can provide written prescriptions upon request.
  • Separate Cat & Dog Waiting Areas
    Separate cat and dog waiting areas, designed to ensure your pet is kept in a comfortably stress free environment.
  • 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.
  • 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 tour

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
Brian and Kitten

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 £276