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), CertAVP(SAM), CertAVP (VA) 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, CertAVP (GSAS) MRCVS

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

Dr Penny Barnard-Bosma (currently on maternity leave)

Dr Penny Barnard-Bosma (currently on maternity leave)
BSc, BVetMed, MRCVS, BSAVA PGCertSAS PGCertVDI

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 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 Charlotte Fox

Dr Charlotte Fox
BVMSCi MRCVS

Charlotte graduated from the University of Surrey School of Veterinary Medicine in July 2020.  She spent […]

Dr Lauryn Fasakin

Dr Lauryn Fasakin
BVetMed MRCVS

Lauryn graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in 2020 and has moved down south of the river from […]

Dr Alexandra O’Kelly

Dr Alexandra O’Kelly
BVetMed MRCVS

Alex graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in 2020 and has moved from West Sussex to start her […]

Dr Zoё James

Dr Zoё James
BVetMed MRCVS

Zoё graduated from the University of Surrey School of Veterinary Medicine in 2021. Zoё has grown up […]

Dr Kirsty Catterall

Dr Kirsty Catterall
BVetMed BSc PGCertSAM MRCVS

Kirsty graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in 2010, having previously completed a Bachelor of […]

Dr Matty Clarkson

Dr Matty Clarkson
BVetMed MRCVS

Matty comes to us from New Hampshire in the USA.  He graduated from the Royal Veterinary College recently […]

Dr Henry Saunders

Dr Henry Saunders
BVMSci MRCVS

Henry graduated with First Class honours from The University of Surrey school of veterinary medicine […]

Dr Nisha Raghukumar

Dr Nisha Raghukumar
BVM + S MRCVS

Nisha graduated from the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies in Edinburgh in 2023, and moved to […]

Dr Eve Percival

Dr Eve Percival
BVMSci MRCVS

Eve graduated from the University of Surrey Vet school in 2023 with First Class Honours. During her […]

Hydrotherapy

Eden Eckley

Eden Eckley
Hydrotherapist

Eden joined the veterinary team in February 2022 as a Trainee Veterinary Nurse. In 2021 she attended […]

Louise Collins

Louise Collins
(MT), (ICH) (IRVAP) (IAAT)

Louise has a level 3 certificate in hydrotherapy and joined the team in April 2022.  She has been […]

Registered Veterinary Nurses

Katie Piper

Katie Piper
RVN - Head Nurse

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

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.  […]

Vicki Thomas

Vicki Thomas
RVN CertVNECC

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

Bryony Sharpley

Bryony Sharpley
RVN

Bryony joined the practice in 2017 as an auxiliary nurse, progressing to trainee nurse after a month. […]

Amy Field

Amy Field
RVN

Amy joined the practice after graduating in July 2019 from the University of Bristol with a first class […]

Sophie Ramus

Sophie Ramus
RVN

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

Sarah Ayley

Sarah Ayley
RVN

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

Rachel Dellafera

Rachel Dellafera
RVN

Rachel joined the team at Meopham in 2018, having previously worked at another small animal practice […]

Rebecca Whitby

Rebecca Whitby
RVN

Rebecca joined the practice as a trainee nurse in March 2017 after graduating from the University of […]

Lucy Curling

Lucy Curling
RVN

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

Maddie Rumley

Maddie Rumley
RVN

Maddie chose a career in Veterinary Nursing as she wanted to pursue a career that specialised in […]

Charlotte Marshall

Charlotte Marshall
RVN

Charlotte started back at Meopham Veterinary Hospital in Sept 2022, having previously qualified here […]

Samantha Washbrook

Samantha Washbrook
RVN

Sam first joined the team in 2009 as a trainee veterinary nurse and then went on to qualify as an RVN […]

Franki Specht

Franki Specht
RVN

Franki joined the Meopham Veterinary Hospital in 2002 as a trainee veterinary nurse and qualified in […]

Jordan

Jordan
RVN

Jordan joined the Meopham Veterinary Hospital team in September 2022. She qualified in November 2017 […]

Jasmine Tsang

Jasmine Tsang
Trainee Veterinary Nurse

Jasmine first joined the team as a night auxiliary nurse before progressing onto the day rota as a […]

Trainee Veterinary Nurses

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 […]

Chelsey Bish

Chelsey Bish
Trainee Veterinary Nurse

Chelsey joined the team as a receptionist in October 2020, before moving into the nursing team as a […]

Emily Wade

Emily Wade
Trainee Veterinary Nurse

Emily joined the team at Meopham Veterinary Hospital April of 2021 and is now based at our Tonbridge […]

Bradley Docherty

Bradley Docherty
Trainee Veterinary Nurse

Bradley joined the team in December 2021 as a Student Veterinary Nurse and is currently attending college […]

Eden Eckley

Eden Eckley
Trainee Veterinary Nurse

Eden joined the team in February 2022 as a trainee veterinary nurse. The inspiration to start a career […]

Jasmine Barden

Jasmine Barden
Trainee Veterinary Nurse

Jasmine joined the team November 2021, having previously worked in the equine industry. With her strong […]

Freya Norris

Freya Norris
Trainee Veterinary Nurse

Freya joined the team in February 2022 having previously worked in the pet retail industry.  This developed […]

Scarlet Mercer-Kane

Scarlet Mercer-Kane
Trainee Veterinary Nurse

Scarlet came to us as a Student Veterinary Nurse.  She has always wanted to be a veterinary nurse since […]

Olivia Bayati

Olivia Bayati
Trainee Veterinary Nurse

Olivia joined the team in May 2022 as a student veterinary nurse and is currently completing her Diploma […]

Hazel Durston

Hazel Durston
Night Auxiliary

Hazel Joined the team in October 2021 as a night auxiliary assistant having previously worked in roles […]

Groomers

Ella Brown

Ella Brown
Dog Groomer

Ella started her training to become a dog groomer in 2015 having always had a passion for dogs. She really […]

Rebekah Humphrey

Rebekah Humphrey
Dog Groomer

Rebekah joined our Pride & Groom Team in September 2021. She has a passion for animals and previously […]

Megan Suters

Megan Suters
Dog Groomer

Megan has recently completed her Level 2 City and Guilds Dog grooming qualification at Hadlow collage […]

Eleanor Gibson

Eleanor Gibson
Dog Groomer

Eleanor joined our Pride & Groom team in February 2022. She became interested in dog grooming […]

Eleanor Hardwick

Eleanor Hardwick
Dog Groomer

Eleanor joined our Pride and Groom team in June 2023. She achieved a Level 3 Dog Grooming Diploma […]

Administration

Kerry Gulliver

Kerry Gulliver
Practice Manager RVN

Kerry has worked at the surgery since October 2000. She has spent time working as a Veterinary […]

Susan Fraser

Susan Fraser
Accounts Manager

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

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 […]

Laura Morris

Laura Morris
Administration

Laura has recently joined the office team at Meopham Veterinary Hospital as administrator after starting […]

Rebecca Buttle

Rebecca Buttle
Office Administrator

Becs joined the team in 2024 after a long career break to raise a family. In her spare time she loves […]

Terri-Lea Moore

Terri-Lea Moore
Receptionist

Terri joined the Meopham Team in 2021 after working as a qualified dog groomer for several years. She […]

Jack Gregory

Jack Gregory
Receptionist

Jack started with us in September 2022.  After previously working in retail for 10 years, he thought […]

Bethan Kirby

Bethan Kirby
Receptionist

Bethan joined the Meopham reception team in February 2023. Outside of work she enjoys spending time […]

Lilly Vigus

Lilly Vigus
Receptionist

Lilly joined our Meopham reception team in Spring 2023. She has always had a passion for working with […]

Poppy Vincent

Poppy Vincent
Receptionist

Poppy joined the Meopham team in July 2023 after working in retail for 10 years.  She also has experience […]