5 Darby’s Lane
"Fantastic vets and nurses. Always there when I need them. Perfect!"
"Love this place, they’re great."
"Very good. Purr-fect!"
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.
Joanna graduated from Warsaw University in 2005 and joined Pet Practice in January 2013. Her interests are with small animal surgery, especially orthopaedics. She has both a cat and dog and when not at work loves spending time with her family, sailing and travelling.
Anna graduated from Warsaw University in 2006 after which she worked at a busy small animal clinic before moving to the UK in 2011. She then completed a 12 month internship in a referral centre gaining valuable knowledge in orthopaedic, soft tissue, cardiac and neurological surgery. Anna has a special interest in soft tissue surgery and diagnostic imaging including radiography and ultrasound.
In Anna's spare time she loves to travel and cuddle her Schnauzer.
Hannah has been with us at Pet Practice since 2014 and qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in 2019. She has a passion for animal conservation and rehabilitation and travels around the world volunteering in this field. At home Hannah has two crazy dogs, Benson and Wilma.
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 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 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 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 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 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 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!
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.
Laura has been with us at Pet Practice since 2012. She attended Bournemouth & Poole college studying Animal Care & Management and has also gained valuable work experience at various animal sanctuaries. She will always be happy to help with any questions you may have at reception. She enjoys taking care of her family pets as well as spending time with her family and friends.
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.
Approved Out of Hours Service
- Monday - Friday: 18:00 - 08:30
- Saturday: 12:00 - Monday 08:30
- Bank Holidays: Open
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- Telephone: 01202 859 933
Out of hours service:
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.