Meet the Team

Veterinary Surgeons

Dr Martin Hobbs

Dr Martin Hobbs
BSc(Hons), BVetMed, CertSAS, CertVDI, CertVOphthal, MRCVS

Martin Hobbs is the Practice Principal and owner of The Meopham Hospital and The Swanscombe and Sevenoaks […]

Dr Bruce McLeary

Dr Bruce McLeary
BVSc, BComm, CertAVP(VDI), PGCertSAM, MRCVS

Bruce qualified from The University of Pretoria, South Africa in 2000 and joined the Meopham Veterinary […]

Dr Rupert Davenport

Dr Rupert Davenport
BVSc, MRCVS

Rupert graduated with distinction from The University of Liverpool Veterinary School in 2008.  He has […]

Dr Penny Barnard-Brown

Dr Penny Barnard-Brown
BSc, BVetMed, MRCVS, PGCertSAS

Penny graduated from The Royal Veterinary College in 2011 with a BSc(Hons) in Veterinary Science and […]

Dr Lauren Smith

Dr Lauren Smith
BSc(Hons), BVSc(Hons), PgCertVPS(Hons) CertAVP(ECC), MRCVS

Lauren graduated from the University of Bristol in 2011.  Between graduation and starting work she travelled […]

Dr Timothy Rogers

Dr Timothy Rogers
BSc, BVM&S, MRCVS

Tim qualified from The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies in Edinburgh in 2013 having previously […]

Dr Pippa Williams

Dr Pippa Williams
BVSc, MRCVS

Pippa graduated with distinction from the University of Liverpool in 2015. She is originally from Hampshire […]

Dr Vicky Neale

Dr Vicky Neale
MA, VetMB, MRCVS

Vicky graduated with distinction from the Cambridge Veterinary school in 2017, having also gained a MA […]

Dr Abigail Delderfield

Dr Abigail Delderfield
BVSc, MRCVS

Abi graduated in July 2017 and has moved back to Kent after 5 years of studying at the University of […]

Dr Sioned French

Dr Sioned French
MA, VetMB, MRCVS

Sioned graduated from the University of Cambridge in 2017, having also gained a BA in Psychology during […]

Dr Eleanor Graham

Dr Eleanor Graham
BVMS, MRCVS

Eleanor graduated from Glasgow University in 1995.  Since then she has worked in small animal practice, […]

Physiotherapy

Steph Wilson

Steph Wilson
Chartered Physiotherapist

ACPAT Physiotherapist Cat A Bsc Physiotherapy, Msc Veterinary Physiotherapy Steph Wilson […]

Registered Veterinary Nurses

Jenny Lawrenson

Jenny Lawrenson
RVN ADipCBM - Head Nurse

Jenny joined the surgery in 2007 after training as a Veterinary Nurse she qualified in January […]

Gemma Clark

Gemma Clark
RVN - Deputy Head Nurse

Gemma joined the practice in October 2007 after several years working in a small animal practice in Wales. […]

Hayley Reade

Hayley Reade
RVN

Hayley completed her Veterinary Nurse training at Bicton College, Devon qualifying in 2005.  She worked […]

Tracey Percival

Tracey Percival
RVN

Tracey joined the team in March 2007. She is a qualified nurse assessor. Tracey can frequently […]

Hannah Webster

Hannah Webster
RVN

Hannah joined the practice in 2011 and has been in small animal practice for 7 years. She has a […]

Vicki Thomas

Vicki Thomas
RVN CertVNECC

Vicki joined the Meopham team in 2008, qualifying as a registered Veterinary Nurse in 2010. Vicki is […]

Katie Piper

Katie Piper
RVN

Katie joined the Meopham Veterinary Hospital as a student in September 2012. In July 2015 she qualified […]

Amy Healey

Amy Healey
RVN

Amy joined the practice in September 2013 having previously worked in another Small Animal Practice for […]

Sophie Dunk

Sophie Dunk
RVN

Sophie started working with us in September 2014, as a student, after completing a zoology degree at […]

Sarah Hall

Sarah Hall
RVN

Sarah started as a trainee veterinary nurse at The Meopham Hospital in 2013 and passed her nursing exams […]

Frankie Beorby

Frankie Beorby
RVN

Frankie joined the practice in 2013, having previously worked at another practice as a trainee nurse for […]

Trainee Veterinary Nurses

Tamara Wood

Tamara Wood
Trainee Veterinary Nurse

Tamara first joined our practice as a work experience student in December 2014 whilst studying for an […]

Bryony Sharpley

Bryony Sharpley
Trainee Veterinary Nurse

Shortly after graduating from her zoology course at univeristy in 2015 with first class honours, Bryony […]

Rebecca Whitby

Rebecca Whitby
Trainee Veterinary Nurse

Rebecca joined the practice in March 2017 after graduating from the University of Reading with a Zoology […]

Chanice Towner

Chanice Towner
Trainee Veterinary Nurse

Chanice joined the practice in February 2017, after completing a degree at University in Animal Science […]

Clare Wilson

Clare Wilson
Trainee Veterinary Nurse

Having long harboured a passion for animals, Clare joined the practice in March 2017.  Having […]

Vinny Karnovski

Vinny Karnovski
Trainee Veterinary Nurse

Vinny joined the practice in October 2016, having previously worked at a local boarding cattery which […]

Lucy Curling

Lucy Curling
Trainee Veterinary Nurse

Lucy joined the practice in October 2017. After studying Animal Management Level 3, Lucy chose to branch […]

Amelia Pimenta

Amelia Pimenta
Trainee Veterinary Nurse

Amelia first spent time at the practice as a work experience student in 2015 and in September 2018 she […]

Hannah Freedman

Hannah Freedman
Auxillary Nurse

Hannah joined the practice in July 2017 after working as a volunteer at The Cats Protection and as an […]

Groomers

Laura Mitchell

Laura Mitchell
Groomer

Laura studied at Hadlow College to become a Level 3 qualified dog groomer.  She has a passion for dogs […]

Ella Brown

Ella Brown
Groomer

Ella studied at Hadlow College for 3 years to become a Level 3 qualified groomer and finds dog grooming […]

Joanna Read

Joanna Read
Groomer

Joanna joined the salon in 2017 following many years of working within the media industry. Having […]

Georgia May

Georgia May
Groomer

Georgia studied at Hadlow College to achieve her Level 3 dog grooming qualification.  This combined […]

Administration

Aisling Cason

Aisling Cason
Practice Manager

Aisling joined the practice in May 2008 as a receptionist. After enjoying a couple of years working […]

Susan Fraser

Susan Fraser
Accounts Manager

Susan has been with the practice since it started in September 1996. She personally manages large account […]

Kerry Gulliver

Kerry Gulliver
Business Manager RVN

Kerry has worked at the surgery since October 2000. She has spent time working at both an out of […]

Jo Loud

Jo Loud
Accounts and Office Administrator

Jo joined the practice in May 2013 as a receptionist and was then promoted to our accounts team […]

Ruth Evans

Ruth Evans
Receptionist

Ruth joined the practice in December 2012. She was brought up on a small holding so was always […]

Jessica Cargan

Jessica Cargan
Receptionist

Jessica joined the practice in September 2013. She is cat mad and has 3 very spoilt cats, Abbie, […]

Isobel Emberson

Isobel Emberson
Receptionist

Isobel joined the practice in September 2017 to join our busy reception team at Meopham. She has a […]

Charlotte Harwood

Charlotte Harwood
Receptionist

Charlotte joined the practice in July 2018 as part of our reception team. She has 2 dogs called Rolo […]

Sophie Walker

Sophie Walker
Receptionist

Sophie joined the practice in August 2018 as part of our reception team. Sophie spends most of her […]