Vets in Southampton | Open on Sundays | Companion Care

Southampton Companion Care

Inside Pets at Home
Shirley Retail Park
Winchester Road
SO16 6TP
023 8070 4445

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Need emergency care? See out of hours information.

Opening Hours

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

Parking available

Shirley Retail Park - Parking Conditions by Countrywide Parking (Company no. 10327424)

Customer parking - 2 hour maximum stay.

ANPR Enforcement in operation 24 hours.

£100 Parking Charge

Maximum stay 2 hours - no return within 1 hour

Vehicles must be parked fully within the confines of a single marked parking bay.

Vehicles parked within the disabled bays must clearly display a valid blue badge and adhere to the above terms.

On attendance to Companion Care Southampton it is the responsibility of the driver to adhere to the car parking rules. If the car parking rules cannot be adhered to, due to unforeseen circumstances, then please communicate with our reception team and we may be able to assist.






Meet the team

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Ruth Tullie

Joint Venture Partner and Veterinary Surgeon


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After qualifying from Bristol Vet School in 1994, I spent over 5 years in a mixed practice in Suffolk dealing with small animals and horses. During this time I gained my certificate in Veterinary Radiology. I then moved to a small animal hospital practice in the New Forest where I developed my interests in imaging, internal medicine and dentistry before joining Companion Care in 2008 and opening the Southampton surgery.

I have 4 dogs called, Mopsy, Polly, Jazz and Hazel, a horse called Alfie and one husband called David. When not working I like to relax by horse riding and walking in the New Forest.

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Alice Curtin

Veterinary Surgeon


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Joining us in 2020, Alice is one of our Veterinary Surgeons who enjoys working with dogs, cats, and small furries. Qualifying in 2018, she has shown a strong interest in imaging, she is currently working towards achieving a Certificate in Radiology and Ultrasonography She enjoys her role as a general practitioner, thriving in routine surgeries. Outside of work, she enjoys running and hiking with her dog Cuba.

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Veterinary Surgeon


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Originally from Bermuda but moved to England about 7 years ago. Has a keen interest in aquatic life. 

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Carly Blann

Head Nurse

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Carly is our Head Nurse, in charge of making sure our nurses are working to the best of their capabilities. Starting when she was just 16 years old as a Veterinary Care Assistant (VCA), Carly has worked in veterinary nursing for her entire working career (over 18 years!). She particularly enjoys performing dentistry procedures and ear flushes. She is also talented in dog grooming, doing most of the de-matt procedures in the practice. At home, Carly has 2 dogs, Roxy and Luna, a cat called Buzz and a panther chameleon called Arlo.

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Nikitia Wicks

Registered Veterinary Nurse

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Nikitia is our final year Student Veterinary Nurse (SVN) with a passion for improving end of life care for all companion animals and clients alike. She has two dogs called Cooper and Bella, 2 guinea pigs and 2 degus. Nikitia is also devoted to small mammal care and demonstrating how to increase their quality of life. She and husband Sydney enjoy exploring the UK countryside outside of work.

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Zoë Du Pille

Registered Veterinary Nurse

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Zoë is one of our qualified nurses who enjoys all aspects of veterinary nursing. After becoming a Registered Veterinary Nurse (RVN) in 2016, she first worked at PDSA where she worked with many emergency cases, before joining us at Companion Care in 2021. She plans to take a course to earn a Certificate in Advanced Nursing of Small Mammals. She enjoys playing board games with her friends and playing with her cat, Solo during her free time.

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Roelisha de Villiers

Registered Veterinary Nurse

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Roelisha is one of our qualified Registered Veterinary Nurse (RVN) who organises our work experience students. She is in charge of our weight loss/gain clinics at the practice, working out the correct calorific intake for each animal that’s part of the weight clinic. She is also undertaking a Certificate in Advanced Nursing of Reptiles and Amphibians. At home she has 2 cats, Atticus and Flynn, a bearded dragon called Honey, and a royal python called Reggie.

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Charlotte Ashworth

Registered Veterinary Nurse

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After qualifying in 2019, Charlotte has worked in a few different practices from Chandler’s Ford to Cornwall. She is eager to advance cat health and welfare, currently gaining a Certificate in Feline Nursing. She is also our Head of Sustainability, aiming to make our practice more eco-friendly for the planet. During her off time, Charlotte enjoys swimming and spending time with her cat Harvey.

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Charlene Randall


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Charlene has been a receptionist with us since 2013 and has gained a wealth of knowledge from this time. She particularly enjoys socialising with clients and ensuring our reception area stays clean. When not at work she enjoys watching her kids play football, taking family trips around the UK and can be quite often found at the gym.

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Mark Dunford

Practice Manager

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Mark is our Practice Manager and handles all things admin and insurance. He makes sure each day runs smoothly and that client support is kept at a high standard. He loves dogs, especially the bigger breeds as he has an Akita x German Shepherd called Melchi. Any dogs that visit our practice are guaranteed to be offered many treats by Mark, even if they are only walking passed the front desk. Mark enjoys spending his free time writing novels and walking Melchi.

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Jess Key

Veterinary Care Assistant & Receptionist

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Originally starting as a receptionist, Jess now works as a Veterinary Care Assistant (VCA) alongside her receptionist role. She is fully qualified as a zookeeper and having previously worked as a reptile keeper and specialising in them for 2 years, she is our go-to for herptile and invertebrate husbandry advice. When not at work, she spends her time looking after her disabled ‘wonky’ cat Lando with fiancé Callum.

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Adam Collins

Veterinary Care Assistant

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Adam is one of our Veterinary Care Assistant (VCA)’s studying to become a Student Veterinary Nurse (SVN). Becoming a VCA in 2022, he has shown a keen interest in ultrasound imaging and radiology, hoping to specialise in this further in his career. He is currently undertaking a course to become a Qualified VCA.  At home, he and wife Roni spend time with baby Aoife and their 2 cats, Quinn and Cardboard and his pacman frog Mango.

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Veterinary Care Assistant

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Beth Budd


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Starting with us in 2022 after deciding she wants to help improve pets’ day-to-day life. She is a huge dog and rabbit lover – having a dog (Mya) and rabbit (Stormy) herself. She is passionate about helping reduce stress for animals when visit our practice.

Companion Care Southampton 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!




  • Emergency cover
    Even if we are closed, we have your pet covered.
  • Operating Theatre
    An operating theatre with gaseous anaesthetic facility for surgical procedures.
  • 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.

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  • 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

Practice accreditations

  • RCVS accreditation EDITED



Discount for NHS staff & members of the Armed Forces



10% off for the Over 60's

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Health Plans

Health Plan

Complete Care

From £8 a month
Complete peace of mind

Health Plan

Complete Care Plus

From £19* per month
A complete care plan for your 7+ year old pet's continued good health

Health Plan

Complete Care Junior

From £15* per month
Expert veterinary care, plus lots of support and tailored advice for your puppy or kitten, in an affordable and convenient way

Out of hours

Vets Now Southampton
64 West End Road
SO18 6TG

Telephone: 023 8043 7999

Standard consultation fees start from £298.50.