Folkestone Vets for Pets

Inside Pets at Home
Unit 2 West Park Farm Retail Park
Park Farm Road
CT19 5SY
01303 253 041

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Opening Hours

  • Sunday  - 
  • Monday  - 
  • Tuesday  - 
  • Wednesday  - 
  • Thursday  - 
  • Friday  - 
  • Saturday  - 

Parking and access information

Parking Available 

Meet the team

cormac Higg

Dr Cormac Higgins

oint Venture Partner and Veterinary Surgeon


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From Longford in Ireland, I qualified at University College Dublin. Moving to England, I opened the Companion Care Surgery in Ashford in 2007. My particular interest is internal medicine.

I have a general practitioner certificate in endoscopy, which allows me to perform minimally invasive procedures to remove items such as stones that would otherwise require major surgical operations and longer recovery times for our patients. I can also perform laparoscopic (Key-hole) procedures such as spays for suitable patients.

I have a naughty little schnauzer crossed border terrier named Raya, a whippet called Smudge and a spaniel whippet cross called Ahsoka or "Snips" for short, who all regularly come to work and keep us all busy with their cheeky antics.

Anthony Lam

Dr Anthony Lam

Veterinary Surgeon


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I graduated from the University of Veterinary Medicine and Pharmacy in Kosice in 2017, joining the Folkestone team straight from school. I was born and raised in Hong Kong, and while things are very different, I love every minute.

My particular interests lie in soft tissue surgery/orthopaedics, and I aspire to obtain my qualifications in the coming years.

Darren O'Hara

Dr Darren O'Hara

Veterinary Surgeon


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My name is Darren.
I grew up in Ireland, in the county of Sligo on the West Coast.
My dad was a farmer and I've been around animals all my life.
I graduated in Veterinary Medicine from Warsaw, Poland, and am delighted to work here at Vets for Pets  Folkestone.

Dr Victoria Zerafa

Veterinary Surgeon


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Hi! It's Victoria. I studied at the University of Veterinary Medicine in Budapest. I am originally from Malta.

I grew up with all kinds of animals, from cats and dogs to a pet goose named Gusu. I love nature and the countryside, so you'll find me hiking or relaxing in my free time!

Hayley Farrell

Hayley Farrell

Head Veterinary Nurse


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I started working in practice in 2003 & qualified from The College of Animal Welfare in 2006. I have worked in various small animal practices including a referral hospital, am qualified to train student nurses & have an ILM Level 3 Certificate in Leadership & Management. My interests include nurse clinics, nurse training & anaesthesia.

At home, I have two cheeky chihuahuas, Nacho and Ernie. In my spare time I enjoy reading & spending time with family & friends.

Sam Hunt

Sam Hunt

Registered Veterinary Nurse


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I have loved animals all my life & been involved with vet nursing since 2011, joining Companion Care Vets in 2015. My particular interest is neo-natal care.

I have a few animals of my own including three miniature ponies, a gorgeous Great Dane, two sphynx cats called Freddy and Kruger and some fish.

My spare time is spent horse riding & spending time with my family and animals.

Kim Pressnell-Smith

Kim Pressnell-Smith

Registered Veterinary Nurse

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I started working in practice in 2002 and qualified in 2005. I have worked with small animals, exotics, and larger species (including zoo animals). I enjoy all aspects of my job, particularly diagnostic imaging and nursing medical cases. I have trained veterinary nurse students and lectured at a local veterinary nursing college.

I returned to work in February 2017, joining Companion Care after maternity leave, and spend my free time looking after my daughter Ava (and my husband!), walking my two dogs, Hetty & Stanley & riding/competing my Horse Don.

Kelly Phillips-Thrale

Kelly Phillips-Thrale

Registered Veterinary Nurse

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I have been working in practice since 2004 and qualified from Hadlow College in 2010. I joined the Companion Care team in October 2018. I love all aspects of my job but I have a particular interest in Rehabilitation and Physiotherapy in which I hope to gain a qualification in the future.

At home, I have a working Cocker Spaniel named Seth, a Miniature Dachshund named Harvey, a horse named Louis, and Lenny, the naughty donkey.

In my spare time, I enjoy riding/competing with Louis, agility training with Seth and, of course, socialising with family and friends.

Sabrina Piper

Sabrina Piper

Registered Veterinary Nurse

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I joined the team in March 2018. From a young age, I have always been passionate about working with animals. I am looking forward to starting my training to become a Vet Nurse.

My interests are reading and anything Disney.

Beth Fowls

Beth Fowls

Registered Veterinary Nurse

Debbie Morgan

Debbie Morgan

Client Care Advisor

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Debbie joined the team in March 2019.

Growing up, Debbie's family always had German Shepherds but now, she has a beautiful Maltese called Dolly.


Summer Chantler

Client Care Advisor


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I joined the team in August 2020. Animals have a very dear place in my heart, and being a part of taking care of your fluffy family is a privilege.

I enjoy socialising with friends and family in my spare time and am passionate about Vintage Jazz music.


Becky Miller

Client Care Advisor

First Aider

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I have been part of the team at Vets Folkestone since December 2021. 

As a lover of animals, I have two Cats, Maggie and Joe, and a Bearded Dragon, Norbit.


Ola Kowalska

Veterinary Care Assistant

First Aider

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I joined the Practice in November 2022.

I love all animals, but I do have a soft spot for Spaniels.

I have a Spaniel of my own named Toby and a Shih Tzu called Kiki.

I am looking forward to meeting your fluffy family members! And I promise I will give them plenty of cuddles!

Rosie Ditchburn

Rosie Ditchburn

Veterinary Care Assistant

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I joined the team in December 2022.

I have a strong love for animals, particularly cats, and I am committed to providing the highest level of care for all of our patients! 


Courtney Crump

Veterinary Care Assistant

Vets for Pets Folkestone is committed to providing affordable, high-quality care via a modern, well-equipped practice, including a lab, pharmacy, digital X-ray, and ultrasound. Plus, there is on-site car parking, too!

The friendly team can't wait to meet all of their new clients!



  • Emergency cover
    Even if we are closed, we have your pet covered.
  • Open 7 Days a Week
    We are open 7 days a week.
  • Biochemistry
    Allows an assessment of the functionality of a patients organs.
  • Blood Pressure Monitor
    Used to measure the range of blood pressure as a preventative treatment to identify early signs of systemic hypertension.

Show more services

  • Dentistry
    The treatment and prevention of dental disease
  • Haematology – Blood testing
    Allows the assessment of a patient's blood and blood cells.
  • Hospital Ward
    Suite of custom-built kennels for the housing and monitoring of in-patients.
  • In-house Laboratory
    A range of analytical tests and equipment to assist in the rapid diagnosis of illness.
  • Isolation Unit
    A special ward to care for animals with contagious diseases.
  • Operating Theatre
    An operating theatre with gaseous anaesthetic facility for surgical procedures.
  • X-Ray
    Generates digital 2D images of bones and internal organs.

Practice accreditations

  • Cat Friendly Clinic Logo Silver (1)



10% off for NHS staff and members of the Armed Forces

Available at participating practices only

Health Plans

Health Plan

Complete Care Junior

From £15* per month
Expert veterinary care, plus lots of support and tailored advice for your puppy or kitten, in an affordable and convenient way

Health Plan

Complete Care Plus

From £19* per month
Our most comprehensive plan for dogs and cats

Out of hours

Vets Now Ashford
Inside Cinque Ports Veterinary Hospita
Ashford Road
TN23 3EA

Telephone: 01233 879 913

Standard consultation fees start from £309