Meet the team
Originally from Bristol, Angela qualified with honours from the Royal Veterinary College in London in 2014. She initially joined the practice after graduation and has been with us ever since.
Angela is currently studying towards a further certificate qualification in internal medicine however she is also a keen soft tissue surgeon and is currently the clinical director of the practice. Angela also sits on the clinical advisory board for the whole of Vets4Pets.
Outside of work Angela is a keen vegetable gardener, is a bit a globe trotter but also loves spending time exploring Kent with her German Spitz Noah. She has also recently added a Sphynx cat called Bram to her family in Maidstone.
Hector joined the team in August 2019. Hector qualified from the University of Leon and prior to joining our team he had already been working as a vet in the UK for 1 year.
Hector really enjoys consulting but his passion lies with surgery and is keen on developing his skills in this field.
Outside of work you may find Hector walking his georgous Golden Retriever called Brexit in Mote Park.
In his spare time Hector also likes to go swimming, watching YouTube and playing on his PS4.
Hector also loves football, and when he was 14 years old, was near to signing for RSC Anderlecht. His parents didn’t want him to sign as he had to be focused in studies. So instead, he is happy watching football on TV. He is a big supporter of Real Madrid and Sporting de Gijon in Spain and Liverpool in UK.
Shirley is the longest serving member of the practice. She has been with the practice since July 2006 when we had only been open 1 year, she has seen the practice grow from the beginning.
Shirley is our head nurse and is the main face of the nurse consults so is well known by the majority of our clients. She initially started in part time position in the client care team has progressed through trainee nurse and to Head nurse and completing all her qualifications with us. She is a registered RVN, has her qualification in level 3 management, she is also currently in the middle of a level 3 Human resources course. She loves learning and encourages all her team to partake in furthering their qualifications.
She has become our in practice French Bulldog lover and not many of our Frenchies escape without having a cuddle with her when they visit us. Shirley has 2 grown up children and 4 grandchildren to keep her busy outside work. Her main love is her 2 French bulldogs Henri and Mabelle (her partner comes 3rd in the ranking). She enjoys nothing more than time at home, a well-deserved glass of alcohol and snuggles with her babies.
Ian has been working for Vets4Pets since 2014, and started in Maidstone in 2018, he previously supported various veterinary practices in the group with business and people development and HR support.
What Ian enjoys most about working here in Maidstone, is seeing and supporting the amazing work that the team do every single day, truly always putting pets first. Seeing the team succeed, and us getting positive feedback from our wonderful clients is one way to experience this achievement. Being able to help the practice and team develop ways of adding more benefits to support the welfare of patients is another key passion. He is also a keen advocate of ensuring every member of the team is engaged in professional development to help them truly be the best that they can be.
Animals are definitely a key element of Ian’s world. Outside of work, Ian volunteers at a local RSPCA centre, which he has been doing for over 8 years, and if not there will be spending time with his dog and four cats, and or cycling, walking, reading and watching films.
Sarah is the longest serving member of our client care team, people call her Dunky. She is a client care receptionist and has been with Vets4Pets Maidstone for over six years.
Dunky has a chocolate Labrador called Coco and a long haired German Sheppard called Liberty. She also has 8 cats, so she is definitely the resident crazy cat lady. Her cats are called Nevada, Dakota, Texas George, Florida, Oregon, Kentucky and Salem (can you see the theme?).
Dunky loves to travel to exotic places. She lives her life to the full and strongly believes in spending your money on what you love to do, after all you can’t take it with you.
She wishes she could win big on the lottery as it would be her dream to take in all the stray cats and dogs and look after them for ever.
Lisa is receptionist within our Client Care team and has been with Vets4Pets for around 3 years.
Lisa has 3 cats called Freddie Bear, Honey Bun (who are both adorable) and Socksey Locksy (who is a bit of a beastie). She has a 3 legged tortoise called Jake who is well over 50 now (just like Lisa). She also has 2 grand-cats Thomas and Percy. Recently she has had a new addition with a furless granddaughter called Charlotte who is now 4 months old.
These take up lots of Lisa’s time but when she gets a chance she can be found out and about with Dunky on one of their many jolly old girl outings.
Laura started at Vets4Pets Maidstone in February 2019 but had been working in the Vet Group since 2017. She started in the veterinary industry in 2007 as a part time receptionist and has worked her way into a management role. Laura is super organised and admin is her strength.
Laura has a French Bulldog called Frank, a cat called Fanny, Ralphy the rabbit and two guinea pigs Harry and Hugo.
In her spare time she enjoys walks with Frank, has a passion for alpacas and goats, she loves a cheeky glass or two of prosecco and follows Tottenham Hotspurs football club. She loves the new forest ad travelling to new places.
Jason is a member of our client care team. He has worked in veterinary practice for 10 years although he started here at Vets4Pets in May 2019.
Jason’s life has always evolved around animals and he used to successfully breed and show winning Angora, Lion head and Miniature Lop Rabbits, he even qualified as a Judge in 2018. He now breeds and shows Pedigree Self and English Crested Guinea Pigs.
Jason has two big fur babies of his own; Ted and Storm his young Chow Chows.
Jason loves nothing more than helping clients and their sick or injured pets make a full recovery back to being fighting fit again.
Stephanie is a member of our Client Care team and has been a valued addition to the team since joining us in Spring 2019. She had previously been working with small pets, exotics and aquatics in retail for 7 years, her passion being everything animals.
Within the practice she enjoys interacting with all of the clients fur babies and offering a helping hand wherever she can.
In her spare time Steph adores baking cakes and other glorious goodies and then enjoys working all those naughty calories off with long woodland dog walks with her fur baby Dodger, the blue Staffordshire Bull Terrier. Stephanie also has 2 Lop Eared rabbits called Bowie and Queenie and a Royal Python called Vinnie, snakes are her absolute favourite animal.
Marie has been working at the practice since 2017. Marie loves every single animal that walks through the door. She enjoys everything about her job but the absolute favourite part of her job is making sure all your fur babies get all the kisses and cuddles while they’re in our care.
Marie has a beautiful fur family of her own. 2 dogs called Charlie, Doris and 3 cats called Daisy, Joey and Elvy. Marie adopted Elvy from the practice after he was brought into us as a stray, he only has three legs but is currently living his best life. She also a mother and is so very proud of her daughter and all her accomplishments.
Her favourite things to do when she is not working is spending quality time with her daughter and walking her dogs.
Marie passed her NVQ in Animal Care and will hopefully go on to study to be a vet nurse.
P.S. To all Dacshund owners beware Marie never wants to give them back as she loves them so much.
Richard is a member of the patient care team and has been with the practice since 2017.
He enjoys the more technical areas of veterinary practice as well as the in-house laboratory work such as X-rays, ultrasound, microscopy and running blood samples.
Richard also holds and Level 2 Diploma NVQ in Animal care.
In his own time he is a bit of a gamer and uses different platforms to enjoy a wide variety of games. He also has a pet tortoise called Trot.
Rio has been working at the practice since 2018, prior to this Rio worked with various species of animals ranging from birds of prey & exotics to farm animals and horses.
Rio has an NVQ level 2 in Equine Care and is currently partaking in her level 2 NVQ in Animal Care.
Rio is also looking to undertake a qualification in the Raptor awards in 2020.
Rio enjoys assisting in surgical procedures and likes to focus on patient recovery after their surgeries.
In her own time she enjoys show jumping competitions and competes with her own horse Remo. She loves to also explore the countryside with her dogs and fun days out with her partner, friends and family.
Rio’s own fur family consist of her baby boy Douan, an English Bull Terrier cross, her little rescue Milo (AKA Fluff), a Bichon Frisse cross and Remo her horse, a KWPN. Her adopted fur children include 3 beautiful little Chihuahua’s Bella, Peggy and Ronnie who all enjoy a massive group walk at the weekends.
Alex is a much loved member of our patient care team and has been at the practice since 2016. Before working at Vets4Pets he studied at Hadlow College and completed an Animal Management level 3 diploma. After this Alex went on to study a BSc Honours degree in Companion and Zoo animals at Writtle College. He has also done further training to become an SPQ within the Vets4Pets Company.
Alex has a cat called Eugene who he rescued from the practice after having his tail amputated, he arrived with us in a very poor state. Fortunately Eugene is now VERY well looked after and eats for England (and very vocal about it).
In his spare time Alex likes to travel as much as he can, going to new and exciting places around the world. Most recently Thailand and hopefully onto Australia next.
Vets4Pets Maidstone 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 coverEven if we are closed, we have your pet covered.
Operating TheatreAn operating theatre with gaseous anaesthetic facility for surgical procedures.
Isolation UnitA special ward to care for animals with contagious diseases.
Blood Pressure MonitorUsed to measure the range of blood pressure as a preventative treatment to identify early signs of systemic hypertension.
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BiochemistryAllows an assessment of the functionality of a patients organs.
HaematologyAllows the assessment of a patient's blood and blood cells.
In-house LaboratoryA range of analytical tests and equipment to assist in the rapid diagnosis of illness.
X-RayGenerates digital 2D images of bones and internal organs.
Hospital WardSuite of custom-built kennels for the housing and monitoring of in-patients.
DentistryThe treatment and prevention of dental disease
Starter pack protection
Best Start in Life
Complete Care Senior
Flea & Worm Pack