Meet the team
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.
I graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in 2021 and joined the team in June 2022. When I was a university student, I completed many of my clinical placements at this very practice! I love all aspects of being a veterinarian- whether it be daily interactions with our lovely clients and pets or working up complex medical cases.
In my spare time, you’ll find me doting on my senior dog Bailey, who is full of beans (as pictured above)! Outside of work, I enjoy paddleboarding and exploring local food hotspots.
Dr Libby Goonan
I graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in 2023. During my time in veterinary school, I gained experience in a variety of areas, including small animal medicine, surgery, and radiology. I am excited to join the team at Vets4Pets as a new graduate veterinarian. I have always had a passion for animals, and I am dedicated to providing compassionate and high-quality care to my patients.
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.
I qualified at Middlesex University in 2016 and joined the team at Portsmouth Vets4Pets in 2017. I most enjoy looking after hospital in-patients, helping them to feel as relaxed as possible to aide their recovery.
I'm a self-confessed crazy cat lady with a particular affection for ginger toms. My cat Sybil is full of mischief and likes to keep me on my toes.
I am Catherine and I am one of the Registered Veterinary nurses here at Portsmouth Vets4Pets.
I joined the team in 2015 as a student and then qualified the following year in 2016. I have been in the veterinary industry since 2011, where I first started as a Veterinary care assistant and worked my way up to become a nurse!
I love all aspects of the job and I like to keep my hands busy! I have a keen interest in rabbits and have two of my own at home called Penny and Leo! As well as my pets, I have a young daughter called Lara who also keeps me very busy! Outside of work I enjoy exploring with Lara and spending time with friends and family.
Hi there, my name is Lilly. I have been working within the veterinary field for the last 3 years as a veterinary care assistant within a referral clinic. I have recently joined this practice to start my student veterinary nurse training. I love all aspects of my job, (especially working with stubborn animals!), and have a keen interest in canines. In my spare time I like to keep busy by going on hikes with my little boy and paddle boarding.
I began working for Vets4pets in 2021 and have been so overwhelmed by the warm welcome from all the clients and pets.
I love the busy atmosphere and the opportunity to help pets and support their owners.
I come from a background in performing and qualified as a dance teacher in 2017 and I teach alongside my role here.
I have always had a keen interest in animals and this was only heightened when I adopted my cat Beau. With his placid temperament and fitting in with such ease, he encouraged me to get another and I ended up with a crazy, loud, but incredibly loving King Charles Cavalier Spaniel Nelly, they couldn't be more opposite.
They have taught me that all animals have such unique personalities and how I am a complete soft touch.
I joined the reception team at the end of May 2021 following a complete change of career in retail optometry over the past 10 years.
I have worked throughout the Covid pandemic and wanted to make a change in my working life, I needed a new challenge doing something that I have a passion for.
I had been looking for the perfect job for a while and this role came at just the right time.
The practice offers me different experiences daily with lots to keep learning all the time.
I have found my feet quickly with my previous clinical background and love for all animals been a great help.
I am a dog owner myself and enjoy taking my 5 and 10 year old staffies on lots of adventures with my husband, exploring Cornwall is our favourite thing to do!
Greeting your pets and been able to get to know them all is the best, I am really passionate about providing them with a safe and welcoming environment and been here to help our clients with their precious furry friends.
I joined the Vets4Pets team in May 2022. Everyone, staff and clients have all been so welcoming and I have learnt so much from everyone already. I am looking forward to my future with the company.
Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my family and friends and of course spending time with as many animals as I can.
Student Veterinary Nurse
Vets4Pets Portsmouth 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.
DentistryThe treatment and prevention of dental disease
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ECGECG is also available to keep your pet's heart healthy.
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.
UltrasoundGenerates 2-D moving images of your pet’s internal organs at work.
X-RayGenerates digital 2D images of bones and internal organs.
Complete Care Plus
Flea & Worm Pack