Vets in Plymouth | Open on Sundays | Companion Care

Plymouth Companion Care

Unit A2 Friary Retail Park
Exeter Street

Telephone: 01752 235140

Opening hours

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Meet the team

Mark Winsey

Joint Venture Partner & Veterinary Surgeon


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In common with many people who grew up in Naval families I was born and spent many of my formative years in the Plymouth area. I graduated from Cambridge University in 1981 and worked in small animal practice in south east England for four years. In 1985 I moved to Somerset, initially doing mixed work but have looked after small animals for the last twenty years. I am extremely excited to become a partner in this fantastic new venture in Plymouth.

I see myself as a companion animal GP and I am dedicated to providing exceptional veterinary care to the people of the Plymouth area from this 'state of the art' new surgery. Outside work I like to relax with my wife, three children and our two dogs,'Lulu', a golden retriever and 'Cotley', a black labrador.

Connor Shaw

Vaterinary School

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After growing up in Nottinghamshire I qualified as a vet from Liverpool University in the summer of 2016 and moved to the South West. After spending 2 years working as a mixed practitioner, I decided to join the team at Companion Care in July 2018 to pursue my passion for small animal medicine and surgery.

Outside of work I enjoy playing and watching sports, exploring the local scenery and countryside, or relaxing at home. Enjoying a film with my partner Kim and our rescue cat Lawrence.

Sophie Clayton

Veterinary Surgeon

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I graduated in 2006 and immediately got myself my fabulous dog Inca. She is my bestest friend and has been by my side since and helped me with large animal and small animal work. I have now been in solely small animal work since 2010 and I am currently doing a surgery certificate. I also enjoy the emergency side of veterinary practice.

When not in work, I have two lively little boys Bear and Neddy who keep me occupied! We love going to the beach, camping, meeting up with friends, jumping on the trampoline or plyaing ‘little machines’

Katie Dixon

Head Veterinary Nurse

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I moved down here from Bournemouth to live with my partner and joined Companion Care vets Plymouth. I graduated in June 2010 from Bristol University and have worked for Companion Care for many years. I have a keen interest in exotic pets, dentistry, weight clinics and senior pet health.

Back home with my parents lives my English Bull Terrier called Rasti. Outside work I enjoy horse riding, scuba diving and socialising. My favourite food is chocolate!

Nicola Milburn

Veterinary Nurse/Clinical Coach

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I started training to be a veterinary nurse in 2001, and qualified in 2005. I have always loved animals and wanted to be in a profession where I could care for and help all types of different animals. I worked in Greece for 5 years which was very interesting as their animal culture is very different to ours. I returned to the UK and started working for Companion Care in September 2011, I love all aspects of my job but I have a special interest in Diabetes and run our supportive diabetic clinics.

I have a lovely crossbreed dog called SJ that I hand reared, as she was dumped in a box at 1 day old in Greece and I brought back with me.

Holly Allen

Veterinary Nurse

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Originally from London, I studied for my FdSc in Veterinary Nursing at Duchy College and graduated in November 2016. I currently live in Exeter with my fiancé and our son, Archie.

I have been with Companion Care Plymouth for 3 years now and I love it! I enjoy all aspects of my job especially when it comes to theater, dentistry and nurse clinics.

Back at my mum's I have my Chihuahua Coco. She is best buddies with Archie when they get together!

Kimberley Jones

Veterinary Nurse

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I started my veterinary nurse training in 2014 and graduated from university in 2017. Shortly afterwards I began working for Companion Care.

My main interests are dentistry, feline nursing, senior nursing and wildlife. I am hoping to begin running senior clinics in the near future and have completed additional courses in wildlife nursing, dental care, diabetes and cat friendly nursing techniques.

At home I have my own elderly cat, a former stray called Lawrence, who needs regular care as he has Chronic Kidney Disease (and not many teeth) and a miniature schnauzer called Chomper who lives with my parents. Aside from my interests at work, I enjoy reading, going for walks and caring for my many house plants!

Pamela Anderson-England

Veterinary Nurse

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I qualified as a RVN in 2017 with an fdsc in veterinary nursing from Plymouth University. I love all aspects of my job role in practice and have a keen interest in medical/ surgical nursing. My latest passion is running cat friendly clinics and have recently gained my isfm cat friendly professional qualification.

I have a cat called Sox, two rabbits called Button and Gloria and two leopard geckos called Ezzie and Godzilla.

Beccy Docksey

Student Veterinary Nurse

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I started working at Companion Care as a receptionist in August 2015 and have absolutely loved it since day one! I was brought up around lots of pets and my family has a smallholding a few miles away with a massive variety of different animals on it. At my home in Plymouth I have a crested gecko as well as a crazy 2 year old German shepherd x Border collie called Buddy who keeps me on my toes!

In my free time I enjoy horse riding, kayaking and long walks with my dog. In September 2018 I became a student veterinary nurse and I am absolutely loving being more hands on with the treatment of our patients. I cannot wait to qualify so that I can start to really make a difference to animal’s lives! I love seeing pets leaving after their treatment looking so much better than when they came in. That is what makes all the hard work from everyone on the team so worth it!


Katie Richards


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I have always been an animal lover from a young age with my first dog Lucky cementing canines as my favourite. Originally from Leeds, I moved down to Plymouth in 1998 and met my husband here in 2006. I surprised him with our first dog as a wedding gift in 2009. A collie cross Alsatian called Kia. Six months later, Riley a border collie cross joined the family and they have been the best of friends ever since. Our free time is spent at dog-based charity events or holidaying in Newquay with the ‘pups’.

I have achieved diplomas in animal psychology, pet sitting & dog walking business, veterinary support assistant level 2 and veterinary support assistant level 3.

I joined the Companion Care Team in August 2018 and I love every minute of it. Every day I learn something new or get to assist with handling the animals. My favourite part of the job are the puppies but seeing pets leave after a bad illness is great job satisfaction. I am working towards studying and achieving my veterinary nursing degree but for now, no two days are the same here and I love being a member of the Companion Care Family.


Michaela Lamport


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Having always had a big love for animals, working at Companion Care as a client advisor is a great opportunity for myself to work within an industry I love.

I've been brought up within the equine world and with big dogs so working on a daily basis helping others help their pets is something I'm very much grateful for.

Jaime Puddicombe


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Working as a receptionist at Companion Care has been a great opportunity for me to learn and grow in the animal industry. I have grown up around animals and currently have an English bull terrier cross called Jack. I am so grateful to be a part of helping animals in the South West and look forward to continuing to do so in the future.

Jamie Soderlund


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Having been a client of Companion Care for a number of years now with my two cats, Loki who is diabetic and Smudge who has feline asthma, I was thrilled when an opportunity arose to join the team as a receptionist. I have learnt so much during my time here and enjoy helping pets and their owners. There is also an enormous sense of job satisfaction, seeing pets leaving both happier and healthier after their visits, which is great.

Companion Care Plymouth 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 cover
    Even if we are closed, we have your pet covered.
  • 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.

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  • Biochemistry
    Allows an assessment of the functionality of a patients organs.
  • Haematology
    Allows the assessment of a patient's blood and blood cells.
  • 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.
  • Hospital Ward
    Suite of custom-built kennels for the housing and monitoring of in-patients.
  • Dentistry
    The treatment and prevention of dental disease



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



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

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Senior Pet MOT Clinic - Only £80

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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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Health Plan


Just £99
Vac4Life is a preventative plan following primary vaccinations

Out of hours

*Outside our normal opening hours please call our out-of-hours service. (emergencies only). Contact the surgery - 01752 235140, remember to have a pen and paper ready. You will be given a telephone number for the emergency service or vet on call, call the relevant number.

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Out-of-hours emergency consultation fees start from £85. Please note if your pet does need to see the vet out-of-hours, an emergency consultation fee will apply. Any necessary treatment or medication administered by the emergency service will be charged in addition to the emergency consultation fee fee.

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