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Preston Capitol Vets4Pets

Inside Pets at Home
Preston Capitol Centre
London Way
Walton-Le-Dale
Lancashire
PR5 4AW
01772 885038 Chat on WhatsApp

Open Today 08:00 - 12:00

Opening Hours

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

Advanced services

We have invested considerably in our team and kit to make a number of advanced services available to our clients. We also accept referrals from other practices.

Orthopaedics and fracture repair

Our veterinary team have undertaken advanced training to allow us to perform orthopaedic surgery in our practice. If your pet develops an abnormality involving their skeleton or joints, such as elbow dysplasia, a patella (kneecap) that gets stuck, or a torn cruciate ligament, an orthopaedic procedure may help them.

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Ultrasound

We are pleased to be able to offer ultrasound scanning in practice, which is a painless way to look inside your pet’s body to find out what’s going on. 

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Laser therapy

Laser therapy is non-painful and involves directing infra-red radiation into inflamed or damaged tissues to accelerate the body’s natural healing process. It is often used for musculoskeletal issues such as arthritis, but the benefits of laser have been suggested for a range of conditions.

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Meet the team

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Thomas & Anna Hindley

Practice Owner & Veterinary Surgeons

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Tom and Anna graduated from the University of Liverpool in 2011. Tom also has completed a degree in veterinary conservation medicine. Tom and Anna have worked separately in small animal practices in Lancashire before Tom opened Capitol Vets4Pets in 2013. Anna then joined the practice in 2018. Tom's veterinary interests include dentistry and orthopaedics. Anna is currently working towards a certificate in advanced veterinary practice, focussing on dermatology, Anna also has a passion for soft tissue surgery. Along with their growing family they have a miniature dachshund, a horse, a tortoise and a rabbit, and in their spare, time Tom enjoys running and cycling and Anna enjoys horse riding.

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Emily Forshaw

Veterinary Surgeon

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Dr Emily Forshaw BVM BVS BVMedSci MRCVS

I was fortunate enough to attend Nottingham Vet School and upon graduating I spent two and a half years in a busy mixed animal hospital offering 24 hour emergency care. I then moved to Vets4Pets and completed their graduate scheme program. I am married with a family and in my spare time I love horse riding, cycling, walks with my family and dinner parties or summer BBQs with our friends. I also do regular voluntary work and fund raising for a local hedgehog charity.

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Claudia

Veterinary Surgeon

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In 2021, I earned my Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the prestigious University of Agronomic Sciences and Veterinary Medicine of Bucharest. Following my graduation, I bravely ventured to the UK, leaving everything familiar behind and fuelled by ambition and an unwavering dream to thrive in my chosen field. My passion for animal welfare drives me to deliver the highest care to each precious creature that comes my way. Outside of work, I cherish spending time with my family, my beloved dog Axel, and friends while also enjoying travel and gym sessions.

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Mandy

Veterinary Surgeon

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I earned my qualification in Glasgow back in July 1989, which feels like a lifetime ago. It's truly remarkable that my passion for becoming a vet, a dream I had since primary school, has remained unwavering for nearly five decades.

I'm happily married to Neil and proudly embrace the role of being a stepmother to his two sons and three grandchildren. Our home is filled with the delightful presence of Umbra and Titian, our seven-year-old Maine Coon cats, as well as Morpheus, the elderly stray cat who's surprisingly good at getting attention from kids in the neighborhood. Our furry family also includes Bellatrix, a six-year-old cavapoochon, and Storm, our lively two-year-old flat-coated retriever. And let's not forget our clever school of around ten fish who keep us entertained and on our toes!

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Jennifer

Head Veterinary Nurse

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My name is Jenny and I am the Head Registered Veterinary Nurse (RVN) here at Preston Capitol Vets4Pets.

I began my  journey when I secured a place at Myerscough College in 2013 to study a foundation degree course in Veterinary Nursing that I qualified from in July 2016. I continued on with my studies at Myerscough College in order to obtain a Bsc (Hons) degree and qualified from this in July 2018.

I have many duties within the clinic, one of which is being a clinical coach for student veterinary nurses (SVNs). I ensure that the students gain both practical and theoretical skills that will help them both in clinic and when carrying out their examinations at college. 

I have a cross breed dog (Cavapoo) called Bobby and three rat called Dobby, Rodney and Rupert.

In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, going on long walks with my partner and baking."​

 

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Olivia

Deputy Head Veterinary Nurse

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Hello, I'm Olivia, I joined the team in October 2018 as a Registered Veterinary Nurse. I have over 10 years’ experience working with animals, from working in a pet shop as a nutrition consultant to working in zoos and aquariums. I have keen interest in emergency care, nutrition and exotic species. I have completed a certificate in Emergency and Critical care nursing as I have a keen interest in this area within our practice; additionally I am now completing a certificate in Advanced Nursing in Exotic Animals including Small animals, Birds and Reptiles.

Here in practice my day consists of admitting patients for procedures in the morning, then moving onto a range nurse consults including triage appointments for emergency patients, I then assist the Vets with inpatients and Surgeries including monitoring anaesthesia. I conduct diagnostic tests such as laboratory work and radiography to help aid the Vets, which is very interesting. I enjoy speaking to all of our clients about their pets and helping to educate to ensure all pet are getting the best care possible.

In my spare time, I like going for walks on the beach with my crazy cockapoo Milo.

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Katie

Registered Veterinary Nurse

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Hi, I’m Katie and I am a Registered Veterinary Nurse at Preston Capitol Vets4pets.

I have worked here since 2017, originally starting as a receptionist. I then studied to become a Veterinary Care Assistant before completing my diploma in Veterinary Nursing and qualifying in 2021.

After this I completed the ISFM certificate in Feline Nursing and finished this with a distinction. I am now studying the ISFM Advanced Feline Behaviour for Veterinary Professionals course. I am trying to use the knowledge I have gained to make the clinic a cat friendly environment and to enable me to advise people on how to understand their cats and make a suitable environment for them.

I really enjoy working at this practice. We have a fantastic team and I enjoy the variety of things we do every day. As a nurse we admit and discharge the patient’s having surgery each day, monitor anaesthesia, provide inpatient care, do consultations, provide support to reception by answering phones and ensure the practice is cleaned to a high standard. It is a varied role and I enjoy meeting clients and getting to know them and their pets and assisting them throughout their journey together.

I have 3 cats at home – Hugo, Tizzy and Saffron.

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Adele

Registered Veterinary Nurse

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Hi, I'm Adele and I started working at Vets4Pets Preston capitol at the end of 2021, I am a Registered Veterinary Nurse and I qualified in 2016. I really enjoy the variety of a Veterinary Nursing  as a career, and having worked at a few different practices since qualifying I've gained knowledge and experience working in different areas and working with many great vet teams. 

My main experience is in general small animal practice carrying out many different nursing tasks from nurse consults and anaesthetic monitoring to labwork, dental nursing and diagnostic imaging, among many others! 

Although I can't resist a new puppy or kitten (who can!) I especially love seeing and helping our older patients in their later years! 

In my spare time I enjoy many walks with my crazy dog Neville, Seeing family and friends and a good old game if Bingo!

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Ayesha

Registered Veterinary Nurse

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Hello, I’m Ayesha! I am one of the nurses here at Preston Capitol and am particularly interested in psychology and behaviour. In my spare time I enjoy reading, baking, and taking long walks in nature. My goal is to increase my own and public understanding of our furry friends so we can provide a better quality of life for them. Veterinary nursing is a very rewarding career which I have enjoyed so far and hope to enjoy for years to come!

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Katie

Veterinary Care Assistant

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Hi! I’m Katie and I’m a Veterinary Care Assistant and I joined Vets4Pets in 2021. I have two dogs of my own, which I spend walking in my spare time. A Shar Pei called Blossom, and a Staffordshire Bull Terrier called Diesel. I have loved seeing all your fury friends come through the door and Have enjoyed lots of cuddles with them, I am looking forward to getting to know and having LOTS more cuddles with your four legged friends! :)

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Beki

Veterinary Care Assistant

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Hi, my name is Beki, I'm a Veterinary Care Assistant and I started work at Vets4Pets Preston Capitol in 2022. As a VCA I spend my days taking care of the wellbeing of your pets including exercising, grooming and feeding of any hospitalised animals. I prepare theatre and any relevant equipment whilst ensuring we maintain a clean and hygienic clinic. You will regularly find me in the consult rooms assisting the vets and nurses with animal handling, administering medicines and treatments. I'm also help answer our busy phone lines and assist on our reception desk offering help and advice to our clients.

I have 8 years previous experience in the same role and in this time I completed my Animal Nursing Assistant Certificate. I have a particularly keen interest in post anaesthesia care, patient monitoring including temperature control, pulse and respiration rates.

At home I have two black and white cats, James the Cat and Spencer. In fact I'm am very passionate about cat advocacy. I completed my Cat Friendly Veterinary Professional certificate and am keen to further my knowledge to assist you and your furry felines.

I look forward to seeing you and your pets soon.

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Alison

Registered Veterinary Nurse

RVN

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Hi, I am Alison I joined the team at Preston Capitol during December 2022. I am a fully qualified and registered veterinary nurse and have worked in various veterinary practices across the northwest for over 30 years.

I love my role as a consulting nurse. I especially enjoy being able to pass on the knowledge that I have learnt over the years to help patients both young and old. I hold a certificate in small animal nutrition and rehabilitation therapy, two areas that I continue to have a special interest in.

As a young girl, I rescued many rabbits and although I no longer have rabbits, I still have a soft spot for them.

In my spare time I help look after my husband’s two parrots along with my own hand reared Cockatiel named Spud. We also have 2 dogs Megan and Amun Ra, mice, tropical fish, an outdoor Koi pond and a wildlife pond.

We offer a wide range of veterinary nurse consultations at Preston Capitol Vets4Pets, please do call the practice to book a nurse appointment and I look forward to seeing you and your pets soon.

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Rebecca

Practice Manager & Practice Owner

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I joined V4P as Practice Manager in 2021, and in 2023 I joined Tom as a practice owner. Caring for animal health and welfare has always been extremely important to me. I'm a qualified Veterinary Nurse with over 10 years in practice experience. I later moved into veterinary pharmaceuticals where I became particularly interested in new and innovative products for our pets chronic ongoing conditions and for preventative medicines; including best parasiticide and vaccination protocols for our pets.

Throughout my career I have worked with a vast variety of colleagues, veterinary surgeons, and specialists. During this time I have met some extremely talented people, I've learnt about some amazing preventative medicines, and also some great treatment and techniques that are available in animal health. I'm keen to share my knowledge and experience with both veterinary colleagues and pet owners.

I hope to provide gold standard customer service, offering only the best advice for pet owners and top quality treatment for their animals.

I personally have adopted and cared for many adorable rescue pets over the years, including an array of birds, rabbits, cats and dogs. Animals are my passion and ensuring they receive the love and care they deserve is, and always will be, a priority to me.

If I can help in anyway please feel free to contact me directly, my email address is rebecca.adair@vets4pets.com I look forward to hearing from you.

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Jayne

Client Care Advisor

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Hello there! I'm Jayne, I joined Vets4Pets in 2022. I have a sweet old cat named Boots, who has been a client here since she was born! I always said one day I'd work here :) Every day I look forward to meeting new pets, seeing regular faces and learning more about looking after animals.

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Lou

Client Care Advisor

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Hi, I am Lou one of the Client Care Advisors here at Capitol Vets4Pets. I have twenty-five years’ experience working within veterinary practice. Throughout my career, I have been lucky enough to work with a vast variety of colleagues with amazing knowledge and skill sets.

I am keen to share my knowledge and experience with both my colleagues and pet owners. I hope to provide excellent customer care service and offer only the best advice for your pets.

At home, I have a Lhasa Apso named Teddy, he is such a character and brings our family so much joy. My greatest love is for horses, my daughter and I spend most of our time at the stables looking after a pony we loan named Bella.

I always look forward to seeing your pets and making a fuss of them, and I’ll promise to always have the treat jars stocked up 🐢🐈

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Dawn

Client Care Advisor

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Hello, I'm Dawn, and I've been serving as a Client Care Advisor at Vets4Pets since November 2023.

Finding joy in connecting with clients and their pets, regardless of their size, is a highlight for me. What I love most about my job is encountering new puppies and kittens embarking on their lifelong journeys. I take pride in assisting their owners in selecting the right healthcare packages to guide them on the path to optimal well-being.

Meeting the diverse array of pets our clients have, spanning various species, breeds, and ages, is a delightful aspect of my role. These wonderful animals entrust us to provide care when they're unwell.

At home, my life is enriched by two delightful companions—a Beagle and a Dachshund. While I experience a touch of puppy envy in my daily encounters, I sincerely hope that the abundance of cuddles remains a constant.

I eagerly anticipate the opportunity to meet and care for all animals, both familiar and new, in this exciting role!

I value your feedback and welcome any suggestions for improvement.

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Nicky

Client Care Advisor

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Hi, I'm Nicky. I joined Vets4Pets in January 2024. After many years working in financial services, I found the opportunity to move into a more fulfilling role. Animal care has always been close to my heart!

In my short time here, I have been welcomed by the amazing team, really supporting my development in order to best help our clients and their pets. I love that each day brings such a variety of pets with different characters and also some very entertaining ways of trying to avoid the scales.

I look forward to learning more about looking after your pets and also making a fuss of them.

Vets4Pets Preston Capitol 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.
  • 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.
  • Dentistry
    The treatment and prevention of dental disease

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  • 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.

Health Plans

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
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Health Plans

Flea & Worm Pack

Protect your pet and your pocket!
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Out of hours

Vets Now Preston
c/o Myerscough Veterinary Group
Myerscough House
Longsight Road,
Clayton Le Dale,
Blackburn,
BB2 7JA

Telephone: 01772 378 764

Standard consultation fees start from £298.50