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About Us

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About Us

For over 35 years, our veterinary centre has been committed to providing owners with the best veterinary medical care for their pets.We are now one of the very few remaining self run, independent family-owned veterinary practices in Dorset allowing us to provide a personal, caring and professional service for all our clients. We are proud to say continuity of care is one of the hallmarks of our practices. This allows for good relationship with our clients and greater continuity of care both within and outside normal working hours.Having a trusted relationship with your veterinary surgeon can positively impact the health of your pet leading to better communication and shared decision-making.

Client satisfaction

A modern facility with advanced procedures spearheaded by 'supervet' who offer hope and skills within the Bournemouth area.

Mrs Quins

Always really friendly staff who clearly care a lot about the animals and the owners! They couldn't have been more helpful whenever my pet has been unwell or in an accident, treating them as if they were their own pet.

Mrs Hall

I can t recommend Stokewood Vets enough - the team are friendly and welcoming and there is no doubt at all that they have your pets best interests at heart - I love that they are an independent practice and not a corporate with targets to meet and a revolving door of vets - it's great that you know who you are going to be seeing and that your vet knows your pet - They are super compassionate and knowledgeable and they have have always fitted us in, quick appointments and you never feel rushed or ignored.

Mr Lambert

Phenomenal amazing caring staff. Couldn't and wouldn't go anywhere else. Been coming here for 27 years as I know they love my fur babies as much as i do. They go above and beyond their duties not only for the animals but for the carers too.

Mrs Lee

Meet our wonderful team

Our veterinary surgeons have undertaken advanced training and are able to treat more complicated cases. They are happy to receive referrals in areas such as internal medicine, cardiology, orthopaedic, and soft tissue surgery. We invest heavily in the ongoing training of all our staff, meaning you can rest assured that your pet will be in good hands.

Adrian Tanase

Dr Adrian Tanase


Adrian is the  Head  Veterinary Surgeon of Stokewood Veterinary Centre

Adrian graduated as Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 2006. For the next 4 years he worked as an emergency veterinary surgeon while studying towards his General Practitioner Certificate in Emergency Medicine and Surgery.

His love for animals, and his willingness to offer them the very best medical care possible, spurred Adrian on to enrol in a 3-year advanced studying program, which led him to be awarded his Certificate in Advance Veterinary Practice (Cert AVP) from the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons in 2017. One year later Adrian obtained his Postgraduate Certificate in Veterinary Professional Studies (PGCert VPS). Adrian is also one of our Official Vets (OV) for the Pet Travel Scheme.

Committed to on going professional progression and clinical excellence, a vet’s career is constantly changing and evolving and, as a consequence, Adrian will always be able to offer the pets under his care, and their family, the chance to benefit from the very latest developments in veterinary medicine and surgery.

In his limited spare time, Adrian enjoys spending time with his family, running, going for country walks and reading.

Dr Rosanna Beacham

BVetMed- PG Cert SAS, Cert VD

Rosanna has a passion for veterinary education and has obtained post graduate certificates in surgery and dermatology.

From the age of two Rosanna knew beyond any doubt that she wanted to be a vet. The local doctor gave her a stethoscope and she began examining  the local animals. Her childhood home was always packed with pets as her family bred puppies for  charities ( eg  Guide Dogs, Blind association, Puppy walking )

Rossana  has more than 30 years of experience in the veterinary profession and we are very lucky to have her share her expertise at Stokewood Vets . This means that our  clients can benefit from more veterinary expertise!

Rosanna designs and sews her own scrubs for surgeries.

When not working she enjoys walking miles with her beloved Collie. In her spare time Rossana loves cycling and swimming , but most of all she loves her dog  and.. her children and husband !


Senior Veterinary Nurse
Megan gained her Level 3 Diploma in Veterinary Nursing in 2018.

She has since worked in small animal clinics and visited Africa to volunteer at an animal sanctuary. Her favourite memories of this trip is injecting Rhinos, walking with Cheetahs and monitoring a Baboon anaesthetic!

At work, Megan is particularly interested in the surgical field and is looking forward to expanding on her skills in this area.

In her spare time she enjoys creating art and going on dog walks with friends and family.


Registered Veterinary Nurse

Chloe  qualified as a Registered Veterinary nurse in 2022.After joining Stokewood  Vets as a trainee nurse Chloe  has gained knowledge and hands-on experience in caring for animals. This has enabled her  to recently qualify as a veterinary nurse.

Her  pets keep Chloe on her  toes. Chloe has  a labradoodle, two rabbits, six guinea pigs and a leopard gecko.


Veterinary Care Assistant


Anabel Harper


Client Care Advisor
Anabel grew up loving animals and she has two lovely Maine Coon cats at home.

Her interests include bird watching, wildlife conservation and animal welfare. Anabel is enrolled in the British Veterinary Receptionists Association and is working her way through the  gold award. She is always happy to help clients or staff with any issues they come across and loves to get to the bottom of a mystery. Anabel  loves speaking to and help clients and is now greatly enjoying communicating with clients via social media in her Marketing role

In her spare time Anabel will often be found in vintage shops or spending time with her family.


Client Care Advisor
Josie has relished the opportunity to work with people and their much loved pets as a veterinary receptionist for several years.
She thoroughly enjoys getting to know everyone and their pets as they come into the practice and being able to help you with any issues.
Josie is enrolled in the British Veterinary Receptionist Association and is working her way through the awards.
She has a beautiful spoilt black cat called Arya and spends all of her spare time walking, reading and doing fun activities with her daughter, friends and family



Hayley recently joined Stokewood Vets team.

Hayley’s favourite part of the job is welcoming our clients and their pets into the practice, and assisting them with anything they need. She also finds it really rewarding to be able to help our client’s through all stages of their pet’s lives,


Stephanie Turner

Operations Manager

Stephanie  is our Practice Administrator and a firm favourite with clients and their pets. She always greets everyone with a warm smile and a treat!

Stephanie has many years of Veterinary Experience covering Reception /Admin and Practice Management.

Stephanie has a passion for giving Excellent Client Service and is happiest interacting with you and your pet when you visit the Practice.
Stephanie enjoys travel and has helped out at various rescue centres including India and Egypt.
She has had many pets over the years and now has a very sweet 7 year old Shih Tzu called Saffy.

Maddie Plugaru


Maddie is  the Director  of Stokewood Veterinary Centre .

She in  charge of the administration, personnel matters and the smooth running of the practice.

As the business continues to evolve and grow, new challenges and skills have been embraced.Maddie achieved multiple qualifications in Business Management and particularly enjoys the variety and challenging nature of her daily responsibilities. She loves working with our fantastic team, who all share the same values and goals when it comes to delivering the best service to clients and pets alike.

When she is not at work Maddie enjoys reading , baking and strolling along the beach , but mostly she is  kept busy looking after her family and her energetic  cat -Tommy

Register with us

Our friendly, helpful staff are available throughout the day, ready to offer advice and information on all manner of topics related to your pet. We have a strong ethos of going above and beyond for the welfare of people’s animals.

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