Meet the team
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.
What do you enjoy most about your job? Developing relationships with clients and their pets, helping them understand what may be going on and how we can make things better. I enjoy all aspects of first opinion practice but have always had an interest in soft tissue surgery. I find big operations, although challenging at times, quite satisfying.
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!
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!
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.
What pets do you have and what are their names? Ben (Lurcher/Whippet X), Molly (Staffie/Springer X), Shenron the bearded dragon, Sweep the rabbit and Richie and Nila the Cornsnakes.
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!
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.
What's your favourite animal and why?
My favourite animal is a cat. I have owned them all my life and I find them comforting and adore them.
If you were to win the lottery, what would you spend it on?
If I won the lottery I would rescue cats, rabbits and guinea pigs, buy a nice house and have a few holidays.
What do you enjoy most about your job?
I became a veterinary nurse to help care for animals and to help people in understanding the wellbeing and welfare of animals. I love my job and working with a great team!
If you could meet any famous person, dead or alive, who would it be and why?
If I were to meet someone famous it would have to be a few people. Ben Shepherd as he loves his animals and Steve Irwin as I have keen interest in reptiles and also Sir David Attenborough.
Where is your favourite holiday destination?
Orlando, Florida! I Love all the rollercoasters and it’s an amazing experience.
What pets do you have?
I’ve got 2 dogs, Rosie (Cocker Spaniel x Labrador) and Poppy (Cavalier King Charles Spaniel).
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!
Do you have any pets?
I have 3 cats Ollie, Agnes and Brodie. I also have Teddy the Hermann’s tortoise.
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!
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!
What is your favourite wild animal? I love tigers! Fierce and fearless.
If you could travel anywhere, where would you go and why? I've always wanted to go to Australia. Mainly for the sun, the animals and the accent.
What is the strangest thing you have eaten? I have accidentally eaten gravy with dog biscuits in. Didn't realise until someone told me. It actually tasted quite nice.
If you could live in a book, TV show or movie, which would it be and why? Harry Potter! Having the ability to perform magic. How amazing would that be?
What is your favourite band/musician? Celine Dion, love her music and I think she is a fab artist.
What is your favourite film? It’s Complicated and Sweet Home Alabama because these are soppy romantic films.
What is your favourite season of the year and why? Winter, I love Christmas, also this was the time of year I got married!
Do you prefer the city or the countryside and why? Countryside, it’s very peaceful ,fresh and green.
What is your favourite type of chocolate? Galaxy Chocolate, there's no better chocolate, very creamy and smooth.
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!
What are your top three films?
The Lord of the Rings Trilogy has to be my number one! Closely followed by The Hobbit and Gladiator.
Where is the most interesting place you have been and why?
Visiting the Anne Franks Museum in Amsterdam was so interesting. Actually seeing the book case, being in the house where she hid was very emotional.
What is your favourite farm animal?
Sheep! I think they look like little clouds on legs. I also love all the little lambs bouncing around.
What is your favourite season of the year and why?
I love autumn. I love the circle patterns of trees how they lose their leaves ready to regrow in spring. I think it's really encouraging and also the colours are spectacular!
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 coverEven if we are closed, we have your pet covered.
OrthopaedicsSurgery of joints and bones.
Operating TheatreAn operating theatre with gaseous anaesthetic facility for surgical procedures.
Separate Cat & Dog WardsSeparate cat and dog hospital wards, designed to ensure your pet is kept in a comfortably stress free environment.
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Digital X-RayDigital X ray equipment is available.
Isolation UnitA special ward to care for animals with contagious diseases.
Echocardiography (heart scans)Generates a 2D moving image of your pet's heart.
Blood Pressure MonitorUsed to measure the range of blood pressure as a preventative treatment to identify early signs of systemic hypertension.
UltrasoundGenerates 2-D moving images of your pet’s internal organs at work.
BiochemistryAllows an assessment of the functionality of a patients organs.
HaematologyAllows the assessment of a patient's blood and blood cells.
ElectrolyteEnables the assessment of critical blood chemicals such as sodium and potassium.
In-house LaboratoryA range of analytical tests and equipment to assist in the rapid diagnosis of illness.
X-RayGenerates digital 2D images of bones and internal organs.
X-Ray & UltrasoundX-Ray & Ultrasound
Weight ClinicMonitoring clinic to help dogs and cats achieve optimal weights – both if they have been under or overweight
Soft TissueSurgical procedures involving the soft tissues such as ears and skin.
Puppy PartiesPuppy parties to support you to train, socialise and ensure your puppy has the best start in life possible.
PrescriptionsWe can provide written prescriptions upon request.
Health PlansDesigned to cover all the regular pet care essentials such as vaccinations and flea and worm prevention, whilst saving you money.
PhysiotherapySupports your pets' strength and mobility.
Pet PassportTrained Official Veterinarian vets to issue Pet Passports, Fit to Fly letters and rabies serology tests.
Nurse ClinicAppointments with a highly qualified nurse which can cover anything from nutrition and fitness advice, grooming techniques, to pet socialisation classes.
Locally OwnedThis practice is locally owned.
Hospital WardSuite of custom-built kennels for the housing and monitoring of in-patients.
Fracture RepairOrthopaedic surgery to correct broken bones.
Ear SurgeryEar Surgery service is available to keep your pet free from any infections.
Cruciate SurgerySurgery to repair damaged stifle ligaments.
ChemotherapyDogs and cats that receive chemotherapy feel normal the day they are given the drug.
AnaestheticGeneral anaesthetic enables us to perform many procedures kindly and safely for your pet.
DentistryThe treatment and prevention of dental disease
Starter pack protection
Best Start in Life
Complete Care Senior
Flea & Worm Pack
Out of hours
c/o The Bridge Veterinary Hospital
Tel: Telephone: 01642 217 605
Standard consultations before 9pm start from £161. Standard consultations after 9pm start from £207.