Vets in Winnersh | Open on Sundays | Companion Care

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Winnersh Companion Care

Inside Pets at Home
Unit 1 Gazelle Close
RG41 5HH

Telephone: 0118 9789637

Closed Now

Need emergency care? See out of hours information.

Opening Hours

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

Meet the team

Winnersh CC Surgery Background

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!!

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.

Stephanie Keele

Veterinary Surgeon

Abi Charlton

Veterinary Surgeon

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I graduated from the Royal Veterinary College and started working at Companion Care Winnersh in July 2019. Prior to this, home was Leeds where I spent a lot of my time helping with lambing at my local farms. Despite this, small animal medicine has always been my passion. I am also very keen to develop my rabbit knowledge, and I'm very fortunate to be working alongside Hannah.

As a student I undertook a fantastic placement with a Vets4pet/Companion Care group practice in Leeds, so when I graduated and moved down South I already knew I wanted to work for the group. I was lucky enough to be offered a position here at Companion Care Winnersh.

At home I have 2 rescue rabbits called Albus and Gertie, and a 15 year old Hermann's tortoise called Tomato.

In my spare time I enjoy gardening, although I only have a little garden so the plants have ended up taking over the house (I currently have about 50 plants inside) Eventually I hope to get my own allotment!

Sam Squires

Head Veterinary Nurse & Clinical Coach


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I have always worked with animals, before qualifying as a Registered Veterinary Nurse in 2014, I worked at Battersea Dogs and Cats home and also worked in a zoo.

Although I like all animals that I work with, I have a particular interest in cats. Since rescuing my stray cat, Arnold, I have loved everything about cats- so much so that I have the IFSM certificate in Feline Friendly Nursing.

Outside of work I am kept very busy with my two dogs Dora and Bruce, Arnold the cat, husband and daughter. We love going on long dog walks, and yes the cat comes too!

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 first year veterinary nurse student. I also really like to have a natter with our clients!

I have just bought my first flat with my boyfriend, which I am really enjoying doing up in my spare time. I have two family dogs called Patsy and Eddy and a chicken called Miranda- who is the biggest chicken you have ever seen!

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 4 rats and a cat called Fifi who I recently adopted. I also love spending time with my boyfriend and his crazy retrievers!

Charlotte Smithson

Deputy 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.

Jenna Cornell

Practice Manager

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After starting as a part time receptionist 5 years ago I have recently been promoted to Practice Manager, and I am thoroughly enjoying my new role helping to keep things running smoothly here at Winnersh!

Though my new 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 10 year old 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!

Coral Patton


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I’ve been part of the team for three years now 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!

Emma Sharples 2

Emma Sharples


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I joined the team in June 2018 as a receptionist. I am really enjoying being a part of this great team and meeting all our clients and their gorgeous animals.

As a family we have always had rescue dogs, our first rescue was a Greyhound and he was followed by 2 terriers and a Miniature Schnauzer.

When I am not at work I enjoy walking and have taken part in several challenges raising money for charities that are very close to my heart. I am currently in training for The Moonwalk 2020 that takes place on 16th May in London.

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 cute dogs. I do have a dog of my own- a gorgeous 2 year old miniature goldendoodle called Evie!

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 £267.

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