Medivet Parkstone

AfriVet Veterinary Clinic

01202 722 739

4.9 /5
68 reviews

25 Woodside Road, Poole, BH14 9JH

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  • Afrivet and Medivet

    Afrivet and Medivet have been in partnership since September 2018. Together, we’re committed to delivering the very best care to the local area, with faces you know and trust. Our unique partnership gives you access to the services and expertise of the wider Medivet community, providing exceptional care that’s always there.

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If you’re not sure whether your pet needs to see a vet, our quick and easy Symptom Checker can help. Answer a few simple questions about the signs of illness your pet is displaying and the checker will advise whether a trip to the vet is necessary and how urgently that specialist care should be given.

  • Your vet in Parkstone

    At Medivet Parkstone, our committed and capable team of professionals deliver exceptional client and patient care. Through our wide range of services and facilities, we aim to help your pet live a long, happy and healthy life with you.

    We look forward to welcoming you to our practice. 

Meet the team

Graham Smith

Partner and Lead Veterinary Surgeon

Graham Smith

Partner and Lead Veterinary Surgeon

I am originally from Zimbabwe and grew up in a household of pets. As a youngster I rescued and rehabilitated many wild birds. After graduating in 1997, I spent time in mixed equine and veterinary practice, but have now worked in small animal practice since 1999. I started Afrivet in April 2008 and formed a partnership with Medivet at the end of 2018. My interests include scuba diving, reading non-fiction and travel.

Tracy Backhouse

Veterinary Surgeon

Tracy Backhouse

Veterinary Surgeon

As well as surgery I am also a qualified Animal Behaviourist. I grew up reading James Herriot in the country where he worked so it was only natural that I became a vet. After a few years, I realised cats and dogs were a lot less muddy than cows, so moved into small animal practice and joined Parkstone four years ago. When I’m not at work you'll find me teaching self-defence, reading, or curled up with my three-legged dog Pod and the four cats. I am also the proud mother of a teenager who keeps me on my toes.

Brad Cross

Veterinary Surgeon

Brad Cross

Veterinary Surgeon

I worked for the South African government for a year before moving here into small animal practice with Medivet in 2016. I’ve been at the Parkstone practice since February 2019. In my spare time I enjoy hiking and cooking. I currently have no pets, but my late golden retriever was a lovely companion.

Emma Page

Head Veterinary Nurse

Emma Page

Head Veterinary Nurse

I started nursing in 2006, qualified in 2010 and joined Parkstone in 2013. I have a keen interest in nutrition and nurse clinics. I’ve always wanted to be a vet nurse and love training our students. In my spare time I really enjoy cooking and scuba diving, but not at the same time. At home I have a cat called Froglet who was a stray that came into the practice.

Rosie Cook

Veterinary Nurse

Rosie Cook

Veterinary Nurse

I first did work experience at a vet practice when I was 15 and went on to complete a degree at Bristol University in 2007. Prior to this I lived on a Nature reserve on Brownsea Island and have always felt an affinity for animals. I’ve now been at the Parkstone practice for almost five years. My spare time is taken up with my son, daughter and animals. I enjoy reading, camping, festivals and exploring new places. I also have a cat called Podrick and a dog called Wilf - both rescues.

Beth Saul

Student Veterinary Nurse

Beth Saul

Student Veterinary Nurse

I started nursing in 2017 and recently started college where I’m training to become a vet nurse. I joined Medivet in October 2018 as a mobile Patient Care Assistant, and joined Parkstone permanently in January 2019. I grew up in Zambia in Africa, where I first fell in love with animals. I enjoy the cinema, reading and walking my dog - I have a rescue from Romania called Maggie and a kitten called Pudding.

Josie Broadbear

Client Care Assistant

Josie Broadbear

Client Care Assistant

I started at Parkstone in 2016 and have gained a lot of experience in that time. I am really looking forward to training as a vet nurse. I enjoy spending my free time with my two-year-old daughter. I also have a beautiful black cat called Arya.

Sandy Addison

Client Care Assistant

Sandy Addison

Client Care Assistant

I’ve been working at Parkstone since 2010, but first started working in small animal practice in 2004. I enjoy reading and walks in the New Forest, and spending time with my two grandchildren. I also have two lovely rabbits called Fred and Ebony.

Reviews

4.9 /5
68 reviews
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5.0/5
Jan 26, 2021
Google Medivet Parkstone Verified User
Afrivet is outstanding because of Dr. Graham Smith. A top-notch veterinarian. Reception staff always friendly.
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5.0/5
Jan 24, 2021
Google Medivet Parkstone Verified User
We always bring our cats here. Last weekend our cat was rather poorly and she was seen at short notice. Thankfully the vet diagnosed her problem and she received appropriate treatment, which made her far more comfortable. Highly recommend.
Google
5.0/5
Jan 21, 2021
Google Medivet Parkstone Verified User
Friendly staff who love our pets almost as much as we do! I always trust they're in good hands and the vets and nurses always have time for questions.
Google
5.0/5
Jan 21, 2021
Google Medivet Parkstone Verified User
Very friendly
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5.0/5
Jan 11, 2021
Google Medivet Parkstone Verified User
Very happy with the service.
Google
5.0/5
Jan 8, 2021
Google Medivet Parkstone Verified User
Even during these unprecedented times Afrivet, Poole, have been their usual helpful and caring selves.
Google
5.0/5
Jan 8, 2021
Google Medivet Parkstone Verified User
Excellent!!!! All of the staff are so friendly and helpful. My dog isn't friendly towards strangers but the staff at Medivet have been so accommodating with that, especially during the Covid lockdown period where we can't accompany him on appointments. I'd highly recommend them to anyone in the area looking for a Vet
Google
5.0/5
Jan 8, 2021
Google Medivet Parkstone Verified User
Tracey is a superb vet. Staff are very friendly
Google
5.0/5
Dec 28, 2020
Google Medivet Parkstone Verified User
Great service, friendly staff and kept informed of what going on during my dog’s treatment
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5.0/5
Dec 18, 2020
Google Medivet Parkstone Verified User
Excellent staff always friendly and efficient.
VetHelpDirect
5.0/5
Dec 12, 2020
VetHelpDirect Medivet Parkstone Verified User
I’m quite new to Aftivet and they have been very helpful understanding and caring
Facebook
5.0/5
Oct 17, 2020
Facebook Medivet Parkstone Verified User
Graham and his team are always amazing. They always go out of their way to help us and nothing is ever too much for them. I would highly recommend Graham to anybody that need a seriously good Vet! His knowledge seems endless and will always figure out what is wrong with your loved pets.