Our veterinary practice was established in 1958 when Mr Neal and Mr Davies became partners and set up a practice in Leigh Road in Eastleigh. The practice was originally a mixed venture caring for both farm and companion animals.
The area was very different then (Peverells Wood area was still green fields) and farm animal work was the mainstay of veterinary practice. The practice grew steadily until in 1972 it was necessary to relocate to the purpose built structure at the present site on Winchester Road in Chandlers Ford.
Mr Neal was forced to retire on health grounds and a new partner Mr Aylott was taken on, initially as an assistant, but quickly becoming a fully fledged partner and the practice became widely known as 'Davies and Aylott'. As companion animal work increased a decision was taken to cease farm animal work and so the practice became as it is today 100% companion animal orientated. The workload continued to increase and the building has been extended a number of times.
In 2000 Mr Davies retired and two new partners were taken on, Mr Montgomery and Mr van Niekerk, as the practice continued to grow. It became a VNTC (veterinary nurse training centre) in 2001 and since then has trained 6 of the staff to RVN status (2 to assessor status) and 1 to degree standard The manual card system which had served the practice so well for many years was finally wound up in 2003 as the practice went computerised, it was a big step but has proved its worth many times in terms of information management.
A small practice in Boyatt Wood was acquired in 2006 and is now a thriving branch surgery connected directly to the computer system in Chandlers Ford. In 2007 Mr Aylott took retirement and bought himself a boat, Mr Montgomery and Mr van Niekerk decided to continue as the partners in the practice without replacing him.
They have continued to invest in the practice including a complete overhaul of the surgical theatre and the installation of a cutting edge digital Xray system, state of the art blood and urine analysers and a new ultra sound scanner.
In May 2016 Mr Montgomery took a step down and decided to hang his partner hat up and concentrate on clinical work and Mr and Mrs Van Niekerk became sole share owners of the practice. Mr Warin who is another senior veterianry surgeon has taken on a more managerial role within the practice.
We know that people consider their pet to be a treasured member of their family. Bearing this in mind it is our aim to have the whole team here at the practice dedicated to provide the very best in veterinary care. We hope to achieve this by a combination of hard work, continued training for all members of staff and improvements in facilities.
So, if you are seeking treatment or advice for your pet, do please contact us.