Whitstable Vets4Pets

Inside Pets at Home
Prospect Retail Park
Prospect Way
Whitstable
Kent
CT5 3SD

Telephone: 01227 272 504

Open Today 09:00 - 18:00

Opening Hours

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

Meet the team

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Dr Elizabeth Smith

Veterinary Surgeon and Practice Owner

BVetMed MRCVS

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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.

At home I have 6 rescue cats with various ailments that call on me for their every whim. I also have 3 rescue horses that live in Dover. 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.

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.

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Dr Louise

Veterinary Surgeon

BSc (Hons) BVetMed MRCVS

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I graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in 2013 and after a short career break to have my son, I now work part time at Whitstable Vets4Pets.

My main role is in preventive medicine.
My favourite aspect of my job is getting to know my patients as individuals so I can ensure that they feel safe and happy coming to visit us.

Outside of work my time is spent with my husband, toddler and Labrador Holly. My family also have a small holding where we care for our rescued animals. We have ponies, goats, donkeys and sheep. I’m definitely most happy in my wellies.

I have lived in Kent all my life, and currently live just outside Maidstone.

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Jodie Worsell

Registered Veterinary Nurse and Practice Owner

RVN

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I have been in practice nursing for 16 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.

I have a 12 year old son who is very animal orientated, at home we have 2 dogs, 5 cats 4 of which are rescues and fish. I also have 2 rescue horses who is kept in Dover. When not spending time with the animals, my son and I enjoy watching movies together and playing board games.

I have lived in Kent all my life, I grew up in Tunbridge Wells but for the last 13 years I  have lived in Ashford.

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Lynn

Registered Veterinary Nurse

RVN

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I moved over from South Africa in 2001 and spent 13 years working in the retail environment. In 2014 I decided to do what I’ve always wanted, and started my journey to becoming a veterinary nurse.

I started my training in a practice in Blackheath, London, and after taking some time out to have my son, I eventually qualified in July of 2018 while working in Ashford. I worked in pet insurance for 6 months before joining Whitstable Vets4Pets in November 2020 and I am loving it!

I enjoy all the different aspects of nursing, and working in a small team allows us to have the opportunity to work in all areas.

I live in Larkfield with my husband and son and our 3 cats, Maisie, Captain Carrot and Parsnip. Most of my spare time is taken up by after-school activities, playing in the park (you’re never too old to enjoy playing on the swings!) and meeting up with friends and family.

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Ian

Veterinary Care Assistant

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I have worked with animals since leaving school. I started working for an animal charity in Jersey at the age of 16, rehabilitating domestic/wild animals in our care to find new homes or be released, before moving into the veterinary hospital. In 2005 I moved to the UK and started working for a large animal charity in 2006 as a deputy manager in one of their centres.  In 2011 I became manager there and I left to join Vets4Pets Whitstable in 2021 

I’m excited for this next journey in my life, learning new skills and gaining more knowledge about small animals.

In my spare time I’m either studying, cooking, running or looking after my 4 cats, 2 dogs and 14 rescue guinea pigs.

 

In 2005 I moved to Kent from Jersey and have lived in different parts over the last 17 years.

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Emma

Senior Client Care Advisor

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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, three dogs, one cat 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.

I was born and raised in Margate and I currently live just outside in a place called Westbrook.

Lydia

Client Care Advisor

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I joined the practice mid pandemic, with no previous veterinary experience. From the beginning it's been very rewarding, and each day I learn something new. I love the social interaction with our clients and can honestly say it’s a joy to come to work.  

Growing up we always had cats at home, and I’m continuing this tradition, although I would love to have a dog one day. I share my home with Kedi, a rescue cat who was 9 when I rehomed her. It took a long time for her to come out of her shell, and six years on she is living her best life and not looking or acting her age! 

My main hobbies are long coastal walks and photography. I much prefer being behind the camera rather than in front and can often be found on Whitstable beach at sunset taking far too many photos. My first love was fashion and art, studying at Fort Pitt, and I still like to get creative with my sewing machine when time allows. 

Whitstable, with its quirky art scene and wonderful people, has been my home for 25 years and I can’t imagine living anywhere else. 

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Dawn

Client Care Advisor

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I worked as a veterinary receptionist in a busy local practice for eight years before joining the team at Whitstable Vets4Pets in November 2021.
 
Although I was born in North Wales I have spent most of my adult life in Whitstable and I know the community well, in particular, the dog-walking community. 
 
I like to support local animal rescue organisations when I can and have a particular interest in the therapeutic benefits of spending time with animals. 
 
At home, I have two young children , an energetic springer spaniel and three Guinea pigs! I enjoy cooking, reading and spending time outdoors. 
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Nikki

Client Care Advisor

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After 30 years in insurance I joined the Whitstable Vets4Pets team in October 2021 as a client care advisor. 
 
I have owned rabbits since I was a child and currently own eleven. 
 
As well as rabbits, I also have two cats and two tortoises. 
 
I have lived in Kent all of my life. 
 
As well as caring for my animaIs, I enjoy photography, motor racing, going to the theatre and spa days with my friends

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. Jodie 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.

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Services

  • Dentistry
    The treatment and prevention of dental disease
  • Digital X-Ray
    Digital X ray equipment is available.
  • Health Plans
    Designed to cover all the regular pet care essentials such as vaccinations and flea and worm prevention, whilst saving you money.
  • In-house Laboratory
    A range of analytical tests and equipment to assist in the rapid diagnosis of illness.

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  • 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.
  • Separate Cat & Dog Wards
    Separate cat and dog hospital wards, designed to ensure your pet is kept in a comfortably stress free environment.

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Offers

Offers

10% off for over 60's

10% discount on all veterinary services for clients that are 60 and over*
Dog-Companionship

Health Plans

Health Plan

Complete Care Junior

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

Complete Care

From £8 a month
Complete peace of mind
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Health Plan

Complete Care Senior

From £17
A complete care plan for your 7+ year old pet's continued good health
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Health Plans

Flea & Worm Pack

Protect your pet and your pocket!
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Out of hours

Vets Now Herne Bay
c/o Broadway Veterinary Centre
Unit 1, The Links
Herne
Kent
CT6 7FE

Telephone: 01227 470 033

Standard consultation fees start from £296.50.

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