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Vets4Pets Portsmouth

Meet the Portsmouth vet team

Justyn Loveridge JVP Portsmouth

Justyn Loveridge BVSc BSc MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon and Practice Owner

I graduated in 2006 from Bristol University and I also have a degree in Zoology. I have wanted to be a vet since a young age, having been inspired by my Grandmother who worked for many years for the Cats Protection League. She would often have orphan kittens and strays to look after and it was her dedication to these animals that gave me the desire and motivation to embark upon a career in the veterinary profession. 

This love of animals was further reinforced when I spent my summer holidays from school working on a friend’s dairy farm. I have always worked in small animal practice since qualifying and enjoy all aspects of veterinary work but particularly enjoy small animal medicine. 

In 2009 I completed a European School of Postgraduate Veterinary Studies Certificate in Small Animal Medicine. 

Opening my own practice has always been an ambition of mine as it gives me an opportunity to offer high quality veterinary care to the animal patients and a personal level of service to their owners. 

I have dreamt about being part of a veterinary practice that is a real help and benefit to the animals in the local community and I hope that this is what will be achieved by Vets4Pets Portsmouth. 

I live at home with my Wife and two young children, and a cheeky Bengal cat called Freddie. I enjoy going to football matches and photography.


Marta Maksymiuk

Veterinary Surgeon

Hi, my name is Marta. I graduated from University of Environment and Life Science in Poland in 2012. After graduation I completed an internship in Small Animal Practice in Germany. 

In 2013 I moved to England and worked in first opinion practices in West Sussex and the West Midlands. I enjoy all aspects of veterinary work with a keen interest in internal medicine and ophthalmology. 

I enjoy spending time with my pets- three rescued rats (Masha, Ada and Cristina), 16years old cat called Nestor and terrapin called Kapsel. 

My hobbies are swimming, yoga and painting. I joined the Portsmouth Vets4Pets Team in June 2016 and I look forward meeting our clients and their lovely pets.

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Emily Carey

Practice Manager

I’m Emily the Practice Manager here. I’ve been working at Portsmouth Vets4Pets since we opened in Nov 2012 and have loved getting to know our lovely local pets and their owners. 

I enjoy being here because each day is a bit different and there’s always a pet that needs a snuggle! Our fantastic clinical team will always look after and respect your pet whilst they are in our care. 

As a pet owner I understand how important this is, and that having your pet under-going treatment can be a worrying time. 

 Myself and the ladies on reception will always be here for you, if you need a chat and some re-assurance or if you have any questions at all, please just ask. 

Looking forward, I am excited to see the practice continue to grow and to all the new experiences that lye ahead. 

In my spare time I love to find new places to explore with my Cocker Spaniel called Texas, and am an avid reader.



Head Veterinary Nurse

My name is Louise and I’m Head Nurse at Portsmouth Vets4Pets. I qualified in May 2012 but I have been in practice full time since 2007. 

I have always been passionate about working with animals and knew at a young age this would be my career path. The job is both fascinating and exciting and every day is different! 

Aside from Nursing, I also train Student Veterinary Nurses and am a Clinical Coach. I enjoy doing this as it’s very rewarding and gives me the opportunity to pass on my experience. 

I have owned pets most of my life, and this includes my current cat Orion who is a very temperamental young man! As a pet owner I understand the bond between pet and owner and as a veterinary nurse I appreciate how much our animals mean to us all! I have a particular interest in birds and wildlife. In my spare time I enjoy reading and spending time with my friends and family.


Catherine Tickner RVN

Registered Veterinary Nurse

My name is Catherine and I am a registered veterinary nurse. 

I have been working within the industry since 2011. I started my veterinary nurse training in 2013 and became a fully qualified nurse at the beginning of 2016. I have always had a passion for animals and knew from a very young age that I wanted to pursue a career working with animals. 

At home I have two rabbits called Penny and Leo. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with friends and family.


Linda Weaver

Veterinary Care Assistant

I'm Linda, I started working at Vets4Pets in February 2013 after visiting the practice with my bunnies Noah, Poppy and Bluebell. 

I applied to be a volunteer as I had wanted to work with animals for most of my life and thought what a brilliant opportunity it would be to gain some work experience in this brilliant new practice, I never imagined I would be lucky enough to be offered a full time position! 

I truly love my job. I've had a strong interest in animals from a young age and have had variety of pets throughout my life but I definitely have a soft spot for rats and rabbits! 

I previously volunteered at Brent Lodge bird and wildlife trust for 2 years alongside my full time roles in retail and loved helping look after sick and injured wildlife just as I love caring for the patients we have here. 

I now work part time after having my son a year ago who already enjoys helping me care for our rabbits at home.


Katie Hammond

Student Vet Nurse

I’m Katie, the student veterinary nurse at Portsmouth Vets4pets. Since a young age I have always had a passion for animals and after growing up watching and hearing stories from my mum’s nursing career, I decided that veterinary nursing was for me! 

I enjoy the busy lifestyle of the practice and the surprise of never knowing what’s going to walk through the door next. One of my favourite things about veterinary nursing is reuniting animals with their owners after caring for them and seeing how happy both the animals and clients are. 

I own two ‘Silver spotted British Shorthair’ cats called Lottie and Ruby who look just like little snow leopards! In my spare time I enjoy country walking, dancing and am a keen shopper!


Val White


I am one of the veterinary receptionists at Vets4Pets here in Portsmouth. 

I love the diversity of the practice, no two days are ever the same, and we have such a variety of pets coming to see us. 

I am the Pet Bereavement Counsellor at our practice and I will always make time for anyone who feels that they might benefit from my experience and skill set. 

In my childhood I remember always having pets, which included mice, hamsters, rabbits, canaries, cats (which I hand-reared from 3 weeks of age) and dogs, so I have good all round knowledge of most animals. 

My hobbies are dancing and hill walking as I love keeping fit and in my spare time I help in the bereavement department at a local hospice. I love my job and welcoming your pets!

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Anita Barnes


I'm Anita, one of the veterinary receptionists at Vets4Pets. This is one of the most amazing experiences in my life. I love being involved in helping our clients and getting to know their amazing animals, it's so rewarding. I am genuinely excited every morning to see what new challenges the day will bring.

Growing up on a farm animals have always been a very big part of my life. I am so happy to be able to continue my love of being around animals everyday at work. I have gone from a very happy customer here to being a part of this lovely team.

My two little dogs Roxy and Nala our my world so in my spare time I love long walks in the countryside. I am also passionate in photography and dancing.