Oadby Vets4Pets

186 Oadby Road
LE18 3PW

Telephone: 0116 281 3322

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Opening Hours

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

Meet the team

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Amie Hanks

Practice Director

BVetMed PgC SAS Cert AnBeh MRCVS

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Joined the Practice in 2010.

I qualified from the Royal Veterinary College in 2007. Since qualifying I have also gained further qualifications in animal behaviour, acupuncture and small animal surgery. I became Practice Director at Oadby in 2012, and have also helped set up another two Vets4Pets clinics in Rugby.

I enjoy the variety that working in general practice brings along with the additional challenges of owning and managing a busy clinic. My true passion lies in surgery so any complex or weird and wonderful operation and I'm in my element!

I live in the South Leicestershire countryside with my husband, Ben and our son, Jenson. We have an extended four legged family comprising of two dogs, two cats and a horse. Outside of work I enjoy exercising the horse and dogs (sometimes together!), cooking and travelling.

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Jo Rushton

Head Veterinary Surgeon

BVMedSci (hons) BVM BVS (hons) PgC SAM MRCVS.

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Joined the Practice in 2013.
I qualified in 2012 from Nottingham University and have recently completed a postgraduate certificate in Small Animal Medicine. I am married to Sean, and currently have 2 naughty torties, 2 very cheeky bunnies and some fish. I enjoy playing the piano, supporting Norwich City Football Club (someone has to!) and socialising with family and friends.

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Paula Darker

Senior Veterinary Surgeon


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Joined the Practice in 2013.
I am married with 2 young boys, 1 cat, 2 gerbils and 2 fish.
I love most things about my job but I probably lean more towards medicine, in particular Cardiology and Endocrinology.


Libby Daley

Veterinary Surgeon

BVMedSci (hons) BVM BVS (hons) MRCVS

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Joined the practice in 2020.
I qualified in 2020 from Nottingham University. My areas of interest currently include small animal behaviour, dermatology and reproduction, but I am also developing quite a enthusiasm for soft tissue surgery. I have a scruffy terrier cross called Tinker who is my world and I definitely aim to adopt more dogs in the future. I enjoy spending time with family and friends, going for long walks, listening to music and drawing/painting.

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Chay Bayley

Veterinary Surgeon


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I graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in 2022 and joined Oadby Vets4Pets shortly after. My main interests are any & everything involving small animal & exotic pets, and wildlife. 

 I have a staffy called Jupiter who is my whole world, and she inspires me every day to help animals to the best of my ability. 

In my free time I really enjoy collecting books and minerals, reading, drawing, photography, music, & going on adventures with the family.

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Leah Reeve

Head Veterinary Nurse

RVN, Pet Health Councillor

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Joined the Practice in 2007.
I live with my gorgeous cat Paddy. Oh and my husband Jay! I enjoy Pilates and running - generally keeping fit. I love spending time with family and friends socialising.
I love every part of my job and I cannot say that I have a particular interest in just one area but I do love consultations and being able to help clients with any problems they may have with their pets. My priority is making sure that all of our in-patients are cared for to the highest standards on a daily basis.

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Andrea Gillibrand

Registered Veterinary Nurse

Veterinary Nursing NVQ Level 3.

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Joined the Practice in 2004.
I'm married with 2 children and have a Bedlington terrier called Curtis who you may have seen on our social media page as I help run it. I enjoy travel, live music events and dining out.
I enjoy all aspects of being a Veterinary Nurse and just working in a fun happy team and looking after some fantastic patients is enough.

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Amrit Mahal

Registered Veterinary Nurse

BSc (Hons) in Veterinary Nursing

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Joined the practice in 2018.
I have a cheeky Rottweiler called Jake. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with the family and travelling.
I’ve been nursing for a few years, doing a mixture of referral and first opinion work and I enjoy all aspects of it. I have a keen interest in medicine in particular nutrition and inpatient care. I am hoping to further my knowledge in the future by gaining a certificate in nutrition.


James Wilkinson

Practice Administrator/VCA

First Aider, Diploma In Animal Management

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Joined in 2018

I live with my partner Matt and our beautiful cat called Flo. She is an ex rescue who came in to the practice with a severe hip fracture! I have been with the practice over 4 years now and enjoy every moment of it. 

I enjoy going to the gym, gardening and lots of exploring.  


Ionie Roberts

Registered Veterinary Nurse

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Joined in 2022

I live with my partner and our cheeky (and very naughty) cat Dash who I rescued as a kitten 4 years ago.

I enjoy all aspects of nursing with a particular interest in inpatient care and surgery. I am delighted to be back working with the team after 4 years away.

In my spare time I enjoy travelling, gardening and baking. 



Heather Garrigan-Simms

Student Veterinary Nurse

Qualified VCA

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I joined the practice in October 2022.

I qualified as a VCA with a double distinction in March 2022 at another Vets4Pets practice. I live with my husband and our two cats called Fish and Chip. 

I am excited to start my nursing in 2023 at the practice. 

I enjoy horse riding weekly with my sister, being a giant Disney nerd and watching interesting documentaries.

My favourite part of the job is seeing a sick patient through treatment to recovery. There is nothing better then seeing a patient reunited with thier family after being in our care. 




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Mary Oswin

Veterinary Care Assistant

Mental Health First Aider

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Joined the practice in January 2020

I live with my husband, 2 small children and our family pet, Buster, a Lab x Collie.

Outside of work I like spending day trips out with the kids and date nights with the husband.

I have always wanted to work with animals since I was young. I completed my Animal Nursing Level 2 and love to care for both large and small animals.

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Michelle Wrathall

Client Services Manager

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Joined the Practice in 2010.
I live locally with my husband, son and "fur" daughter (ginger ninja cocker spaniel Sandy!!)
I love all our furry customers! Especially FERRETS! We do not get that many in so I always give them a special ferrety fuss when we do.

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Maria Sanderson

Client Care Advisor

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Joined the practice in January 2013

I have two grown up children and one grandson and a very lively Sprocker called Elvis and a not so lively tortoise called Rocket.  I really enjoy going to the theatre with family and friends.

I love the variety of work that each day brings to the practice. We have a lovely working atmosphere with colleagues and good relationships with the clients and their pets. I feel most rewarded when a poorly pet goes home better.

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Della Gaskell

Client Care Advisor

NVQ Level 2 Customer Service/Mental Health First Aider

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Joined the Practice in 2018.
I live at home with my 2 cats, Bert and Ivy, and husband and love to cuddle up with Bert and Ivy. I have worked as a vet receptionist now for a total of 5 years.
Areas of interest: My fur babies. Animal behaviour. Crafting: I like to sew even though I’m not very good. DIY: love to make things from pallets and love power tools.

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Ruth Yurt

Client Care Advisor

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Joined the practice in June 2019

I live locally with my husband and our fur baby, Poppy. I enjoy going for walks and relaxing at home with the family.

I love working at the practice we have a great team everyone is so friendly and helpful and we get to have lots of cuddles and kisses from our patients.


Amy Simmonds

Client Care Advisor

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I joined the practice October 2022 after transferring from another Vets4Pets in Sheffield. 

I have returned home back to Leicester with my retired racing greyhound, Romeo (Racing name was Romeo Superhero!),  who I adopted in 2018 from the Greyhound Trust. I used to volunteer at the trust every week to walk and groom the Greyhounds and loved it!

In my spare time I am a freelance illustrator/artist specialising in fantasy themed art and pet portraits but I also love playing video games, exploring new places and walking with Romeo. 

The best thing I enjoy about working at Vets4Pets is meeting the clients and the variety of pets we have attending the practice daily - even better when I can get pet cuddles too!


Tamara Lee

Client Care Advisor

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I joined the practice in September 2022.

I live with my partner and our lovely rabbit called Pobble. She is a rescue Netherland dwarf who can be a bit cheeky sometimes. I also have a family dog called Tilly who is Parsons x Patterdale Terrier. 

I used to volunteer at a community dog training group and my mum runs a home from home doggy day care. 

I like reading, photography and walks in nature.

My favourite part of the jobs is meeting all the patients in the waiting room and giving them lots of fuss and attention. 





Vets4Pets Oadby opened in 2004 and is committed to bringing you affordable, tailored, high quality care via a modern, well equipped practice. Our facilities include an in house lab, pharmacy, theatre, separate dog and cat hospitalisation,digital x-ray and ultrasound. Plus, on site car parking too!

We have an excellent local reputation and pride ourselves on going the extra mile for all of our clients and their pets whether existing or new.



  • Emergency cover
    Even if we are closed, we have your pet covered.
  • 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.
  • Anaesthesia
    General anaesthetic enables us to perform many procedures kindly and safely for your pet.
  • 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.

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  • 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.
  • Blood Pressure Monitor
    Used to measure the range of blood pressure as a preventative treatment to identify early signs of systemic hypertension.
  • Cardiology
  • Dentistry
    The treatment and prevention of dental disease
  • Digital X-Ray
    Digital X ray equipment is available.
  • 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 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.
  • Operating Theatre
    An operating theatre with gaseous anaesthetic facility for surgical procedures.
  • Prescriptions
    We can provide written prescriptions upon request.
  • Rabbit Medicine and Testing
    Rabbit Medicine and Testing
  • 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.
  • Small Mammal Medicine and Surgery
    Small Mammal Medicine and Surgery
  • 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.

Practice accreditations

  • RCVS accreditation EDITED
  • $R7B2CSH

Health Plans

Health Plan

Complete Care

From £8 a month
Save at least £215 on routine pet healthcare
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Health Plan

Complete Care Senior

From £17
Save at least £342 on routine pet healthcare
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Health Plans

Flea & Worm Pack

Protect your pet and your pocket!
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Out of hours

The Park Veterinary Group
162 Dominion Road

Telephone: 0116 287 8636

6am to Midnight - £200 Midnight to 6am - £250