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.

Shrewsbury Meole Brace Vets4Pets

Inside Pets at Home
Meole Brace retail park
Hereford Road
SY3 9NB

Telephone: 01743 264 040

Opening hours

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Friday  - 
Saturday  - 

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Meet the team

Jonathan Benson

Jonathan Benson

Practice Owner & Veterinary Surgeon

BVM&S & MRCVS

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My name is Jonathan and I am one of owners of Shrewsbury Vets4Pets. I have been working here since 2007. I love working at Vets4Pets and getting to know all our patients as well as working with such a friendly, caring team of colleagues. I enjoy the variety of being a vet but I have a special interest in orthopaedics and cardiology. Outside of work I am kept busy running our small holding with my wife and children. We currently have 5 cats and 2 dogs as well as sheep, cows, pigs and chickens.
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Catriona Benson 

Veterinary surgeon

BVM&S MRCVS

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My favorite animal is hard to choose but probably cats. I seem to be building up a collection of different colors... So far I have a tabby, a big black cat, a small black cat, a ginger boy, and a very pretty ginger and white girl. You can never have too many cats, and I don't have a black & white one yet...

As well as my cats, I also have 2 collies - Timmy and Kiera. Plus we keep sheep, cows, pigs, chickens and turkeys on our small holding.

I love working for vets4Pets because it means I get to know some of the pets, and their owners, who we see regularly. It's always nice to see the dogs who have been coming here since puppies, pulling their owners across the car park as they're so keen to come and visit us! (perhaps the jar of biscuits at reception has something to do with that!)

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Michelle Martin

Veterinary Surgeon

MRCVS

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I qualified from RVC London in 1990. I have worked in small animal practices in the South of England until moving to Wales 12 years ago. More recently I have joined Vets4Pets and I am delighted to be part of such as great dedicated and supportive team – everyone equally passionate about providing the best possible care for pets.

Like most vets I have had a good variety of fury and feathered members of the family but my favourite is my ex-feral cat Sooty who has grown to love his cuddles. Outside of work I enjoy gardening, playing violin and being an administrator for Montgomery Youth Music Charity.

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Anna Wilmot

Veterinary surgeon

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My favorite animal is really hard to choose, but I think my absolute favorite has to be dogs. When I was 13 I had a real bond with my friend's Jack Russel, Ivy, and it was a combination of her and my love of all the animals at the riding stables where I spent my weekends and holidays, that made me want to be a vet. I also love cows, sheep, horses, and cats!

 

At home I have a four-year-old whippet, Rupert, who was bred by a nurse I used to work with. He's a joy, and the perfect dog for me! 

The best thing about working for Vets4Pets is the three C's. Lovely Colleagues, Clients, and high standard of Care!

Katherine Sonley

Katherine Sonley

Practice Owner & Veterinary Nurse

RVN

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My name is Katherine and I am also one of the owners of the practice. All the staff here at Shrewsbury are wonderful and friendly, kind, caring and fun. It feels like a happy place to come to work and our practice is very light and spacious so has a good feeling about it. My favorite animals are Cats and dogs and at home, I have 2 dogs called Boston and Eva, both Boston Terriers and Donnie the Cat.
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Kristina Jones 

Head Veterinary Nurse

RVN, CertVNECC

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I have been working in the veterinary industry since 2011 and qualified as a Registered Veterinary Nurse in 2013. I have worked in two other small animal practices including a busy veterinary hospital where I gained lots of valuable experience.

I joined the team at Vets4Pets Shrewsbury in May 2017, and was quickly promoted to Head Veterinary Nurse. Last year I completed an additional qualification – a certificate in Emergency and Critical Care, which has enabled me to extend my skills and knowledge and help pass on my knowledge to the student veterinary nurses.

I am a clinical coach to two of the students in practice which involves mentoring them through their nurses training. I love teaching the students new skills and seeing them progress. My favorite part of my job is theatre work and anaesthesia.

Outside of work I have a rescue labrador who I love taking out for long walks in the countryside. I love my job here at Vets4Pets and enjoy looking forward to coming to work to see what the day will bring

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Nicola Randles

Registered Veterinary Nurse

RVN

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I qualified as a Registered Veterinary nurse in 2014, after joining the practice as a receptionist, and then completing my Veterinary Care Assistants certificate in 2009 and 2010. I enjoy the variety that the role involves but especially like x-rays and assisting with ultrasound scans. I enjoy working as part of such a friendly, caring team.

I have two young daughters who keep myself and my husband busy when we are not at work. We enjoy going for walks and spending time at the beach when we can. I also have two cats Misty and Garfield, who are now getting into their senior years. Misty loves nothing better than sneaking onto my eldest daughter's bed for a cuddle.

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Steff Griffiths

Student Veterinary Nurse

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In my spare time, I love to read, especially crime novels as I love a good twist in a story!

I have also started to teach myself to cook which I have found I really enjoy. I have 4 Poodles, one standard poodle Ted, and 3 Miniature poodles Vinnie, Aero and Cookie! They all have their own unique personalities, but one thing they all have in common is that they all love to go swimming!

Before I started working for vet4pets I was a client for many years and I was always so impressed by how caring and friendly the team was! Now as an employee of Vets4Pets I love the fact that the team are so close and friendly, also the team always all work together to achieve the best outcome for their patients

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Charlotte Richards

Student Veterinary Nurse

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My favourite animals are cats. I love how they are independent, mischievous but very loving.

I have three cats: Willow who is a typical naughty torti, Salem who is a laid back ball of fluff and Oliver who is a very mischievous kitten I adopted from my old practice. I also have a very opinionated standard-bred horse called Grace.

In my spare time I love relaxing and spending time with my horse and getting her out into the fields for a spin.

The best thing about working for vets4pets is the amazing team. Everyone is incredibly supportive and caring and everyone has a genuine love for the animals we take care of. I am very excited to start my RVN training in Sep with such an amazing team.

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Lauren Sear

Student Nurse

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My favourite animal would have to be a cat because I love how adventurous and mischievous they are. I have a rescue cat called Humphrey who loves exploring during the day and curling up in front of the TV in the evening. Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with family, going for walks and volunteering at the Shropshire Cat Rescue. I have been volunteer there for over 3 years.

I started my training in September 2018 at Reaseheath College and am enjoying every part of it. My favourite topic at the moment at college is Infection Control

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Melanie Asbridge

Receptionist

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In my spare time, I enjoy walking my dog and discovering new places that we can get lost in. My kids keep me busy with their variety of clubs and interests. I look forward to warm, sunny holidays with my family and catching up with friends when I'm not running around after the kids!

My dog Sheamus is my big hunk of love! He's a Fox Red Labrador who has three loves in life... Food, Walks & Sleep. His best friend is my 8-year-old daughter and their favorite game is Hide & Seek where he always finds her! 

I enjoy working at Vets4Pets because I get to meet people and their lovely animals and chat about the silly things they do.
My absolute favorite part of being a receptionist has to be meeting and cuddling as many puppies as I can grab hold of.

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Alison O'Brien

Receptionist

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Dogs are definately my favourite animal, for their unconditional love. They are always happy to see you.
At home, I have two dogs - Biscuit, a Labrador/Retriever and Pebble, a Cavachon. Also a selection of tropical and coldwater fish.
The best part of working for Vest4Pets is support of, and working with a great team. Being able to meet so many gorgeous pets and their caring owners.

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Natalie Vickers

Receptionist / Student Nurse

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I have a dual role at Vets4Pets, working as a client care advisor and I'm training as a veterinary nurse. I really enjoy laboratory work but get genuine enjoyment out of every aspect of working closely with the pets we see here at the surgery.

I have 4 incredible pets; a 9 year old cavapoo who I couldn't be without, a crazy 5 year old cocker spaniel, a dachshund cross puppy with a huge personality, and finally, a cheeky kitten.

In my spare time, I can either be found nestled in a good book or exploring the local countryside with my posse of pooches. 

Please note that there are some changes to our normal consulting arrangements, in view of the coronavirus outbreak:
On arrival, please report to reception.  You will be asked to take a seat in the waiting area. If there is no available seat then you may be asked to wait in the store or outside.
The vet will come to the reception desk, and will discuss your pet’s condition with you whilst you remain seated at a distance in the waiting area. 
The vet will then take your pet through to the consulting room for examination, and return to discuss treatment etc.  Please remain seated in the waiting area whilst your pet is examined.
If you are self-isolating and would prefer to stay in your car for the duration of the visit, please phone us when you arrive in the car park, and we will send a vet out to you.
These measures will ensure that we reduce direct contact between people, and are aimed at keeping both you and our colleagues safe.  We hope you will appreciate the need for these arrangements.

Repeat medications: If you would prefer not to come in to the surgery to collect repeat medications then we can post them. Alternatively you can call or email to pre order medication, when you arrive you can call us and we will bring it out to your car.

Please keep your distance at reception. We would also appreciate it if you can pay by card rather than cash if possible.

If you have any other questions or concerns then please feel free to call us or email. Our aim is to keep everyone safe so that we are still able to open. Thank you for your understanding.

Vets4Pets Shrewsbury Meole Brace 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

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Tonopen (measures eye pressure)
    Measures eye pressure.
  • In-house Laboratory
    A range of analytical tests and equipment to assist in the rapid diagnosis of illness.
  • 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
  • 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
    Medication
  • Locally Owned
    This practice is locally owned.
  • 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.
  • Cruciate Surgery
    Surgery to repair damaged stifle ligaments.
  • Chemotherapy
    Dogs and cats that receive chemotherapy feel normal the day they are given the drug.
  • Anaesthetic
    General anaesthetic enables us to perform many procedures kindly and safely for your pet.
  • Open 7 Days a Week
    We are open 7 days a week.
  • Dentistry
    The treatment and prevention of dental disease

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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Health Plan

Vac4Life

Just £99
Vac4Life is a preventative plan following primary vaccinations
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Out of hours

Vets Now Telford
78 Haygate Road
Wellington
Telford
TF1 1QN

Telephone: 01952 253 963

Standard consultations before 10pm start from £161. Standard consultations after 10pm start from £207.

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