We are open for essential care only

In line with government guidelines, we are only offering medically essential appointments, so please contact the practice team before travelling. Our opening hours may also vary, so please monitor our webpage to keep up to date with the latest information.

We are taking steps to help keep you and our colleagues safe:

  • If you do need to visit, we ask that only one person per pet comes along, to help reduce the number of people in the waiting area at any one time.
  • Social distancing is crucial at this time. When arriving, you may be required to call ahead and wait to be invited in by a member of our team. You will be informed if this is necessary when you call us to make your appointment.
  • Once inside the practice, we ask that you please respect a two metre distance from our colleagues and other clients.
  • We are only accepting card payments to help minimise contact between you and our colleagues.
  • If you can’t visit the practice and are concerned about your pet’s health, please contact us to discuss available options.

We will continue to share regular updates here and on our Facebook page. We thank you for your patience at this time.

North Tyneside Vets4Pets

18 Barnstaple Rd
North Shields
Tyne & Wear
NE29 8QD

Telephone: 0191 2963311

Opening hours

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

Meet the team

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Dr Frances Gray

Practice Owner & Veterinary Surgeon

MRCVS

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Vets4Pets North Tyneside opened in 2001 following my desire to set up a working environment where the team really felt valued and respected. We pride ourselves on being able to offer tailor made working arrangements to suit each individual’s needs and provide a balance between work and home life.
Dr Rachael EJ Naylor

Dr Rachael EJ Naylor

Veterinary Surgeon

MRCVS

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I qualified from Edinburgh University, studying at the same time as Frances (although I was a couple of years below I hasten to add - sorry Frances). I have worked in a variety of different practices in various parts of the country, following my husband’s career. This involved treating all “creatures great and small,” ranging from tiny hamsters to bull weighing over a tonne. I have 5 dogs and a horse (if my daughter lets me ride him!).
Dimtra Tsomidou

Dr Dimtra Tsomidou

Veterinary Surgeon

MRCVS

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Hi I’m Demi. 2 years ago I moved to the UK from Greece to continue my career as a Veterinary Surgeon. Newcastle was my first choice to start my adventure in the UK and I have been loving it ever since. I qualified in 2016 and since then I have dedicated my time to ensure the upmost care for all my patients and I strive to be the best Veterinary Surgeon I can be. While I was in Greece I spent a lot of time volunteering to neuter and treat the stray animal population; this was very rewarding and how I ended up with my two boys Khal and Ivan which I rescued from the streets of Greece. My favourite thing to do is go to the beach with them where we can all race to the water and see who swims faster.... they always win!! I joined the team in October 2018 and I am extremely excited to be working at North Tyneside Vets4Pets. I am thrilled to have been welcomed into their work family and look forward to building memories together.
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Dr Sach Sood

Veterinary Surgeon

MRCVS

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Hi my name is Sach, I was born and raised in London where I often spent my weekends volunteering in reptile dens. I studied in Nottingham where my time was split between Vet School and delivering pizzas for Dominos! I eventually settled down in my favourite part of the UK (Blyth) and I am privileged to have been welcomed into the Vets4Pets team in 2019.

As a vet I understand that you’re the expert when it comes to your pet, I see myself as the specialist in diagnosis and treatment, but working together we can ensure that your little one is always kept in tip-top condition. I love all creatures great and small but hold a special place in my heart for rabbits and reptiles. I also really enjoy internal medicine or any aspects of veterinary medicine that challenges me to put my 'thinking cap' on.

Outside of work I enjoy spending time on the beach with my wife and twin girls. I also love running and often take part in The Great North Run, marathons and other endurance events. I look forward to meeting you all soon!

Angela Storey

Angela Storey

Registered Veterinary Nurse

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My love for animals began at a very early age, I was raised on the family farm and never too far away from the sheep, dogs and cats. After leaving school at 16 I began my VN training and qualified in 1995.

Over the last 20 years I have worked in several areas of the veterinary sector increasing my knowledge and skills along the way. I am very proud to have joined Frances, Simon and the rest of the team at Vets4Pets and look forward to meeting you and your pets in the future.

Rosie Balasingam

Rosie Balasingam

Registered Veterinary Nurse

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My co-workers and I are incredibly passionate about caring for our patients. I decided to get into nursing after completing a Zoology BSc Hons; I loved learning animal biology but soon realised my greatest passion was working with and helping animals. So I took a leap onto a new career path and never looked back! I have sleepy whippet called Ralph and two cats called Sheldon and Cooper. Sheldon also has several pet fish that he's extremely fond of.
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Ellie Carcamo

Registered Veterinary Nurse

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I have recently moved back to the area with my husband and son after working in a veterinary practice in the Caribbean. Whilst the sun and blue sea will be a miss, the green grass and Geordie banter brought me home. My family have ran a cattery in Morpeth for almost 20 years and so I can say I am very comfortable with cats! We lost our dog Storm to the big C in 2012 and he is still a massive loss and irreplaceable. When not at work I look after my little boy, I also paint pet portraits and when we can, we sneak out to Newcastle to dance salsa.
Lauren Jeancock

Lauren Jeacock

Registered Veterinary Nurse

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Hi I'm Lauren, I have been working here at Vets4Pets for several years now. For the last 2 years I have been studying hard on my Veterinary Nurse Course and have successfully completed and passed my course.

Its great at North Tyneside Vets4Pets and I have learned so much with Frances and the team. I look forward to meeting all of our clients both old and new as a qualified Registered Veterinary Nurse 

At home I have a dog and a cat and in my spare time I enjoy exploring the countryside and new places.

Charlie Wall

Charlie Wall

Student Veterinary Nurse

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Hi my names Charlie and I started working at North Tyneside as an Animal Care Assistant. After an enjoyable year I was given the opportunity to start my Nurse Training. I love my job and I am now in year 2 of my Veterinary Nurse training.  

On my first week I rescued a kitten and hand reared him. Milo is now well established with my own cats.

I love my job and Vets4pets North Tyneside is such a lovely and friendly environment to work in and I'm looking forward to my future here.

Katie Drinkeld

Katie Drinkeld

Student Veterinary Nurse

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I joined the team here at Vets4Pets North Tyneside and Vets4Pets Morpeth in August 2017 alternating between both Practices.

At that time my main duties were working between reception and supporting the nursing team. Working out the back gave me the foundation and the dream to qualify as a Registered Veterinary Nurse. I am now in year 2 of my training and thoroughly enjoying my career.

I have joined an amazing team who all work well together and love to take care of Pets and their Owners.

At home I have two cats Tinkerbell and Spartacus (The Stalker) and Fly, my lunatic of a Border Collie who never seems to run out of energy. I love walking through the Northumberland Countryside, walks on the beach, travelling when I can and spending time with my family and friends.

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Simon Allan

Practice Manager

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My name is Simon I am the Practice Manager at both North Tyneside and Morpeth vets4pets. I have a keen interest in business and performance management with a track record dealing with large teams & organisations. I am lucky to live in Northumberland and appreciate the beautiful surroundings that we have here. We love our animals from dogs, cats, horses and our ladies the chickens who provide fresh eggs daily. Lets not forget my Bee`s to. My interests over the years has been property development, golfing and motorbikes. We have a fantastic team at our practices who care passionately about the job they do and I am very proud to be part of that.

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Joanne Summerville

Animal Care Assistant

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Hi, my name is Joanne, I was born in Cambridge and have lived in the North East for the last 7 years. I have recently joined the practice as a mature student training to become an Animal Care Assistant.
 
After taking a career break to raise my three children, I am excited to follow my passion for animal care. 
 
At home I have two rescue dogs, Bailey, a 10 year old collie cross and Darcy a 5 year old pug as well as russian dwarf hamsters Gizmo and Bubblegum.
 
In my spare time I love to run with my local running club, where I have competed in races including a few half marathons. I also enjoy spending time with my family and travelling."
Simon Nelson

Simon Nelson

Client Care Advisor

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I started my Veterinary Care assistant course seeking a career in animal care after working in a very different field. I have moved on to the Client Care Team to support the front of house team with my intention to return back to my dream of being Registterd Veterinary Nurse. I have always been passionate about working with animals and I felt it was time for a career change and to pursue my dream job. 

At home I have a very energetic Dachshund cross Patterdale terrier called Harley. She enjoys going for long walks in the Rising Sun country park, chasing a ball and taking in all the exciting smells. I started working at North Tyneside Vets4Pets in September 2018 and feel I have quickly developed many skills. 

I thoroughly enjoy the new experiences I face daily and the constant opportunity to learn. I hope to continue advancing in this role whilst working with an exceptional team!

Susan Scott

Susan Scott

Client Care Team

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Hi I'm Susan I work on reception and I have been with the practice for 1 year and 4 months now which I have enjoyed every minute. I started volunteering at first for about four months and I now work 32 hours a week.

I love meeting the clients and their pets watching them grow and getting lots of cuddles. I work with a great team and there are never two days the same. This is my pet labrador Charlie who is six now still naughty and a typical lab but wouldn't have him any other way he is loved very much. When I’m not at work I love spending time with my grandchildren who adore Charlie I love going out with him.

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Rachael Johnson

Client Care Team

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Hi I’m Rachael, I have worked on reception at the practice since June 2018, alongside my younger sister who is a veterinary nurse at the practice also.

I have always had pets from birds, hamsters, guinea pigs and now I have Frank a very fluffy rescue rabbit and Buddy, who was also rescued. I believe every animal deserves a chance of happiness, and these two are very spoilt.

Vets4Pets North Tyneside 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!

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Services

  • Dental X-Ray
    Unlike humans, dogs need to be under general anesthesia for dental X-rays. Anesthesia is considered to be a safe procedure and will be performed after a general examination. It is tailored to the individual and your dog is continuously monitored during the dental exam.
  • 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.

Show more services

  • Separate Cat & Dog Wards
    Separate cat and dog hospital wards, designed to ensure your pet is kept in a comfortably stress free environment.
  • Isolation Unit
    A special ward to care for animals with contagious diseases.
  • Endoscopy
    An endoscope is a long tube connected to a light source and video camera that sends real time images to a television screen for viewing. Endoscopy is the use of an endoscope within internal structures and organs of the body. The endoscope can be inserted through natural openings such as the mouth, nose or rectum to reach the structure of interest.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Stem Cell Therapy
    Stem cell therapy can be used in the treatment of arthritis, fractures, and ligament injuries.
  • Puppy Parties
    Puppy parties to support you to train, socialise and ensure your puppy has the best start in life possible.
  • 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
  • Locally Owned
    This practice is locally owned.
  • Hospital Ward
    Suite of custom-built kennels for the housing and monitoring of in-patients.
  • Herbal Medicines
    Can provide herbal medicine and advice
  • Fracture Repair
    Orthopaedic surgery to correct broken bones.
  • Exotic Pet
    Can see a range of patients, from small animals through to reptiles.
  • Cruciate Surgery
    Surgery to repair damaged stifle ligaments.
  • Chemotherapy
    Dogs and cats that receive chemotherapy feel normal the day they are given the drug.
  • Behaviourist
    The Behaviourist approach to learning studied changes in behaviour that are caused by a person's direct experience of their environment, using the principles of classical and operant conditioning to explain them.
  • 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.
  • Dentistry
    The treatment and prevention of dental disease
  • 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.

Practice accreditations

  • RCVS accreditation EDITED
  • $R011TVO

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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Out of hours

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Northumberland Business Park West, Cramlington.
Cramlington
NE23 7RH

Telephone: 0191 3388890

Standard Consultation - £150

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