Exciting news...

Walton Vale Vets4Pets are getting a fresh new look and feel, as we update our branding to Vets for Pets. Although the practice may look a bit different, the same great team will continue to offer the same great care throughout. Appointments will continue as normal.

Walton Vale Vets4Pets

1 Longmoor Lane
Walton Vale
L9 0EA
0151 525 9646 Chat on WhatsApp

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Need emergency care? See out of hours information.

Opening Hours

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

Parking and access information

Free parking available at the front of the practice for clients only. Registration required in reception for parking permit.

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

David Donovan

Dr David Donovan

Practice Owner and Veterinary Surgeon


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I grew up in the Tuebrook and West Derby areas of Liverpool and have been working in veterinary practices in Liverpool from the age of 16. I graduated from the University of Liverpool Vet School in 2012 after doing a lot of my veterinary placements at Liverpool Vets4Pets and started working there straight away! My main interests are orthopaedics, soft tissue surgery and pain management. I am currently working towards a certificate in small animal surgery. I am keen to teach pet owners about preventative medicine and the general healthcare of their pets. It's great to be able to offer a wide range of orthopaedic and dermatological procedures here in Walton Vale Vets4Pets. I have a cat called Andrew and a dog called Minnie, both of which I re-homed from local rescues. You may see or hear Minnie around the practice!

Dr Stephanie Marr

Veterinary Surgeon


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I grew up in Prescot and attended the University of Liverpool Vet School, graduating in 2012. After this I moved to a busy practice in Stoke, but have returned to Liverpool and joined the Walton Vale team. I have worked with lots of rescues and have taken on a 3 legged Springer Spaniel called Daisy!

Sarah Gane

Dr Sarah Gane

Veterinary Surgeon


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I am originally from Liverpool but have completed my veterinary degree at the Royal Veterinary College in London, I decided to return to Liverpool after my studies.

I have been training to Walton Vale Vets4Pets while at university, so know the practice and the team well. I’m particularly interested in cardiology, and have a Cocker Spaniel at home called Reggie!

Kristie Walton Vale

Dr Kristie Fall

Veterinary Surgeon


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I am from Liverpool and also attended the University of Liverpool School of Veterinary Science, qualifying in 2017. I started working at Old Swan Vets4Pets before transferring to Walton Vale. I have a keen interest in general surgery, but can’t wait to meet all of your pets during consultations.

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Dr Kate Poynter

Veterinary Surgeon


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I grew up in Newcastle upon Tyne but fell in love with Liverpool when I moved here to study Veterinary Science at university. After graduating in 2019 I worked in a busy veterinary hospital in the north-east for two years, then returned to Liverpool where I have settled. I have a particular interest in soft tissue surgery and love being around cats and rabbits

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Dr Eilish Sumner

Veterinary Surgeon

BVetMed BSc(Hons) MRCVS

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Bio coming soon!

Yvette Morrison

Yvette Boffey

Clinical Manager


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I am from Liverpool and I have been working in the veterinary industry since I was 16 years old. I qualified as a Veterinary Nurse back in 2008. I have been working with Vets4Pets since 2010 working as a Vet Nurse and then I was promoted to Head Nurse. I have now moved to Walton Vale as their Clinical Manager which is a new role for me to undertake but I am looking forward to the challenge of this role.

At home I have a son called Charlie. My dream would be to have a house full of German Shepherds and Belgium Malinois and I would also love to own a rescue centre for them.

Racheal Newcombe

Rachel Newcombe

Veterinary Nurse

RVN CertVN(ECC) CertAVN(Teaching, Coaching and Mentoring)

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Rachael started with us as a volunteer when the practice opened then attended a 3 year Veterinary Nursing Degree at Myerscough college to qualify as a registered Veterinary Nurse in 2017.

Rachael has a dachshund called Buddy who is extremely cute!

Jade Rollinson

Jade Rollinson

Veterinary Nurse


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Jade started as a volunteer at the Liverpool Old Swan Vets4Pets practice then attended a 3 year Veterinary Nursing Degree at Myerscough college to qualify as a registered Veterinary Nurse in 2017.

Jess Johnson

Jess Johnson

Veterinary Nurse


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I originally started as a volunteer in the Liverpool Old Swan practice in 2012 before working as a Student Veterinary Nurse at the Walton Vale practice. I qualified from Myerscough college as a veterinary nurse in July 2016 and started working in Old Swan, but have now moved back to Walton Vale.

I have an interest in theatre and medical nursing and exotics.


Michelle Bibby

Veterinary Nurse


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I started working at Walton Vale Vets4Pets in December 2020. I have worked in the veterinary industry since 1999 and I qualified as a Registered Veterinary Nurse in 2008. I absolutely love my job and I enjoy all aspects, but in particular nurse consults. I do have a soft spot for our golden oldies. At home I enjoy all things 'crafty' as well as cooking.

Leanne O'Connor

Veterinary Nurse


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I originally started volunteering at Liverpool Old Swan Vets4Pets before moving to Companion Care Prescot and attending Myerscough to complete my Degree in Veterinary Nursing. Since qualifying I have working in at Northwest Veterinary Specialist where I found my passion for in patient care and working closely with animals to provide the best care and love whilst they were in with us. Following this I moved into providing Out Of Hours care working nights. I loved the emergency side of veterinary nursing and gained a lot of experience whilst there. I recently had my little boy Frankie and got to spend a whole year out of work with him and my beagle Hugo! I have now came to Walton Vale Vets4Pets to work some with familiar faces, a new lovely supporting team and still get to have a life outside of work. 

Mikayla Rickards

Veterinary Nurse


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I have been a client at Walton Vale Vets4Pets since the day it opened! I then came to the practice for work experience before starting my nurse training at a local practice. I qualified as Registered Veterinary Nurse in 2021 and moved over to Walton Vale in 2022.


Rachel Hughes-Wiseman

Veterinary Nurse & Facilities Manager


Read Rachel Hughes-Wiseman bio

I have been in the veterinary industry since 2001. I qualified in 2004 as a Registered Veterinary Nurse and then as a Veterinary Nurse assessor in 2006. In 2010 I became Head Nurse of a local Vets4Pets practice before taking a break to have my son in 2015. Three children later, I'm now thrilled to work at Walton Vale Vets4Pets with a well known team, as an RVN and Facilities Manager. 
My main interests include emergency and critical care as well as theatre practice. 
At home I have two cats, three guinea pigs and a husband. 

Florence Knight

Student Veterinary Nurse

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I moved to Walton Vale Vets4Pets in 2021 to continue my training to become a Registered Veterinary Nurse. I attend college weekly and then receive training in the week in the practice to grow my practical skills.

Sadie Hardaker

Student Veterinary Nurse

Tapinder Bhamra

Student Veterinary Nurse

Marie Newton

Student Veterinary Nurse

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Bio coming soon

Niamh Mcmoran-Elliot

Student Veterinary Nurse

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Bio coming soon!

Natalie Walton Vale

Natalie Simister

Senior Client Care Advisor

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I have been working in Vets4Pets practices for over 2 years, but have joined Walton Vale Vets4Pets on returning from maternity leave after my second son. I live locally and love being able to recognise familiar faces from my dog walks when they come into the practice! At home I have three dogs (Rico, Oleg and Flick) plus my partner and twice gorgeous sons to keep me busy!

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Rachel Collins

Senior Client Care Advisor

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This is my first time working in a veterinary practice, with previous roles in client care. I’m excited to meet your pets and learn how best to advise you on their care. At home I have a gorgeous staffy called Bella

Stephanie Walton Vale

Stephanie Renton

Client Accounts Manager

Read Stephanie Renton bio

I joined Vets4Pets in June 2018 after working at another vet practice upon leaving Myerscough college where I studied animal care. I have years of experience in both customer care based roles and reception. I have a Border Collie called Drake who I spend a lot of my spare time with at the beach.

Jack Dunn

Client Care Advisor

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I started at the practice on a temporary basis during the COVID pandemic to assist with looking after clients while social distancing! Once restrictions were lifted, I started permanently as a Client Care Advisor while attending university to study graphic design. I have a dog at home and you may see me arrive on my motorbike!

Robyn Carson

Client Care Advisor

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I started at the practice on a temporary basis during the COVID pandemic to assist with looking after clients while social distancing! Once restrictions were lifted, I started permanently as a Client Care Advisor. I volunteer working with animals outside of work at zoos and the museum.

Olivia Coleman

Client Care Advisor

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Bio coming soon!

Dawn Whiteley

Client Care Advisor

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Bio coming soon!

Walton Vale Vets4Pets 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!

We are currently working towards achieving accreditation from the investors in the environment. The iie are an independent body that gives awards to companies that are reducing their carbon footprints. Our practice is working hard to reduce the amount of gases we use during general anaesthetic procedures as this is most damaging to the environment. You can find out more by reading our environmental policy.

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.
  • Open 7 Days a Week
    We are open 7 days a week.
  • 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.

Show more services

  • Blood Pressure Monitor
    Used to measure the range of blood pressure as a preventative treatment to identify early signs of systemic hypertension.
  • Blood Transfusion
    Treats many critically ill cats and dogs and our pioneering blood donor programme helps keep them alive.
  • Chemotherapy & Cancer Treatment
    Dogs and cats that receive chemotherapy feel normal the day they are given the drug.
  • Dentistry
    The treatment and prevention of dental disease
  • Digital X-Ray
    Digital X ray equipment is available.
  • ECG
    ECG is also available to keep your pet's heart healthy.
  • Electrolyte
    Enables the assessment of critical blood chemicals such as sodium and potassium.
  • Groom Room
    Grooming services available for your pet.
  • 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.
  • 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)
  • 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.
  • Late Opening Times
    Late Opening Times
  • Operating Theatre
    An operating theatre with gaseous anaesthetic facility for surgical procedures.
  • Orthopaedics
    Surgery of joints and bones.
  • Oxygen Chamber
    Enables us to provide supplemental oxygen when needed.
  • Pet Passport / Animal Health Certificate
    Trained Official Veterinarian vets to issue Pet Passports, Fit to Fly letters and rabies serology tests.
  • Prescriptions
    We can provide written prescriptions upon request.
  • Tonopen - Eye Pressure Testing
    Measures eye pressure.
  • Ultrasound
    Generates 2-D moving images of your pet’s internal organs at work.
  • X-Ray
    Generates digital 2D images of bones and internal organs.

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Practice accreditations

  • RCVS accreditation EDITED
  • Small_Animal_Practice
  • $R7B2CSH
  • Rabbit-friendly-vet-logo-SILVER

More accredidations

  • 805313
  • VetGDP billboard practice

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

Vets Now Liverpool
Woolfall Heath Avenue
L36 3YD

Telephone: 0151 480 2040

Standard consultation fees start from £288.00