We are a small animal practice in Kent, first established in XXXX. 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 six days a week and have access to 24-hour emergency care. For your added convenience, there’s free parking for clients at our surgeries.
Carly joined our team in December 2007 and in February 2011 after studying for two years became a fully qualified veterinary nurse. As of January 2013 she became our full time head nurse and clinical coach to our trainee nurses. Carly runs our puppy play groups every Tuesday evening alongside our other qualified nurses. She has passed her MiNurse Academy course studying advanced surgery in small animals, and is currently studying a level four dog behaviour practitioner diploma. Carly has three pets at home: Squeak the degu, Rodney the leopard gecko and Beardy the bearded dragon, who are all rescue animals.
Lorna McKenzie RVN
Lorna joined our team in April 2013 as a third year trainee veterinary nurse and in June 2014 became a fully qualified veterinary nurse. She is now a clinical coach to our trainee nurses, and helps Carly run our puppy play groups on a Tuesday evening. She has passed her MiNurse Academy course where she studied to become a clinical nurse practitioner in small animals. Lorna has a cat called Twigs who she loves very much.
Vicky Sweetingham RVN
Vicky joined the practice in June 2018 and comes to us with experience from other small animal practices and has worked in emergency and critical care in the past. She has a special interest in nurse clinics and loves getting to know our clients pets and giving the best advice she can. Vicky is keen to learn and develop her skills and is currently working on further education within the practice. She has a Patterdale Terrier at home called Princess who certainly lives up to her name!
Student Veterinary Nurse
Sophie joined our team in February 2012 as kennel and nursing assistant, completing her veterinary care assistant course in August 2014. In February 2016 she began training to become a qualified veterinary nurse which is a three year course consisting of going to Folkestone college one day a week. Sophie has a Staffordshire Bull Terrier called Tilly, a cat called Tinkerbelle who came in as a stray that she fell in love with so decided to make part of the family in March 2015, and two rescue guinea pigs called Shadow and Bailey.
Patient Care Assistant
Tilly joined the practice in March 2019 as a patient care assistant. Tilly joins the practice from a background in hospitality and is keen to learn and develop her skills, Tilly likes animal sciences and plans to study as a Veterinary Nurse within our practice over the coming years. Tilly has several pets at home who she loves spending time with and exercising.