Our cancellation and fail to attend policy
We have been experiencing a large increase in clients failing to attend appointments over recent months. Each fail to attend means there is another patient who could have been seen sooner who needed our help. We have had to implement a cancellation and fail to attend policy. This means that you need to contact us before we close the day preceding your appointment if you wish to reschedule. Any failures to attend will incur certain fees. Thank you for your understanding.
In light of emerging concerns regarding the incidence of Brucella canis in imported dogs, we have amended our policy for registering such animals as patients of this practice. With effect from 7 December 2022, we will require sight of a negative test result for each animal, obtained through our practice or privately sourced through an accredited laboratory, dated 3 months after the dog arrived in the UK. We reserve the right to refuse registration of any animal that we perceive presents a risk to our patients, clients and staff. This does not affect emergency care. Further information about Brucella canis and the risks associated with it can be found at PHE Brucella canis statement or HSA Brucella canis guidance.
Meet the team
Joint Venture Partner and Veterinary Surgeon
GPcert(DI) DVM PhD MRCVS
Graduated: 1989, Kosice, Slovakia.
Joined the team: 2011
I graduated in Kosice, Slovakia, in 1989. I then worked in first opinion and later referral practice at the Small Animal Clinic of the Veterinary School at Kosice University. I went on to achieved my PhD investigating diagnostic approach and therapy of feline liver diseases in 2002. In the same year I started to work in small animal practice in UK, first sole charge in in Somerset and then from 2004 to 2007 for our sister practice Companion Care Vets Portsmouth. In 2007 I accepted the position of Senior Lecturer in Internal Medicine at the Small Animal Clinic of the Veterinary School in Kosice. As a part of my special training I spent 5 months as a Senior Clinical Training Scholar in Cardiopulmonary medicine at the University of Edinburgh.
Despite the fact that my special interest lies in Internal Medicine, Cardiology and Ultrasonography, I enjoy the down to the ground, “real life” of a first opinion practice and the daily contact with the clients and their pets. That was the main drive for me to decide to return back to England and to become a Joint Venture Partner with my long-time friends and colleagues Antony and more recently Alex.
I have also continued my studies and in May 2017 I achieved the ESVPS General Practitioner Certificate in Diagnostic Imaging. I will still keep in touch with Academia as a visiting lecturer in cardiology / internal medicine for the Vet School in Kosice, as well as a lecturer / invited speaker for the Slovak Veterinary Chamber training courses.
When not working I love outdoor activities and water sports.
Joint Venture Partner and Veterinary Surgeon
BSc(Chem.Eng.), M.Ing., BVSc, MRCVS
Graduated: 1998 in South Africa
Having worked as an engineer, I went on to graduated as a vet in South Africa in 1998. Following this I moved to Portsmouth. Along with Mackie, I became a Joint Venture Partner in the Portsmouth surgery in 2001. Together with the other partners, there is now a group of associated practices within the Solent area: Companion Care Vets in Portsmouth, Fareham Park Gate and Fareham Collingwood, and Vets4Pets in Waterlooville and Havant.
I have a keen interest in exotic patient care, medicine and surgery.
I often use my engineering background and can be found tinkering, building and making things, at home along with my son.
Joined the team: February 2016
I qualified in Romania in 2011 and then went on to work as a vet in Bucharest. Following this I moved to the United Kingdom in 2013 and started working for the Food Standard Agency. In February 2016 I joined the team at Companion Care Vets Fareham Collingwood and later became a Joint Venture Partner.
I have an interest in all areas of small animal veterinary medicine but I particularly enjoy ultrasonography and radiography.
My favourite pet is a cat. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my friends and family, being outdoors. Travelling, photography and extreme sports.
Graduated: University of Agricultural Science and Veterinary Medicine of Banat, Timisoara 2022
Joined the team: September 2023
When I was 17 years old I had an exchange year in Honduras. During this period I realised there was a need for passionate and empathetic people in the veterinary medicine field. This led me to become a veterinarian, so I could put my efforts in to providing the best care possible to animals in need.
During university I developed a strong interest in soft tissue surgery, orthopaedics and diagnostic imaging. I am looking forward to learning more in these fields and potentially taking a certificate to specialise in one area.
I love hiking, roaming through nature, visiting museums and travelling around hidden gems learning about different cultures. Coming from an island, I definitely love swimming and sunny days so, you’ll only see me walking in the mountains in the warmer weather!
Graduated: Ankara University in Turkey in 2022
Joined the team: October 2023
Before coming to the UK, I worked for 3 years in Turkey in a small animal first opinion practice.
I have a keen interest in internal medicine. I love supporting patients from their initial visit, through their work up and on to seeing a positive outcome.
I am enjoying exploring the UK with my husband. I miss my two cats and can’t wait for them to join me in the UK soon.
Qualified: University Centre Sparsholt, Winchester, 2020
Joined the team: 2020
I graduated from University Centre Sparsholt in 2020 following the completion of my Veterinary Nursing degree. Since, I continued my studies at Sparsholt and completed my BSc (Hons) degree in Animal Science. I am a Clinical Coach too and like supporting the next generation of Veterinary Nurses!
I took on the role of Head Nurse in February 2022 and I am enjoying developing my leadership skills.
At home I have a dog, a cat and a horse and I enjoy travelling with my partner wherever possible.
Qualified: Sparsholt College, Winchester, 2006
Joined the team: 2011
I qualified in 2006 and have a particular interest in pet nutrition and rabbit health. I am a clinical coach and therefore help to guide and tutor our student veterinary nurses through their intensive training.
After many years as Head Nurse I took on the role of Deputy Head Nurse in 2021. This has allowed me to support our team whilst also allowing me to focus on the changing needs of my family.
I enjoy the weird and wonderful that this job so often brings and love the team I work within.
Qualified: Sparsholt College, Winchester 2022
Joined the team: July 2012
I joined the reception team at Companion Care Vets Fareham Collingwood in July 2012. After spending time as a Student Veterinary Nurse, I returned to my roots on reception and became Reception Manager in April 2018. In September 2019 I decided to continue my Veterinary Nurse training and qualified in 2022.
I enjoy all aspects of nursing but have a keen interest in emergency critical care.
Joined the team: September 2023
Qualified: Sparsholt College in 2014
After completing an Animal Management Course at South Downs College, I joined the veterinary industry as an Animal Veterinary Assistant (AVA). I worked in this role for three years before beginning my training to become a Registered Veterinary Nurse.
I have always enjoyed working with animals and found veterinary nursing through family. The practice I trained in helped fuel a passion, and love, for nursing that I never knew I had.
I am a clinical coach and find it extremely rewarding to help student veterinary nurses archive their goals.
My main interests lie in anaesthesia, wound management and dentistry. I would like to expand my knowledge and skills in dentistry as I move through my career.
At home I have two cats called Jimmy and Tychus.
Joined the team: February 2020
Having previously worked for Pets at Home as part of the Support Adoption team I realised I had a passion for animal care. I joined the team as a Veterinary Care Assistant and developed my skills and knowledge further. In January 2022 I started my journey to becoming a Registered Veterinary Nurse. I enjoy the daily diversity that working in a veterinary practice brings, no two days are the same, which I love!
When I’m not at work I enjoy relaxing with family and my pets.
Joined the team: January 2023
I completed my Animal Management Level 3 extended Diploma at Sparsholt College, Winchester in 2018. I then spent 3 years worked as a veterinary receptionist before going on to start my journey to becoming a Veterinary Nurse - I am currently in my first year of studying at MYF College, Aldershot. I am enjoying the challenges that this brings and especially like to care for our patients after their surgery and when they are hospitalised.
At home I have two dogs, Phebs and Barley, who I love to walk in the New Forest, one cat called Ronnie, a rabbit called Binx and a budgie called Norman.
Outside of work I like to spend time with family and friends.
Joined the team: November 2021
I attended Southdowns College and gained a Level 3 Animal Management extended diploma in 2013.
Following college I worked in retail however, I always had an interest in animal care and so I was thrilled to join Companion Care Vets Fareham Collingwood in 2021.
I enjoy helping animals and the fulfilment that making them better brings.
Outside of work I love to spend time with family and friends, holidays abroad and spoiling my boxer Jess.
Joined the team: July 2023
I have always had a keen interest to work with animals. I wanted to be able to help them when they need support to feel better.
I love being able to support and help our hospitalised patients and I feel I am a huge advocate for animal welfare.
I have a Spanish rescue dog called Nova and we enjoy exploring the wilderness together. I love horse riding and spending time exploring in our camper van called Wanda!
Joined the team: December 2019
I trained in Animal Care and qualified in 2004. I previously worked as a manager at a riding school and more recently as part of the management team at Pets at Home. I have a special interest in nutrition and enjoy offering advice and support to your pets.
I enjoy horse riding and spending time doing agility with my Labrador, Jessie. I also have a mini Shetland pony called Munchie and an Arab called Scrat.
Joined the team: July 2018
Having qualified as a veterinary nurse in 2006 I have a wealth of experience in the veterinary industry. I worked in practice until 2014 when I took a step out of the clinical side of the role and developed my skills as a claims assessor for several pet insurance companies. After 4 years working in this area I missed practice life and when an opportunity arose to join our reception team I jumped at the chance. I enjoy the customer service and client support aspects of my role.
Away from work I enjoy spending time singing in a choir, swimming, doing crafts and building Lego. I also has a whole host of pets to keep me busy, these include: three cats, three dogs, budgies, finches and a tortoise!
Joined the team: February 2018
I joined our reception team in February 2018 from an HR and banking background. I have a passion for animals and always wanted to work in a veterinary environment.
I love meeting and greeting our patients and am the practice resident Health Care Plan expert - I enjoy the challenge this brings to my role.
I am a lover of cats and have five at home that keep me very busy. In my free time I love nothing more than a bit of retail therapy. I also enjoys gardening and home design.
Joined the team: 2020
After several years working in pet shop retail I decided it was time for a change. I have always been interested in the veterinary side of animal care so working as a veterinary receptionist sounded like just the thing for me!
I really enjoy meeting all the different pets that come into to see us and especially like seeing the variety in dog breeds.
When I’m not grooming my pet Chow Chow, l love doing jigsaw puzzles and playing board games.
Joined the team: June 2020
I have always enjoyed working in customer facing roles and have had a variety of pets throughout my life. Currently, I have 12 pets including 4 Miniature Dachshunds.
I am an avid Motorsport fan and particularly enjoy attending Motogp and British Super Bike races with my husband.
Joined the team: 2019
I joined the practice as a weekend receptionist at the beginning of 2019. Although I came from an administrative background I had also been working as a volunteer transport coordinator for a local rabbit rescue.
In April 2019 I began supporting our nursing team as a Veterinary Care Assistant and then went on to start training to become a Registered Veterinary Nurse.
In July 2023 I returned to a position on reception and I am enjoying the challenges this has brought to my day to day role.
Outside of work I enjoy writing, reading, gaming and caring for my cats and rabbits.
Joined the team: January 2023
I have had a broad spectrum of jobs, starting work as a manager in the retail sector. During this time I volunteered to help hand rear hedgehogs, this lead on to me working in a veterinary practice, which I loved. Due to a change in circumstance I joined the probation service and I enjoyed the challenges and rewards this role offered.
At the end of 2022 an opportunity to working in my original and favourite industry arose. I joined the team at Companion Care Vets Fareham Collingwood as a Receptionist at the beginning of 2023. I am excited to be back in veterinary practice and am looking forward to supporting our clients and their pets.
I am owned by a Raydoll x called Daisy, who is a bit of a diva! One look into her big blue eyes and she gets her own way.
Outside of work I enjoy spending time doing arts and crafts, playing SC platform games and socialising with friends and family.
Qualified: 1993 Berkshire College of Agriculture
Companion Care Vets Fareham Collingwood is situated inside the Pets at Home store on Newgate Lane opposite HMS Collingwood. We are a veterinary surgery that is dedicated to providing your pet with the best possible care, including diagnostics and surgery. We are committed to providing access to state of the art veterinary equipment ensuring that we can deliver the highest quality of service to your pets, meeting both you and your pet’s requirements. Our team of vets and nurses are compassionate and knowledgeable experts who will include you in the decision making process to keep your “best friends” healthy and happy.
We form part of a family of veterinary surgeries in the Solent area which include Companion Care Vets Portsmouth, Companion Care Vets Fareham Park Gate, Havant Vets4Pets and Waterlooville Vets4Pets all of which have onsite parking available.
Please note calls are recorded for monitoring and training purpose.
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.
EndoscopyAn endoscope is a long tube connected to a light source and video camera that sends real time images to a television screen for viewing. Endoscopy is the use of an endoscope within internal structures and organs of the body. The endoscope can be inserted through natural openings such as the mouth, nose or rectum to reach the structure of interest.
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Blood Pressure MonitorUsed to measure the range of blood pressure as a preventative treatment to identify early signs of systemic hypertension.
ECGECG is also available to keep your pet's heart healthy.
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.
Tonopen (measures eye pressure)Measures your pet's eye pressure.
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.
Pet PassportTrained Official Veterinarian vets to issue Pet Passports, Fit to Fly letters and rabies serology tests.
Nurse ClinicAppointments with a highly qualified nurse which can cover anything from nutrition and fitness advice, grooming techniques, to pet socialisation classes.
Laser TreatmentTherapeutic laser therapy.
Hospital WardSuite of custom-built kennels for the housing and monitoring of in-patients.
Exotic PetCan see a range of patients, from small animals through to reptiles.
DentistryThe treatment and prevention of dental disease
Lungworm TestingDiagnostic tests to see if a pet has lungworm. Available as a blood or fecal test
Rabbit Medicine and TestingRabbit Medicine and Testing
Small Mammal Medicine and SurgerySmall Mammal Medicine and Surgery
Out of hours
Unit 1 Southdown View
Tel: Telephone: 02392 178098
Contact the surgery on our normal phone number and remember to have a pen and paper ready. You will be given a contact number for our out-of-hours service to phone. The vet will ask you a few questions about your pet's condition and may advise some immediate first aid care. The vet will then arrange to meet you at the out-of-hours clinic should this be necessary. Standard consultations start from £286.50