Meet the team
Dr Finn Seydewitz
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. After the surgery has grown so well over the last 6 years 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.
Tomasz graduated from The University of Life Science (Warsaw) in 2005. After 4 years working as a small animal vet in his hometown he came to England. Before he joined our team he worked for a year and a half in Southampton. He enjoys all aspects of being a vet but loves internal medicine.
Sam qualified from the Royal Veterinary College in London in 2016. She moved to Winchester to join the team and is enjoying all aspects of being a vet. At home she has a guinea pig called Freddie and a cat called Bo. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her husband, going for long walks and reading.
Emba has two Samoyed dogs named Echo and Nala and two cats called Ace and Chilli. She is qualified as a Veterinary Nurse from the Royal Veterinary College. During her training, Emba was a regular visitor, as she came in for placements to gain experience for her degree. Emba has embarked on the Advanced Diploma in Veterinary Nursing, a prestigious award which will deepen her knowledge in Veterinary Nursing in all areas.
I have always had an avid interest in animals, so after leaving school I completed my national diploma in Animal Management, at Sparsholt College. I have been in practice ever since and I completed my Veterinary Nurse training in 2013. Along the way, I rescued a Plummer Terrier called Riley in 2010 and my Miniature Dachshund called Minnie came into my life in 2016.
In my spare time I enjoy taking the dogs on long walks, especially to the beach and spending time with friends and family.
Monica joined the team as our Receptionist but has taken the plunge to study Veterinary Nursing. Monica studied Animal Management at Sparsholt College some time ago before a career in catering. Working with animals was always a dream job for Monica. In her spare time she loves spending time with her husband and her rescue kitten Gracie-May, fundraising and volunteering for animal charities and knitting.
Paula joined our team in April 2017 as a veterinary care assistant. This is her first position in animal care, her career to date having been in management accounting. As a lover of animals, she is enjoying this work immensely and is keen to embark on further education in this field.
Paula and her husband live with their menagerie, comprised of Chesney the donkey, Alan, Stewie and Brian the goats, Shirley and Shaun the sheep and Pat the cat. In her spare time, she loves cooking, seeing her friends and growing her own vegetables. Whilst the upkeep of their animals keeps her fairly active, she also likes running to keep fit.
Since a young age I have been interested in animals and have family pets, they consist of a Springer Spaniel called Charlie and three cats called Oliver, Daisy and Rodney. After completing school I completed a Level 2 and Level 3 Extended Diploma in Animal Management at Sparsholt College. During my time at Sparsholt I also had a part time job as a stable hand for 3 years which I gained a lot of knowledge from.
I always wanted to work in veterinary medicine and therefore joined Vets4Pets Alton in February 2016, I then transferred over to Companion Care in Winchester from April 2019. I have a great opportunity to further my knowledge and I am currently training to be a Veterinary Nurse. In my spare time I like to walk Charlie and on some occasions ride when I have time.
May has 3 dogs, a Westie called Bellatrix and 2 long haired Chihuahuas called Percy and Luna. She is hoping to start training as a Veterinary Nurse this summer. She loves to relax on her sofa in her PJ's surrounded by her dogs watching TV with a nice scented candle!
Samantha joined the team in June 2015, she worked as a qualified HR Professional for several years before joining the Companion Care Team. She has two part Siamese cats called Lois and Clark. She enjoys running, playing badminton and socialising with friends and family.
Eloise joined Companion Care in October 2009 after her maternity leave as receptionist. She was promoted to Reception Manager in 2013, so is responsible for the daily running of the reception area. At home Eloise enjoys baking and making novelty cakes with her son Alfie.
Verity joined Companion Care in March 2018 after previously working in fashion retail. She made the decision to follow her passion for animals and loves meeting clients and their pets (especially the puppies!) Outside of work Verity enjoys running, cooking, visiting her family in Cornwall and looking after her 2 lively house rabbits Flopsy and Percy.
I joined companion care vets team in June 2019, I have always had a love for animals and dreamed of working in a vets since a young age, and after college and working part time in retail, I decided to follow my passion. I completed Animal Management level 3 extended diploma at Sparsholt College in 2017.
Outside of work I am kept busy looking after the family animals; 2 dogs: Phebee and Barley, Pip our cat that we recently rescued and also Mr Binx, who is my mini lop house rabbit that likes to make a lot of mess in the house. In my spare time I enjoy seeing family & friends and having some of my own personal time.
Susi moved over to the UK from Germany in July 2019. She joined the team in September. Susi has 2 dogs. Bailey who is a Romanian rescue and Buster who is a rescue dog from Greece. In her free time, she enjoys exercising her 2 dogs.
Companion Care Winchester 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.
Digital X-RayDigital X ray equipment is available.
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Isolation UnitA special ward to care for animals with contagious diseases.
Oxygen ChamberEnables us to provide supplemental oxygen when needed.
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.
Hospital WardSuite of custom-built kennels for the housing and monitoring of in-patients.
DentistryThe treatment and prevention of dental disease
Complete Care Senior
Starter pack protection
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Tel: Telephone: 01962 808306
Standard consultations before 9pm start from £173. Standard consultations after 9pm start from £223.