We are open for essential care only
In line with government guidelines, we are only offering medically essential appointments, so please contact the practice team before travelling. Our opening hours may also vary, so please monitor our webpage to keep up to date with the latest information.
We are taking steps to help keep you and our colleagues safe:
- If you do need to visit, we ask that only one person per pet comes along, to help reduce the number of people in the waiting area at any one time.
- Social distancing is crucial at this time. When arriving, you may be required to call ahead and wait to be invited in by a member of our team. You will be informed if this is necessary when you call us to make your appointment.
- Once inside the practice, we ask that you please respect a two metre distance from our colleagues and other clients.
- We are only accepting card payments to help minimise contact between you and our colleagues.
- If you can’t visit the practice and are concerned about your pet’s health, please contact us to discuss available options.
We will continue to share regular updates here and on our Facebook page. We thank you for your patience at this time.
Meet the team
I graduated from the Royal Veterinary College, London in 2012. I grew up in the London/Essex area but I moved to Hampshire after graduating. Since then I have worked in small animal practices in Winchester, Alton and now in Andover.
I enjoy all aspects of being a vet but my favourite area of work is soft tissue surgery. I also really enjoy building relationships with all pets that come through the door and trying to make them feel at ease.
I have a Flat Coated Retriever called Dexter who you may see around the surgery. I also have 3 cats - Blossom, Oliver and Smudge and 2 rabbits - Cinnamon and Nutmeg. As you can imagine they keep my life pretty busy!
Joint Venture Partner and Veterinary Surgeon
I graduated from The University of Veterinary Medicine in Vienna, Austria, in 1998. After a short time in practice I came to England to work first at the PDSA in London before moving into mixed practice in Norfolk. In 2001 I joined a practice in Salisbury where I was in charge of the surgical department. In 2007 I joined Companion Care and opened the Winchester vet surgery.
Whilst enjoying all aspects of surgery I particularly like orthopaedics and reconstructive surgery. Following 6 successful years in Winchester, I decided to open a second practice in Andover with 2 colleagues. At home I like to spend time with my wife and 2 children. We have a Labrador called Josie, and a cat called Lillie.
I graduated as a Veterinary Surgeon from Liverpool University in 1998. Since then I have enjoyed all aspects of small animal practice. I started out in a practice near Coventry, and then went onto do some locum work (including in Australia!). Since moving to Andover in 2001 I have worked mostly in the local area.
Outside work I have a busy family life with my husband Mark and our two children along with our many family pets. Currently we have Polly and Peter the cats, four guinea pigs, a gecko, and a snapping turtle who has his own pond in the garden. All of these animals have been taken on as rescues over the years.
I graduated from the Royal Veterinary College, London in 2011. I grew up in Hampshire and returned to the area after qualifying. I have worked mainly in companion animal practice, for both private clients and Dogs Trust. I enjoy all aspects of medicine and surgery, and have particular interests in emergency medicine, animal welfare and long term management of chronic cases.
I have a menagerie of animals at home; Bridget and Sky the horses (I compete Bridget in dressage and eventing), Rupert and Ralph the Border Terriers, and Rose the rescue British Shorthair. Looking after this furry family keeps myself and my husband Murray fairly busy, but we do enjoy escaping down to beautiful Dartmoor when we get a chance.
I graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in 2019. I have a particular interest in surgery and I am passionate about animal welfare.
In my free time, I love to play lacrosse with my team in London where I am originally from, go for runs and spend time cuddling my dogs, Mollie (Cocker Spaniel) and Oscar (Cockapoo). I have had many guinea pigs in the past so I have a soft spot for them too
Acting Head Veterinary Nurse & Clinical Coach
BSc (Hons) RVN R-SQP C&GCertVNES
I qualified from Harper Adams University in 2014 having completed a four year degree in Veterinary Nursing and Practice management. I have a strong interest in medical nursing and exotic nursing.
Having recently completed my certificate in nursing of exotic species I am looking forward to starting up exotic clinics. I am also a clinical coach so I take a lead role in training student veterinary nurses through their qualification.
I have a large menagerie of animals, including three dogs, a bearded dragon, two turtles, two marine fish tanks and seven rabbits.
I have been in practice since 1996 and I qualified in January 2000. I have a particular interest in anaesthetics and analgesia. I hope to gain further qualifications in this area.
In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family including our rescue Shetland pony called Shady.
Having qualified as a registered veterinary nurse in December 2005, I worked in various large and small animal practices around Somerset, Dorset & Wiltshire before joining the Companion Care team in July 2018.
I love that I have fulfilled my childhood dream of becoming a veterinary nurse, and I enjoy all aspects of my job with particular interests in inpatient care and nurse clinics - especially weight clinics!
In my spare time I enjoy going for long country walks with my dog and spending time in our garden with my rescue ex-battery chickens!
I’ve been working here for 2.5 years, and I’m very excited to be qualifying next year.
I love increasing my knowledge around medical cases and the nursing care of animals that comes with it. I find the in-depth surgical procedures especially interesting.
Outside of work I like horse riding (which I’ve been doing for 15 years), playing squash and watching movies.
I have been in practice since 2005 and qualified from Lynwood Veterinary College in 2011. Since I became and RVN I have enjoyed helping other students through their training.
I enjoy all aspects of nursing but I have a keen interest in physiotherapy and rehabilitation.
In my free time I like going on 10km runs with a local group. I also enjoy meeting with friends to go for long dog walks over Salisbury Plain, one of my favourite places to be.
Having undertaken an Extended Diploma Level 3 in Animal Management at Sparsholt College, I decided to set my sights on university. I undertook a year in a Bachelor of Science Degree in Bio Veterinary Science, which I thoroughly enjoyed. My next adventure led me to enrol in a Bachelor of Science Degree in Veterinary Nursing, and to Companion Care Andover, where I’ll complete my clinical training.
I’m very excited to meet the people of Andover and to provide your fur babies with excellent veterinary care.
I have a Chihuahua called Darcie, a Domestic Short Haired cat called Zazu and a Pygmy hedgehog called Hazel, all of which I love very much.
From a young age my ambition was to work with and around animals and I am always looking out for the welfare of animals, which is why I started my work life journey by studying a Diploma in Animal Management at Sparsholt College.
Although I have only just started in the world of Veterinary care, it is my life goal to become a registered Veterinary Nurse, so that I can continue help animals with their care, medicine, and rehabilitation.
I have over 4 years customer service experience and I am always trying to make clients and their animals experiences as happy and stress free as possible.
Outside of work I keep busy by spending time with my feline friend Bella who I adopted last year and my Syrian Hamster Pickles. I am also the proud owner of two bunnies, Barnaby the Lop and Huffles the Lionhead. All of whom I cherish and love very much.
Head Veterinary Nurse & Clinical Coach (maternity leave)
I started my nurse training at The College of Animal Welfare while also completing my A levels. Having moved to Hampshire in December 2012 I qualified the following month. Once qualified I worked my way up to a senior nurse in a first opinion clinic and became a clinical coach to help train student nurses (which I absolutely love!). I have always had a passion for emergency nursing and in 2016 I went to work at an out of hours in an emergency clinic in Winchester.
My other passions include feline medicine and nursing, (having adopted a few strays during my time in clinic), along with radiography. I have just enrolled to begin my Feline Nursing Certificate which will allow me to become one step closer to being an official “crazy cat lady.”
Outside of work I enjoy some retail therapy, (unfortunately for my husband), and spending time at home either baking or having cuddles with my little black and white princess, Pixie and my miniature panther, Sheldon.
Working for the NHS for 6 years, and in the veterinary world since 2014, combined with my love of animals, have prepared me for the very fulfilling role of being your Practice Manager. I hope to be able to anticipate and meet your needs but please let me know if there’s anything more I can do.
At home I have a cat called Bob who keeps me busy as he is very demanding! In my spare time I like gym classes, running, travelling and cooking. I look forward to meeting you soon!
My working life has been dedicated to the care and welfare of a wide range of animals from small furries to exotics. I studied animal science at West Cheshire College and went on to gain a City and Guilds in pet store management. Previous roles include animal nursing assistant, livestock manager, assistant manager for Petsmart, and owner/manager of a pet and aquatics store.
My real animal passion though is cats of all shapes, sizes and temperament and prior to joining Companion Care’s Andover surgery I spent 14 years with Cats Protection, initially as manager of the charity’s Wrexham Adoption Centre in North Wales. From 2002 until the end of last year, I was the manager of Newbury Adoption Centre in Berks. I feel privileged to have helped in finding new homes for over 70,000 unwanted cats and kittens over these years including numerous ferals.
I have my first childhood pet, a big fluffy ginger boy named Cheeky, to thank for my love of cats and I am fascinated by the behaviour of our feline friends. Time permitting I hope to study for a diploma in Feline psychology but my partner James and I are currently very much enjoying life as Mummy and Daddy to our son William.
The three of us are currently owned by a 14 year old ex-feral cat named Alice who is as soppy as they come and is so forgiving with William, tropical fish and our latest addition is the aptly named Buddy, a 6 month old fawn Pug who is William’s best friend and with him around, life is never dull.
I have always had a passion for animals, having grown up surrounded by a wide variety of species and so a career with animals was a natural step. After completing a diploma in Animal Care, I started my working life in the veterinary world.
I have worked in veterinary practices for many years now and love the variety of animals, and owners that come through the door.
My passion outside of work has always been horses and I have a much loved New Forest pony that I have owned for 24 years! I live with my Husband, our adorable Boxer dog Ellie and four mischievous rabbits.
I studied the National Diploma in Animal Management at Sparsholt College as it was my ambition from a young age to have a career with animals.
I have over 10 years experience In a customer service role and also hold a Retail Management qualification. At home we have two palomino New Forest ponies and two dogs, a Labrador X called Trio and my own tiny Yorkshire Terrier called Sky.
Having grown up living with animals I have always had a passion to work with them and in 2009 I gained a Level 2 Diploma in Pet Care and Pet First Aid. Although my career working with animals has only just started, I have years of Customer Service experience working as a Receptionist and Secretary, and I really enjoy working with the general public. I am now excited to be developing my career as a Veterinary Receptionist.
I am the owner of two lovely cats and in my spare time I enjoy walking our family Dog Dancer and keeping fit and active by attending gym classes.
I graduated from the University of Worcester after studying Art and Design and married into military life. Within my time in Germany I was a Medical administrator.
Now we are based in Andover, I have been able to settle down with my husband, our daughters and our new fur babies; Tabitha and Toffee.
I’ve always had a passion for animals, and I grew up with numerous cats and rabbits. I love being part of the team and getting to meet all of the wonderful patients we look after.
Companion Care Andover is committed to bringing you affordable, high quality care via a modern, well equipped practice, including a lab, pharmacy, digital x-ray and ultrasound. Plus, on site car parking too!
The friendly team can't wait to meet all of their new clients!
Emergency coverEven if we are closed, we have your pet covered.
OrthopaedicsSurgery of joints and bones.
Operating TheatreAn operating theatre with gaseous anaesthetic facility for surgical procedures.
Isolation UnitA special ward to care for animals with contagious diseases.
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In house blood transfusionsIn house blood transfusions
Blood Pressure MonitorUsed to measure the range of blood pressure as a preventative treatment to identify early signs of systemic hypertension.
UltrasoundGenerates 2-D moving images of your pet’s internal organs at work.
BiochemistryAllows an assessment of the functionality of a patients organs.
HaematologyAllows the assessment of a patient's blood and blood cells.
ElectrolyteEnables the assessment of critical blood chemicals such as sodium and potassium.
In-house LaboratoryA range of analytical tests and equipment to assist in the rapid diagnosis of illness.
X-RayGenerates digital 2D images of bones and internal organs.
DentistryThe treatment and prevention of dental disease
Hearing Loop InductionHearing Loop
Wheelchair friendlyWheelchair friendly