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.
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
Joint Venture Partner and Veterinary Surgeon
BSc(Chem.Eng.), M.Ing., BVSc, MRCVS
Graduated: 1998 in South Africa
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.
Joint Venture Partner and Veterinary Surgeon
BSc(Agric.), BVSc, MRCVS
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.
Dr Christiane Caspers
Senior Veterinary Surgeon
Dr.Med.Vet, DVM, MRCVS
Graduated: 2001 Munich, Germany
Joined the Team: 2009
After graduated in 2001 in Munich, Germany, I went on to complete a PHD in neuro micro surgery in 2005. I joined the team in 2009 and have a keen interest in ophthalmology, rabbit medicine and feline medicine.
I can often be found with my nose in a book, or doing some research in new areas of medicine. I am affectionately referred to as our 'Christipedia'.
In my down time I enjoy photography and tending to my cacti.
Graduated: 2007 in Portugal
Joined the Team: 2010
I graduated in 2007 in Portugal. After working for two years in a small animal hospital, I decided to come to the UK, to be an intern in an oncology referral centre.
I joined the Companion Care Vets Portsmouth team in 2010 and since then I have completed a Surgery and Anesthesia Post Graduate Diploma from the University Autónoma of Barcelona. I am currently working towards a Small Animal Practice certificate, focusing mainly in Internal Medicine.
I have a lovely rescue staffie, Pudding, and enjoy travelling.
Graduated: 2002 in Italy
Joined the Team: 2013
I joined the team in 2013, via the PDSA where I worked for 4 years. After graduating in 2002 in Italy, I spent some time in small animal practices in Rome and Sardinia before deciding to travel to England.
I have a keen interest in orthopaedics, love travelling and enjoy martial arts.
Graduated: 1988 in Onderstepoort, South Africa
Joined the Team: 2017
I qualified in 1988 in Onderstepoort, South Africa, and came to work in West Sussex in 1991. In 2008 I became a Joint Venture Partner in Companion Care Vets Rustington and Companion Care Vets Chichester, before selling my partnership in 2014. I then locumed in a few local Companion Care Vet practices before joining the team at Companion Care Vets Portsmouth permanently in 2017.
I have a keen interest in dermatology and feline medicine. In my spare time I enjoy hiking, photography and travelling.
I have been an enthusiastic and passionate animal lover since my childhood as I grew up in the countryside as a farm girl, surrounded by dogs, cats, horses, sheep, calves and many more. I was responsible for feeding and observing the health of our pets till I moved to study in University.
Spending my best years at university I then graduated with a master and doctor of veterinary medicine. This has given me the opportunity to fulfil my life’s ambition and combine my passion with work.
Outside of work I am a proud mother to three children and like to explore things with them. This gives me a chance to learn more every day. Horse riding and book reading are my other interests.
Graduated: South Africa 1981
Joined the team: May 2022
I graduated as a veterinary surgeon, in South Africa, in 1981. Although I’m from Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe), South Africa had a better veterinary school. I moved to South Africa permanently shortly after graduating and during my career I have had my own practice, and was often found dealing with reproduction issues, but I have a keen interest and enjoy dermatology (skin).
I came to the UK as a vet a few years back, but returned in 2022 to continue my career, and also experience the rich history found here. My wife and I can be found most weekends exploring local villages, historical sites or travelling around. My family still live in Zimbabwe so I visit home as often as I can.
My hobbies include golf, mountain biking and wood work, which I find as a great stress relief from the busy days at work.
Graduated: University of Pretoria, South Africa 2022
Joined the team: April 2023
Before moving to the UK from South Africa, I was working in a small town as a community service veterinarian. I am an all-round general practitioner but I have a particularly keen interest in small animal surgery.
When not in the practice I enjoy playing guitar, film photography, making kombucha tea, hiking and working out.
Joined the Team: 2015
I joined the nursing team in 2015, having started my journey in 2008 I qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in 2011. I enjoy coaching our Veterinary Care Assistants and Student Veterinary Nurses and have a keen interest in anaesthesia and theatre work.
I spend most of her spare time with friends and family, and caring for my pets.
Joined the Team: 2011
I joined the team as a receptionists and after helping out as a Veterinary Care Assistant I took the decision to move onto the nursing team shortly after. I gained my Veterinary Nursing qualification in 2018.
I like to keep my hand in with reception, so you might see me sat on the front desk every now and again, but my passion lies in providing the highest standard in inpatient care and I have helped implement positive changes for our patients.
Joined the team: December 2020
I joined the reception team at Companion Care Vets Portsmouth in December 2020. I then moved in to the nursing team as a Veterinary Care Assistance in early 2022. I started my journey to become a qualified veterinary nurse late 2022 and I am looking forward to developing all my new skills.
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.
Joined the Team: 2017
I joined the team in 2017 having previous experience in customer facing roles. Before this I was running the bar staff of a large night club, so find our team, clients and patients a breeze to help.
When not spending time with friends and family, I can be found supporting local charities, by running in as many fun runs as I am able to.
Joined the Team: 2018
I joined the team in 2018, having spent a few years running my own dog walking business. I have a history full of animals and have previously ridden and worked with horses, worked with Pyrenean mountain dogs and have shown them in Crufts.I have also participated in agility since 2009, and this includes weekly classes, weekend competitions and attends Kennel Club agility competitions, where I have gained a grade 7 (the highest possible).
Joined the team: January 2023
I've always know that I have wanted to work with animals from a young age and ran my own dog walking business for 5 years. At home I have two kittens Mildred and Rue who have become sisters to Spud my tortoise.
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, where I gained my passion for leadership and interest in staff wellbeing. I became the practices mental health first aider in 2021 and in 2022 I gained a post graduate certificate in Veterinary Business Management and became the practice manager for both, Companion Care Vets Portsmouth and Havant Vets4Pets.
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 and love nothing more than curling up with one of them, whilst I indulge in reading.
Havant Vets4Pets is situated inside the Pets at Home store on Solent Road over the road from Tesco. 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 Portsmouth, Companion Care Vets Fareham Collingwood, Companion Care Vets Fareham Park Gate, and Waterlooville Vets4Pets all of which have onsite parking.
Please note calls are recorded for monitoring and training purposes.
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.
DentistryThe treatment and prevention of dental disease
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ECGECG is also available to keep your pet's heart healthy.
EndoscopyEnables us to capture real-time images of internal organs and structures using an endoscope.
Exotic PetCan see a range of patients, from small animals through to reptiles.
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.
Nurse ClinicAppointments with a highly qualified nurse which can cover anything from nutrition and fitness advice, grooming techniques, to pet socialisation classes.
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.
Rabbit Medicine and TestingRabbit Medicine and Testing
Separate Cat & Dog WardsSeparate cat and dog hospital wards, designed to ensure your pet is kept in a comfortably stress free environment.
Small Mammal Medicine and SurgerySmall Mammal Medicine and Surgery
UltrasoundGenerates 2-D moving images of your pet’s internal organs at work.
X-RayGenerates digital 2D images of bones and internal organs.
Out of hours
Unit 1 Southdown View
Tel: 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 £298.50