We are a small animal practice in Kent, established over 40 years ago. 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.
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.
Sophie Speight RVN
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. She qualified as a nurse with us in March 2020.
Samantha Lee RVN
Samantha joined us here in January 2021 at Plunkett’s as one of the registered nurses, having worked at other practices in Thanet and bringing a wealth of knowledge and experience with her. She is looking forward to meeting all of our lovely clients and the pets. Sam qualified in 2018 and her favourite area of nursing is surgery. She loves spending hours in theatre monitoring our patients and looking after them when they recover. Sam is very social and loves spending time with family and friends outside of work.
Tracey Groombridge RVN
Tracy joined the team in January 2020 and has a number of years' experience in the veterinary industry. She is keen to look after all the exotic pets we get in practice, like rabbits and Guinea pigs, and brings an amazing amount of knowledge on these pets. She has rabbits at home and is working hard with us all as a practice to ensure that we have the best knowledge possible for these pets as they become more popular!
Patient Care Assistant
Nikki joined us as a receptionist in September 2020 and a lot of our clients might remember her from the past as she has worked here a number of times over the years on reception and as a member of the nursing team. On re-joining, Nikki realised that she really missed the nursing and has decided to pursue a career back where she belongs on the nursing team. She is planning to attend college in September 2020 to study Veterinary Nursing. We are pleased to have Nikki back and she loves meeting our clients and their pets- there must be something about Plunkett’s that always brings her back! For most of the team it is like Nikki has returned home. Nikki has a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel called Alfie and a three legged cat called Omally at home.
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.
Animal Care Assistant
Selina joined our team in January 1998 and is one of the longest standing members of our team. She is in charge of our cattery which is open all year round giving lots of TLC and love to all of our feline visitors. She completed her animal nursing assistant course in April 2014 and in October 2015 started a course in holistic horse massage. Selina is our Practice Cat Advocate.