Nine Lives Vets

 Redbourn: 01582 793636            Harpenden: 01582 763265 


The family vets for your family pets

Hi! Welcome to Nine Lives Vets, our family run, independent veterinary practice. We welcome dogs, cats and all small furry pets, in addition we see exotic pets such as tortoises, lizards and snakes and have a special interest in backyard poultry. 

Our main centre is in Redbourn and we also have a lovely branch practice in Harpenden. Our vets share their time between the two sites, so continuity of care can be maintained wherever you have an appointment

This page will tell you all the basics - where we are, how to contact us, where to park.

Use the 'dashboard' on each page to have a look at more in depth sections - we've got lots of info on the great services we can offer and price lists to help you. You'll find pages on reptiles and chickens, as well as some guidance & debate on how to manage some common medical problems across the species.

We look forwards to seeing you again soon, 


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Nine Lives Vets Redbourn, 
The High Street, Redbourn AL3 7LZ       01582 793636

Top Quality Care

State of the art medicine and surgery

Family Run

At the heart of our village community

Affordable Treatment

The best for your pet needn't break the bank!

Our main centre in Redbourn has state-of-the-art facilities to ensure rapid diagnosis and top quality treatment to get your pets straight back on their feet when they're poorly or injured:

  • Digital x-ray
  • Ultrasound
  • Laboratory
  • Operating theatre

Our wards at Redbourn have spacious kennels, with dedicated wards to allow our patients to recouperate in a calm and peaceful environment:

  • 10-bed cat ward - warm & quiet
  • 4-bed rabbit ward - large kennels so their companions are welcome too
  • 10-bed exotics ward - vivariums and tortoise-tables to ensure the correct environment for their recovery

Redbourn Centre: How to Find us:

How to Contact Us:

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Nine Lives Veterinary Centre

High Street




Telephone: 01582 793636


Opening Hours:
  • Monday to Friday: 8.30 am to 7 pm 
  • Saturday: 8.30 am till 12 noon

  • Sunday: if your pet is registered with us you can arrive at the surgery at 11am for our emergency drop-in clinic, no appointment is necessary (there is an out-of-hours surcharge of up to £85)

Parking is free in Redbourn for 2 hours. There are spaces along the High Street, or you can park in the Priory carpark at the rear of the surgery. The carpark is at the end of Monk's Close, our spaces are in the right corner, in the evenings and weekends you can use any of the spaces. 

Nine Lives Vets Harpenden 

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Our clinic is between the corner shop and Deek's Electrical store, oppposite the Amble Inn on Station Road in Batford. 

There is a free carpark just next door to the clinic, and the lovely Batford Springs park is over the road - a great place for your dog to stretch their legs before visiting us.

Nine Lives Vets - Harpenden Clinic

105 Station Road





Telephone: 01582 763265
If we're closed, appointments can still be booked by calling the main centre in Redbourn on 01582 793636


Opening Hours:

***** we are closed daily between 1pm and 2.30pm *****

  • Monday:        9am - 6.30pm, appointments available all day
  • Tuesdays:      9am - 1pm,  Puppy parties 4 - 5 pm 
  • Wednesday:  9am - 6.30 pm, appointments available all day
  • Thursday:      9am -6.30 pm, appointments available all day
  • Friday:            9am - 6pm, appointments available all day
  • Saturdays:    by appointment

Dashboard: click & browse through our website


Meet our Team:

Our Vets:

  • Dr Emily Boreham BVetMed MRCVS, special interests: reptiles, small mammals and poultry 
  • Dr Nicola Brown BVetMed MRCVS, special interests: soft tissue surgery and internal medicine
  • Dr Sarah Priggen BVetMed MSc MRCVS, special interests: small animal and equine acupuncture
  • Dr Chris McDonald BSc (Hons) BVM & S, special interests: exotic medicine & surgery
  • Dr Karen Horne MA Vet MB MRCVS, special interest: cat and dog medicine.

Our Nurses:

  • Katherine Corbett DipEVN RVN, special interests: reptile medical and surgical nursing (Exotic Animal Diploma)
  • Elizabeth (Liz) Griffin DipEVN RVN, special interests: reptile and small mammal medical and surgical nursing (Exotic Animal Diploma)
  • Natasha (Tasha) Bentley RVN, special interests: Orthopaedics, studying towards diploma in animal physiotherapy and rehab.
  • Pam Stanwix RVN: special interests emergency medicine and surgery
  • Elle Boden RVN ; Special instrest in animal behaviour and currently runs our Puppy parties. 
  • Lindsay Harrison SQP, special interests: pharmacy

Our Reception Team:

Anne Corbett, special interest: tortoises

Carol Blair-Smith, loves all animals.

Our Trainees:

Georgina Tunstall, studying towards a diploma in veterinary nursing: special interest in laboratory diagnosis. 

Lizzy Fisher ; studying towards a diploma in veterinary nursing; special interest in feline medicine. 

Dr Emily

  • charlie, emily's terrier
    charlie, emily's terrier
  • Emily's chickens raiding the dog food
    Emily's chickens raiding the dog food
  • marion, geoff & esme
    marion, geoff & esme
  • st albans half marathon 2014, for cats protection
    st albans half marathon 2014, for cats protection
  • mr & mrs
    mr & mrs
  • rosie


Our head vet Emily  lives in Luton with dogs Charlie & Rosie, cats Stanley and Chewie, 5 tortoises and 2 chickens.

She opened Nine Lives Vets, Redbourn with best friend Katherine in 2005, having previously worked together at Park Vets in Watford.  Nine Lives, Harpenden opened in 2015

When not at work, she enjoys baking & gardening, walking the dogs and going to the gym at Luton Hoo.

She spends most holidays in France where her parents-in-law live, and is trying to learn French, reading novels in French - le Harry Potter mainly!

She loves cross country running with Rosie and Lexi, running for England in the Canicross European championships (coming 26th)



Our head nurse Kate, or Katherine lives with her two cats, Marvin and Black-One and her tortoise Lolita on a farm in Flamstead where she looks after her Gran and her horses. Kate loves skiing, going horse racing and supporting Aston Villa.

Kate trained as a veterinary nurse with the College of Animal Welfare and worked at Park Vets in Watford before joining Emily to open Nine Lives in 2005.

She achieved her diploma in Exotic Animal Nursing in 2014.