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Normal Opening Hours
- Monday -
- Tuesday -
- Wednesday -
- Thursday -
- Friday -
- Saturday -
- Sunday Closed
Holiday Opening Hours
- Monday 25 Dec Closed
- Tuesday 26 Dec Closed
Meet the team
Dr Dan Makin
Joint Venture Partner/Veterinary Surgeon
I started at Vets4Pets in the summer of 2020 after qualifying from the University of Nottingham. I am originally from Winchester so am enjoying being close to the beach! It is very rewarding working as part of such a great team and getting to know our lovely clients and their pets. I have no pets of my own currently, but I hope that will change in the not-too-distant future.
Originally from Northern Ireland, I graduated from RVC, London in 2014. After an amazing 8 months travelling around South East Asia and working in shelter medicine, I moved to Devon and worked in a busy, small animal hospital in Dartmoor for 5 and a half years. Now in Bournemouth, I joined the fabulous Poole Vets4Pets team in Feb 2021. I love the variety of cases I see as a GP vet, and particularly enjoy soft tissue surgery. I'm an advocate for improving mental health in the veterinary profession and also proud to be a StreetVet volunteer. I have a Staffie-cross rescue from Margaret Green called Tilly, who rules my life! I also love playing sport and exploring the Dorset coast.
Dr Alicja Wawrzynska
I began working in veterinary practice in 2002, and I qualified and registered as a Veterinary Nurse in 2008. I started working at Vets4Pets in 2014. I enjoy all aspects of nursing, but have particular interest in surgical, medical and critical care nursing. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family, and am kept very busy looking after my two children. I have a cat called Harry, who is notorious amongst my colleagues for being quite a feisty character!
I have been nursing since 2012 alongside a lovely team of colleagues, and qualified as a Registered Veterinary Nurse in July 2017. I have a keen interest in medical nursing and emergency and critical care. Both give me one on one time with patients and enable me to get to know more about the patient’s personalities and personal quirks whilst in the hospital with us. I love being able to provide care to patients enabling me to observe their personal improvements overtime.
I started working for Vets4Pets in June 2017 as an animal care assistant and receptionist. I love being part of the team here and am really enjoying my training to become a veterinary nurse in the future. I enjoy meeting all of our lovely clients and building relationships with them all and their pets. I am originally from Kent and have also lived in Australia prior to starting here. Outside of work my hobbies include playing football and exploring the Jurassic Coast.
I joined Vets4Pets in June 2017 after volunteering for 2 years in the veterinary industry as I decided to pursue a career in veterinary nursing. In August 2017 I became a qualified Animal Nursing Assistant after studying for a year at the Lynwood School of Veterinary Nursing. In my spare time, I enjoy walking my 3 dogs at the beach and wildlife photography.
I joined Vets4Pets in February 2019, having worked as an animal care assistant in out-of-hours practices for 3 years. I love all aspects of nursing but particularly enjoy taking care of inpatients. Outside of work I enjoy horse-riding and taking care of my very loud Indian Ringneck parrot Riley.
Veterinary Nurse Assistant
I am the Practice Manager and have worked here since 2014. I started as an Animal Care Assistant and love being in a practice surrounded by such a great team and an environment where every day is different. I previously graduated with a degree in Psychology and have completed a Level 3 Leadership and Management qualification specifically relating to the veterinary industry. I have a beautiful Ragdoll cat called Margot who is very spoilt!
I have worked at this practice since 2008 and I qualified as a veterinary nurse in
2012. I now work mainly on reception which I thoroughly enjoy as I get to meet all of
our clients and their pets. I have my own little dog Alfie, who is now 8 years old.
I joined the Vets4Pets team in March 2019, having worked in administration for over 20 years. Since then I have loved meeting everyone’s pets and getting to know our clients, as well as being able to be involved in all aspects of the veterinary field. Outside of work I enjoy baking and walks with my son Oliver. Being part of such a friendly & supportive team is rewarding and I look forward to welcoming you to the practice in the near future
I joined the Vets4Pets team in November 2019, I previously had my own cleaning business for 11 years. Since starting work at Vets4Pets I have really enjoyed meeting our clients and their pets. I have a family dog called Teddy, he is a very loveable and cuddly Toy Cockapoo.
Vets for Pets Poole 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!
The friendly team can't wait to meet all of their new clients!
Emergency coverEven if we are closed, we have your pet covered.
BiochemistryAllows an assessment of the functionality of a patients organs.
Blood Pressure MonitorUsed to measure the range of blood pressure as a preventative treatment to identify early signs of systemic hypertension.
Cruciate SurgerySurgery to repair damaged stifle ligaments.
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Dental X-RayUnlike humans, dogs need to be under general anesthesia for dental X-rays. Anesthesia is considered to be a safe procedure and will be performed after a general examination. It is tailored to the individual and your dog is continuously monitored during the dental exam.
DentistryThe treatment and prevention of dental disease
Haematology – Blood testingAllows the assessment of a patient's blood and blood cells.
Health PlansDesigned to cover all the regular pet care essentials such as vaccinations and flea and worm prevention, whilst saving you money.
Hospital WardSuite of custom-built kennels for the housing and monitoring of in-patients.
In-house LaboratoryA range of analytical tests and equipment to assist in the rapid diagnosis of illness.
Isolation UnitA special ward to care for animals with contagious diseases.
MicrochippingA microchip can help retrieve lost pets
Nurse ClinicAppointments with a highly qualified nurse which can cover anything from nutrition and fitness advice, grooming techniques, to pet socialisation classes.
Nutritional AdviceAdvice and support for your pet's diet.
Operating TheatreAn operating theatre with gaseous anaesthetic facility for surgical procedures.
Pet Passport / Animal Health CertificateTrained Official Veterinarian vets to issue Pet Passports, Fit to Fly letters and rabies serology tests.
Separate Cat & Dog Waiting AreasSeparate cat and dog waiting areas, designed to ensure your pet is kept in a comfortably stress free environment.
Separate Cat & Dog WardsSeparate cat and dog hospital wards, designed to ensure your pet is kept in a comfortably stress free environment.
UltrasoundGenerates 2-D moving images of your pet’s internal organs at work.
Weight ClinicMonitoring clinic to help dogs and cats achieve optimal weights – both if they have been under or overweight
X-RayGenerates digital 2D images of bones and internal organs.
X-Ray & UltrasoundX-Ray & Ultrasound