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About Westbrook Vets

Since we opened in 2022 we’ve met so many lovely clients and adorable patients.

In that time, the passion we have for providing the very best service possible has shined through, and our message that we want to be your practice for life has been well received – or at least, that’s what we’re told!

Our practice is proudly independent – locally owned and managed. We think that makes a difference.

It means we’re always looking for ways to improve our practice to create an even better experience for you and your pet. And it means we’re free to create a service that we believe in.

One way we’re doing that is by embracing technology, offering online booking to make it as easy as possible for you to find an appointment that suits you, and through online enquiry forms, you can order repeat medication and chat to our team.

Another is our Star Pet Health Plan, which gives our patients unlimited consultations throughout the year, helping us to build close bonds with our clients and their pets.

If you haven’t met us already, we want to welcome you to pop in and meet us at our practice, located at the Westbrook Centre next to Westbrook Library, where we’re confident that you’ll be happy to meet our fantastic vets, nurses and support team.

Modern facilities

Separate Cat & Dog Wards

Every detail of our practice has been carefully designed to minimise stress in our patients when they visit. If your pet is admitted for treatment you’ll be reassured to know that we have spacious, separate dog and cat wards with soft luxurious bedding to keep them as comfortable as possible.

Minimising stress and anxiety helps to reduce recovery times and boost wellness.

Digital X-ray & Ultrasound

Our digital X-ray suite and ultrasound facilities enable our team to diagnose health conditions and recommend the best course of treatment..

Operating Theatre

Our separate, fully equipped, sterile operating theatre means we undertake a wide range of surgical procedures without causing you the stress of having to transport your pet to another veterinary practice - this is just one of the many reasons our clients travel hundreds of miles to see our highly experienced veterinary surgeons.

Onsite Laboratory

As part of the £450,000 investment in creating a practice you and your pet will love, we have a high tech laboratory including hematology and urinalysis equipment - this means our team can give you results in hours rather than days.

Our clients love that we provide them with regular updates via telephone and email to keep them informed.

Large Car Park

We have a spacious, free car park for all clients so you can park right outside the door.

Our location at the Westbrook Centre means there is plenty of space to exercise your dog at the Twenty Acre Park and the Mary Ann Meadows Recreaction Ground or why not ask one of the team and we’ll direct you to some fabulous local dog walks on our doorstep.

Reception area of Westbrook Vets

Meet the Team

Dr Rhys Peters

Dr Rhys Peters

Veterinary Surgeon

After graduating from Bristol University in 2014, Rhys returned to his childhood home in north Wales and worked in a family-run small animal practice.

Since then he has developed a range of experience, including taking over responsibility for practices across a regional area near Wrexham.

At home he has a golden retriever called Taffy, and Bear the cat. He helps to run his local triathlon club, is training for an Ironman and is a keen rugby supporter, often found belting out the Welsh national anthem at the Principality Stadium.

Dr Sean Cleary

Dr Sean Cleary

Veterinary Surgeon

Sean graduated in New Zealand and spent three years in mixed practice before moving with his family to Warrington in 2002.

He has worked in small animal practice ever since, firstly at Beech House Vets in Warrington, and then as senior small animal partner at the Willows Veterinary Group. He has a particular interest in Shar Peis, and his reputation in the field attracts clients from across the country. He enjoys working in a practice he can call his own, with the freedom to make decisions to benefit his patients and his team.

At home he has a cockerpoo, Tane, and a cat, Maui, as well as five children, who keep him busy as a taxi service!

Dr Abbie Dalton

Dr Abbie Dalton

Veterinary Surgeon

Abbie graduated from Liverpool University in 2017 and worked at a small animal hospital in Leeds before returning home to Manchester, where she spent time doing out of hours emergency work.

She is excited to contribute to building a strong culture at our practice and strong relationships with our patients and clients.

Outside work she enjoys exploring new places, hiking, cycling and generally getting outdoors, as well as attempting to tame her wild garden and riding a grey Connemara pony, Nora, twice a week.

Dr Abbie Dalton

Dr Petra Palotai

Veterinary Surgeon

Petra graduated from the Hungarian Vet School in Budapest in 2005 before moving back to the UK and settling in and around Manchester. She has worked in small animal practice ever since, completing a post graduate certificate in small animal medicine in 2022, and joining the Westbrook team in 2024.

She is sad to not have pets at home due to her husband’s allergies, but makes up with lots of cuddles at work. In her spare time she enjoys being outdoors, hiking and mountain biking, as well as travelling as much as she can with her young family.



Head Veterinary Nurse

Stephanie accepted her first veterinary role straight after completing work experience in the same practice, and rose to become head nurse there over 16 years.

She has also spent time in out of hours emergency care at a large veterinary hospital.

At home she has two rats, the mischievous Flash and the more sedate Gilbert. She loves watching horror movies, reading, playing video games and going for walks.



Registered Veterinary Nurse

Beckie has worked with animals since completing her A levels in 2010, graduating with a degree in zoology in 2014, and beginning work in veterinary practices in 2017, spending time in an emergency hospital before qualifying as a registered veterinary nurse.

She is particularly interested in diagnostic imaging, although she does also enjoy caring for inpatients.

At home she has a Parson Russell terrier, Poppy, a cockatiel called Rocky who likes to try and nibble Poppy’s ears, and two cats, Albus and Loki. Her hobbies include assembling flat pack furniture, yoga, video games and a variety of arts and crafts!


Registered Veterinary Nurse
Chloe has wanted to work with animals from a young age, and spent time in a boarding kennels and at a livery yard before studying for a national diploma in animal management at St Helens College and then a degree in veterinary nursing at Myerscough College. She qualified as a Registered Veterinary Nurse in 2014, and joined our team in 2024, not long after we opened our expanded site.

At home she has a border terrier called Hattie who is best friends with her young son. She likes to spend her spare time going on adventures with family and friends, as well as gardening and baking at home.



Head Receptionist

Kelly has been in the veterinary industry since 2017, and has held roles including client care assistant and practice coordinator before becoming our head receptionist.

Her favourite part of the job is getting to see familiar faces coming through the door on a day to day basis!

She shares her home with Morty the Chihuahua and two rescue cats, Kitana and Ripley. She enjoys spending her time playing video games, reading books and fiddling around with cars!



Animal Care Assistant and Receptionist

Hollie gained experience in private and emergency practice after gaining her animal care diploma in 2008, before joining the Westbrook team in 2022. She loves meeting new people and their pets, and working together with the team to care for all of our patients. At home she has five rescue cats of her own – Oscar, Binx, Figaro, Houdini and Jasper.

In her spare time Hollie looks to go for adventures on long walks and visiting castles around the country with her partner and son, while she also helps out at her local farm, feeding the animals – and even giving bottles to baby lambs!


Angela spent 15 years working for a stonemason and time self employed before joining our team as a receptionist.

She loves meeting our clients and their pets – and has plenty of experience with animals herself, sharing her home with three dogs, a cat, a crested gecko, a tortoise, 11 birds, two rabbits and tropical fish!

In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her grandchildren and taking the dogs out for walks in exciting new places.

Interested in joining our team?

When we tell our clients that we’re their practice for life we mean it – and that applies to our team members too.

With an experienced team and ambitious growth plans to open a network of practices around the North West, we offer talented vets, nurses and front of house specialists the opportunity to take ownership over how they build their careers, and we support the right people in opening and growing their own practice.

Put simply, there is no career in veterinary practice that our group won’t be able to support, and there’s no role you could imagine that we won’t be able to provide. The future really is that bright, as we build our group across the North West.

If you’re talented, proactive and keen to push your career forward, and what you’ve read here excites you, we want to hear from you.

Get in touch with our team for a confidential, informal chat to find out more about our plans, and how you can fit into them:
Contact Christy Kenyon via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.