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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

MRCVS GP.Cert EM&S, Cert AVP, PG.Cert VPS

Adrian is the  Principal 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.

Malgorzata Potempa

Veterinary Surgeon
Malgorzata (but we all call her  Margaret ) graduated  in  February 2019 and  has been working in small animal practices around the UK ever since.
Malgorzata joined Stokewood Vets in October 2020 with the goal of providing  high veterinary care. Malgorzata enjoys being part of a great team, meeting clients and getting to know their lovely pets

From the moment Malgorzata graduated she was focus on animal welfare, starting her professional career working in an animal hospital in Poland. She enjoys all aspects of the job, both medical and surgical, and the challenges each day brings, but particularly enjoys rabbit, cavie medicine and diagnostic investigations.

When not working  Malgorzata is  playing with her  two cats Niunia and Tygrysek and exploring British South Coast with her partner Chris.

Dr Andrei Uricaru

CertAVP MRCVS

Andrei has been working as a surgical bias vet since April 2019 .He is used to busy and challenging cases and he loves working as an orthopaedic surgeon. He is competent in a wide range of surgeries, from fractures and cruciate ligament surgeries to arthroscopies.

Having 3 cats and 2 dogs at home, he knows and understands the pressure of putting your loved friend through surgery and he will always have the best interest of your pet at heart.

Megan Hudson Cook

Registered 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.
Iuliana Hodea

Iuliana Hodea

Veterinary Care Assistant

She loves working with animals and seeing how much joy they bring to their owners. She has an African Pygmy Hedgehog called Jacquillin. Iuliana enrolled to study to be a Registered Veterinary Nurse and she is due to be fully qualified in 2023.She has a keen interest in anaesthesia and in-patient care and this is something she is aiming to expand on. In her spare time , Iuliana loves painting .

Shannon Graham Way

Veterinary Care Assistant
Shannon gained her  veterinary care assistant qualification in  May 2018

She  loves all aspects of the job and the joy pets bring to their owners and helping them when they are poorly. Shannon is passionate about  inpatient care and loves  seeing a pet progress from poorly to being happy and bright.Her particular interests include animal behaviour and emergency critical care .In the future Shannon is looking to complete the veterinary nurse training and use those skills to better herself  as a nurse when the time comes 🙂 In her spare time (she  a massive cavalier King Charles spaniel fan)  and own two of them so , she enjoys going for walks or heading down to the beach with them. Spending time with her partner /family/friends and going for long cruises in her  car as she has  a soft spot for nice cars.

Anabel Harper

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

Stephanie Turner

Head Receptionist and Insurance Advisor

Stephanie has many years of Veterinary Experience covering Reception /Admin and PracticeManagement. 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 4 year old Shih Tzu called Saffy.

Joanne Tuck

Receptionist

Before joining  Stokewood Veterinary Centre Joanne worked as a Veterinary Receptionist, Head Receptionist and Practice Administrator at both first opinion vets and veterinary referral centre. She has also worked for an animal charity and fostered and cared for cats for a number of years.  She is a member of International Cat Care and in 2019 she successfully completed her  Cat Friendly Receptionist Course. Joanne’s main passion is working on reception and she is enrolled with the British Veterinary Receptionists Association.In her spare time Joanne loves yoga, walking in the countryside and  creating a wildlife friendly garden. She is also the main carer for her mother and a supporter of a local cat charity.

Maddie Plugaru

Business Manager

Maddie is 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 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 -Tom.

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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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