Vets in Bristol Filton | Companion Care

We’re here to support you and your pets

As an essential service, we're still here for you and your pet. We're committed to keeping you and our colleagues protected and we have also adapted our services, making it easier to care for your pet. Please contact our friendly team to discuss your pet care needs during this time and we will explain what to expect at your visit. Visit our Facebook page to stay informed with the latest safety measures in place at our practice. In response to government guidance, a face covering must be worn when visiting us.

Bristol Filton Companion Care

Abbey Wood Retail Park
Station Road
Bristol
Avon
BS34 7JL

Telephone: 0117 979 9200

Open Today 09:00 - 19:00

Opening Hours

  • Monday  - 
  • Tuesday  - 
  • Wednesday  - 
  • Thursday  - 
  • Friday  - 
  • Saturday  - 
  • Sunday  - 

We’re now offering some vaccinations

In response to updated guidance from our regulatory body we are now carrying out some primary and booster vaccinations, where it is safe to do so and required or indicated for your pet’s welfare. If your pet is due their vaccinations please contact us for further advice.

Safe collection of medication available

We are now able to offer safe collection of your pet’s medication and flea and worm preventative mediations. Please contact us to find out more.

Meet the team

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Paul Guckian

Veterinary Surgeon & Joint Venture Partner

MVB MRCVS

Read Paul Guckian bio

Paul has been a vet for over 20 years since graduating from The University College, Dublin in 1987. In that time he has worked for small animal and equine practices in the UK. He has also travelled across Australia, which gave him the chance to work with a whole host of 'critters'.
Paul enjoys being a Veterinary Surgeon as every day is different and he feels privileged to look after pets because they are an extremely important and precious part of people’s lives.
Outside of work he enjoy the great outdoors, birdwatching and walking his dog with his partner and their two children. I also love going to the races and following the Ireland Rugby Union team.

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Veterinary Surgeon

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Beverley Widdowson

Veterinary Surgeon

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Bev qualified as a Veterinary Surgeon in July 2016 at Bristol University, she then moved to Manchester and worked in a practice for 3 years before she returned back to Bristol and joined us in August 2019.  

While at University she went to South Africa and was amongst the big 5, where she would health check and vaccinate Buffalo! 

Bev is a keen fitness enthusiast & loves to travel her favourite places; so far she has been to Vietnam and Australia were she loved to 'put a shrimp on the barbie'. 

 

Debbie Gudgeon

Practice Manager & Head Veterinary Nurse

GradDip LCGI Certificate Exotics RVN MBVNA

Read Debbie Gudgeon bio

Debbie began her nursing career in 1986. In 1995 she headed an animal charity hospital in London where she worked for fifteen years before moving to Bristol.

She has also attained a Certificate in nursing exotic species and has been awarded a Licentiateship (LCGI) for recognition of years of advanced nursing studies and Practice Management skills.

After attaining her Graduate Diploma in Professional and Clinical Veterinary nursing she has since completed the nurses certificate in animal behaviour and is soon to start her nurse certificate in emergency and critical care. 

Debbie has a rescue cat called Poppy and a Marine Aquarium. Her passion is for miniatures and currently building a Victorian dolls house.

Where does she find the time !

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Becci Evans

Veterinary Nurse

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Becci joined our practice in February 2018 and is a second year student nurse that has taken her exams and is awaiting her badge. She has a 3year old Old tyme Bulldogge called Teddy , four cats , two rabbits and two guinea pigs.

Becci is our Rabbit Welfare Association Fund advocate and enjoys small animal nursing. Her particular interests are with rabbit nursing and welfare and she also enjoys running nutrition consultations.

She loves to assist in operations but her passion is consults as she enjoys the interaction with the clients. Becci is also looking to do an emergency and critical care certificate.

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Hayley Payne

Veterinary Nurse

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Hayley is one of our Veterinary Nurse's. She joined us in February 2018 and is our weekend nurse. She has been qualified for 9 years. Previously she was a locum Vet Nurse and worked at a charity hospital which she says was a very rewarding job.

She is currently working towards her certificate and badge as an Oral Dental Care Nurse.

Her main focus outside of work is her 4 year old son which she loves to take away on trips regularly.

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Jessica Golding

Veterinary Nurse Assistant

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Jessica joined us in 2011 whilst studying Animal Care level2 NVQ and a BTEC Diploma at Filton SAS College. She has since been employed in the role of Veterinary Nurse Assistant and is part of the receptionist team.

She took maternity leave in February 2018 and had a little girl , but after 8 months she was ready to get back to the work that she loves.

Jessica loves all the animals that come to the practice and especially their owners, with whom she loves having a friendly chat. She is always interested in what their four legged friends have been up to!

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Carly Spicer

Student Nurse

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Bernie Comley

Receptionist

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Bernie has been working at the practice for 2 years and is one of our full time receptionist's. 

She previously worked at a security company as an office administrator for 8 years but unfortunately was made redundant, which was their loss but our gain! She loves country and western and was once part of an reenactment group.

She also loves her 1 to 2 cruises a year....

 

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Karen Hill

Receptionist

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Karen is part of our reception team and joined us in 2011. Not only does she work here, she also works in one of the local primary schools as a LBS. 

As a family Karen owns 12 ferrets which they show and also has a cat. She enjoys wildlife parks and zoo's. Her favourite animal is a Gorilla but unfortunately you don't get to see them at the Vets. 

Karen is a keen supporter of Speedway and loves to visit her family who live in Cornwall & Devon.

 

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Joel Calvert

Receptionist

Read Joel Calvert bio

Joel has been working with us since June 2019.

Head vet and owner, Paul Guckian of Companion Care Bristol Filton opened the surgery in July 2008 and we have now been open for 12 years!

We have 11 friendly staff members at the practice who are all part of a well driven team with the ultimate goal being to care for your beloved pets.

We are committed to bringing you affordable, high quality care via a modern, well equipped practice, including an in-house lab, pharmacy, digital x-ray and ultrasound, plus, on site car parking too!

We thank all our loyal clients who have been registered with us over the years and of course we are excited to meet new clients every day.

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Services

  • Emergency cover
    Even if we are closed, we have your pet covered.
  • Cat clinics
    To make your visit as stress-free for you and your cat as possible
  • Bespoke vaccination service
    A vaccination can help prevent various diseases & viruses
  • Microchipping
    A microchip can help retrieve lost pets

Show more services

  • Orthopaedics
    Surgery of joints and bones.
  • Operating Theatre
    An operating theatre with gaseous anaesthetic facility for surgical procedures.
  • Isolation Unit
    A special ward to care for animals with contagious diseases.
  • Blood Pressure Monitor
    Used to measure the range of blood pressure as a preventative treatment to identify early signs of systemic hypertension.
  • Ultrasound
    Generates 2-D moving images of your pet’s internal organs at work.
  • Biochemistry
    Allows an assessment of the functionality of a patients organs.
  • Haematology
    Allows the assessment of a patient's blood and blood cells.
  • Electrolyte
    Enables the assessment of critical blood chemicals such as sodium and potassium.
  • In-house Laboratory
    A range of analytical tests and equipment to assist in the rapid diagnosis of illness.
  • X-Ray
    Generates digital 2D images of bones and internal organs.
  • X-Ray & Ultrasound
    X-Ray & Ultrasound
  • Weight Clinic
    Monitoring clinic to help dogs and cats achieve optimal weights – both if they have been under or overweight
  • Soft Tissue Surgery
    Surgical procedures involving the soft tissues such as ears and skin.
  • Prescriptions
    We can provide written prescriptions upon request.
  • Health Plans
    Designed to cover all the regular pet care essentials such as vaccinations and flea and worm prevention, whilst saving you money.
  • Insurance Claim Processing
    Pet insurance is an policy you take out for your pet. This can be an individual policy for each pet you have, or some providers will let you have a multi-pet policy.
  • Pet Passport
    Trained Official Veterinarian vets to issue Pet Passports, Fit to Fly letters and rabies serology tests.
  • Late Opening Times
    Late Opening Times
  • Nutritional Advice
    Advice and support for our pet's diet.
  • Nurse Clinic
    Appointments with a highly qualified nurse which can cover anything from nutrition and fitness advice, grooming techniques, to pet socialisation classes.
  • Medication
    Medication
  • Locally Owned
    This practice is locally owned.
  • Hospital Ward
    Suite of custom-built kennels for the housing and monitoring of in-patients.
  • Home Visits
    If you can’t make it us, we will come to you. We offer routine home visit for pets who don’t like to leave the house or clients who are unable to visit us. (Additional costs may occur)
  • Fracture Repair
    Orthopaedic surgery to correct broken bones.
  • Ear Surgery
    Ear Surgery service is available to keep your pet free from any infections.
  • Cruciate Surgery
    Surgery to repair damaged stifle ligaments.
  • Cancer Treatment including Chemotherapy
    Dogs and cats that receive chemotherapy feel normal the day they are given the drug.
  • Bereavement Support
    Making the decision to say goodbye to your pet is one of the toughest you’ll ever make. Pets provide us with unconditional love, friendship and comfort, so it is normal to have intense or conflicting emotions when it comes to euthanasia. At Vets4Pets we’re here for you and your pet for every step of your journey together.
  • Behaviourist
    The Behaviourist approach to learning studied changes in behaviour that are caused by a person's direct experience of their environment, using the principles of classical and operant conditioning to explain them.
  • Arthroscopy
    Arthroscopy (also called arthroscopic or keyhole surgery) is a minimally invasive surgical procedure on a joint in which an examination and sometimes treatment of damage is performed using an arthroscope, an endoscope that is inserted into the joint through a small incision.
  • Anaesthetic
    General anaesthetic enables us to perform many procedures kindly and safely for your pet.
  • Ambulance
    We are now able to offer our existing clients routine home visits for pets who don’t like to leave the house or clients who are unable to visit us. The ambulance service costs £60 in addition to our usual surgery fee. *Please contact the Practice to find out what day we're in your area.
  • Open 7 Days a Week
    We are open 7 days a week.
  • Dentistry
    The treatment and prevention of dental disease
  • Hearing Loop Induction
    Hearing Loop
  • Wheelchair friendly
    Wheelchair friendly
  • Microscopy
    The use of magnification to view cells not visible to the naked eye. Used to look at blood cells, hair cells, microscopic parasites and many more
  • Lungworm Testing
    Diagnostic tests to see if a pet has lungworm. Available as a blood or fecal test
  • Rabbit Medicine and Testing
    Rabbit Medicine and Testing
  • Small Mammal Medicine and Surgery
    Small Mammal Medicine and Surgery
  • Progesterone Testing
    Progesterone
  • Feline Friendly Clinc
    Feline Friendly Clinc
  • Blood Analyser
    Blood Analyser

Practice accreditations

  • RCVS accreditation EDITED
  • Rabbit friendly vet logo SILVER 2019

Offers

Offers

10% off for NHS staff & members of the Armed Forces

Dog-Companionship

Offers

10% off on a Tuesday and Wednesday for the Over 60's

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Offers

Senior Pet MOT Clinic - Only £80

Summer - dog

Health Plans

Health Plan

Complete Care

From £8 a month
Complete peace of mind
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Health Plan

Complete Care Senior

From £17
A complete care plan for your 7+ year old pet's continued good health
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Starter pack protection

Best Start in Life

£85
Our Best Start in Life starter pack includes everything they'll need from a veterinary perspective to grow up happy and healthy, from a microchip to their first vaccinations.
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Out of hours

Vets Now Bristol
32 - 34 Zetland Road
Redland
Bristol
BS6 7AB

Telephone: 0117 971 3111

Standard consultations before 9pm start from £179.00. Standard consultations after 9pm start from £230.50.

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