Meet the team
After originally qualifying as an optometrist in South Africa in 1994 John returned to university and qualified as a vet in 2002. He has worked in various small animal practices in the UK before he started at the Dunstable surgery in 2006. John lives with his partner, 2 children and a menagerie of animals including dogs, cats, guinea pigs, chickens and some fish for good measure.
Joint Venture Partner & Veterinary Surgeon
I started working at Companion Care in December 2018. Before finishing my first degree I performed as a vet assistant to several different practices in California. I studied Animal Science at Cal Poly Pomona and then came over here to study at RVC from 2014 to 2018.
I started working at Companion Care in April 2019 after working for Medivet in Watford for two years, I qualified in 2016 in Las Palmas de G.C. in Spain. I have two Dalmatians called Thor and Eire.
I began my career as a bird keeper at London Zoo, but after a few years moved into animal welfare work. While working for the RSPCA I retrained as a Veterinary nurse, qualifying in 1999.
My interests in life lie in preventative healthcare and avian nursing.
I live with my two cats, Norma and Rita and my aviary birds.
Hello! My name is Louise. I have recently joined the team at Companion Care. I have a national Diploma in Animal Management and am now studying towards becoming a fully qualified Veterinary Nurse.
I live with my rescue Patterdale terrier, Charlie, who keeps me forever on my toes!
I started working at Companion Care in June 2014, before that I worked in retail as a fragrance / pharmacy assistant for two years. I have two gorgeous rescues, one very naughty cat and a beautiful Jack Russell.
Hi! I have been working at Companion Care since June 2018. As you can see from my picture I have a Dalmatian who is 3 ½ years old. He keeps me busy. I also have an interest in horses having been around them for the last 15 years.
I started working at Companion Care in July 2018, I have studied and received my Level 3 Diploma in Animal Management and previously worked with the RSPCA as an Animal Care Assistant. I have 3 dogs at home, my 14 year old Samson, 6 year old rescue Pippa and our new little puppy Penelope the miniature Dachshund! I also have an extremely naughty cat called Bruce.
I started working at Companion Care Vets in March 2019, before that I studied at Liverpool John Moore’s University, gaining a 2:1 in Animal Behaviour back in 2018. I then went on to work as an Auxiliary night nurse for almost a year. I have two dogs, one of which is a rescue called Dutchess and the other is called Ruby and lastly a happy little guinea pig called Stanley.
I started working at Companion Care in January 2019 after volunteering in the practice for about a month during my Level 2 Diploma in Animal Care and Management. I am now currently in the process of completing my Level 3 diploma. I have two French Bulldogs called Winston and Luna, who like to keep me busy at all times.
Companion Care Hemel Hempstead 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.
Operating TheatreAn operating theatre with gaseous anaesthetic facility for surgical procedures.
Isolation UnitA special ward to care for animals with contagious diseases.
Blood Pressure MonitorUsed to measure the range of blood pressure as a preventative treatment to identify early signs of systemic hypertension.
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BiochemistryAllows an assessment of the functionality of a patients organs.
HaematologyAllows the assessment of a patient's blood and blood cells.
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.
Hospital WardSuite of custom-built kennels for the housing and monitoring of in-patients.
DentistryThe treatment and prevention of dental disease
10% off for NHS staff & members of the Armed Forces
Complete Care Senior
Starter pack protection
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Out of hours
1 Midland Road
Tel: Telephone: 01442 768 484
Standard consultations before 10pm start from £185.5. Standard consultations after 10pm start from £239.