Totton Vets4Pets

21/23 Salisbury Road
SO40 3HX
023 8058 0020

Closed Now

Need emergency care? See out of hours information.

Opening Hours

  • Monday  - 
  • Tuesday  - 
  • Wednesday  - 
  • Thursday  - 
  • Friday  - 
  • Saturday  - 
  • Sunday Closed

Parking and access information

Parking is available for free(up to 3 hours) in the War Memorial car park opposite the Practice - next to the Doctor's Surgery. There is also the Westfield car park (charges apply) behind the Practice. 

The 2 bays in front of our Practice are for Loading only. 


Meet the team

Judith Archbold

Dr. Judith Archbold

Practice Owner and Veterinary Surgeon

B.Sc. MA.VetMB. GPcert. (EM+S). cert. AVP (gSAS). MRCVS. RCVS Advanced Practitioner in Small Animal Surgery.

Read Dr. Judith Archbold bio

I was born and bred in Southampton. I have a degree in Zoology from Cardiff University and graduated as a veterinary surgeon from Cambridge University in 1994. I have since gained further qualifications in emergency medicine and surgery (GPcertEM+S) and soft tissue / orthopaedic surgery (certAVPgSAS). I have always worked full-time in small animal practice, mostly in Hampshire, with some “time out” working in New Zealand …. I emigrated, taking my dogs and cat with me …. then we all came back as I missed the lovely weather here! I have a menagerie of 2 mad Labradors (Scout and Tegwen), a rescue cat (Finn), 4 tortoises (Hector, Jessie, Martha, Quinn - aged between 16 and 85 years) and some rescued ex-battery hens running around the garden.

In my spare time I enjoy dog walking and I play Timpani / percussion in Ocean Brass Band. As a family we always had boats ….. the beach is still my favourite place ……. and I go sea fishing with friends, but only in warm weather nowadays! I enjoy all aspects of running the practice, but I’m happiest in theatre as have a bias towards surgery. I have a great team working with me to maintain a high standard of veterinary care for our patients.


Dr. Brigite Fonseca

Veterinary Surgeon


Read Dr. Brigite Fonseca bio

I qualified from the University of Lisbon, Portugal in 2020 and have been working in small animal practice in the UK ever since. My main areas of interest are diagnostic imaging (ultrasound) and medicine; I am developing my skills in surgery. My main goal is to give the best care possible to your pet.

I have a cat called Branca. Outside of work I keep busy with reading, playing sports, travelling, socialising with friends and taking care of my growing collection of house plants.

Dawn Soley

Dawn Soley

Head Nurse. Registered Veterinary Nurse and Clinical Coach.


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I have had a passion for animals since I was very young; and I’ve been working with them since 1993 and qualified as a veterinary nurse in 2000.

I have a particular interest in reptiles and own several species of them. At home I keep snakes, lizards, tarantulas and two Staffordshire Bull Terriers.

I also have a keen interest in dog psychology and behaviour. I enjoy training my own dogs and I am currently undertaking Search and Rescue training with my dog Vinnie.


Debbie Major

Registered Veterinary Nurse and Clinical Coach


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I began my veterinary nursing career in 1999 at a local practice. I have worked with a large variety of species including farm, equine and zoo animals (due to my previous life as a keeper at Marwell Zoo). At home I have two rescue cats called Squirrel ,  who has 3 legs, and Luna Mooncat:  a chicken, a tortoise, a snake , as well as any waifs and strays I bring home from work. I enjoy all aspects of my job, but particularly dealing with  dog / cat aggression and behavioural issues.


Millie Brooks

Student Veterinary Nurse


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I have had an interest and passion for animals since I was very young. My family has always owned a variety of pets. I have been studying animals since 2017. Once I have qualified as a veterinary nurse in 2024 I hope to do a degree in Animal Behaviour and a masters degree in Animal Physiotherapy. 

I enjoy the pharmaceutical, laboratory and diagnostic imaging side of veterinary nursing; as well as running my own nurse consultations.


Erin Duerden

Student Veterinary Nurse


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I grew up in London but moved to Southampton for university, where I graduated with a Zoology degree. In the past I have worked in pet shops and volunteered in animal shelters. I am looking forward to becoming a qualified veterinary nurse.

At home I enjoy doing anything creative, reading and gardening. I have 2 cats, a dog, a snake, a gecko and a  bearded dragon - which require most of my attention. I enjoy all aspects of work but especially learning about exotic pets.


Nicole Bray Spicer

Client Care Advisor and Insurance Administrator

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I work full-time as a Client Care Advisor. I have moved back from London where I was working as a receptionist at a doctors' surgery.  My role within the team has developed to include more administration, such as processing insurance claims and Cats Protection Charity paperwork. 

I enjoy keeping fit and regularly go to the gym. I am currently learning to drive.


Rebecca Thelwell

Client Care Advisor and Reception Administrator

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I work full-time as a Client Care Advisor. I have previously worked in a variety of admin roles, within a range of different sectors including finance - where I passed my accounting exams. I have just started to volunteer for the Cinnamon Trust; this is a charity that helps elderly people to continue to care for their pets in their own homes. I love the role I have: working closely with clients and their pets. There is always something new and interesting each day. 

I live with my husband and our children , along with our 2 young Labradors (Bob and Charlie), who we love to take on forest and beach walks.


Hannah Worlock

Client Care Advisor

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I work part-time as a Client Care Advisor. I have 10 years of customer service experience and always try to keep a positive attitude and welcome everyone with a smile... especially their pets!

I have 2 cats, Robyn ( a Bengal-x) and Willow ( a little fluff ball), which unfortunately hate each other! 

In my spare time I am part of a Musical Theatre Group which regularly performs in the Waterside area. I have taken part in many shows including Les Miserables, Oliver, Spamalot, The Sound of Music and even played the main character in last year's pantomime Puss in Boots. 

I enjoy being part of the Reception Team as no day is the same. I always make time to go out the back to the kennels and cattery to give the in-patients some extra love. 

Vets4Pets Totton is committed to bringing you affordable, high quality care via a modern, well equipped practice, including a lab, pharmacy, digital x-ray and ultrasound. 


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  • Emergency cover
    Even if we are closed, we have your pet covered.
  • Airway Surgery
    Airway Surgery
  • Anaesthesia
    General anaesthetic enables us to perform many procedures kindly and safely for your pet.
  • Biochemistry
    Allows an assessment of the functionality of a patients organs.

Show more services

  • Blood Pressure Monitor
    Used to measure the range of blood pressure as a preventative treatment to identify early signs of systemic hypertension.
  • Blood Transfusion
    Treats many critically ill cats and dogs and our pioneering blood donor programme helps keep them alive.
  • Chemotherapy & Cancer Treatment
    Dogs and cats that receive chemotherapy feel normal the day they are given the drug.
  • Cruciate Surgery
    Surgery to repair damaged stifle ligaments.
  • Dental X-Ray
    Unlike 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.
  • Dentistry
    The treatment and prevention of dental disease
  • Digital X-Ray
    Digital X ray equipment is available.
  • Ear Surgery
    Ear Surgery service is available to keep your pet free from any infections.
  • Electrolyte
    Enables the assessment of critical blood chemicals such as sodium and potassium.
  • Exotic Pet
    Can see a range of patients, from small animals through to reptiles.
  • Fracture Repair
    Orthopaedic surgery to correct broken bones.
  • Haematology – Blood testing
    Allows the assessment of a patient's blood and blood cells.
  • Health Plans
    Designed to cover all the regular pet care essentials such as vaccinations and flea and worm prevention, whilst saving you money.
  • Home Visits
    If you can’t make it us, we will come to you. We offer routine home visit for pets who don’t like to leave the house or clients who are unable to visit us. (Additional costs may occur)
  • Hospital Ward
    Suite of custom-built kennels for the housing and monitoring of in-patients.
  • In house blood transfusions
    In house blood transfusions
  • In-house Laboratory
    A range of analytical tests and equipment to assist in the rapid diagnosis of illness.
  • Isolation Unit
    A special ward to care for animals with contagious diseases.
  • Locally Owned
    This practice is locally owned.
  • Medication
  • Microchipping
    A microchip can help retrieve lost pets
  • Nurse Clinic
    Appointments with a highly qualified nurse which can cover anything from nutrition and fitness advice, grooming techniques, to pet socialisation classes.
  • Nutritional Advice
    Advice and support for your pet's diet.
  • Oncology
    Medical care of cancer.
  • Operating Theatre
    An operating theatre with gaseous anaesthetic facility for surgical procedures.
  • Orthopaedics
    Surgery of joints and bones.
  • Oxygen Chamber
    Enables us to provide supplemental oxygen when needed.
  • Pet Passport / Animal Health Certificate
    Trained Official Veterinarian vets to issue Pet Passports, Fit to Fly letters and rabies serology tests.
  • Prescriptions
    We can provide written prescriptions upon request.
  • Separate Cat & Dog Wards
    Separate cat and dog hospital wards, designed to ensure your pet is kept in a comfortably stress free environment.
  • Small Mammal Medicine and Surgery
    Small Mammal Medicine and Surgery
  • Soft Tissue
    Surgical procedures involving the soft tissues such as ears and skin.
  • Stem Cell Therapy
    Stem cell therapy can be used in the treatment of arthritis, fractures, and ligament injuries.
  • Weight Clinic
    Monitoring clinic to help dogs and cats achieve optimal weights – both if they have been under or overweight
  • X-Ray & Ultrasound
    X-Ray & Ultrasound

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Practice accreditations

  • RCVS accreditation EDITED

Health Plans

Health Plan

Complete Care

From £8* per month
Save over £300† on routine healthcare
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Health Plan

Complete Care Plus

From £19* per month
Our most comprehensive plan for dogs and cats

Health Plans

Flea & Worm Pack

Protect your pet and your pocket!
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Out of hours

Vets Now Southampton
64 West End Road
SO18 6TG

Telephone: 023 8043 7999

Standard consultation fees start from £298.50