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About Us

Providing Dorset with pet care for over 30 years

We are a family-orientated small business in the centre of Gillingham, providing veterinary services to the surrounding areas.

Over the 30 years that the practice has been established, it has changed from being a traditional mixed animal practice, to being dedicated to small animals.

All of our vets and facilities are at a single site, which means excellent continuity of treatment. Being long established, we have seen many pets through from their 1st vaccinations as puppies/kittens, through to old age!

The origins of our name and logo:

The River Stour, Dorset's longest river, rises in Stourhead and flows for sixty miles beofre emptying into the western reaches of the Solent. Shreen Water joins the Stour in the centre of Gillingham just a short distance from the practice and it is from this tributary that we take our name. As the Stour leaves Gillingham it is joined by the River Lodden. This combination of the 3 rivers provides the inspiration for our practice logo.

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Meet the Team

Our Veterinary Surgeons

Helen Reeves - Clinical Director

Helen Reeves

Helen Reeves BVetMed MRCVS Clinical Director
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Kate Hollingsworth - Veterinary Surgeon

Kate Hollingsworth

Kate Hollingsworth BVetMed MRCVS Veterinary Surgeon
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Sophie Hayhow - Veterinary Surgeon

Sophie Hayhow

Sophie Hayhow BVSc MRCVS Veterinary Surgeon
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Megan Terry - Veterinary Surgeon

Megan Terry

Megan Terry BVM BVS MRCVS Veterinary Surgeon
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Working entirely from a single site our premises are recently refurbished and fully air conditioned. Our facilities include:

  • Fully equipped and modern operating theatre with the latest in anaesthetic equipment and protocols
  • Dental equipment with drills, burs, ultrasonic descaler and polisher
  • Comfortable, secure patient accommodation for all sizes, including a separate cat-friendly ward and dedicated isolation facilities
  • Brand new laboratory suite, giving us same-day integrated results for blood testing, urine analysis, parasitology and endoscopy
  • ECG and blood pressure monitoring