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
Graduated: 2012 - Royal Veterinary College (RVC), London
Joined the team: October 2004
Having grown up in Locks Heath and joining the team as a receptionist in 2004, Companion Care Vets Fareham Park Gate was the perfect place for me to work after graduation.
I grew up with rabbits and guinea-pigs at home and loved caring for them. Becoming a veterinary surgeon allows me to combine this passion with my scientific inquisitiveness and so it was the most natural thing for me to do.
I love being able to work with all the animals which come through my consultation room door, but I have a particular interest in rabbit and small mammal medicine and surgery.
Outside of work, I am a keen mountaineer and rock climber.
Joint Venture Partner and Veterinary Surgeon
BSc(Chem.Eng.), M.Ing., BVSc, MRCVS
Joined the team: 2001 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.
Joint Venture Partner and Veterinary Surgeon
BSc(Agric.), BVSc, MRCVS
Joined team: 2001
Mackie graduated in 1998 from Onderstepoort in South Africa before working as a vet in the peak district in Derbyshire. He joined Companion Care Vets in Portsmouth in 2001. Together with Antony, he is a partner in associated practices in the Solent area (the Portsmouth, Fareham Park Gate, Waterlooville and Havant surgeries).
Mackie is married to Jess, also a vet, who worked in the Fareham Park Gate surgery for many years. They have two children, three cats and two dogs.
Graduated: Lithuanian University of Health Sciences
Joined the team: November 2018
I have been an enthusiastic and passionate animal lover since my childhood. I grew up in the countryside as a farm girl surrounded by dogs, cats, horses, sheep, calves and many more. I was responsible for feeding and observing the health of our pets till I moved to study at University. Spending my best years at university and having graduated with a Master and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine has given me the opportunity to fulfil my life’s ambition and combine my passion with work.
Outside of work I am a proud mother to three children and like to explore things with them, this gives me a chance to learn more every day. Horse riding and book reading are my other interests.
Graduated 2003: University of Cambridge
Joined the team: January 2018
I have been working for the surgery since 2009, first as locum and more recently as a permeant member of the veterinary team. In particular I enjoy the challenges of the medicine cases I see.
Outside work I am kept busy by my young son and I enjoy visiting my husband’s family in Malaysia. I am a proud Brummie and an Aston Villa supporter!
Graduated: Warsaw University of Life Science
Joined the team: June 2019
I finished my veterinary studies in 2018 and started working shortly after as a veterinary surgeon. I love the variety of the veterinary profession and that the days are never the same. I have special interest in surgery, imaging and cardiology.
Outside of work I enjoy travelling, photography and hiking. I have two cats which I spend a lot of time with and I am looking at adding a puppy to the family next year!
Qualified: October 2014 – Sparsholt College, Winchester
Joined the team: October 2015
I have grown up in Fareham and started working in veterinary practice in 2010. I always had a keen interest in being a veterinary nurse and I started my nursing course in September 2011 where I began working towards becoming a registered veterinary nurse.
Outside of work I enjoy going to the gym or spending time with my friends and family. I have always had rabbits and hamsters as pets and I enjoy working with them which is also a big factor as to why I joined the companion care team; having known they have vets who are keen to see exotics.
Qualified: October 2010 – MYF Training, Aldershot
Joined the team: August 2011
Having completed my Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Management in 2006 at Sparsholt College, I went onto study the Veterinary Nursing NVQ at MYF training in Aldershot as I have always been interested in becoming a veterinary nurse since a young age and having animals at home to care for.
I have a keen interest in animal health and wellbeing and preventive care and supporting clients in caring for their pets. I enjoy the variety of work the job entails and the challenges that it brings.
In my spare time I have a passion for ballroom and latin dancing with my husband, motorsport, socialising with friends and walking.
Qualified: 2008 – MYF Training, Aldershot
Joined the team: June 2008
I studied at Sparsholt College from school and achieved a BTEC National Diploma in Animal Management. I then went on to become a student veterinary nurse and achieved a level3 Diploma, qualifying in 2008 when I began working at Companion Care Vets Fareham Park Gate.
At home I love nothing more than spending time with my family. I have 2 young children that keep me very busy. We love watching movies and playing game.
Qualified:2016 - Sparsholt College, Winchester
Joined the team: 2018
I’ve always had a keen interest and passion for animals, and have a natural instinct to care for them. This desire allowed me to pursue various roles working with dogs and cats in both a rescue, and a boarding kennel setting. Having gained lots of experience in these roles, I realised it was actually Veterinary nursing that was the career for me, and in 2016 I qualified as a RVN.
I have since trained as a Clinical Coach, and I really enjoy training and assisting SVNs in practice. Outside of work, I am studying for further qualifications, currently undertaking an Advanced Programme in Vet Nursing of Zoo and Exotic Species, which I am thoroughly enjoying and learning so much!
When I’m not working or studying, I’m Mum to a very spoilt rescue cat, and enjoy relaxing with a good book, movie, family time, and holidays!
Joined team: January 2016
Growing up in South Africa, from a young age I have always loved having dogs to care for and I have always wanted to pursue a career in veterinary nursing. I started at Companion Care Vets Fareham Park Gate as part of the reception team where I soon took on the role of veterinary care assistant.
Dogs and horses have always been a part of my family and I am keen to pursue my career working with small animals. I plan to start my veterinary nursing course in 2018 where I can start my journey to becoming a registered veterinary nurse.
Outside of work I enjoy outdoor activities such as horse riding and water sports.
Joined the team: February 2017
Level 2 NVQ Animal Care: 2004-2007
From the age of 7, I had an ambition to become a Veterinary Nurse. Following the completion of my NVQ I worked as an ANA at a local out of hours provider: I enjoyed all aspects of the role.
I particularly enjoy caring for our elderly patients and supporting our team with the day to day challenges they face.
I spend my free time with my family and enjoy horse riding when I can.
Qualifications: Diploma in Animal Care: 2005 – Sparsholt College, Winchester
I grew up with cats, rabbits and guinea pigs and from a very young age I knew I wanted to pursue a career working with animals. Following my work experience, I joined the team at Companion Care Vets Fareham Park Gate on a voluntary basis and then became a part- time staff member in May 2002 while studying for my GCSEs.
I love doing the job I do now and I hope to undertake my nurses training once my children are a bit older. I have 2 rabbits and a cat, which thinks she is a dog, at home.
My two boys and partner keep me busy outside of work and we all enjoy going for bike rides and walks in the woods.
Joined the team: Jan 2019
I’ve always loved animals, especially exotics. I worked for HMRC for 20 years and was offered redundancy in 2008. This presented new opportunities enabling me to finally follow my dream and work with animals. I spent a short time at Marwell Zoo & Sparhsolt College before joining Companion Care, Southampton in December 2008. I completed the Animal Nursing Assistant course in 2011, passing with credit. I also hold certificates in Rabbit Care & Behaviour, Pet Bereavement, Microchipping etc.
I started Southampton Rabbit Rescue back in 2000 after the loss of a very special bunny. The word soon spread and 1 rabbit needing rescue soon became 2, then 3. That was 18 years ago. We now concentrate on looking after sick and disabled rabbits and are currently home to 23. I have joined Companion Care Vets, Fareham Park Gate as Reception Manager/VCA on a part time basis.
Qualified: August 1993 - Berkshire College of Agriculture
Joined the team: January 2002
Having grown up with dogs and cats I knew I wanted to work with animals when I left school, after a short spell of work experience it became clear to me that Veterinary nursing was my calling. After qualifying I worked in several small animal practices before settling in Fareham Park Gate. My passion for providing preventative health care and support to clients and their pets was nurtured and I grew a keen interested in the more medical side of Veterinary Care.
After having a family my focus become more administrative and I now support the team and Joint Venture Partners with the management and marketing of the practice. However, I do still have a keen interest in the management of diabetes and preventative health care and can be found in a Nursing role as part of our weekend team.
Joined the team: October 2010
After 18 years of working in wholesale environment, I felt it was time for a career change.
Being an animal lover, I couldn’t think of a better job than working a veterinary surgery. In my spare time, I am kept busy with my cats and horses, and I enjoy running a local livery yard.
I joined the Surgery Reception Team in August 2011, you would not believe how happy I was, after all this time I had got my dream job, working with a great team and with animals.
I have always loved animals and grown up with them, my eldest sister and her husband managed farms and I had the privilege of assisting with lambing, calving, milking cows, and all the other duties of a working farm. Along with the family pets, dogs, cats, chickens, horses etc and loved every minute of it.
I live in the area with my family and our dog Harvey, who is a black and white cocker spaniel who loves to chat all day long apart from when he is asleep, he is now 13 years old in July, although he does not realize that he is now an old man.
Joined the team: April 2017
After 30 years working in corporate travel, I moved to work for the RSPCA organising volunteers, before joining the Companion Care reception team.
I absolutely love cats and everything to do with them, and I volunteer at the local RSPCA Stubbington Ark and the local branches of Cats Protection.
I have two cats at home and away from work I spend time with my hunsband (and cats!) and enjoy, cooking, gardening, reading, travelling, and getting crafty!
Joined the team: July 2010
Prior to working at Companion Care Vets Fareham Park Gate, I previously worked for a Wholesalers and served in the Women's Royal Naval Service.
Since joining the team, I have studied for, and passed, my Level 3 Veterinary Practice Receptionist Certificate.
I love rabbits and have two house rabbits that are very cheeky and get up to all kinds of mischief together.
In my spare time, I enjoy swimming, paddle boarding (in the summer) and reading.
Joined the team: August 2018
I grew up on a farm and was always surrounded by animals. My love is for large dogs. I currently have a Saint Bernard, but I also own a Siamese cat. While young we had all sorts (rabbits, guinea pigs, chickens, dogs and cats).
My Paternal grandfather had a small dairy farm and my maternal grandfather was a Gamekeeper. I was always in trouble for spoiling his highly trained gundogs. I retired from full time work in April 2018 after working for a global manufacturing company for 11 years. I was a Customer Service Executive dealing with exporting materials to mainly Middle East and Africa. Prior to this I worked for B&Q, also in a customer service role. Originally I worked in the food and beverage Industry and am a trained Chef.
After a few months off work I was getting bored so applied for a part time position at Companion Care Vets Fareham Park Gate where I love meeting all of your animals and having a chat.
Joined the team in July 2018.
After working in retail for many years I wanted a career change, and decided working in a veterinary surgery was something I would like to do as I adore all animals. I owned a cocker spaniel named Jarvis who I lost at 15 ½ years old. I now have a Cockerpoo puppy called Howie as well as 4 Guinea Pigs.
I enjoy engaging with the pets and their owners. Every day is different and very rewarding, especially having cuddles with the puppies & kittens who come in for vaccinations.
It took me a while to realise what I truly loved doing - before working at Companion Care Vets Fareham Park Gate I was a hairdresser! As much as I enjoyed this creative lifestyle, I felt this wasn't my path so I took a leap of faith and decided to change my career!
In my spare time I started volunteering for the RSPCA as an Animal Care Assistant. I soon realised this was something I loved ...being in the company of animals. This brings me peace and happiness! I always grew up with Siamese Cats - and recently Tonkinese too! They are so loving and sociable. In the past I rehomed three rescue rabbits, each had their own personality, especially Mrs Bunner; she was my world!
During my spare time you'll find me wrapped up in a fluffy blanket watching TV series, going to the cinema or ghost hunts!
Welcome to Companion Care Vets Fareham Park Gate
Companion Care Vets Fareham Park Gate is situated inside the Pets at Home store on Southampton Road opposite B&Q. 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 Collingwood, 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.
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
Jackson Close, Farlington, Portsmouth, PO6 1UR
Vets Now Southampton
64 West End Road, Southampton, SO18 6TG
Tel: Telephone: 01489 553704 - 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, call the vet on this number. 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