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Cats, Dogs, Rabbits, Guinea Pigs, Mice, Hamsters, Birds, Snakes, Tortoises and more

Our vets

Christopher Carter
Chris qualified in 1977 from the Royal (Dick) Veterinary School, Edinburgh. He worked first in Cambridge and then in a practice in Newcastle-upon-Tyne before moving to Newfoundland, Canada. On returning to England, he worked in Winchester before, in 1982, setting up this practice.He has now been established here for over 30 years and is proud to remain an independent practice.

Chris enjoys treating all species and interacting with their owners and is also the proud owner of exotic cats.

He is very keen on long-distance road cycling as a way of keeping fit and fundraising for Cancer charities.


Christopher carter
Sue Hiscock
Sue qualified in 1976 from the Royal Veterinary College, London.  She started working for Chris in 1987 when she had a young family, and enjoys the challenge of working whilst also running a busy home life - her husband still complains when she doesn’t get home until 10pm!

Sue likes all aspects of veterinary work with small animals, and particularly enjoys working in partnership with owners as together they see the animals through illness. She enjoys talking through the various cases and queries with Student vets when they attend the practice for work experience.

Time off for Sue is spent with her husband walking their lovely rescue labrador “Hunter” and taking long train rides to holiday in Europe.

Sue Hiscock
Lesley Roberts
Lesley qualified from the Royal Veterinary College, London in 1998. She started her veterinary career in a mixed practice in Yorkshire, and then worked in various practices in the UK and Australia before joining the Chris Carter team in 2002. 

Lesley enjoys  the variety of patients and work within the practice. She has a particular interest in surgery.

Outside of work interest include travel, sport and music; and she also enjoys spending time with her young family and Pip, the cat.

Lesley Roberts
Catharine Tudor
Catharine qualified from the Royal Veterinary College, London, in 1995. Having worked in various locations since qualifying, she now enjoys working in her home town where she is able to fit work at the surgery around her family. 

Catharine likes the variety of cases experienced at the surgery, and particularly enjoys treating all small, furry animals, such as rabbits and guinea pigs.

During leisure hours, she enjoys walking her two dogs in the New Forest.



catharine Tudor
Emma Childs
Emma qualified from The Royal Veterinary College, London in 2010 and started working here immediately afterwards. She now has sole charge of running the Blue Cross welfare clinic at Hedge End and carries out all their operations at that site.

She enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine, particularly surgery.

In her own time, she enjoys walking her dog, Bentley and keeping fit by running half-marathons for charity! She has entered to run the Paris marathon in 2013 with her fiancé.


Elizabeth Thomas
Elizabeth qualified from Cambridge Vet School in 2003   She first started to work at the surgery in 2009 as a locum vet covering holidays.  She is now the first vet we call when cover is needed, as we like to provide the best continuity of care that we can. 

She enjoys all aspects of veterinary work, but particularly enjoys challenging medical cases.  Outside of work, she enjoys good food and cooking, creative textiles, art, and architecture. 

Elizabeth and her husband, are often known to disappear to the Borneo rainforest for a month or so to holiday and visit his extended family.

Elizabeth Thomas


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