Your vet is Jose Messa, MRCVS
Veterinary Surgeon & Joint Venture Partner
Jose qualified in Madrid in 1994 and moved to England shortly after for what was supposed to be a 12 month professional development experience.
16 years later he is now the Practice Director at the Basingstoke Companion Care Surgery which he and his team opened in 2004.
His wealth of experience comes from having had the possibility of working with excellent colleagues, good professionals and invaluable Nurses throughout the years, initially in the North of England and, afterwards, in a lovely Veterinary Hospital on the South Coast. Having sport very high on his list of priorities, his family is the real passion of his life .
Joint Venture Partner
Fran qualified in Madrid in 1994 and moved to England shortly after to start her professional career.
She worked near Manchester for two years, before moving down south. Fran helped to develop the first Joint Venture Companion Care practice in Portsmouth.
She took a career break to raise her two children and has now come back to work part-time. Although she has always been a helping hand during busy times since we first opened our surgery in 2004.
Sabina Prasad MRCVS
I graduated in Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandary from Birsa Agricultural University (India) in 1999. I received a Junior Research fellowship from the Indian council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) to to my post graduate study. I did my masters in Anatomy , Pathology and Surgery from CCS Haryana Agricultural University in 2001 . My research was an interesting study on camel lungs. I came to live in UK with my husband and passed my statutory MRCVS exams, and I have worked and lived in Newcastle and London before joining this practice in 2009 .
My interest is in internal medicine, especially endocrinology and feline medicine . Outside work I am a keen amateur gardener, violinist, and have a long list of things to learn. I live in Fleet with my husband and my two very adorable cats Billy and Bobby .
Slawomir graduated from University of Life Sciences in Lublin, Poland in 2004. Shortly after graduating Slawomir started work at a busy veterinary hospital in Poland. Since then, he has developed an interest in small animal ophthalmology but still enjoys all other aspects of small animal medicine. He joined Companion Care Veterinary group in 2009 and has been working at Companion Care Veterinary Surgery in Basingstoke since 2011. Slawo owns a rescued dog and likes travelling, listening to music and watching films.
Louise Henry BSc (Mar Biol) PhD MVB MRCVS
Since qualifying from University College Dublin in 2007, Louise has worked with all kinds of animal, from cats and dogs to horses and even sharks! Her first job was in a mixed animal practice in Cornwall. In her next job Louise had the opportunity to work for 2 years as an aquaculture vet with Vet Aqua International, the only dedicated aquaculture vet practice in Southern Ireland. This involved treating both farmed fish and aquarium fish and utilised her previous training as a Marine Biologist. While her role as fish vet was challenging and interesting, Louise missed working with the fluffy furries. She returned to working mostly with small animals in a mixed animal practice in Wales in 2010. Following a year as veterinary intern at a referral centre in Surrey Louise spent 6 months working for the PDSA charity. She is interested in both medicine and surgery, and is looking forward to starting postgraduate studies in internal medicine in 2013. Louise is very happy to have recently joined the team at CCBasingstoke and is looking forward to meeting all her new clients and their pets! In her spare time Louise enjoys kayaking, swimming and yoga.
Adena has been working with us since we opened in October 2004.
She qualified as Veterinary Nurse in May 2009 after training at Sparsholt College for 3 years.
She returned to the practice in June 2012 from maternity leave – her little girl Lana keeps her busy out of work as well as her pet rabbit Rex.
Michelle firstly completed her national diploma in animal care in 1998 with a merit. She went on to work and train as a Veterinary Nurse qualifying from Berkshire College of Agriculture in 2002 with a credit.
She joined Companion Care Basingstoke in 2009 working part time. Her main interest at work is feline behaviour and in August 2011 was awarded a distinction in advance feline friendly nursing.
Outside work Michelle is married and a mum of two children.
She has 2 cats, 4 chickens, a rescue dog called Ruby and a pony whom she rides along with her children who also enjoy horse riding.
Natalie has been working with us since the very beginning of our surgery back in October 2004.
She qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in 2009.
At work she is very keen in orthopaedic surgical cases and loves dealing with the general public and their pets. Outside work she likes socializing and shopping! She has 2 rabbits at home, Molly and Monty.
Chloe qualified in 2011 with a Foundation degree in Veterinary Nursing Science. She has worked in Companion Care since 2010 and at Basingstoke Companion Care since November 2011. At work she is most interested in surgical nursing, in patient care and imaging techniques.
Chloe lives in Romsey on a small holding with her partner. Together they breed pedigree Tamworth pigs, chickens, peafowl and every year they rear 500 free range Bronze Turkeys for Christmas. Chloe has a very naughty Bengal cat called Tilly and a retired Springer spaniel called Jen. She also has 2 Kune Kune pigs called Onion and Spinach who believe they are pets.
In her free time Chloe enjoys horse riding.
Rachel qualified from MYF College with an NVQ3 in Veterinary Nursing in 2009.
Before that, she worked in an exotic pet shop within their reptile department and at the Blue Reef Aquarium in Portsmouth.
She lives in Gosport with her husband, mother and a houseful of animals.
She has a border collie called Bonny, a cat called Larna, a main coon called La Forge and an ever increasing number of ferrets.
Her main interest at work is surgical and medical nursing together with in-patient care.
Outside work she is deeply involved with the local Ferret Club and she spends most of her free time at country side shows racing her ferrets, meeting the public and raising awareness of their welfare.
Kirsty has been employed with Companion Care since January 2006.
At home she has two older children and a crazy rescue springer spaniel who keeps her busy!
In her spare time she enjoys socializing and regular boot-camp sessions.
Kirsty enjoys her job and still learns something new every day.
Liz is originally from South Wales and moved to Basingstoke 20 years ago. Liz has worked at Companion Care Basingstoke since September 2008. She was previously one of our clients with her two Labradors (Ruby & Sapphire) for many years. Liz loves her work, meeting the clients and their well loved pets. In her spare time Liz enjoys long walks in the New Forest with her family and dogs.
Emma Jayne Campbell
Emma Jayne has worked at the practice since November 2010. Emma Jayne has always had a love of animals. She has worked in a boarding kennels and as an assistant in her local veterinary surgery during school holidays and weekends. She trained and worked as a physiotherapist, however decided she wanted to go back to her roots and retrained as an animal physiotherapist, qualifying in June 2012. Emma Jayne enjoys her job, in particular meeting all the four legged clients. She is the proud owner of a Siberian husky, Sox. In her spare time, Emma Jayne enjoys running with Sox; and reading.
Alex has worked for Companion Care since January 2011. She enjoys meeting the many different patients and has a soft spot for chocolate Labradors like her own Malty. As well as working at Companion Care Alex has set-up a business as a children’s photographer. She has ignored the saying never work with children or animals and loves working with both! In her spare time she enjoys dog walking & seeing friends and is kept busy by her young son who is always into mischief.
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