Westpoint Winchester is a modern, dedicated livestock veterinary practice providing a comprehensive range of health-orientated services to farms in and around the Winchester area. 

The practice consists of a combination of high quality experienced farm vets on the ground who have easy access to the specialist knowledge of consultants throughout the group, as well as to Biobest Laboratories for fast, accurate laboratory analysis.

At Westpoint we firmly believe that farm efficiency and profitability is driven by animal health.  We aim to provide farmers with the best clinical and advisory services in order to maximise the health and productivity of their livestock.

Westpoint believe in supplying medicines at the best prices, ensuring that the price of the product does not prevent the most appropriate treatment or control programme from being adopted.

Our mobile paraprofessional team gives farmers skilled on-farm support work from foot trimming to vaccination, and we also run training courses and workshops covering key areas such as Five Point Dutch foot trimming and AI.



  • Contact Number

    01962 779593


    Bridgets Farm, Bridgets Lane, Martyr Worthy, Winchester SO21 1AR

  • Opening Times

    Mon: 08:00 AM - 04:00 PM

    Tue: 08:00 AM - 04:00 PM

    Wed: 08:00 AM - 04:00 PM

    Thu: 08:00 AM - 04:00 PM

    Fri: 08:00 AM - 04:00 PM

Outside office hours, the on-call vet will receive all emergency phone calls to provide 24hr emergency care. We have a secure lobby with an access code for farmers wishing to collect requested medicines outside our office hours. Please contact the office for more details.

Farm Team

  • Keith Baxter BVetMed MRCVS

    Keith Baxter

    BVetMed MRCVS

  • Keith Baxter | BVetMed MRCVS

    Keith qualified from the Royal Veterinary College, University of London in 1990. He then had a brief spell in mixed practice in Gloucestershire and Staffordshire. Since 1992 Keith has concentrated on cattle medicine, working in practices in Devon, Derbyshire and New Zealand before settling in Chichester in 1998. Keith became a partner in the Woodhorn Veterinary Centre in 1999. The year 2004 saw the merger of Woodhorn Veterinary Centre and St Peter's Veterinary Group farm practice into Southern Farm Vets. Later Southern Farm Vets was amalgamated into Stock1st, which merged with Westpoint Veterinary Group in 2008.

    Keith is particularly interested in mastitis investigation and control, computerised recording and analysis of farm data and bull fertility.

    Keith's personal interests include beekeeping, playing in a rock band and singing in two choirs.

  • Emma Rowden BVet Med MRCVS

    Emma Rowden

    BVetMed MRCVS

  • Emma Rowden | BVetMed MRCVS

    Emma graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in 2014 and joined the Winchester practice as an intern in August. She is interested in all areas of farm animal practice and is looking forward to developing her surgery skills.

    In her spare time Emma enjoys cooking, swimming, playing tennis and walking in the countryside.

  • Ovidiu Hasieganu


  • Ovidiu Hasieganu | MRCVS

    Ovi is from Romania and has worked as a small animal vet there after graduating from Spriru Haret University. He has been in the UK since 2014 and now works full time as a TB tester.

    He is a very keen sports watcher and supports both Liverpool football team and Bath rugby.

  • Laura Gibson BSc BVet Med MRCVS

    Laura Gibson

    BSc BVetMed MRCVS

  • Laura Gibson | BSc BVetMed MRCVS

    Laura graduated from the RVC in 2014 having previously completed a degree in Bioveterinary Science at the University of Liverpool and joined the Chelmsford practice as a veterinary intern in August of that year.

    Laura is particularly interested in bovine fertility and surgery. Having completed an elective at university on camelids, she would also like to get involved in camelid medicine.

    In her spare time, Laura enjoys keeping fit; jogging, playing rugby and attempting to play tennis (a work in progress). When back home in Devon, she also likes to get out on the water when she can.

  • Jess Nurse TB Tester

    Jess Nurse

    Approved Tuberculin Tester

  • Jess Nurse | Approved Tuberculin Tester

  • Emily Collins-Wingate


  • Emily Collins-Wingate | BVMSci MRCVS

    Emily graduated in 2020 from Surrey Vet School, where she was President of the Veterinary Society for two years. She joined the team at Westpoint straight away after spending time with us as a student. Emily enjoys all aspects of farm work, especially the variety of calls and species she sees each week. Having grown up on a smallholding, Emily is particularly enjoying working with our smallholder clients, and is part of the sheep special interest group.

    Outside of work, Emily loves nature and the outdoors; be that dog walking, paddle-boarding or kayaking. In more normal times she can also be found at festivals and in amateur theatre productions.


Support Staff

  • Sally Carpenter

    Office Manager