Everyone at our practice is committed to providing you with the very best in pet healthcare. Our veterinary team bring a wealth of experience to the practice and have individually obtained high standards of professional qualification. Not all our staff are on our team page yet – we have to pin them down to get good photos of them!! Missing crew are Luke Halladay, (Vet), Estelle Pitt (Head Nurse), Lucy Ede (RVN), Paula Byng (Office and Animal assistant). We’ll catch them soon!
You will know Eurico as Rico and he joined us in March 2018. He comes from Madeira and has been qualified 2 years. His English is excellent and he has settled in with us very quickly. He loves all furries but has a soft spot for bunnies.
Trudy Langdale BVetMed
I graduated many, many years ago and have worked and locumed in a lot of practices! In 2000 a college friend and I set up The Cat Clinic in Southsea which, at the time, was one of only a handful of feline-only clinics in the UK. I left in 2010 to locum and to work for the local out-of-hours emergency clinics, until we stumbled across the old Acorn Surgery, and the rest is history. We stripped the building to its bare bones, redesigned the layout, and Portchester Vets opened in January 2014. Doing a variety of jobs through my life has given me a good insight into the Vet/Client/Pet relationship which is so vitally important. The benefits of improving communications are invaluable and this has been my main driver for developing the Portchester site. We are proud to have achieved the high standards necessary to be accepted into the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons Practice Standards Scheme in our first year; you’ll see the plaque mounted proudly by our front door. We love helping you look after your pets and keep them in tip-top health! At home, I have 3 sons and 2 daft dogs, Poppy (the Springer with the fox-poop fetish), and Bongo (the neurologically-challenged Border Collie affectionately know as the Idiot), and of course I love them all to bits.
I qualified in 2001 and have worked as a nurse since then, as well as raising my young boys from 2005 with my husband, David. I have worked at various private practices, a Veterinary Hospital and for the last 8 years, the RSPCA.
I’m pleased to be working a little nearer to home as this gives me a good balance between work and my home life. I really enjoy getting to know clients and their pets and being involved with their health and welfare. I am a huge cat fan, and we have 2 at home, Jasper who is a 6 year old rescue, and Lenny, a larger-than-life siamese x abyssinian with a very colourful attitude!
I’m Penny, the practice manager, responsible for customer care. I’ve always loved animals and have wanted to work with them and although I worked at a vets for a short time when younger, I ended up in the IT industry for almost twenty years. I’m very fond of cats and I was a slave to my gorgeous and 19 year old black & white girl, Sky, who sadly is now no longer with me. I love working at Portchester Vets; every day is interesting and no two days are the same. I find it especially rewarding that I maybe able to make a positive difference to someone’s life, in sometimes sad circumstances.
Jess Reception and Kennel Assistant