We are open for essential care only
In line with government guidelines, we are only offering medically essential appointments, so please contact the practice team before travelling. Our opening hours may also vary, so please monitor our webpage to keep up to date with the latest information.
We are taking steps to help keep you and our colleagues safe:
- If you do need to visit, we ask that only one person per pet comes along, to help reduce the number of people in the waiting area at any one time.
- Social distancing is crucial at this time. When arriving, you may be required to call ahead and wait to be invited in by a member of our team. You will be informed if this is necessary when you call us to make your appointment.
- Once inside the practice, we ask that you please respect a two metre distance from our colleagues and other clients.
- We are only accepting card payments to help minimise contact between you and our colleagues.
- If you can’t visit the practice and are concerned about your pet’s health, please contact us to discuss available options.
We will continue to share regular updates here and on our Facebook page. We thank you for your patience at this time.
Meet the team
Paul has been a vet for over 20 years since graduating from The University College, Dublin in 1987. In that time he has worked for small animal and equine practices in the UK. He has also travelled across Australia, which gave him the chance to work with a whole host of 'critters'.
Paul enjoys being a Veterinary Surgeon as every day is different and he feels privileged to look after pets because they are an extremely important and precious part of people’s lives.
Outside of work he enjoy the great outdoors, birdwatching and walking his dog with his partner and their two children. I also love going to the races and following the Ireland Rugby Union team.
Bev qualified as a Veterinary Surgeon in July 2016 at Bristol University, she then moved to Manchester and worked in a practice for 3 years before she returned back to Bristol and joined us in August 2019.
While at University she went to South Africa and was amongst the big 5, where she would health check and vaccinate Buffalo!
Bev is a keen fitness enthusiast & loves to travel her favourite places; so far she has been to Vietnam and Australia were she loved to 'put a shrimp on the barbie'.
Practice Manager & Head Veterinary Nurse
GradDip LCGI Certificate Exotics RVN MBVNA
Debbie began her nursing career in 1986. In 1995 she headed an animal charity hospital in London where she worked for fifteen years before moving to Bristol.
She has also attained a Certificate in nursing exotic species and has been awarded a Licentiateship (LCGI) for recognition of years of advanced nursing studies and Practice Management skills.
After attaining her Graduate Diploma in Professional and Clinical Veterinary nursing she has since completed the nurses certificate in animal behaviour and is soon to start her nurse certificate in emergency and critical care.
Debbie has a rescue cat called Poppy and a Marine Aquarium. Her passion is for miniatures and currently building a Victorian dolls house.
Where does she find the time !
Becci joined our practice in February 2018 and is a second year student nurse that has taken her exams and is awaiting her badge. She has a 3year old Old tyme Bulldogge called Teddy , four cats , two rabbits and two guinea pigs.
Becci is our Rabbit Welfare Association Fund advocate and enjoys small animal nursing. Her particular interests are with rabbit nursing and welfare and she also enjoys running nutrition consultations.
She loves to assist in operations but her passion is consults as she enjoys the interaction with the clients. Becci is also looking to do an emergency and critical care certificate.
Hayley is one of our Veterinary Nurse's. She joined us in February 2018 and is our weekend nurse. She has been qualified for 9 years. Previously she was a locum Vet Nurse and worked at a charity hospital which she says was a very rewarding job.
She is currently working towards her certificate and badge as an Oral Dental Care Nurse.
Her main focus outside of work is her 4 year old son which she loves to take away on trips regularly.
Jessica joined us in 2011 whilst studying Animal Care level2 NVQ and a BTEC Diploma at Filton SAS College. She has since been employed in the role of Veterinary Nurse Assistant and is part of the receptionist team.
She took maternity leave in February 2018 and had a little girl , but after 8 months she was ready to get back to the work that she loves.
Jessica loves all the animals that come to the practice and especially their owners, with whom she loves having a friendly chat. She is always interested in what their four legged friends have been up to!
Bernie has been working at the practice for 2 years and is one of our full time receptionist's.
She previously worked at a security company as an office administrator for 8 years but unfortunately was made redundant, which was their loss but our gain! She loves country and western and was once part of an reenactment group.
She also loves her 1 to 2 cruises a year....
Karen is part of our reception team and joined us in 2011. Not only does she work here, she also works in one of the local primary schools as a LBS.
As a family Karen owns 12 ferrets which they show and also has a cat. She enjoys wildlife parks and zoo's. Her favourite animal is a Gorilla but unfortunately you don't get to see them at the Vets.
Karen is a keen supporter of Speedway and loves to visit her family who live in Cornwall & Devon.
Joel has been working with us since June 2019.
Head vet and owner, Paul Guckian of Companion Care Bristol Filton opened the surgery in July 2008 and we have now been open for 12 years!
We have 11 friendly staff members at the practice who are all part of a well driven team with the ultimate goal being to care for your beloved pets.
We are committed to bringing you affordable, high quality care via a modern, well equipped practice, including an in-house lab, pharmacy, digital x-ray and ultrasound, plus, on site car parking too!
We thank all our loyal clients who have been registered with us over the years and of course we are excited to meet new clients every day.
Emergency coverEven if we are closed, we have your pet covered.
Cat clinicsTo make your visit as stress-free for you and your cat as possible
Bespoke vaccination serviceA vaccination can help prevent various diseases & viruses
MicrochippingA microchip can help retrieve lost pets
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OrthopaedicsSurgery of joints and bones.
Operating TheatreAn operating theatre with gaseous anaesthetic facility for surgical procedures.
Isolation UnitA special ward to care for animals with contagious diseases.
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 Tissue SurgerySurgical procedures involving the soft tissues such as ears and skin.
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.
Insurance Claim ProcessingPet insurance is an policy you take out for your pet. This can be an individual policy for each pet you have, or some providers will let you have a multi-pet policy.
Pet PassportTrained Official Veterinarian vets to issue Pet Passports, Fit to Fly letters and rabies serology tests.
Late Opening TimesLate Opening Times
Nutritional AdviceAdvice and support for our pet's diet.
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.
Home VisitsIf 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)
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.
Cancer Treatment including ChemotherapyDogs and cats that receive chemotherapy feel normal the day they are given the drug.
Bereavement SupportMaking the decision to say goodbye to your pet is one of the toughest you’ll ever make. Pets provide us with unconditional love, friendship and comfort, so it is normal to have intense or conflicting emotions when it comes to euthanasia. At Vets4Pets we’re here for you and your pet for every step of your journey together.
BehaviouristThe Behaviourist approach to learning studied changes in behaviour that are caused by a person's direct experience of their environment, using the principles of classical and operant conditioning to explain them.
ArthroscopyArthroscopy (also called arthroscopic or keyhole surgery) is a minimally invasive surgical procedure on a joint in which an examination and sometimes treatment of damage is performed using an arthroscope, an endoscope that is inserted into the joint through a small incision.
AnaestheticGeneral anaesthetic enables us to perform many procedures kindly and safely for your pet.
AmbulanceWe are now able to offer our existing clients routine home visits for pets who don’t like to leave the house or clients who are unable to visit us. The ambulance service costs £60 in addition to our usual surgery fee. *Please contact the Practice to find out what day we're in your area.
Open 7 Days a WeekWe are open 7 days a week.
DentistryThe treatment and prevention of dental disease
Hearing Loop InductionHearing Loop
Wheelchair friendlyWheelchair friendly
MicroscopyThe use of magnification to view cells not visible to the naked eye. Used to look at blood cells, hair cells, microscopic parasites and many more
Lungworm TestingDiagnostic tests to see if a pet has lungworm. Available as a blood or fecal test
Rabbit Medicine and TestingRabbit Medicine and Testing
Small Mammal Medicine and SurgerySmall Mammal Medicine and Surgery
Feline Friendly ClincFeline Friendly Clinc
Blood AnalyserBlood Analyser
Complete Care Senior
Starter pack protection
Best Start in Life
Out of hours
32 - 34 Zetland Road
Tel: Telephone: 0117 971 3111
Standard consultations before 11pm start from £173.50 Standard consultations after 11pm start from £223.