We are a group of small animal practices in Dorset and Hampshire, first established in the 1960s. We are passionate about animal care and our skilled team of veterinarians and vet nurses are dedicated to providing the highest quality care for your animals. Because we love animals and strive to provide excellent continuity of care, we are open seven days a week and provide our own 24 hour care at our hospital. For your added convenience, there’s free parking for clients at our surgeries.
Phil joined Cedar in March 2015, following seven years working in the administration team at a large veterinary hospital, while running his own small business selling pet food, toys and treats at local shows and events. Phil and his partner currently share their home with a Border Terrier, two Cedar rescue cats, four guinea pigs, lots of fish and two little humans!
Lin is Cedar’s longest serving employee, having worked on reception at Verwood since 1987. She has seen many changes during this time and built firm friendships with many of our clients. Lin owns two cats, Moto and Archie.
Therese worked at Cedar previously as an animal nursing assistant. After deciding that she wasn’t ready to retire just yet, Therese returned in April 2017 as a receptionist, mainly at our Verwood branch. She is often accompanied at Verwood by her lovely Lurcher, Cully.
Jane joined us in 2014 and works at our Verwood branch and our Ringwood Hospital. She loves being “hands-on” with the animals, often helping the vets and nurses and also loves meeting clients.
Libby joined the Cedar team in May 2010, working on reception at all three branches. Libby is kept busy at home with her three horses, Tshaka the cat and Upendi the rabbit, and has a keen interest in psychology, art and design. Libby and her husband had their first child in early 2015 and she currently works Saturday mornings.
Nettie joined Cedar in 2016, having been a client for many years. She enjoys meeting clients and their pets, and away from work, shares her home with two cats, Rosie and Bounty. Nettie often looks after Oska, a Border Terrier who belongs to her daughter Emily, who also used to work at Cedar.
Lynne works afternoons at our Ringwood Hospital. Lynne loves dogs and shares her home with a Golden Retriever called Freddie.
Kate has been working at Cedar for over 10 years, working in reception at Ringwood and also dealing with insurance claims and other administration tasks. Kate enjoys spending time with her family and three cats.
Vikki has been working at our Ringwood reception since August 2004, usually in the mornings. She and her husband Darren (our clinical director) live in Ringwood with their black and white cat named Pinot and gorgeous miniature Dachshund, Lollipop.
Rosina works at our Ferndown branch, often getting “hands-on” helping out the vets and nurses. She loves offering advice to clients and away from work enjoys seeing new places and spending time with her seven cats.
Caroline has her own garden design business but works a couple of afternoons a week at Cedar as she is animal mad. She enjoys meeting clients and working with other people as she has worked on her own for 15 years. When she’s not working Caroline loves being with her two children, two rescue dogs named Poppy and Chester and two horses, Socks and Champion, the wonder horse.
Mel joined us in 2018 and works at our Ringwood hospital and at our Ferndown branch, usually in the afternoons.
Aebbe joined Cedar in 2014 and works every morning at our Ringwood Hospital, so you will often see her if your pet is being admitted to the hospital for procedures. Aebbe has a gorgeous Pug called Lily.
Mel joined Cedar in May 2017, working on reception mainly at our Ringwood Hospital. Outside of work she has horses and has recently taken on a very cute kitten called Arthur.
Katy joined Cedar in August 2017 and works mainly at our Ringwood Hospital on Saturday mornings. Katy also helps cover holidays and sickness when she is not at university so you may see her anywhere, any time!