Medivet Chester-le-Street

Cestria Veterinary Centre

0191 388 5125

4.2 /5
408 reviews

Unit 1 Turnpark, Station Road, Chester-le-Street, County Durham, DH3 3DY

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Disability Friendly | Free Client Parking on forecourt of practice (limited) | Pay & Display Parking in station car park

We offer the Medivet Healthcare Plan at this practice

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01388 777770

Bradbury, Stockton-on-Tees, TS21 2ES

Consult fee from £180 inc VAT. Prices are subject to change.

Out Of Hours Care

For out of hours care for farm animals please contact Robson and Prescott Vets on 0191 256 6980. Thank you.

Meet the team

Henry Sheen

Lead Veterinary Surgeon


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Henry Sheen

Lead Veterinary Surgeon

Henry graduated over 20 years ago from Edinburgh Vet School. He has always worked in mixed practice, starting in West Wales before moving to North East England at the end of 2002. He has always loved the variety and unpredictability of veterinary work; and has always prided himself on being able and prepared to deal with anything that comes his way. He has been settled with his wife and children in Chester le street for over 14 years.

Rasa Bradaityte

Veterinary Surgeon


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Ioana Androne

Veterinary Surgeon


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Ioana Androne

Veterinary Surgeon

I graduated as a vet in 2008 in Bucharest, Romania. Same year I travelled to UK for an Official Veterinarian course and started working in meat safety and public health since April 2009. Worked in different parts of the UK. Later on, I decided to change paths and work in a clinical practice, I joined Cestria in 2017 and been with them since. At home I have a lovely son that keeps me busy and I’m a proud owner of a beautiful white cat. I enjoy trips in nature and anywhere warm and with blue skies. I have an interest in Ophthalmology and doing my best to learn more in this area, currently studying for my certificate.

Maria Murphy

Veterinary Nurse


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Maria Murphy

Veterinary Nurse

I'm Maria and I've worked here since 2017. The favourite part of my job is nurse consults; especially wounds, weight clinics, blood pressure monitoring and anal glands - the fuller the better!! I am currently doing a further qualification in Feline Nursing and I'm really keen to make the practice more cat friendly. I've got a cat called Purdy and two Rottweilers, Grizzly and Gina.

Jessica Cawthorne

Deputy Head Veterinary Nurse


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Jessica Cawthorne

Deputy Head Veterinary Nurse

I’m Jessica I have worked here since 2015 and I qualified as an RVN in 2019. I love all aspects of my job, especially nurse consults. I love that this job allows me to carry on learning about different things every day. My favourite breed will always be a golden retriever as they have a special part in my heart.

Amelia Mcgraw

Veterinary Nurse


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Amelia Mcgraw

Veterinary Nurse

I'm Amelia, one of the RVN'S. I qualified in 2021 after starting my studies in 2018. My favourite part of my job is working in kennels which allows me to provide the quality care patient's require when being treated. My favourite dog breed is a springer spaniel, but I also absolutely love cats too!!

Melissa Charlton

Veterinary Nurse


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Daniel Etheridge

Veterinary Nurse


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Ardene Patterson

Veterinary Nurse


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Amanda Eccles

Student Veterinary Nurse


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Amanda Eccles

Student Veterinary Nurse

Hi I’m Amanda one of the student nurses. I never knew I was supposed to do this job, but now I can’t think of anything else I’d rather do, I love it. I’ve achieved a lot in my life but I regard this as my calling. I can’t say it has been easy, without the amazing support of my husband and family plus my clinical coach Jessica RVN I don’t think I would be in the position I am, which is awaiting the results of my practical exam, so fingers crossed I will become a Registered Veterinary Nurse very soon! I love handing back animals to their owners and seeing them so happy, this makes me happy, especially when they are very unwell and know I have had a hand in making them better.

Ashleigh Wilson

Student Veterinary Nurse


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Ashleigh Wilson

Student Veterinary Nurse

Hi, I’m Ashleigh, I’m a student veterinary nurse in my final year, with only my practical exam left to do. Being a student veterinary nurse certainly has its challenges. However, I’m so proud of what I have achieved so far, managing studying, work, college and with my own little family too. I’m extremely grateful to Maria my clinical coach and head nurse, I wouldn’t be where I am today without her support and encouragement. Of course, thank you to all the nurses at Cestria for your support you’re all amazing! Caring for animals is all I ever wanted and to do this on a daily basis is a blessing. I have a 1-year-old Springer Spaniel called Lottie and a 6-month-old Cocker Spaniel called Arya they’re very crazy and full of energy but the most loving and loyal pets anyone could ask for.

Nicola Moffatt

Head Veterinary Nurse


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Heather Coyles

Patient Care Assistant


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Heather Coyles

Patient Care Assistant

Hi I’m Heather, I’ve been here since I left school in 2021. I jumped right in with no proper plan but to go ahead with the veterinary care assistant course. It came with its challenges but it was such a good course in the end. With the love and care I have towards all pets I am glad I now have a position as a patient care assistant and receptionist, greeting your furry pets at the door and seeing the behind the scenes of a brilliant and supportive team of veterinary staff! I have two cats called Dodger and Flump and a crazy spaniel called Jess.

Kirsten Hunter

Head Client Care Assistant


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Kirsten Hunter

Head Client Care Assistant

Hi, I'm Kirsten. I joined the team as Head CCA in December 2021. I spent 10 years working as a veterinary nurse many, many years ago! After many years in hotel management I returned to animals. I've worked with and owned lots of different animals, but I currently have two cats.

Marie Renwick

Client Care Assistant


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Marie Renwick

Client Care Assistant

I joined the practice in June 2008 after working many years in hotel management. I have a gorgeous cat called Minie who is 16 years old but acts like a kitten. I love meeting all the clients and of course all of the fur babies.

Linda Horn

Client Care Assistant


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Susan Noble

Client Care Assistant


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Anne Marie Weide

Client Care Assistant


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Anne Marie Weide

Client Care Assistant

I joined the Chester-le-Street practice in November 2020 as a CCA, after taking early retirement from teaching for 30 years. My true love has always been animals, especially dogs. So it wasn't a surprise when I ended up working at the vets. I am a girl who loves Border Collies. I only have little Mist now, who has a beautiful soul and keeps me busy. In my spare time, I love reading and shopping (A lot!)

  • Your vet in Chester-le-Street

    At our Chester-le-Street practice, we're proud to offer a full range of veterinary services and facilities. With a highly-skilled, dedicated team of professionals on hand, your pet's guaranteed to receive the best care available. 

    We look forward to helping your pet lead a healthy, happy life.

  • We are cat friendly

    For our feline patients we have: a dedicated cat entrance, waiting room and hospital ward. We have Feliway infused towels in the waiting room to help keep your pet calm. We have a selection of leaflets and a cat library you can browse. We have a 'Cattitude' team of vets, nurses and receptionists who are working towards becoming an ISFM accredited Cat Friendly Clinic. For advice on bringing your cat to the vet please visit https://www.medivet.co.uk/pet-care/pet-advice/taking-your-cat-to-the-vet/

We offer Healthcare Plans

Our clients save an average of £225 every year with the Medivet Healthcare Plan.

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Reviews

4.2 /5
408 reviews
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Google
5.0/5
Feb 27, 2024
Google Medivet
Gave me more information about my dog in one visit than 3 visits to a rival vet. Amazing practice with friendly staff.
Google
5.0/5
Feb 18, 2024
Google Medivet
The staff at this practise couldn't of cared for Harvey any better wjen I took him in very poorly they spent over 1 hour doing tests and scan to find the issue and even kept checking on how I was feeling as it was very very stressful night . Could not recommend them enough
Google
3.0/5
Feb 9, 2024
Google Medivet
We moved from Abbey Vets to Cestria as there was such big difference in charges. Cestria pricing was always very reasonable and fair. However, since Medivet bought out the owner the prices have changed noticeably. I know the Govt are looking into this and given the captive market situation I think it's time regulation was brought in
Google
5.0/5
Jan 30, 2024
Google Medivet
Brilliant vet. I always get my cat seen pretty quick, booking appointments is easy and they're always very helpful and kind when looking after my cat.
Google
5.0/5
Jan 30, 2024
Google Medivet
Absolutely amazing such care and compassion shown After such an horrible experience with our previous vet . Unfortunately lost our izzy but instead of receiving a bill we received a card saying sorry about losing her . If need someone to care about your animals this team of professionals are worth a look at I now have registered my other dog who is izzys brother with a medical condition. The vet who sadly has izzy put to sleep saw harley. He listened to what we had to say a put his welfare above anything. Thank you guys . A tough time made easier with compassion and care .
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2.0/5
Jan 24, 2024
Google Medivet
Over priced £230 FOR BLOODS CONSULTATION AND ANTIBIOTICS £130 TO GET SOME BLOOD TAKEN THAT WE GOT THE RESULTS IN HALF AN HOUR I THINK WE SHOULD HAVE BEEN INFORMED OF THE PRICE BEFORE BLOODS WERE TAKEN
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5.0/5
Jan 20, 2024
Google Medivet
I trust my pets with medivets, (formally cestria vets) highly recommend them.
Google
5.0/5
Jan 18, 2024
Google Medivet
Really happy with the service. Always consistent and accommodating.
Google
5.0/5
Jan 13, 2024
Google Medivet
Lovely vets so caring ❤️
Google
5.0/5
Jan 9, 2024
Google Medivet
Very happy with Henry, who has been there for years. Always very knowledgeable. Totally trust his skill and advice.
Google
5.0/5
Jan 6, 2024
Google Medivet
No problems booking my appointment over the phone for my convenient date and time.
Google
5.0/5
Dec 30, 2023
Google Medivet
We were there today unfortunately we had get our beloved dog put to sleep, all I can say I could not of asked for any better treatment, the vet was so thorough, she was really considerate, when the time came she the nurse in with us, she knew Darcey and was very concerned, it was so peaceful, I would just like to say thank you to all the staff.

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