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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 wife, 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 began my career as a bird keeper at London Zoo, and 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 lie in preventative healthcare and avian nursing.
I live with my three cats, Shirley, Rita and Brenda, and my aviary birds.
Registered Veterinary Nurse
I started working at Companion Care in August 2019 I have a Level 3 Diploma in Animal Management and live with my 2 cats, a chunky tabby cat called Bandit & a cheeky rescue cat called Zorro.
Veterinary Care Assistant
Hi! I have been at Companion Care since June 2018. As you can see from my picture I have a Dalmatian who keeps me busy. I also have an interest in horses having been around them since the age of 8.
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 2 dogs at home, my rescue Pippa and our little Penelope the miniature Dachshund! I also have an extremely naughty cat called Bruce.
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
Best Start in Life
Out of hours
1 Midland Road
Tel: Telephone: 01442 768 484
Standard consultations before 10pm start from £199.00. Standard consultations after 10pm start from £256.50.