Medivet Parkstone

AfriVet Veterinary Clinic

01202 722 739

4.8 /5
81 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.

Isabel Lopez Prado

Veterinary Surgeon

Isabel Lopez Prado

Veterinary Surgeon

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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.

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

4.8 /5
81 reviews
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Google
5.0/5
Feb 25, 2021
Google Medivet Parkstone Verified User
Very friendly and look after our cats beautifully
Google
5.0/5
Feb 24, 2021
Google Medivet Parkstone Verified User
I am so grateful to the staff here who saw my poorly dog at really short notice. I wasn’t even registered but they quickly Got Rolo into be seen. They were so kind, and really took the time to explain to me what was wrong. Thank you so so much. Rolo Ireland 🐶
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5.0/5
Feb 22, 2021
Google Medivet Parkstone Verified User
I made an appointment the same day as phoning - quite staggering on a weekend! The surgery was set up well for COVID precautions The staff were very friendly on site The vet explained brilliantly and did not feel rushed
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5.0/5
Feb 15, 2021
Google Medivet Parkstone Verified User
You all think of the animals welfare and are super compassionate to their humans who are often very emotional
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5.0/5
Feb 3, 2021
Google Medivet Parkstone Verified User
The best thing I can say is my dog loves going there, and loves everyone there. For me they are friendly and professional with excellent service.
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5.0/5
Feb 2, 2021
Facebook Medivet Parkstone Verified User
I've recently registered my kitten at this vets and the few times we have been so far I definitely have not been disappointed! Taking your pet to the vets can sometimes be a worrying experience, however the team at this surgery have always been so reassuring and treated my kitten so well! (she loves them too) The staff are all very approachable and friendly and have given me all the information I need to carry on the correct treatment at home. Would recommend them any day of the week 😊 Especially in testing times like this they have all remained professional with the appropriate PPE and social distancing but the care has remained the same. Thank you to the team at Afrivet 😊
Google
5.0/5
Feb 2, 2021
Google Medivet Parkstone Verified User
Fantastic experienced staff. Sensitive and caring approach.
Facebook
5.0/5
Feb 1, 2021
Facebook Medivet Parkstone Verified User
Lovely friendly staff who can’t do enough for you, even if these really difficult times. Excellent care for my dog who is getting on in years. She absolutely loves visiting them.
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5.0/5
Feb 1, 2021
Facebook Medivet Parkstone Verified User
Graham and his team are brilliant. Our rescue dog is registered with this practice. She loves going there. Every time I have needed medical advice I have been able to get an appointment. The service received is professional, friendly and affordable and highly recommended.
Google
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.