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Havant Vets4Pets

Inside Pets at Home
Solent Retail Park
Solent Road

Telephone: 023 9241 4458

Open Today 09:00 - 19:00

Opening Hours

  • Monday  - 
  • Tuesday  - 
  • 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.

Meet the team

1. Antony Bielovich. Joint Venture Partner and Vet

Antony Bielovich

Joint Venture Partner and Veterinary Surgeon

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

Read Antony Bielovich bio

Antony, after working as an engineer, graduated as a vet in South Africa in 1998, and moved to Portmouth. Antony, along with Mackie, 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.



2. Mackie Hobson. Joint Venture Partner and Vet

Mackie Hobson

Joint Venture Partner and Veterinary Surgeon

BSc(Agric.), BVSc, MRCVS

Read Mackie Hobson bio

Mackie graduated in South Africa in 1998, moved to the UK and joined 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.

Mackie spends part of the year working in South Africa treating anything from lions to helping kittens at welfare centres. His wife, Jess, who previously worked at the Fareham Park Gate surgery, may be seen doing locum cover over the summer holidays. Mackie has 2 dogs, Dougie (a chocolate lab) and Pumkin (a cross breed rescue) and 3 cats (Larry, Mips and Chips). He has an interest in general medicine and surgery.

3. Christiane Caspers. Vet

Dr Christiane Caspers

Senior Veterinary Surgeon

Dr.Med.Vet, DVM, MRCVS

Read Dr Christiane Caspers bio

Christiane graduated in 2001 in Munich, Germany, and completed her PHD in neuro micro surgery in 2005. Christiane joined the team in 2009 and has a keen interest in ophthalmology, rabbit medicine and feline medicine.

Christiane always has her nose in a book or doing some research in new areas of medicine and is affectionately referred to as our 'Christipedia'. In her down time Christiane enjoys photography and tending to her cacti.

4. Vera Teixeira. Vet

Vera Teixeira

Veterinary Surgeon


Read Vera Teixeira bio

Vera graduated in 2007 in Portugal. After working for two years in a small animal hospital, she decided to come to the UK, to be an intern in an oncology referral centre.

Vera joined the team in 2010 and since then she has completed a Surgery and Anesthesia Post Graduate Diploma from the University Autónoma of Barcelona and currently is working towards a Small Animal Practice certificate, focusing mainly in Internal Medicine.

Vera has a lovely rescue staffie, Pudding, and enjoys travelling.

5. Roberto Frattelini. Vet

Roberto Fratellini

Veterinary Surgeon


Read Roberto Fratellini bio

Roberto joined the team in 2013, via the PDSA where he worked for 4 years. After graduating in 2002 in Italy, he spent some time in small animal practices in Rome and Sardinia before deciding to travel to England.

Roberto has a keen interest in orthopaedics, loves travelling and enjoys martial arts.

6. Gideon Smit. Vet

Gideon Smit

Veterinary Surgeon


Read Gideon Smit bio

Gideon qualified in 1988 in Onderstepoort, South Africa, and came to work in West Sussex in 1991. In 2008 Gideon became a Joint Venture Partner in Companion Care Vets Rustington and Companion Care Vets Chichester, before selling his partnership in 2014. Gideon locumed in a few local Companion Care Vet practices before joining our team permanently in 2017.

Gideon has a keen interest in dermatology and feline medicine, and in his spare time enjoys hiking, photography and travelling.


Anke Venter

Veterinary Surgeon


Read Anke Venter bio

Anke graduated from South Africa in 2017, and spent the following couple of years working in general practices in South Africa, before joining our team in 2019.
Anke has a keen interest and broad knowledge of surgery and medicine, which makes her a great general practitioner.


Marian Crisan-Grozea

Veterinary Surgeon


Read Marian Crisan-Grozea bio

Graduated: 2011 in Romania
Joined the team: 2019

From a young age I had an interest in animal care. Having helped my grandmother in the country, I would accompany the village vet and assist him with her neighbouring animals. After leaving school, and through my studies, I was able to help out in a centre for street dogs. During this time I experienced handling and helping fearful dogs. I moved to the UK in 2019 and joined Companion Care Vets Portsmouth. More recently my wife has joined our sister surgery Companion Care Vets Fareham Park Gate.

Outside of work I enjoy cooking. My mother is a professional cook and loved to share her knowledge with me. In addition, my uncle is an aircraft mechanic, this triggered my curiosity and now I like to tinker with things. Whilst I was studying veterinary medicine I spent a year as a shopping centre clown so I often bring balloon animals into the practice for the staff; my daughter loves them too.

9. Donna Brotherton. RVN

Donna Brotherton

Head Veterinary Nurse


Read Donna Brotherton bio

Donna is our head nurse, who qualified in 2001. She joined Companion Care Vets Fareham Park Gate in 2003 and moved to the Portsmouth team in 2010. Donna became our head nurse in 2014 and has a keen interest in theatre work and dental care.

At home Donna enjoys nothing more than spending time with family and friends and looking after the waifs and strays she adopts.

11. Kirsty Simpson. RVN

Kirsty Simpson

Deputy Head Nurse


Read Kirsty Simpson bio

Kirsty joined the team in 2015, having started her journey in 2008 and qualified in 2011. Kirsty enjoys coaching our VCAs and SVNs and has a keen interest in anaesthesia and theatre work.

Kirsty spends most of her spare time with friends and family, and caring for her pets.

10. Hannah Stone. RVN

Hannah Stone

Deputy Head Nurse


Read Hannah Stone bio

Hannah started her nursing journey in 2009 and qualified in 2014. Hannah joined the team in 2015 and is one of our Deputy Head Nurses. Hannah is also one of our clinical coaches and aids the next generation in their studies.

Hannah has a keen interest in rabbit and guinea pig health, husbandry, medicine and operations, and no surprise, has an ever growing list of rabbit and guinea pigs at home.

12. Kayleigh Hunter. RVN

Kayleigh Hunter

Registered Veterinary Nurse


Read Kayleigh Hunter bio

Kayleigh qualified in 2015 and joined us in 2018 having relocated to the area. Kayleigh's experience includes working in a 24 hours hospital where she gained lots of knowledge in emergency care.

Kayleigh is one of our clinical coaches so helps support our student nurses in their journey to become Registered Veterinary Nurses, and often provides continued training in emergency and critical care to the entire team. Kayleigh also enjoys theatre work, anaesthesia and inpatient care.

14. Nikki Perry. RVN

Nikki Perry

Registered Veterinary Nurse


Read Nikki Perry bio

Nikki joined us in 2011 as a receptionists and after helping out as a VCA took the decision to move onto the nursing team shortly after, and qualified in 2018.

Nikki keeps her hand in with reception, so you might see her sat on the front desk every now and again, but her passion lies in providing the highest standard in inpatient care and has helped implement positive changes for our patients.

16. Dan Lough. SVN

Dan Lougher

Registered Veterinary Nurse


Read Dan Lougher bio

Dan joined the team in 2014, and became a Registered Veterinary Nurse in 2019. From a young age, Dan knew a career with animals was for him, and we are please he chose us to share his passion with. Dan enjoys the variety first opinion practice has to offer and is our go to laboratory co-ordinator.

29. Imogen Rogers. SVN

Imogen Rogers

Student Veterinary Nurse

Read Imogen Rogers bio

Imogen joined the team in 2018 and started her journey to become a Veterinary Nurse in 2019.

Imogen is loving all the new knowledge she is acquiring but still has a keen interest in wildlife and caring for our stray patients and (hopefully) reuniting them with their owners.

19. Lauren Winn. VCA

Lauren Winn

Student Veterinary Nurse

Read Lauren Winn bio

Joint he team: 2019

Having previously worked in Pets at Home, I joined the team at Companion care Vets Portsmouth in 2019 as a Veterinary Care Assistant. I then started my studies towards becoming a Veterinary Nurse in 2020.

I really enjoy all that first opinion practice has to offer and love the variety each day brings. I am looking forward to expanding my knowledge as I continue through my studies.

Amiee Chatwell (P)

Amiee Chatfield

Veterinary Care Assistant

Read Amiee Chatfield bio

Joined the team: August 2021

I've wanted to work in a vets for as long as I can remember. I Studied Level 3 Animal Management at Sparsholt College and I would love to go on to study as a Registered Veterinary Nurse. 

I have two dogs: a Staffie called Jessie and a Jack Russell Terrier called Coco. I also have two rabbits: Bella the Lionhead and Thumper the French Lop. 

Alice Adams (P)

Alice Adams

Veterinary Care Assistant

Read Alice Adams bio

Joined the Team: September 2021

At university I studied graphic design before realising my dream job was to become a veterinary nurse.

I have a whippet called Wilfred and a hamster called Pippin. In my spare time I like to make clothes from scratch but I'm not overly successful! I enjoy listening to music and going to music festivals in my downtime.

22. Kym Perry. Senior Recep

Kym Perry

Deputy Reception Manager

Read Kym Perry bio

Kym joined the team in 2017 having previous experience in customer facing roles. Before joining us, Kym was running the bar staff of a large night club, so is finding our team, clients and patients a breeze to help.

When not spending time with friends and family, Kym can be found supporting local charities, by running in as many fun runs as she is able to.

23. Amy Yates. Recep

Amy Yates


Read Amy Yates bio

Amy joined the team in 2015, having previously had over 12 years of experience in customer service and administration. Amy spent the 5 years prior to joining us, working in a local community centre.

Amy has a passion for all animals and is especially getting involved with our wildlife patients. Amy enjoys playing mamma bird to the youngsters and taking them home to her husband (who has a slight fear of birds).

24. Lisa Briggs. Recep

Lisa Briggs


Read Lisa Briggs bio

Lisa joined the team in 2018, having spent a few years running her own dog walking business. Lisa has a history full of animals and has previously ridden and worked with horses, worked with Pyrenean mountain dogs and has shown them in Crufts.

Lisa has also participated in agility since 2009, and part of Lisa's agility includes weekly classes, weekend competitions and attending Kennel Club agility competitions, where see has gained a grade 7 (the highest possible).


Ollie Armitage-Saunders


Read Ollie Armitage-Saunders bio

Ollie joined the team in 2019, having previously worked in Pets at Home since 2012. Ollie is passionate about welcoming you all to the surgery, animal care and loves problem solving, so is looking forward to meeting you all.
In his spare time Ollie enjoys using his degree in Television and Film.

50. Melanie Graham PA

Melanie Graham

Practice Administrator


Read Melanie Graham bio

Graduated: 2013 Sparsholt
Joined the team: 2007

I started my working life in a financial role but following the birth of my daughters I wanted to look at a change in career so in 2007, I joined the team at Companion Care Vets Portsmouth as a weekend receptionist.

When family life permitted, I moved onto the nursing team and gained my qualification in Veterinary Nursing in 2013. I returned to my roots on reception in 2014 and took on the position of Reception manager. In 2019 I became the Practice Administrator and have been in this role ever since. My passion lies in leadership, and I have a keen interest in staff wellbeing, which is so important in the Veterinary Industry.

At home I spend my time with my husband and daughters. I enjoy going to the gym and have an extremely sweet tooth. (Hence the gym!) I am definitely a crazy cat lady but have been restricted to just keeping three at the moment, I am however working on getting more!


Havant Vets4Pets is on the Solent Retail Park inside Pets at Home. Offering a whole new veterinary concept with individually heated cat and dog kennels, operating theatres, digital X-Raydentistry treatments, tonometry and endoscopycombined with affordable, high quality care via a modern, well equipped practice, including a laboratory, pharmacy and free on-site car parking

We form part of a family of veterinary surgeries which include Companion Care Vets PortsmouthCompanion Care Vets Fareham CollingwoodCompanion Care Vets Fareham Park Gate, and Waterlooville Vets4Pets which are all open 7 days a week and have onsite parking.

Please note calls are recorded for monitoring and training purposes.

Written prescription service

Complaints procedures



  • Emergency cover
    Even if we are closed, we have your pet covered.
  • Operating Theatre
    An operating theatre with gaseous anaesthetic facility for surgical procedures.
  • Separate Cat & Dog Wards
    Separate cat and dog hospital wards, designed to ensure your pet is kept in a comfortably stress free environment.
  • Isolation Unit
    A special ward to care for animals with contagious diseases.

Show more services

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Health Plans
    Designed to cover all the regular pet care essentials such as vaccinations and flea and worm prevention, whilst saving you money.
  • 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
  • Small Mammal Medicine and Surgery
    Small Mammal Medicine and Surgery
  • Rabbit Medicine and Testing
    Rabbit Medicine and Testing

Practice accreditations

  • Small_Animal_Practice



10% off for NHS staff and members of the Armed Forces

Available at participating practices only


10% off on a Wednesday for the Over 60's

Summer - dog


£84 Puppy and Kitten Pack


Health Plans

Health Plan

Complete Care

From £8 a month
Complete peace of mind
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Out of hours

Vets Now Portsmouth
Unit 1 Southdown View
Military Road

Telephone: 023 9241 4458

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 to phone. 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 start from £240.50

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