We are open for essential care only
In line with government guidelines, we are only offering medically essential appointments, so please contact the practice team before travelling. Our opening hours may also vary, so please monitor our webpage to keep up to date with the latest information.
We are taking steps to help keep you and our colleagues safe:
- If you do need to visit, we ask that only one person per pet comes along, to help reduce the number of people in the waiting area at any one time.
- Social distancing is crucial at this time. When arriving, you may be required to call ahead and wait to be invited in by a member of our team. You will be informed if this is necessary when you call us to make your appointment.
- Once inside the practice, we ask that you please respect a two metre distance from our colleagues and other clients.
- We are only accepting card payments to help minimise contact between you and our colleagues.
- If you can’t visit the practice and are concerned about your pet’s health, please contact us to discuss available options.
We will continue to share regular updates here and on our Facebook page. We thank you for your patience at this time.
Meet the team
Joint Venture Partner and Veterinary Surgeon
GPcert(DI) DVM PhD MRCVS
I graduated in Kosice, Slovakia, in 1989. I worked in first opinion and later referral practice at the Small Animal Clinic of the Veterinary School at Kosice University. I achieved my PhD investigating diagnostic approach and therapy of feline liver diseases in 2002. 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 have 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 down to the ground “real life” of a first opinion practice and 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 longtime friends and colleagues Antony, Pablo 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. I love outdoor activities and water sports.
Joint Venture Partner and Veterinary Surgeon
BSc(Chem.Eng.), M.Ing., BVSc, MRCVS
Antony, after working as an engineer, graduated as a vet in South Africa in 1998, and moved to Portmouth. Antony 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. Antony has a keen interest in exotic patient care, medicine and surgery.
Antony often uses his engineering background and can be found tinkering, building and making things, at home along with his son.
Alex qualified in Romania in 2011 and worked as vet in Bucharest. He starting working in the United Kingdom in 2013 for the Food Standard Agency. Alex joined the team in Fareham Collingwood in February 2016. He has always had an interest in all areas of small animal medicine, but particularly in ultrasound scanning and X-rays.
His favorite pet is the cat. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with friends and family, being outdoors, travelling, photography and extreme sports.
Giorgia qualified as a Veterinary Surgeon in March 2019 from Alma Mater Studiorum Universta di Bologna in Italy. She is enjoying the challenges that life in a veterinary practice brings and is always striving to improve the care she provides to our patients. She enjoys spending her free time in the outdoors, taking walks on the beach and in the woods.
Richard graduated in 2008 from Bristol, and has a degree in pharmacology from Kings College in London. In 2016 Richard obtained a distinction in certificate of small animal surgery. Richard joined the team in 2019 and is a great general practitioner, with keen interest in surgery and the more challenging cases. He is based at our sister surgery, Companion Care Vets Portsmouth, but spends one day a week with us. At home he enjoys spending time with his family, the joy of Italian cars, cooking and is a keen football fan.
Katherine qualified in 2006 and has a particular interest in pet nutrition and rabbit health. She has recently become a clinical coach and is therefore helping to guide and tutor our student veterinary nurses. She is also the head nurse of our practice and has been since we opened in 2011 with a short break in this time period due to maternity leave. She enjoys the weird and wonderful that this job so often brings and loves the team she works within
Tim is a graduate with a degree in Veterinary Nursing Science. At home Tim has an Alaskan Malamute called Takanna who rules the house and is also an ex-sledging dog who had to stop due to arthritis. Tim also has two rabbits called Thumper and Honey.
Sian joined our reception team in July 2012. After spending time as a Student Veterinary Nurse she returned to her roots on reception and became Reception Manager in April 2018. In September 2019 Sian decided to continue her Veterinary Nurse training and is now in her second year of studies. At home Sian has 2 cats and enjoys spending her free time dancing in a local dance troop.
Kate joined our nursing team in May 2019. She is currently training as a Veterinary Nurse and hopes to qualify at the end of 2020. She enjoys nursing our hospitalised patients and feels it’s very important to make their stay with us as relaxed as possible.
When she is not at work she enjoys spending time with her family, eating curry and cuddling her cat Squid!
Holly joined us as a weekend receptionist at the beginning of 2019. She comes from an administrative background but has also been working as a volunteer transport coordinator for a local rabbit rescue. In April 2019 she began supporting our nursing team as a Veterinary Care Assistant and is enjoying the challenges this brings.
Outside of work she enjoys writing, reading, gaming and caring for her cats and rabbits.
Having grown up with dogs and cats she knew she wanted to work with animals when she left school, after a short spell of work experience it became clear that Veterinary nursing was her calling. After qualifying as a Registered Veterinary Nurse in 1993 she worked in several small animal practices before settling in our sister surgery Companion Care Vets Fareham Park Gate. Her passion for providing preventative health care and support to clients and their pets was nurtured and she grew a keen interested in the more medical side of veterinary care.
After having a family her focus become more administrative, she joined our team in Fareham Collingwood in 2016. She now supports the team and Joint Venture Partners with the management and marketing of the practice.
Having qualified as a veterinary nurse in 2006 Faith has a wealth of experience in the veterinary industry. She worked in practice until 2014 when she took a step out of the clinical side of the role and developed her skills as a claims assessor for several pet insurance companies. After 4 years working in this area she missed practice life and when an opportunity arose to join our reception team she jumped at the chance.
Faith manages our insurance claims and enjoys the customer service and client support aspects of her role. Away from work Faith enjoys spending time singing in a choir, swimming, doing crafts and building Lego. She also has a whole host of pets to keep her busy these include, three cats, three dogs, budgies, finches and a tortoise!
Debbie joined our reception team in February 2018 from an HR and banking background. She has a passion for animals and always wanted to work in a veterinary environment.
She loves meeting and greeting our patients and is our resident Health Care Plan expert, she enjoys the challenge this brings to her role.
Debbie is a lover of cats and has five at home that keep her very busy. In her free time she loves nothing more than a bit of retail therapy, she also enjoys gardening and home design.
Helen started working at Companion Care Fareham Collingwood in June 2014. Before this she was a client here and working in Southampton Museums and Art gallery. At home Helen has 4 rabbits: two lop eared, one albino Netherland dwarf and one domestic rabbit.
Catherine joined our team in December 2019. She trained in Animal Care and qualified in 2004. She previously worked as a manager at a riding school and more recently as part of the management team at Pets at Home. She has a special interest in nutrition and looks forward to offering advice and support to your pets.
She enjoys horse riding and spending time doing agility with her Labrador, Jessie. She also has a mini Shetland pony called Munchie and an Arab called Scrat.
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 which include Companion Care Vets Portsmouth, Companion Care Vets Fareham Park Gate, Havant Vets4Pets and Waterlooville Vets4Pets which are all open 7 days a week and have onsite parking.
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
Tel: Telephone: 01329 552 155
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 before 9pm start from £173.50 Standard consultations after 9pm start from £223.00