Vets in Fareham Park Gate | Companion Care

Companion Care Vets Fareham Park Gate

Inside Pets at Home
140-148 Southampton Road
Park Gate
Fareham
Hampshire
PO14 4PH
01489 553 704 Chat on WhatsApp

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Opening Hours

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

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.

Client Notice

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

1. Lucy Grinham_website

Lucy Grinham

Joint Venture Partner and Veterinary Surgeon

BVetMed, MRCVS

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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.

29. Antony Bielovich_website

Antony Bielovich

Joint Venture Partner and Veterinary Surgeon

BSc(Chem.Eng.), M.Ing., BVSc, MRCVS

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Graduated: 1998 in South Africa

Joined the team: 2001

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.

28. Mackie Hobson_website

Mackie Hobson

Joint Venture Partner and Veterinary Surgeon

BSc(Agric.), BVSc, MRCVS

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Graduated: 1998 in South Africa

Joined the Team: 2001

I graduated as a veterinary surgeon, in South Africa, in 1998 and then moved to the UK to join Antony as a Joint Venture Partner in Portsmouth 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 spend part of the year working in South Africa treating anything from lions to helping kittens at welfare centres. My wife, Jess, who previously worked at the Fareham Park Gate surgery, may be seen doing locum cover over the summer holidays.

I have 2 dogs, Dougie (a chocolate lab) and Pumkin (a cross breed rescue) and 3 cats (Larry, Mips and Chips). I have an interest in general medicine and surgery.

24. Magderie_van_Aswegen_website

Magderie Van Aswegen

Veterinary Surgeon

BVSc

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Graduated: University of Pretoria, Onderstepoort, South Africa 2021

Joined the team: April 2022

I recently moved to the UK from South Africa with my husband and our cat, Firefly. I had the privilege of working in a community clinic once a week during my compulsory community service year. I also did a lot of volunteering for a cat rescue after graduation and this sparked my passion for welfare and neonatal care. Fostering cats and participating in Trap, Neuter, Return projects has become a big part of my life.

As you can tell, I'm a bit of a crazy cat lady. My interests outside of work include hand rearing kittens, horse-riding and reading.

32. George Papageorgiou

Georgios Papageorgiou

Veterinary Surgeon

MRCVS

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Graduated: Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Nov 2021

Joined the team: February 2023

I qualified in Greece in 2021 and then worked as a vet in Rhodes, one of the sunniest places in the Mediterranean. When I was younger I couldn't consider myself not working in a vet practice. I love surgeries and internal medicine of small mammals.

During my free time I enjoy running, playing chess and reading.

33. Laryssa Straub

Laryssa Straub

Veterinary Surgeon

MRCVS

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Graduated: University of Pretoria, Onderstepoort, February 2023

Joined the team: April 2023

I moved over from South Africa in March 2023 with my boyfriend (who is working at Companion Care Vets Portsmouth). Before that I worked for 12 months in primary animal healthcare in rural Limpopo doing mixed practice.

I am excited to have joined the team at Companion Care Vets Fareham Park Gate and eager to increase my veterinary knowledge and experience in small animals.

Outside of work I enjoy running, cycling, playing soccer, yoga, hiking, rock climbing, wing shooting and kayaking.

1. Alice Brett_website_1

Alice Brett

Head Registered Veterinary Nurse

RVN

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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.

4. Kimberley Wilson_website_1

Kimberley Wilson

Deputy Head Registered Veterinary Nurse

DipVNZS, RVN

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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 am a trained Clinical Coach, and I really enjoy training and assisting SVNs in practice. In 2020, I completed a Diploma in Veterinary Nursing of Zoological Species which covered, reptiles, amphibians, avians, small mammals, and British wildlife

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!

6. Ashleigh Sawyer_website_1

Ashleigh Sawyer

Deputy Head Registered Veterinary Nurse

RVN

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Qualified: 2021 - Sparsholt College, Winchester

Joined the 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 was keen to pursue my career working with small animals. I started my veterinary nursing course in 2018 and completed my journey, becoming a registered veterinary nurse in 2021.

Outside of work I enjoy outdoor activities such as horse riding and water sports.

2. Jemma Tuck_website_1

Jemma Tuck

Registered Veterinary Nurse

RVN

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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.

3. Michelle Teather_website_1

Michelle Teather

Registered Veterinary Nurse

RVN

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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.

10. Claire Moth_website_1

Claire Moth

Registered Veterinary Nurse

RVN

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Qualified: MYF training, City and guilds level 3 Diploma Veterinary Nursing  - 2020

Joined the team: October 2020

From a young age I have always been around all kinds of animals and I couldn’t think of anything else but to care for them. I studied a National Diploma in Horse Management and a Bsc Hons degree in Equine Studies whilst working at a pet store at the weekends. I went to South Africa on a 6 week conservation programme and worked with horses at a safari. I then worked at a country store as an equine specialist, whilst gaining my AMTRA ESQP qualification, to be able to advise on parasiticides for companion animals and equines.

My ambition was to work in a veterinary practice and care for sick animals, so I volunteered once a week at a small animal practice before becoming a veterinary care assistant. 

I then went to MYF training and studied the City and Guilds level 3 Diploma in Veterinary Nursing and became a Registered Veterinary Nurse. My area of interest is inpatient care and critical care nursing.

I like to go camping in the new forest, walking and horse riding. I own Crown, the Welsh pony, Maizie, the cat and Leo, the lion head rabbit.

25. Lauren Clarke_website_1

Lauren Clark

Registered Veterinary Nurse

BSc (Hons) RVN

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Qualified: Anglia Ruskin University May 2022

Joined the team: May 2022

I started my degree in 2018 in Cambridge, studying veterinary nursing and animal behaviour. I first joined Companion Care Vets Fareham Park Gate in 2020 to complete my student veterinary nurse placement. I really enjoyed the variety of cases and species that I saw whilst here, and I liked working with the members of the team.

I have always wanted to work with animals and have a keen interest in nutrition, hydrotherapy and rabbits!

Outside of work, I enjoy going to the gym and trying new foods.

8. Kirsty Whistler_website_1

Kirsty Whistler

Veterinary Care Assistant

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Joined the team: February 2017

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.

16. Rebecca_Stewart_SVN_website_1

Rebecca Stewart

Veterinary Care Assistant

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Joined the team: August 2021

I have learnt my previous jobs through work experience and volunteering, working my way through a livestock and exotics farm, a wildlife hospital and an RSPCA rehoming centre.

I have always wanted to work in a vet practice, to delve into a challenging environment where you are continuously learning and heavily involved in animal welfare, making sure that pets leave happier than when they came in. I love being rewarded with the knowledge that I helped an animal become happier and healthier.

Outside of my career I enjoy horse riding and photography, especially of wildlife and birds in particular.

23. Ami Smith_website_1

Ami Smith

Veterinary Care Assistance

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Joined the team: October 2021

I’ve been a huge lover of animals since I was a child. I studied Animal Management specialising in veterinary nursing at Sparsholt College with an end goal of becoming a qualified veterinary nurse!

During Covid I took up roller skating and it’s now become a massive hobby of mine. I currently have 3 cats and a gorgeous Cockapoo called George!

38. Charles_Siwobi_website_1

Charles Siwobi

Veterinary Care Assistant

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Graduated: University of Nigeria in 2010

Joined the team: December 2023

I completed my degree in Veterinary Medicine at the University of Nigeria in 2010 and due to my love for pets, I worked mostly in a small animal vet practice in Rivers State before moving over to the UK with my family in May 2021.

I am delighted to have joined the team at Companion Care Vets Fareham Park Gate and, as a passionate animal lover, I look forward to improving my knowledge, skills, and experience as a Vet once I pass my RCVS Statutory Membership Exam.

Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my family, reading, shopping, and running.

20. Helen O'Keeffe_website

Helen O'Keeffe

Reception Manager

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Joined the team: November 2021

I have worked in food retail for 20 years however, my passion has always been to work within the animal industry. When the opportunity came up to work at Companion Care Vets Fareham Park Gate, I grabbed it with both hands and absolutely love it - no two days are ever the same.

In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family and my 3 crazy springer spaniels who keep me on my toes.

3. Lisa Atkinson_website

Lisa Atkinson

Receptionist

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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.

30. Louise Ames

Louise Ames

Receptionist

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Joined the team: January 2023

I have been in Catering for 12 years. My previous job was working as a chef at HMS Collingwood and after 6 years, I felt it was time to look for a new career. Being an animal lover, I thought what better way than working in a Veterinary Practice.

Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my family and my cat.

34. Alison White

Alison White

Receptionist

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Joined the team: July 2023

Having worked most of my life in the motor industry and later becoming a self-employed gardener, I have been lucky enough to join the Companion Care team....it's my perfect role. I love people and animals of every kind.

I grew up around all sorts of pets from ponies to canaries and have always wished for a job working closely with them.

When I'm not at work I spend most of my time outdoors with my Husband and my best friend Poppy, my cocker spaniel. I also have a couple of the cutest guinea pigs. I have an affection for wildlife and the natural world and my favourite thing is walking in the countryside.

9 Brenden Fourie_website

Brenden Fourie

Practice Manager

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Joined the team: February 2021

After completing my education degree at the University of Port Elizabeth in South Africa, I taught for awhile and also worked as a marketing representative whilst pursuing a professional cricket career which included several stints in the UK. When I stopped playing cricket professionally in 2007, I became the general manager of the East London Golf Club for 13 years. My family and I relocated to the UK in late 2020 (my wife is English) and I started working at Companion Care Vets Fareham Park Gate in February 2021.

In South Africa, we had a male dog called Cinnamon (named by my girls) but, unfortunately, we had to leave him behind. Outside of work, I enjoy playing golf and cricket, going to the beach and spending time with my family.

36. Lynne Valler_website

Lynne Valler

Receptionist

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Joined the team: August 2023

I have been working within veterinary practices for over 20 years, firstly in mixed practice and more recently small animal practices.

I particularly have a love of sight hounds and currently care for a Saluki-x and his best friend, who is a large ginger cat. I have a home bred Arab horse who is now retired and I also have two ferrets.

When I have spare time, I am mainly in the garden or attending live music events.

 

39. Michelle Wenham_website

Michelle Wenham

Receptionist

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Joined the team: Jan 2024

After working in a school for many years, I decided it was time for a change. I have always been interested in the veterinary profession so the new year (2024) came with a new start working with animals.

At home, I enjoy spending time with my family and two cats, Alfie and Lola. In my spare time, I support my husband running a local cub pack. There is never a dull moment!

39. Paula Jones_website

Paula Jones

Receptionist

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Joined the team: Feb 2024

Having spent the last 21 years working in education with vulnerable children, and training staff to improve the quality of life of vulnerable adults, I wanted to pursue a different path. I grew up with a variety of animals and have always had a passion for working alongside them.

I feel very fortunate to have this opportunity at Companion Care Vets Fareham Park Gate and am very excited to meet you and your wonderful pets.

Outside of work I enjoy spending time taking adventures with my Border Collie, Layla, a rescue who came to live with us 9 years ago.

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 in the Solent area which include Companion Care Vets PortsmouthCompanion Care Vets Fareham CollingwoodHavant Vets4Pets and Waterlooville Vets4Pets all of which have onsite parking available.

Please note calls are recorded for monitoring and training purposes.

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Services

  • 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.
  • Endoscopy
    An 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 Monitor
    Used to measure the range of blood pressure as a preventative treatment to identify early signs of systemic hypertension.
  • ECG
    ECG is also available to keep your pet's heart healthy.
  • Ultrasound
    Generates 2-D moving images of your pet’s internal organs at work.
  • Biochemistry
    Allows an assessment of the functionality of a patients organs.
  • Haematology
    Allows the assessment of a patient's blood and blood cells.
  • Tonopen (measures eye pressure)
    Measures your pet's eye pressure.
  • 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.
  • Pet Passport
    Trained Official Veterinarian vets to issue Pet Passports, Fit to Fly letters and rabies serology tests.
  • Nurse Clinic
    Appointments with a highly qualified nurse which can cover anything from nutrition and fitness advice, grooming techniques, to pet socialisation classes.
  • Hospital Ward
    Suite of custom-built kennels for the housing and monitoring of in-patients.
  • Exotic Pet
    Can see a range of patients, from small animals through to reptiles.
  • Dentistry
    The treatment and prevention of dental disease
  • Cardiology
    Cardiology
  • Lungworm Testing
    Diagnostic tests to see if a pet has lungworm. Available as a blood or fecal test
  • Rabbit Medicine and Testing
    Rabbit Medicine and Testing
  • Small Mammal Medicine and Surgery
    Small Mammal Medicine and Surgery

Practice accreditations

  • RCVS accreditation EDITED
  • rwaf2023

Offers

Offers

Discount for NHS staff & members of the Armed Forces

Dog-Companionship

Offers

£99 Puppy and Kitten Pack

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Health Plan

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From £8 a month
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