Thurrock Vets4Pets

Inside Pets at Home
Lakeside Retail Park
Weston Avenue
West Thurrock
RM20 3LP
01708 689950

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Opening Hours

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

We've made it easier to contact us

Now you can use WhatsApp to chat to a member of our team at a time that is convenient for you. You can order products such as flea & worm treatment, request appointments and easily order and pay for treatments or repeat prescriptions. Just save our phone number in your contacts - 07360268251


Meet the team


Dora Gomes

Senior Veterinary Surgeon

MRCVS GP Cert SAS PG Cert small animal diagnostic imaging

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Graduated in Lisbon in 2011 and spent the first two years working with

horses, after which she changed to small animals were she found her
true passion. Moved to the UK in 2014 and before starting with
Vets4pets Dora worked as a head vet and practice manager at a small
animal clinic in North London and in a small animal hospital in Essex.
Dora holds a General Practitioner Certificate in Small Animal Surgery and a General Practitioner and Postgraduate Certificate in
Small Animal Imaging.
On her free time Dora enjoys meeting up with friends, jewellery

making, travelling and spending time with her dog Teddy.

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Maria Theofylaktidou

Veterinary Surgeon


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I graduated from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in 2017 and attended a six-month postgraduate training in Diagnostic Laboratory and Cytology Department in 2018. The last six years I have worked in first- and second-opinion veterinary practices in Greece. I was really glad to join Vets 4 Pets team in 2023.  

I achieved my Master’s Degree in Small Animal Surgery in 2023. My main interest at work is soft tissue surgery and critical care.  

In my spare time, I like playing with my dogs Bobby and Oreo, going out with friends and playing chess.  


Megan Oxley

Practice Manager

RVN Clinical Coach

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I have been in the Veterinary sector for 5 years and still each day is very different. I began my journey in Thurrock Vets4Pets in February 2021, I love my job and I really enjoy the medical side of the profession, watching patients get better is very rewarding. In the future I would like to extend my qualifications and persue a medical nursing certificate. My favourite animals are Whippets, Italian Greyhouds and I do have a soft spot for small furries.

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Abigail Rideout

Head Veterinary Nurse

RVN clinical coach

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I have always wanted to work in veterinary from a very young age - I qualified from Middlesex with a BSc HONs Veterinary Nursing degree in 2018 -I have been working in the veterinary sector for around 10 years - Every day is different and there are always new things to learn. My favourite animals are hedgehogs, my African Pygmy hedgehog was called Hufflepuff. I now have two cats called Bullet and Binx and two chinchillas called Jon (Snow) and Samwell (Tarly).  In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my partner (who also works in veterinary) and my son going on days out.


Lucy Hodge

Deputy Head Nurse

RVN clinical coach

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I have been a qualified veterinary nurse for over 10 years now and still love that each day of work isn’t the same.I enjoy most aspects of the job but in particular I love kennel nursing and making animals feel comfortable whilst they’re  away from home.I also have a soft spot for exotic pets/reptiles, my favourite being chameleons.I have attained many rescue animals over the years but I now have a very lazy British shorthair cat, called Penelope.


Chloe Blair

Registered Veterinary Nurse


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I have always wanted to work with animals for as long as I can remember, with a passion for caring for animals and making them better since I was very little.  
I have worked in the veterinary industry for the past 5 years and have been training to be a veterinary nurse for the past 3 years and hope to complete my last 2 exams very soon.
I am very passionate about my job, although there are occasional sad points, it is so rewarding.   I see the animals both grow from being tiny to fully grown with their individual personalities, being able to advise owners as they grow.  I also find it so rewarding when you see animals recover from being poorly through the care we give as veterinary nurses.
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Francesca Stuart

Student Veterinary Nurse


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I joined Vets4pets as a full time receptionist in April 2019. The animal industry is a big interest of mine and always has been since I was young. It’s truly fascinating seeing so many different animals on a day-to-day basis that each have their own personalities, just like humans. I’m currently doing an Animal Care Level 2 and Animal Behaviour Level 3 online course and aspire to learn and progress into becoming a veterinary nurse. I have a gorgeous cat named Samson and he’s the funniest cat you’ll ever meet! He’s a cheeky monkey, but what’s the point in having a pet if they’re not a little cheeky?


Lyndsey Wilson

Student Veterinary Nurse


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I have been working in veterinary practices for over 14 years doing various roles. I am currently over half way through my apprenticeship to become an RVN. I particularly enjoy doing nurse consultations and building good relationships with clients and their pets.I have 3 cats, all rescues through work. I also have a golden retriever puppy that loves long forest walks with me and my two children.

Maddison Weston

Apprentice Veterinary Care Assistant

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As a child I grew a passion for working with animals as I left school I decided to do animal care level 2 and 3, having done work experience in a vets it really opened my mind to be a vet nurse and before I knew it I was a VCA. I love seeing all our clients even when busy you still have to stop and say hi as they are so adorable. 

Kelly Waghorne

Veterinary Care Assistant

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I started working in veterinary in 2008 after volunteering at my local practice, I enjoy all aspects of the job but have a keen interest in Emergency care. I have 4 cats which are mostly rescues and I am currently undertaking an equine massage course. In my spare time I enjoy running and Rock climbing and spending time with the horses.


Dipty Mahind

Business Manager


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I am a vet by profession and have decided to pursue my career as a practice manager. I qualified as a vet in the year 2000 and since then worked as a vet for short duration in a small animal clinic and for 5 years in an equine hospital. I've completed my graduate certificate in Veterinary business management and professional key skills in the year 2010 and I'm a certificate holder of European School of Veterinary Postgraduate Studies. I am currently working towards Associate CIPD and enjoying each unit of it.

I'm excited to be a part of the team at Vets4Pets Thurrock and looking forward to coming back to work after taking a long break to raise the kids. My favourite pet is a cat and outside work I'm interested in cooking, movies, music and spending time with my husband and kids.


Donna Crump

Client Services Manager

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I’ve recently joined the Thurrock practice on reception.  I have worked within the veterinary world for the past six years and I have loved meeting all the pets and their owners. 

I have always loved animals and three little Bichon Frise dogs were a massive part of my life. After losing these three dogs to old age (one of my boys was almost 18 years old) I vowed never to have another dog. 

I spent time pet sitting family and friends dogs and during lockdown of 2020, I fostered an abandoned puppy who was found dumped in a box with his litter mates. I saw him go from skinny and shy to this bounding full of life, healthy and happy puppy... I failed at fostering him and he became officially adopted three months later!!!


Kelcy Bennett

Senior Client Care Advisor

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I joined Vets4Pets as a part time receptionist in March 2015. I have never worked within in the veterinary industry before but I have a huge passion for animals and to work with animals of all varieties is an honour and a privilege. I love all animals but I have a special affection for Siamese and Oriental Cats. I got married in July 2018 and when I am not at work, I am mum to two wonderful teenage girls, who keep me very busy. We rescued an older cat from this Practice who came in for a dental and had no permanent home, so I took her home in time for Christmas which made my girls very happy. We called her Phoenix and they are very good with her, giving her her flea and worm treatment on a regular basis. I think it’s very valuable for children to learn the importance of animal welfare, and the responsibility of how to keep an animal happy and healthy.

Cherona Hart

Client Care Advisor

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My name is Cherona, I am 18 years old and I am one of the wonderful Client Care Advisors at Vets4Pets! 
I have 6 animals at home, which are my absolute world-3 geckos, 1 Dog and 2 Cats. 
I will hopefully be starting an Animal Science course to progress into Vet Medicine in the near future, my all time goal is to be a Vet Surgeon. 
My hobbies include dancing and walking my dog called Charlie. I recently rescued a kitten at this practice whom was 1 week old, I hand fed every 2 hours during the day/night. Presently, she has become part of the family! 
Previously I have done work experience at local doggy daycare companies, ensuring all dogs had the best enrichment. 
If I was to talk dog breeds-the bigger the dog, the more to love!! 
My main roles at Vets4Pets include: answering the phones, booking appointments and advising your pets health, I ensure hygiene is high standards, answering any email enquiries and daily/weekly banking.

Ellie Reynolds-Simmonds

Client Care Advisor

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My name is Ellie, I’m 18 and i’m one of our lovely Client Care Advisers here at Vets4Pets Thurrock!   When i was 5 my mum brought home our first family cat, over the years she has always been my best friend. I now have 3 cat besties and couldn’t imagine my life without them. I have always loved animals since i was little and has it has been my dream to work in a veterinary practice for as long as i can remember. In 2020 i started my animal journey and received a level 3 qualification in Animal Management!   My endless love and care for animals has led me to aspire to be a veterinary nurse and cannot wait to fulfil this.


Samantha Hilton

Client Care Advisor

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I joined the reception team in January 2023 having not worked in a veterinary environment previously, but knowing that being surrounded by animals is something that makes me happy.

I graduated with a BSc in Environmental Sciences from the University of East Anglia in 2021 and struggled to pursue a career I was passionate about. A year and a half later I found an opportunity to join Vets4Pets and am now part of a really great team.

I love all animals, in particular dogs and small furries, and enjoy walking with my dog Charlie in my spare time. I also enjoy reading, being active and travelling.

Vets4Pets Thurrock 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.

Show more services

  • Dentistry
    The treatment and prevention of dental disease
  • Haematology – Blood testing
    Allows the assessment of a patient's blood and blood cells.
  • 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.
  • Operating Theatre
    An operating theatre with gaseous anaesthetic facility for surgical procedures.
  • X-Ray
    Generates digital 2D images of bones and internal organs.

Practice accreditations

Health Plans

Health Plan

Complete Care Junior

From £15* per month
Expert veterinary care, plus lots of support and tailored advice for your puppy or kitten, in an affordable and convenient way

Health Plan

Complete Care

From £8* per month
Save over £300† on routine healthcare
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Health Plan

Complete Care Plus

From £19* per month
Our most comprehensive plan for dogs and cats

Health Plans

Flea & Worm Pack

Protect your pet and your pocket!
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Out of hours

Vets4Pets Basildon Pitsea
Inside Pets at Home
Old Market Retail Park
High Street
SS13 3BY

Telephone: 01268 585 700

Out of hours consultation fee - from £150