Gravesend Vets4Pets

Inside Pets at Home
Imperial Retail Park
Thames Way
DA11 0DQ
01474 546900

Open Today 09:00 - 20:00

Opening Hours

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

Meet the team

Paul Gunning

Paul Gunning

Practice Owner & Veterinary Surgeon


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Paul studied at Dartford Grammar School and left in June 2006, he then started at the Royal Veterinary College 4 months later, graduating in July 2011. He has a very keen interest in small animal surgery particularly orthopaedics and has completed a post graduate certificate.  Paul also enjoys Opthalmology and is undertaking a post graduate certificate to become an Advanced Practitioner in this also.  In his spare time he can often be found walking his beloved Hungarian Vizsla, Ruby and you may even see him out running on the road in the local areas.


Romana Zimanyiova

Veterinary Surgeon


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Romana qualified in 2018 in Portugal and joined the team in January 2019. Her main interests include dermatology and internal medicine. She is currently undertaking a certificate in Dermatology to become an advanced practitioner. 

In her spare time, Romana likes to travel, read and spend time with her Cat Kiara and Dog Ela.


Rita Moita

Veterinary Surgeon


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Rita qualified in Portugal in 2018 and joined the team in 2019. She enjoys all aspects of her job however has a keen interest in Feline Medicine. She is currently undertaking a post graduate certificate in order to become an Advanced Practitioner. 

In her spare time, Rita enjoys travelling and spending time with her husband. 

Maria Cox Gravesend

Maria Cox

Head Nurse


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Maria qualified as an RVN in 2010, but had been in practice since 2005. She has worked at several different practices before taking maternity leave to have her son. She then worked for the team for a year before taking Maternity leave recently to have her daughter. In 2022 Maria was promoted and became our Head Nurse.

At home, as well as her son and daughter she has two cats. In her spare time she enjoys jogging and Pilates.

Emily Smith Gravesend

Emily Smith

Registered Veterinary Nurse


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Emily joined the team in August 2016 after moving from Essex to Gravesend where she worked for eight years at a busy Veterinary Practice. She qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in 2014 and has a keen interest in Canine Behaviour.

At home she has three Dogs, Bonnie, Shadow and Storm as well as three Terrapins which keep her busy in her spare time.

Angela Bailey Gravesend

Angie Bailey

Registered Veterinary Nurse


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Angie has been nursing for more than 10 years after qualifying in 2001, over the past five years she had been a Locum Nurse working temporarily at numerous Vet Practices. In December 2016 she joined the team on a short term basis for maternity cover and in July 2017 was offered the permanent position.

She has two cats called Lettuce (who really is wet) and Kooky who is crazy. In her spare time she enjoys Swimming, DIY, Socialising and writing poetry.


Sarah Morgan

Student Veterinary Nurse


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Sarah joined us in March 2018 first as a volunteer. She then officially joined our team later that year and begun completing her Veterinary Care Assistant Training. She has recently completed this and is in the process of enrolling onto the Nurse Training Course. 


Natasha Keynes

Trainee Veterinary Nurse

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Tasha joined our team in late 2018 as a trainee nurse. 

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Lauren Bennett

Registered Veterinary Nurse


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Lauren has been working in practice since 2017, joining our team in 2021. Lauren has a keen interest in physiotherapy and has just completed her Physiotherapy certificate.  

At home Lauren has two dogs, Jessie and Dexter and is a slave to her cat Rolo. In her free time Lauren can be found at the stables, spending time with her horse Hugo. Lauren also enjoys baking. 

Lucy McCarthy

Student Veterinary Nurse

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Lucy joined the team in 2023. She has enrolled into college and will start her registered nursing training from September 2023. 

Outside of work Lucy enjoys spending time with her ragdoll cat Nacho and riding her horse Secret. 

Elise Lear

Registered Veterinary Nurse


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Elise joined our team in 2023. She has a keen interest in emergency and critical care, anaesthesia and wound management . 

Outside of work Elise enjoys working in a nightclub and doing arts and crafts. 

Abi Gunning Gravesend

Abi Gunning

Practice Manager

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Abi joined the team in October 2015 not long after the practice first opened. After going on Maternity leave to have her daughter, Abi initially came back as Practice Administrator before being promoted again to Practice Manager. Abi and Paul, together own the practice. 

In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her daughter, taking her on walks with their Hungarian Vizsla Ruby, their Cocker Spaniel Angus and snuggling with her Ragamuffin cat Bruno.



Jo Gorvan

Client Care Advisor

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Jo joined the team in 2018 after being a member of the Pets at Home team. She can be found on our Reception desk. 

In her spare time Jo enjoys holistic therapies and spending time with her kids and pets. 


Michelle Bridges

Practice Administrator

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Michelle joined the team in 2019 initially as a client care advisor, after taking a break to have her son she returned back to our reception desk. More recently she has been promoted to Practice Administrator. 

Outside of work Michelle enjoys spending time with her family. 


Sandy Fournial

Client Care Advisor

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Sandy joined our team in 2022. She can be found on our reception desk. Outside of work Sandy enjoys reading and spending time with her animals. 


Claire Burchell

Client Care Advisor

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Claire joined the team in January 2023. She can be found on our reception desk. Outside of work Claire enjoys doing anything hair and make up related and has two beautiful twin daughters that keep her extremely busy. 

Vets4Pets Gravesend is committed to bringing you affordable, high quality care via a modern, well equipped practice, including a lab, pharmacy, digital x-ray and ultrasound. Plus, 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

  • Cruciate Surgery
    Surgery to repair damaged stifle ligaments.
  • Dental X-Ray
    Unlike humans, dogs need to be under general anesthesia for dental X-rays. Anesthesia is considered to be a safe procedure and will be performed after a general examination. It is tailored to the individual and your dog is continuously monitored during the dental exam.
  • Dentistry
    The treatment and prevention of dental disease
  • Digital X-Ray
    Digital X ray equipment is available.
  • 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.
  • Nurse Clinic
    Appointments with a highly qualified nurse which can cover anything from nutrition and fitness advice, grooming techniques, to pet socialisation classes.
  • Operating Theatre
    An operating theatre with gaseous anaesthetic facility for surgical procedures.
  • Pet Passport / Animal Health Certificate
    Trained Official Veterinarian vets to issue Pet Passports, Fit to Fly letters and rabies serology tests.
  • Ultrasound
    Generates 2-D moving images of your pet’s internal organs at work.
  • X-Ray
    Generates digital 2D images of bones and internal organs.
  • X-Ray & Ultrasound
    X-Ray & Ultrasound

Practice accreditations

  • Small_Animal_Practice

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

From £8* per month
Save over £300† on routine healthcare
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Health Plan

Complete Care Plus

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

Health Plans

Flea & Worm Pack

Protect your pet and your pocket!
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Health Plan


Just £99
Vac4Life is a preventative plan following primary vaccinations

Out of hours

Vets Now Gillingham
Campus Way

Telephone: 01634 780 073

Standard consultation fees start from £298.50