Medivet Parkstone

AfriVet Veterinary Clinic

01202 722 739

4.9 /5
37 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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  • 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

Patient Care Assistant

Beth Saul

Patient Care Assistant

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

Patient Care Assistant

Josie Broadbear

Patient 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
37 reviews
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Google
5.0/5
Oct 3, 2019
Google Medivet Parkstone Verified User
Appointment when I needed it. A price that feels right without inventing issues or prescribing items for no reason. Caring for the pet and the owner just like he always has.
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5.0/5
Sep 27, 2019
Facebook Medivet Parkstone Verified User
I have been taking my cats to Tracey Backhouse at Afrivets for the last 4 1/2 years. I find her to be extremely knowledgeable, kind and gentle with them. Tracey looks after their physical requirements but is also very intuitive about psychological needs. I would not hesitate to recommend her.
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5.0/5
Sep 27, 2019
Google Medivet Parkstone Verified User
I have been going to Afrivet for the last 4 1/2 years with my cats. I find Tracey Backhouse to be a wonderful vet, kind, gentle & compassionate. I would not hesitate to recommend her.
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5.0/5
Sep 13, 2019
Facebook Medivet Parkstone Verified User
On time, friendly & informative
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5.0/5
Aug 19, 2019
Facebook Medivet Parkstone Verified User
Amazing trust them totally with our boy x
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5.0/5
Aug 16, 2019
Facebook Medivet Parkstone Verified User
Tracy is an amazing vet! always giving me the best advice and truly cares about the welfare of my dogs. i couldn't fault this place in anyway. everyone is lovely! Thankyou so much Tracy!
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5.0/5
Aug 6, 2019
Facebook Medivet Parkstone Verified User
Amazing vets, they have looked after Sammy for a long time through a number of ailments - can’t recommend Graham and his fab team highly enough! Neither can Sammy! 😻 They also have some good reading material!
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5.0/5
May 30, 2019
Facebook Medivet Parkstone Verified User
Would highly recommend this Veterinary Practice, went here for a second opinion today 30/5/19 as my cat was critically ill, diagnosed with high blood pressure and given treatment and already on the road to recovery after just a couple of hours which had not been detected at my previous veterinary practice. The staff are all lovely, welcoming and caring and I am registering the rest of my fur babies with immediate effect. Big thanks to the wonderful Tracy. XX
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5.0/5
May 14, 2019
Facebook Medivet Parkstone Verified User
Excellent customer care, empathic handling of my dog and thorough. This clinic also has a vet with behaviour qualifications and has a clear understanding of how medical conditions affect behaviour. A small practice with continuity of care.
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5.0/5
Mar 12, 2019
Facebook Medivet Parkstone Verified User
I trust Graham with my pets healthcare and she is coping very well with Cushings disease. He takes the time to explain her healthcare and the treatment to follow.I have been coming to the practice since the opening and before that to Graham in another practice, he has been caring for my pet for nearly 13 years. The staff are always friendly and caring and I am always able to get an appointment when needed.
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5.0/5
Dec 4, 2018
Facebook Medivet Parkstone Verified User
Friendly, very good service and show a lots of care for the animals 😊👍
Google
5.0/5
Oct 9, 2018
Google Medivet Parkstone Verified User
No complaints at all about this practice. The care they give is genuine. However I am very sad to learn that they have been taken over by Medivet. I thought things weren't the same. May consider changing vets now as the reviews of medivet aren't good 😢🐕🐶