Meet the Team
Peter Heather BVSc MRCVS
Peter is the owner of the practice. He was born and raised on a farm in New Zealand where his love of animals began and graduated from Massey University Veterinary School in New Zealand in 1991. He worked for a number of years in New Zealand before travelling to the UK to work. Since 1996, Peter has been based in Fareham and has owned the practice since 2001.
Peter has an interest in all aspects of small animal practice; medicine, soft tissue and orthopaedic surgery. Peter has two whippets, an inherited chihuahua a cat and a few ex-battery chickens.
Becky Gustar BVM&S MRCVS
Becky is originally from Yorkshire but moved to the Fareham area as a toddler where she attended school locally, save for a few spells abroad as a youngster. She graduated from the University of Edinburgh (affectionately known as The Royal Dick Vet School) in 2004 and began work in the Midlands.
Becky then returned home to Fareham in 2005 to join Fareham Creek and has been with the practice since. Becky has a keen interest in all aspects of veterinary practice from small exotics to soft tissue surgery. Becky has currently a rather mad rescue Lurcher called Nessie and a rather grumpy tortoise!
Darcy Herrity BVetMed MRCVS
Darcy was born and brought up in Portsmouth and returned to the area to join the practice in July 2019 after graduating from the Royal Veterinary College in London. Darcy has an interest in all things small animal, particularly surgery.
The Practice Nurses - Andy, Emma, Ben and Barry
The practice has three full time veterinary nurses; Andy and Emma who are our Registered Veterinary Nurses and Ben who is training to become a veterinary nurse. We also have Barry who is an animal nursing assistant. Their duties throughout the day involve nursing our patients through illness and post-operative recovery, monitoring anaesthesia during surgery and assisting the vets with radiography and other diagnostic procedures. They are also responsible for various other nursing duties such as preparing surgical instruments and kits for sterilisation, cleaning as well as carrying out nurse health checks and nurse clinics.
The practice has four receptionists, Carla, Esther, Sue, Lynne and Hollie who do various shifts throughout the week including Saturday mornings. They are our clients' first point of contact to the practice and are crucial to the smooth running of the day by making appointments, booking operations and coordinating the message book for the vets' messages. They are able to offer advice about worm and flea prevention, dietary and weight control advice and are available to answer any queries you might have about your pet’s health.