About Us

Clifton Lodge Vets

The practice was first established in Hartlepool in 1950 with one veterinary surgeon.  In the 1960’s surgeries were opened in Billingham and Horden, and in 1980 our Sedgefield branch was opened.

We were a mixed practice treating farm animals as well as domestic pets up until 2000, when we became a small animal practice only -  looking after mainly dogs and cats but increasing numbers of small pets – rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, gerbils, chinchilla, birds, tortoises and reptiles to name just a few.

We now have a team of 7 veterinary surgeons – the three partners being Angela Holroyd, PeterSmith, and Peter Pighills, the four assistant vets are  Stephanie Parkin, Tristram Moody, Moira Hamilton and Jen Spiers

The vets are supported at the Hartlepool surgery by our 3 qualified Registered Veterinary Nurses – Sue Gibson, Lisa Kelsey and Kayleigh Thomas,   4 practice nurses – Louise Craggs Nichola Sneddon , Alice Brimble and Donna Wren, and 1 Practice Nursing assistant Michelle Oliver.

Clients are welcomed to the practice by our Receptionist Tammy Scott who shares the office with Practice Manager Valerie Monck.

Samantha Kelsey and Beth Mann are the Practice nurses at our Billingham surgery who are helped by Megan Roberts who works part-time at both Billingham and Sedgefield clinics.

Practice nurse Sue Wears runs our Sedgefield branch with part time nurse Panny Pighills, and Del Gray the Practice nurse at the Horden surgery.


We hold surgeries at all clinics 6 days a week by appointment , which are listed under each of the Practices.

Our clinics

Hartlepool - 01429 272435 TS25 1RL - 24 Stockton Road
Billingham - 01642 555975 TS23 1AB - 44 Station Road
Sedgefield - 01740 622126 TS21 3AU - 7 East End
Horden - 0191 5869783 SR8 4JH - 23 Hardwick Street

Emergency contact Number: 07000 564838

Out of hours and bank holidays 01642 217605