Stockton Vets4Pets

44 Durham Rd
Stockton On Tees
TS19 0BS

Telephone: 01642 611191

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Normal Opening Hours

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

Holiday Opening Hours

Jubilee Bank Holiday

  • Thursday 02 Jun Closed
  • Friday 03 Jun Closed
  • Saturday 04 Jun  - 

Your pet’s flea and worm preventative treatment delivered to your door

We are now offering our Complete Care Health Plan clients flea and worm preventative treatments delivered safely to your door. Please contact us to find out more.

Meet the team

Mark Buxton

Mark Buxton

Practice Owner & Veterinary Surgeon


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Mark grew up in a smallholding in Wales which inspired his veterinary career. He then went on to study at Royal veterinary College in London where he met his future wife Cathy and qualified in 2000. Marks first position was working in a practice in Cumbria before travelling to New Zealand with Cathy to work and see the sights. They then moved on to a charity clinic in Thailand performing voluntary neutering for the local pets and strays. Mark and Cathy then decided to open their own practice settling here in Stockton.

In practice, Mark enjoys orthopaedic and soft tissue surgery and building long lasting relationships with clients and patients alike.

In Marks free time he is an avid fell runner, mountain biker and climber. Mark is passing on his passions to his two boys and all the family spend lots of time up on the hills.

How long have you worked at Vets4Pets? What do you enjoy about it? I set up Stockton Vets4Pets in 2008. My wife, Cathy, joined the practice a few years later. It has been rewarding meeting clients and treating their pets right through from their 1st vaccinations to helping them in their more senior years. I enjoy everything about ‘vetting’, especially orthopaedic surgery.

Name your top three films. Star Wars - Episode 4, 5, and 6.

What is your favourite season of the year and why? If it's a proper cold Winter, instead of just rainy, then definitely Winter as I like to go ice climbing in Scotland at the weekend. If it's a rubbish Winter then Summer is favourite for the long warm evening's running on the Moors.

What is your favourite type of chocolate? Any! When it comes to chocolate I'm definitely not fussy.

What was your dream job when you were younger? Astronaut.

If it were possible, would you own a pet dinosaur? If so, which one would it be and why? My two boys tell me that Ankylosaurus is the coolest dinosaur because they have a big bony hammer on the end of their tail. So I'll go with that one.

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Cathy Buxton

Practice Owner & Veterinary Surgeon


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Cathy, one of our practice partners, is one of our most experienced vets graduating from Royal Veterinary College in London. Cathy enjoys developing relationships with clients and their pets, helping them understand what may be going on and how we can make things better. Cathy also loves all aspects of first opinion practice but has always had an interest in soft tissue surgery and finds big operations, although challenging at times, quite satisfying.

At home Cathy has an energetic rescue dog called Billy and two boys who keep her very busy. Cathy loves treating her team to a home baked cakes.

What’s the worst thing about your job? Constipated cats!

What do you enjoy doing outside of work? Family days out, hiking, wild camping, swimming, skiing, making birthday cakes for the kids, arts and crafts.

Where is the most interesting place you have been and why? Easter Island. Mark and I walked and camped round the whole island. It’s a strange and desolate place in parts. I was fascinated by the people that used to live there, the huge statues they erected and then the demise of their culture.

If you could keep only 5 possessions what would they be and why? A camera to record happy occasions and amazing places Our tent, sleeping bags and stove – does that count as three?! Scrabble - Christmas wouldn’t be the same without late night scrabble!

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Inga Radulowicz

Veterinary Surgeon


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Inga studied to be a vet in Poland graduating in 2016. This was a dream come true for Inga as she has always wanted to be a Vet from being a toddler. Inga also studied in the Canary Islands on a student exchange for one year before starting an internship in Lisbon at a referral centre. Inga then decided to come to the UK to develop her skills and further her knowledge.

Inga really enjoys soft tissue surgery and imaging and also an in-depth case which requires a deep investigation. This type of case suits Inga perfectly as in her free time she enjoys solving a good puzzle.

Inga loves to travel to as many different places as possible especially if it’s sunny and also has a passion for artwork, especially drawing cartoons which always cheers up the team.

What is your favourite colour? Grass Green

If there was a skill that you would love to learn, what would it be and why? Surfing! I have a terrible sense of balance. If I would be able to surf for more than 10 minutes I would consider this as self-improvement.

What is your favourite type of chocolate? Dark Chocolate with orange and chilli.

If you could live in a book, tv show or movie, which one would it be and why? The Chronicles of Narnia - Everything is possible there!



David Marshall

Veterinary Surgeon


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David studied at Bristol University qualifying in 2015 as a veterinary surgeon. David returned to Teesside after graduating and starting working with Vets4Pets. David joined our team in 2017. David aspired to be a vet from the very young age of 7 where he knew he could follow his passion for animals. David’s favourite part of his job is exceeding our client’s expectations with their pet’s health especially when they make a good recovery from illness.

In David’s free time he enjoying’s spending time with his 3 cats Kiara, Vitani and Nuka and also his three birds Zazu, Nala and Popcorn. David also enjoys making and painting models, going to the gym and watching formula one.

If you could have a Superpower for a day, what would it be and why?

The Force, it would be amazing if I could use the force to bring things to me without moving!

If you won the lottery what would you do? I would like to say that I would do some good with it but I would probably end up buying some expensive cars and other things that I really don't need!

If it were possible, would you own a pet dinosaur? If so, which one would it be and why? Of course! Even though there are four films saying how much of a bad idea it would be, it would have to be a T-Rex as no one would argue with you about anything!

What is the best gift you have ever received? Tickets to drive an Aston Martin around Silverstone.

What is you favourite sport? Formula 1 and I am that type of guy who will get up at 5am on a Sunday to watch the races.


Natasha Franklin-Johnston

Head Veterinary Nurse


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Natasha has always wanted to be a Veterinary Nurse since the age of 6 years old as she has always had a passion for animals. Natasha started her training at Vets4Pets in 2011 and completed her Veterinary Nursing degree at Myerscough College and qualified in 2013. In 2017 Natasha was promoted to the role of Head Nurse at Stockton Vets4Pets.

Natasha enjoys all aspects of her nursing but is particularly interested in theatre surgical nursing and physio.

In her spare time, Natasha enjoys swimming walking her two dogs Ben (Lurcher) and Molly (Staffie s Springer) and watching films.

What is your favourite farm animal and why? Lambs as they're cute and their little binkies

If you could be in a book, TV show or movie, what would it be and why? The Walking Dead - Fight the Dead, Fear the Living

How would you survive a zombie apocalypse? Go to the pub, have a pint and wait for it to all blow over!


Abbey Slater

Registered Veterinary Nurse


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Abbey has always had a passion for animals especially for horses in her early years which made her aspire to follow her veterinary nursing career. Abbey studied at Myerscough College graduating from her degree in 2015. Abbey has further developed her skills into practicing some surgical techniques in minor procedures. Abbey loves creating great relationships with the clients and patients at our practice and helping sick animals recover form illness and injury.

At home, Abbey is a mother to her young son as well as her fur family consisting of an excited whippet called Buddy and 3 cats called Luna, Mya and Yoda. When Abbey does have some down time, she takes the opportunity to rest and relax enjoying cuddles on the couch with her family.

Abbey has a creative artistic nature and often practices her skills to keep up our team morale.

What is your favourite ice cream? Ben and Jerry half baked, it's my Achilles heel of all ice cream! It's literally got everything you could ever want in it! Chocolate, cookie and brownies! Mmmmm

What is best gift you have ever received? A trip to Florida! I was able to go to Disney Land, Universal Studios and even Sea World. Honestly, it was such an amazing experience! Brought the inner child out in me.

What is your favourite farm animal? Horse. I have always loved horses ever since I have been a little girl. I have always had a passion for riding and looking after them.

What is your favourite colour? Pink! Typical girl, I love the fact that our uniform has pink in it! Gives me an excuse to wear pink shoes and scrub tops.

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Nicole Thompson

Registered Veterinary Nurse


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Nicole started volunteering here at Stockton Vets4Pets in 2015 and then went on to study veterinary nursing at Myerscough College in Preston finally graduating in 2019. Since then Nicole has been employed with us as a full time RVN.

In her spare time Nicole enjoys running and socialising with friends. Nicole’s fur family includes Rosie who is a cocker spaniel cross Labrador, Poppy the Cavy and Kevin the cat.  

Where is your favourite holiday destination?
Orlando, Florida! I Love all the rollercoasters and it’s an amazing experience.

If you had to describe yourself in 3 words what would they be?
Loyal, hardworking and organised.

If you could travel anywhere where would you go?
I have always wanted to go to Africa on a safari!

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Laura Widdowson

Registered Veterinary Nurse


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Laura started as a student veterinary nurse in the first year of her degree at Myerscough College in Preston graduated alongside her fellow RVN Nicole. Laura has been employed with us here at Stockton Vets4Pets since May 2019 as a full time RVN. Laura loves meeting all the kittens and puppies at their second vaccine.

In her free time, Laura enjoys relaxing, treating herself to a takeaway and watching Netflix. Laura is very close to her family especially her feline babies Brodie, Agnes and Tommy. Laura also has a pet tortoise called Teddy and three budgies called Joey, Mango and Charlie.

If you could witness any event past, present or future, what would it be?
I would like to have been at the grand opening of the Twin Towers at the World Trade Centre in New York. I would have enjoyed the amazing views at the famed Windows of the World restaurant located on floors 106/107.

What is your favourite holiday destination?
I absolutely love America and my favourite city is New York, I have traveled there 6 times so far and hope to visit again very soon!

What is your favourite season and why?
I love winter as my favourite time of year is Christmas. I love decorating my home and I think there is nothing more cosy than watching Christmas films whilst snuggled under a blanket with just the Christmas tree lights on, the only thing that makes it more perfect is if it snows!

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Ruth Watson

Registered Veterinary Nurse


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Ruth graduated from Harper Adams University as a Registered Veterinary Nurse in September 2017. Ruth has also gained an additional qualification BSc Veterinary Nursing and Practice Management as a top up from her Nursing degree.

Ruth joined us at Stockton Vets4Pets in July 2021 after working at another practice in Teesside for several years. Ruth enjoys all aspects of small animal nursing but has a particular interest in surgery.

When not at work, Ruth enjoys happily hacking her horse Bambi, hiking and gallivanting and over the hills and spending quality time with family and friends.    

What is your favourite thing you own and why? My horse Bambi who I have now owned for more than 13 years. She is an angel.

If you had to live in another time period, what would you choose? The 1920's - The great Gatsby era!

What is your all-time favourite dessert? Chocolate fudge cake and vanilla ice cream but I'll eat anything sweet.

What is your favourite plant or flower? I love lillies - if anyone wants to buy me any! :-)


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Adele Bland

Registered Veterinary Nurse


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Adele is local to the North East, only leaving the area to study Veterinary Nursing and Applied Animal Behaviour in Cambridge. Adele has a keen interest in feline nursing and nutrition and has recently qualified as a certified feline nurse. Furthering Adele's knowledge, she is currently completing her masters degree in Animal Nutrition.

Adele lives in Norton with her 3 cats Bella, Hilda and Mr Black and loves spending time with her friends and family. Adele also loves a BBQ in the summer and travelling the country for festivals and new places to eat!

If you could be any type of animal what would you be? - Cat, More specifically, Garfield! I would get to sleep all day and eat lasagne which is my favourite food! I would also get lots of cuddles from my owner!

What are you favourite top 3 movies? - Avengers Endgame, Harry Potter (The last one is the best) and Beauty and the Beast.

What is you favourite time of year? - Autumn, I love watching the leaves turn brown and fall, lots of rainstorms and above all, I love Halloween!

What is your perfect day? - My perfect day would be to spend the day as a big cat zoo keeper. I'd get to feed and look after all the big cats and then when that was done, finding a Greek restaurant for some gyros, baklava and wine!  



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Scarlett Johnson

Student Veteriary Nurse

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Scarlett is a second year student with us studying foundation degree in veterinary nursing. Scarlett has always had a passion for animals and from her earliest memory she has wanted work with them. In conjunction Scarlett's passion for biology and wanting help animals, being a veterinary nurse is perfect career path. So far in Scarlett’s studies she has really enjoyed a more hands on process of learning including seeing all the amazing patients we see every day.

When Scarlett isn’t studying she is often out walking her dogs, playing fetch in the local countryside and enjoys going to horse riding school to brush up her riding skills. Scarlett also enjoys relaxing watching sci-fi/fantasy TV series especially Supernatural.

If you could be a character in any book or film, who would you be? Clary Fray from Shadow Hunter - The Mortal Instruments series because I think it would be fun to go on all those missions/adventures all the time and having all those abilities at your disposal would be great!

What’s your favourite band or signer? Shaun Mendes, I think he is just fab!

Where do you want to travel most? New York City at Christmas. I love the city and how pretty it looks with all the lights.

If you were an animal, what would you be? I think I would be a dog because I love how easily please they are by the most mundane seeming things in life and I think it would be great to see the world in that way, everything simple and exciting all at the same time!

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Millie Lawrence

Student Veterinary Nurse

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Millie is here at Stockton vets4pets in her second year studying veterinary nursing. Millie has always wanted to be a veterinary nurse and work animals. Millie had considered being a veterinary surgeon but had more of a calling for inpatient care rather than diagnosis and surgery. There is not one particular aspect of veterinary nursing that Millie doesn’t like but obviously enjoys time with patients more than anything.

Although Millie’s studying takes up much of her time currently, she enjoys cycling to different local places and general fitness. Wilf, Millie’s dog helps keep her fit as well with lots of walks around her local park playing fetch.

What is your favourite drink? A ginger and rhubarb gin and tonic is perfect especially on a hot day sitting in the sun!

What fictional place would you most like to go to? Wonderland! I’d love to meet the Cheshire cat!

Where do you want travel the most? New York – I want to go on a shopping spree and visit the Home Alone hotel!

If you were an animal, what would you be? I’d be a golden eagle. They are such majestic creatures but I would also really like to fly!

Jane Stewart

Jane Stewart

Practice Manager

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Jane moved over from Blackpool to Redcar in 2013 and started working at Stockton vets4Pets in 2014. Jane originally started in our reception team working her way up to Practice Manager. Over this time, Jane has developed her skills in customer service and business management to help Mark and Cathy run their practice to the best possible standard.

Jane enjoys holidays away with the girls and spending time with her partner. She has two Romanian rescue dogs called Andra and Peter who she adopted in 2015 and 2017, and in the work place will never turn down a puppy cuddle!

In Jane’s free time, she loves a game of pool, trying new foods and drinks and watching live music whether it’s a gig or festival.    

Name your top three films. Romeo and Juliet, In Brugge and Private Benjamin

Do you have any phobias? If so, what is it and why? I am petrified of spiders, even though I think they are truly amazing creatures and watching them make webs is fascinating, I just can’t handle that many legs!

Who is your personal hero and why? My Sister in Law Claire, She has had so many professions and is always so energetic and positive! She is definitely an amazing woman!

If you could have a superpower for a day, what would it be and why? I would have the power of being able to read minds so then I would eventually be able to see what my dog was thinking!

Lauren Watson

Lauren Watson


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Lauren has been part of our reception team since 2019. She has always had a passion for animals and loves working and fussing them every day. Lauren’s favourite part of her role is building long lasting relationships with our clients and meeting all different characters both clients and patients alike.

Out of work, Lauren loves to socialise with friends and family, especially if it involves some good food and entertainment. Lauren also loves experimenting with new home cooking recipes and sharing them with family. You’ll often find Lauren exploring cities, countryside walks and planning to explore new places she is yet to visit.    

If you could live anywhere, which country would you choose to live in?
Would definitely have to be somewhere with lots of sun, I’m always cold! It would also have to be an area with lots of sun and no spiders!​

What do you enjoy most about your job?
The thing I love most in this job (next to the people that work here of course) would be the fact there are always pets of all shapes and sizes coming through the doors to come and say hello, their little personalities are guaranteed to brighten your day.

What is your favourite season of the year and why?
Summer because it's nice and hot. I love relaxing in the sunshine.

If you were to have any superpower, what would it be and why?
I'd love to have the ability to time travel, I'd especially like to go back to the 60's and party with the hippies!

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Annie Jackson


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Annie has joined our team in 2022 and has brought a wealth of customer experience from previously working in the wedding industry. Annie has transferred her skills to join our reception team as her love for animals has driven her to change her career path.

Annie is a massive dog lover and has lots of four legged friends in her family. Although dogs are her favourite, Annie loves all pets and loves fussing them when they come in the practice.

In Annie’s spare time, a good dog walk in the Lake District is one of her favourite activities to do. Annie has an American Bull Dog cross called Toon. Toon is a bundle of energy and certainly keeps Annie’s life active and full of surprises!

Annie is a keen crafter making her own Christmas decoration, cards, wrapping paper and even tote bags! Annie finds it relaxing sitting behind a sewing machine getting creative with all different textures.

What is your favourite place in the world? On the sofa with a cup of tea in hand with my dog Toon watching my favourite TV series! Can’t beat it!

If you could eat one thing for the rest of your life, what would it be? Sunday dinner with everything on it! The more the better! I always pile my plate a mile high!

What is your favourite type of holiday? A city escape is the best. Lots of walking seeing the sites, sampling the local cuisine and beverages. I love being active on holiday always doing lots of activities, I find it quite difficult to sit still to relax.

What would be your ideal way to spend the weekend? Walking my dog Toon in the Lake district, I love how picturesque and remote it is away from the hustle and bustle.


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Karen Brown


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Karen joined our team in March 2022 moving from London via the Lake District to sunny Stockton-on-Tees! Karen has had previous experience of working in a veterinary practice but has spent most of her career behind the curtains of theatre. Karen has redirected her interests to the veterinary world as she loves being surrounded by puppies and dogs but loves all the animals she gets to see at Stockton Vets4Pets.


Karen has a passion for dance, If she isn’t tapping away in her tap shoes, she is walking her Staffordshire bull terrier Sammy along the riverside. Sammy is getting a bit older so enjoys a more relaxed stroll rather than distance walking.


Out of the four seasons, what’s your favourite one?

All of them for their own special attributes. I love a crisp cold winter and a scorching hot summer.

If you could only have one superpower, what would it be?

I’d love to have the ability to fly! I’d love to soar with the seabirds and travel anywhere I wanted to at any time…. Carrying Sammy with me of course!

Where is your all-time dream holiday?

I would love to do the Route 66 on a big Harley Davidson with the love of my life. I would just love to take in all the sights and meet as many eccentric personalities as possible!

Paul Danby


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Coming Soon!

Vets4Pets Stockton 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!



  • 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.
  • 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.

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  • Chemotherapy & Cancer Treatment
    Dogs and cats that receive chemotherapy feel normal the day they are given the drug.
  • Cruciate Surgery
    Surgery to repair damaged stifle ligaments.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Fracture Repair
    Orthopaedic surgery to correct broken bones.
  • 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
  • Nurse Clinic
    Appointments with a highly qualified nurse which can cover anything from nutrition and fitness advice, grooming techniques, to pet socialisation classes.
  • Operating Theatre
    An operating theatre with gaseous anaesthetic facility for surgical procedures.
  • Orthopaedics
    Surgery of joints and bones.
  • Pet Passport
    Trained Official Veterinarian vets to issue Pet Passports, Fit to Fly letters and rabies serology tests.
  • Physiotherapy
    Supports your pets' strength and mobility.
  • Prescriptions
    We can provide written prescriptions upon request.
  • Puppy Parties
    Puppy parties to support you to train, socialise and ensure your puppy has the best start in life possible.
  • 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

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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Health Plan


Just £99
Vac4Life is a preventative plan following primary vaccinations

Out of hours

Vets Now Middlesbrough
Sopwith Close
Preston Farm Industrial Estate
TS18 3TT

Telephone: 01642 217 605

Consultation and Out-of-hours fee is £250.50

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