Vets in Winnersh | Open on Sundays | Companion Care

Winnersh Companion Care

Inside Pets at Home
Unit 1 Gazelle Close
RG41 5HH

Telephone: 0118 9789637

Open Today 08:30 - 19:00

Opening Hours

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

Meet the team

Winnersh CC Surgery Background

Mr Ben Major

Veterinary Surgeon & Joint Venture Partner


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Graduated from Bristol University in 2007. My first job was in a large hospital on the edge of the New Forest. The main workload was in the small animal hospital, but I also regularly saw the larger animals; horses, cattle, sheep and pigs out in the New Forest.

My main interests, however, always lay with domestic pets so I moved to work solely in small animal practice. I enjoy the wide range of medical and surgical interests that small animal practice brings, but have a particular interest in Cardiology.

I believe in offering good quality veterinary care. I also believe that this involves two main aspects. Firstly, the best clinical care and advice and secondly I feel that it is very important that you, as pet owners, also have a good understanding of what we, as vets, are trying to do. With these two approaches to your pets' problems I believe that we can offer the best care for your pets.

When not at the practice I am a keen sportsman, with hockey being my main sport in the winter. I have played up at Reading hockey club for the last few years. I also enjoy DIY and carpentry, although (as my brothers will attest to) the production line can be a little slow for carpentry based presents!!


Mrs Hannah Brown

Veterinary Surgeon


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I graduated from the Royal Veterinary College, London in 2011. I have worked in small animal practices both locally and for a brief spell in Edinburgh, but I am very pleased to be back home and working with the lovely Winnersh team!

Although I love caring for all domestic animals from Great Danes to Russian hamsters, I have a particularly keen interest in rabbit medicine and surgery. It is my professional goal to improve the welfare of this often overlooked species. I always try to provide the best standard of veterinary care I can and enjoy passing on the very latest information to you, the pet owners, so that you can continue to give your animals the very best quality of life at home too.

Outside of work I can often be found in the garden with my three rescue bunnies! Otherwise I am a keen baker, I also enjoy travelling the world and going on country walks or bike rides with my husband and daughter.

Abi Charlton 30.10.19

Mrs Abi Charlton

Veterinary Surgeon


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I graduated from the Royal Veterinary College and started working at Companion Care Winners in July 2019.

Although I enjoy all aspects of work, my main interests are medical cases, ophthalmology, and rabbit medicine. I am currently doing an additional certificate in ophthalmology to further my knowledge in this field.

At home I have five Rabbits (Gertie, Albus, Hexagon, Atlas & Bee) and a 15 year old Hermann’s tortoise called Tomato.

Outside of work I enjoy being outside, and spend a lot of time out on my allotment with my husband, walking in the countryside and kayaking.

Will Collins

Veterinary Surgeon


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I graduated from the University of Surrey in 2021 starting at Companion Care that September. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time here so far especially expanding on my surgical skills.

In my spare time I enjoy going to Cornwall with my Partner who is also a Vet & the family dachshund.

Charlotte Smithson 31.10.19

Charlotte Smithson

Head Veterinary Nurse, Clinical Coach

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I have been a qualified registered veterinary nurse for 11 years and love every aspect of my job. I have worked in a busy first opinion practice and also in a large veterinary hospital. Although I enjoy using my skills in all areas of patient care, I particularly enjoy being in the surgical theatre. I have a passion to provide the highest level of care to our patients whatever the reason for their visit. Spending time getting to know our clients and their pets and having the opportunity to pass on the most up to date information to help you provide great care for your pets in something I find very rewarding.

In my spare time I enjoy seeing my family and friends, pottering around the garden and cycling in the countryside. My husband and I are keen travellers and enjoy spending time going on as many trips around the world as we can.

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Abby Brown

Registered Veterinary Nurse

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In-patient care and scrubbing in to help the vets during surgery are the favourite parts of my job as a Registered Nurse. I also really like to have a natter with our clients!

I have two family dogs called Patsy and Eddy and a chicken called Miranda- who is the biggest chicken you have ever seen!


Olivia Bunton

Registered Veterinary Nurse

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I joined Companion Care Winnersh in January of 2022 after completing my Nursing Diploma in 2021. 

At work you will often find me helping the Vets in Theatre embracing my passion for Anaesthesiology. Outside of work you will find me at the yard riding horses western style and working on my lasso skills. 


Charlotte Sidaway

Registered Veterinary Nurse

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I started at Companion Care Winnersh in 2018 as a student nurse, upon graduating from the Royal Veterinary College in 2021 I joined the practice full time as a Registered Nurse.

You can often find me in Theatre & Kennels helping with surgical monitoring and post-op recovery. 

Outside of work I enjoy discovering new restaurants & spending time with my three cats, Gizmo, Bob & Honey.  


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Evita Trillo Rey

Student Veterinary Nurse

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Since leaving school I have always worked with and have a great passion for animals. I love meeting and looking after all the pets that come into the practice – big and small – and am very excited to begin my training as a veterinary nurse.

At home I have rescue hamsters, a cat called Fifi and a Golden Retriever called Jarvis. I also love spending time with my boyfriend and his crazy retrievers!

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Meg Fairbrother

Student Veterinary Nurse

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I have worked at the Winnersh practice since 2019 and started my Veterinary Nurse apprenticeship in January of the same year. I am thoroughly loving every minute of learning on the job and meeting the wide variety of patients that come in every day. I particularly love working with small furries!
Before I joined Companion Care, I completed a degree in Music Production which has helped me in many ways. However I wanted a more rewarding career, especially if it involved animals. Making a difference to animals every day is so fulfilling!
At home I have a Boxer called Florence, two black cat sisters called Doris and Ethel, and a 3-legged Tabby rescue called Norman, another rescue called Oreo and three rats! My hobbies include watching the variety of wildlife that come through my countryside garden and travelling. My favourite trip was a month in Japan about 2 years ago and I can’t wait to go back and practice my Japanese.

Chanell Ward

Kennel Assistant


Mrs Jen Draper

Practice Manager

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After starting as a part time receptionist I was promoted to Practice Manager, and I am thoroughly enjoying my role helping to keep things running smoothly here at Winnersh!

Though my role makes my job more office based, you will still find me on occasion talking away to the patients or visiting animals and their humans! I also take a keen interest in the operations that the vets carry out, although most of the time I prefer just to cuddle the patients when they wake up!

Out of work I spend all of my time either watching my boy Jack play football or trying to keep up with my 4 dogs! I have Ruby- the lazy English Bulldog, Hugo and Olive who are brother and sister French Bulldog x Boston Terrier (these 2 are the crazy ones!) Then I have little tiny Emmy who is my 1 eyed rescue dog!


Shelly Collins


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Coral Patton


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I’ve been part of the team since 2017 and still love meeting and greeting our clients and their owners! At home I have a boxer dog, a Frenchie and three cats to keep me on my toes, I would love to have more and find it really hard not to add to our family when a new litter comes in to see us!

When I’m not focusing on the animals I love to spend time with my family and friends, walking, gardening and eating out, with the odd holiday thrown in. I have always done secretarial work before so this was a total change in direction and I haven’t regretted a single minute of it so far!


Zoe Beasleigh


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After working with children in our local primary school for 13 years, I decided it was time to work with my next favourite thing- animals! I joined the team in July 2019 and I'm thoroughly enjoying it.

When I'm not busy on reception, you will find me walking my cute Golden doodles Evie & Archie.


Josie Shear

Receptionist + Learning & Development Lead

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I started working at the practice in 2021, since working here I have taken an interest in the learning and development side of the business, helping to train new starters and create training programmes.

At home I have a German Spitz called Teddy and a Dwarf hamster called Hamburger. 

Karla Hattam


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Companion Care Winnersh 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


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

Vets Now Emergency Ltd
1 Tilehurst Road

Telephone: 0118 959 4007

Standard consultation fees start from £289.50

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