We are open for essential care only
In line with government guidelines, we are only offering medically essential appointments, so please contact the practice team before travelling. Our opening hours may also vary, so please monitor our webpage to keep up to date with the latest information.
We are taking steps to help keep you and our colleagues safe:
- If you do need to visit, we ask that only one person per pet comes along, to help reduce the number of people in the waiting area at any one time.
- Social distancing is crucial at this time. When arriving, you may be required to call ahead and wait to be invited in by a member of our team. You will be informed if this is necessary when you call us to make your appointment.
- Once inside the practice, we ask that you please respect a two metre distance from our colleagues and other clients.
- We are only accepting card payments to help minimise contact between you and our colleagues.
- If you can’t visit the practice and are concerned about your pet’s health, please contact us to discuss available options.
We will continue to share regular updates here and on our Facebook page. We thank you for your patience at this time.
Meet the team
I graduated for the Royal Veterinary College, London in 2013 and have since worked in various practices in Kent. After graduation I worked in mixed practice for the first year and then decided to focus purely on small animal work. This has included some charity work, more recently at the Lord Whisky Animal Sanctuary in Stelling Minnis.
I have a keen interest in Feline Medicine and Surgery and I am currently studying for a Certificate in Feline Practice. I am also particularly interested in care of geriatric animals with chronic conditions and in Feline Cardiology.
Personal Hobbies and Interests
At home I have 6 rescue cats with various ailments that call on me for their every whim. I also have two rescue horses that live in Wootton. When not spending time with the various animals I enjoy reading, I sing in Barham Church choir and I am always up for a new challenge, from cider making to kite surfing.
Are they local
I have lived in Kent all my life. I was born and grew up in Folkestone and have since lived in various parts of Kent. Currently I live in Hythe.
I graduated as a vet from Glasgow University 15 years ago, having previously completed a degree in Animal Science.
My career began as a mixed vet in rural practices caring for both large and small animals.
In 2015 I gave up the wellies to focus on small animal medicine and surgery. I undertook a role as Lead Vet in a charity practice where I was involved with clinical governance and supporting other vets as well as clinical duties.
I love being a vet. I like meeting pets and their owners and really enjoy general surgery. I have a particular interest in wound management and skin reconstructive surgery.
When not at work I am kept busy looking after my family, including a bouncy 15 month old Husky/German shepherd pup who loves a muddy woodland walk.
I also enjoy listening to music, aerobics, baking, gardening and DIY/crafts.
Originally from the midlands, I moved to settle in the Canterbury region in 2011. We fell in love with Whitstable soon after moving to Kent and love spending time at the beach and visiting the many dog-friendly cafes.
Clinical back ground
I have been in practice nursing for 14 years and have worked in various practices in Kent, most recently I was head nurse in a small animal practice in Ashford Kent. I have also recently done some nursing work at the charity, Lord Whisky Animal Sanctuary in Stelling Minnis.
I have a keen interest in medical cases, nursing all animals in the hospital. I also have an interest in feline cardiology due to one of my own cats being diagnosed with a heart condition 6 years ago. Something I wish to pursue more and further my training in is canine and feline behaviour.
Personal hobbies and interests
I have a 10 year old son who is very animal orientated, at home we have 2 dogs, 4 cats 3 of which are rescues, 4 guinea pigs, a hamster and fish. I also have a rescue horse who is kept in Wootton near Canterbury. When not spending time with the animals, my son and I enjoy watching movies together and playing board games.
Are they local
I have lived in Kent all my life, I grew up in Tunbridge Wells but for the last 11 years I have lived in Ashford.
I got into the veterinary industry in 2017 when I started a career at PDSA in Margate as an apprentice Veterinary Care Assistant. This role gave me valuable experience due to it being a charity vets, and made me want to pursue my career further to start studying as a Student Veterinary Nurse.
I enjoy looking after animals of all shapes, sizes and breeds and look forward to meeting new clients that step foot through the door! I am particularly looking forward to training to be a veterinary nurse and developing my skills.
Personal hobbies and interests
Outside of work, I enjoy walking my Westie dog, Archie along the beach. Spending time with my partner watching our favourite television shows and have developed a love of cooking!
Are you local?
I was born and raised in Margate, and currently still live there
I started my veterinary journey in a charitable vet, which was incredibly busy however, very rewarding. I’ve learnt a lot and I am now looking forward to continuing my learning journey in a new practice
I have always loved animals and have been lucky enough to have had pets form childhood, ranging from cats and dogs to snakes and budgies. I am currently studying dog training and behaviour and first aid in puppies and dogs. I have also just qualified in dog grooming.
At home I live with my husband, three children, four dogs and a tortoise. My hobbies are long dog walks in woodland areas, socialising, cinema and have a love for art, in particular quirky animal art, which I especially love to draw.
Local to the area
I was born and raised in Margate and I currently live just outside in a place called Westbrook.
Veterinary Surgeon Liz and Veterinary Nurse Jodie have years of veterinary experience between them and have decided to open their own practice together in Whitstable. They have both lived in Kent all their life and have worked in various practices across the county. Liz has a keen interest in Feline Medicine and Surgery and the care of geriatric animals with chronic conditions. Jodi also has a keen interest in feline medicine, in particular cardiology and canine and feline behaviour. Liz and Jodie look forward to welcoming you and your pet to their practice.
Operating TheatreAn operating theatre with gaseous anaesthetic facility for surgical procedures.
Separate Cat & Dog WardsSeparate cat and dog hospital wards, designed to ensure your pet is kept in a comfortably stress free environment.
Digital X-RayDigital X ray equipment is available.
In-house LaboratoryA range of analytical tests and equipment to assist in the rapid diagnosis of illness.
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Health PlansDesigned to cover all the regular pet care essentials such as vaccinations and flea and worm prevention, whilst saving you money.
Nurse ClinicAppointments with a highly qualified nurse which can cover anything from nutrition and fitness advice, grooming techniques, to pet socialisation classes.
DentistryThe treatment and prevention of dental disease
£49 Best Start In Life
£20 Vet Consult
10% off for over 60's
Starter pack protection
Best Start in Life
Complete Care Senior
Flea & Worm Pack
Out of hours
Barton Veterinary Hospital
34 New Dover Road
Tel: Telephone: 01227 470 033
Standard consultations before 9pm start from £162. Standard consultations after 9pm start from £208.