Christchurch Vets


63 Somerford Road, Christchurch, Dorset, BH23 3QA


01202 473444



Free parking

Opening Hours

  • Monday - Friday: 08:00 - 19:00
  • Saturday: 9:00 - 13:00
    or 14:00 - 18:00
Nearby to

Bournemouth ∙ Boscombe ∙ Ringwood ∙ Ferndown ∙ Brockenhurst ∙ Lymington ∙ Milford on Sea ∙ Northbourne ∙ New Milton ∙ Barton on Sea

In Practice Services

  • Consultations
  • Dental Care
  • Diagnostics
  • First Steps
  • Fleas, Ticks & Worming Care
  • Health Plan
  • Hospitalisation
  • In-house Laboratory
  • Medications & Prescriptions
  • Microchipping
  • Neutering
  • Orthopaedics
  • Radiography
  • Soft Tissue Surgery
  • Surgery
  • Ultrasonography
  • Vaccinations
  • X-Rays

Maya's Journey at Pet Practice Christchurch

Whilst playing on her regular walk Maya collided with a mini motorbike. She was admitted to the practice as she was found to be limping slightly and was also tender around her face.

Under sedation radiographs were taken. Maya had fractured her jaw in two places which would require orthopaedic surgery to stabilise. Fortunately her lameness was only bruising and no other injuries were found.

Surgery stabilised the fracture with a combination of a bilateral external skeletal fixator and also an encircling wire. Maya went home with ‘bumpers’ on for two months to allow the bones to heal. The implants were removed at a second surgery. Maya has since made a full recovery, is always happy to see us, and continues to be her normal bouncy self!

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Christchurch Out of Hours Service

Approved by Pet Practice

We know your pet can become ill or suffer accidents at any time. To make sure you have access to high quality care at night, weekends and bank holidays, we have chosen to partner with Vets Now, the leading provider of Out of Hours care.


Vets Now Bournemouth, Station Rd, Wimbourne, BH21 1RQ

  • Monday - Friday: 18:00 - 08:30
  • Saturday: 12:00 - Monday 08:30
  • Bank Holidays: Open

Veterinary Surgeons

Ben Johnson

Ben qualified in 2001 and is the founding director of Pet Practice. He enjoys all aspects of companion animal veterinary medicine but as Pet Practice has grown now has a management focused role. You will always find him very approachable so please do not hesitate to contact him if needed. When allowed out of the office he can be found on the water or spending time with his family.

Hannah Ridout

Hannah moved to Bournemouth after graduating from Glasgow University. She enjoys surgery and cardiology as well as behavioural medicine. In her spare time Hannah likes to Canicross with her speedy Labrador Douglas.

Andy Morris

We’re pleased to offer the expertise of Orthopaedic Surgeon Andy Morris of Vet Fix on a referral basis. Andy has worked in-house with us for many years. Further information about the services Vet Fix offers can be found here Vetfix

Andrea Yague

Andrea qualified in Spain in 2019 and, with animals and travelling being her two big passions, had worked both overseas and within the U.K before joining our team. She has a special interest in veterinary ophthalmology. Outside of work she spends the majority of her time biking, hiking and running around our beautiful Dorset countryside.

Jess Jacobs

Bio coming soon

Isabella DeRosa

Izzie graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in 2019 and spent two years working at a veterinary hospital in Kent. She moved down to the Dorset coast in September 2021 and joined us. Her interests include soft tissue surgery and diagnostic imaging. Outside of work Izzie loves to travel, cook and paddle-board.

Veterinary Nurses

Jazmin Davies

Jazmin moved from Canada in 2006. She has undertaken a variety of roles in a wide range of practices from small animal first opinion, mixed animal hospitals, out of hours emergency services as well as referral. She qualified in 2013 and shortly after joined the Pet Practice family. Jazmin is our practice manager. Aside from her clinical interests she increasingly enjoys her leadership and management roles.

Lisa White

Lisa qualified in London where she worked as head nurse for several years. She moved down to the sunny south coast in 2012 and joined us in February 2016, which she loves! Lisa enjoys nurse clinics, especially canine behaviour. She is currently working towards a diploma in canine behaviour. Her household comprises of a husband, three children, two cats and her rescue dog Mason.

Michelle Street

Michelle moved to Dorset from Surrey in 2017. She qualified as a veterinary nurse in 2010 and enjoys how varied a day as a veterinary nurse can be. She is clinical coach to our student nurses in Bournemouth and enjoys all aspects of teaching. Michelle is a typical veterinary nurse rescuing a stray cat that was brought into our practice in 2018.

Sarah Johnson

Sarah has been veterinary nursing in Dorset for over twenty years and has a wealth of experience having worked in first opinion, referral and emergency practices. She now works for us part time splitting her efforts between the practice and home. Ben has been known to take more looking after than their daughter Tia.

Vicky Nicholls

Vicky qualified in 2006, completing a BSc(hons) degree. She gained her experience across several small and large animal practices in the south west before joining Pet Practice in 2011. Her main veterinary interests are in surgical nursing. Vicky now works for us part time after becoming a busy mum of two.

Jade Wilson

Jade recently studied animal care and welfare science and has now progressed to become one of our student nurses. She has completed work experience in multiple practices from 2017 gaining both knowledge and experience within the industry.

Julia Mills

Julia is one of our student nurses and moved from Germany in 2010. She joined Pet Practice after working at an Emergency Veterinary Clinic and has worked in the Veterinary Industry for six years within various roles. Julia started her Veterinary Nursing diploma in September 2019 and is looking forward to advancing her knowledge. She currently lives with her fox (who is a Pom-chi), Coco!

Gemma Sams

Bio coming soon


Carrie Arnull

Carrie has been working at Pet Practice since 2010. She enjoys welcoming clients & their pets into the practice and answering any questions they may have. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her daughter, socialising with her friends, and dancing.

Stacey Barclay

Stacey joined the Pet Practice team in 2018 coming from a research background with a keen love of animals. In her spare time, she enjoys playing field hockey, keeping fit and dog sitting. This allows her to enjoy all the great benefits of caring for dogs using her new-found knowledge of veterinary practice.