Mark qualified from the Royal Veterinary College in 1990 and is a director of the Barrow Hill Veterinary Hospital having worked here since 2000.
He holds the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons Certificates in Small Animal Surgery and Veterinary Radiology, greatly aiding his interests in orthopaedic, soft tissue and keyhole surgery.
In 2015 Mark was accredited to the new level of Advanced Practioner in small animal surgery by the RCVS. He is 1 of the first vets in the UK to be accredited.
In his spare time he enjoys cycling, following the cricket and spending time with his family. He has a menagerie of pets including a dog - Minnie; Sparkles and Flash the cats, Mr and Mrs Tortoise and Gregory Peck the chicken
Lindsay qualified as a vet in 2006 from the University of Cambridge. Presently, she is studying towards her certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice (soft tissue surgery). She has a particular interest in imaging and airway surgery.
Lindsay is currently on maternity leave having given birth to a son in February 2015.
Outside of work she is extremely active enjoying marathon running, gorge walking, rock climbing, mountain biking and many other sporting activities.
Like most of our staff Lindsay has several rescue pets: two terriers and her cats Zebedee and Thomas.
Naomi qualified from the Royal Veterinary College in 2007. Naomi joined the practice in 2008 after a year in practice in Cornwall. She has a particular interest in small animal medicine.
In her free time Naomi is an excellent cook, enjoys running, and has worked caring for orang-utans in Borneo.
She has a cuddly terrier called Milo and a tabby cat called Louis.
Sarah Bolt qualified from the RCVS in 2012 and joined the practice in October 2013 after a year in practice in Swindon. Sarah has a particular interest in small animal medicine and has recently started studying for her Certificate in small animal medicine.
Outside of work Sarah enjoys cooking, cycling and exploring Kent’s countryside. She is also kept well entertained by her two very playful cats Millie and Logan.
Sarah is currently on maternity leave.
Sally qualified from the Royal Veterinary College in 1996. She has been in
general practice since then and enjoys medicine and ultrasonography. She
gained a certificate in small animal medicine in 2016.
In her spare time she enjoys outdoor sports including skiing, triathlon, hillwalking/mountaineering and running (accompanied by her dog Olive!) She also has a cat called Peaches.
Tom joined us in 2015 from a mixed animal practice. He qualified from the RVC in 2012.
He is interested in all aspects of veterinary medicine and surgery and has a particular interest in veterinary dentistry.
Out of work, Tom enjoys hiking, canoeing and walking his naughty Lurcher Dizzy.
Vicky qualified from the RVC in 2014. She joined us in January 2015 after spending six months working in an animal hospital in Southampton. Vicky particularly enjoys consulting
Outside of work, she spends her time baking, cycling, snowboarding and many more outdoor activities.
She owns several animals including a Golden Retriever called Abbey, 3 Siamese cats called Meesha, Loki and Luna and finally 2 unnamed tortoises!
Emma trained at Bristol and qualified in 2011.
She has worked in both mixed and small animal practices and joined us in April 2015.
She particularly enjoys consulting.
Emma spends most of her free time assisting on her partners farm but she finds time to enjoy baking and growing her own vegetables.
She owns a very confident feline called Puss Chat.
Eva graduated as a Vet in 2009 from the University of Córdoba, Spain, as a second degree, her passion was always to become a Vet.
She enjoys medicine and critical care and has a particular interest in Feline Medicine, in which she gained the ESPVS certificate in Feline Practice in 2016.
After working as a Vet for two years in Spain and then four years in Gibraltar, she decided to move to the UK and join our Practice where she really enjoys working.
She moved over to the UK with her 4 rescued cats: Brida, Yoshi, Ando and Ollie and a little dog Soti, (who luckily loves the cats!).
In her spare time she enjoys spending time hiking, cycling, going for walks with her dog but mainly she loves travelling.
Katie is a qualified veterinary nurse. She is our head nurse and has many responsibilities alongside her day to day nursing role including organising all of our work experience placements. She has completed her Advanced Diploma in Veterinary Nursing and achieved a BSc in Clinical Veterinary Nursing.
Katie has a particular interest in veterinary physiotherapy. In her spare time, she enjoys live music and eating mexican food. She has two Labradors, Bella and Maisie.
Dani is our Deputy Head Nurse and is in charge of all the orthopaedic instruments and orthopaedic theatre.
She has a special interest in anaesthesia and feline nursing.
Dani has recently moved house so is enjoying decorating and she enjoys spending spare time with her nephew and goddaughter
Lucy is a qualified Veterinary Nurse who has worked at Barrow Hill Veterinary Hospital since 2002. She has a particular interest in scrubbing into operations and caring for in patients.
She works part time and is proud mum to 2 handsome boys.
Outside of work, she enjoys mountain biking and gardening.
Lucy has a tortoiseshell cat called Tigerlily.
Ellie qualified as a veterinary nurse in 2012 and has joined us this year. She is very interested in surgical nursing especially with regards to keyhole and orthopaedic surgeries.
Outside of work, she enjoys time with her gorgeous son George and walking her two spaniels, Ren and Fern. Ellie is on maternity leave with her second child
Penny is a qualified veterinary nurse and has worked at Barrowhill Veterinary Hospital since 1989!
Penny does most of the nursing for our keyhole (laparascopic) surgeries.
She is a keen member of a choir that has raised many thousands of pounds for charity and is a talented tap dancer. Penny has a chihuahua called Diego and a rescue from the surgery called Dora.
Megan joined us in April 2015 as a trainee Veterinary Nurse.
She will be going to college to achieve the three year VN qualification in September 2015.
Megan enjoys home improvements and has renovated her own home in the past few years.
She also enjoys walking her dog Diesel and pampering her cat Beau.
Emma joined us as a trainee veterinary nurse in June 2016.
She is undertaking her training at Canterbury College while working alongside our qualified Veterinary Nurses.
Emma enjoys swimming in her spare time. In practice, she is concentrating on becoming a qualified veterinary nurse but particularly enjoys in patient care.
Camille joined us in October 2017. She became a Registered veterinary nurse in 2013. Her favourite part of nursing is emergency and critical care.
At home, she is currently bringing on her young horse in the hope to event in the coming years. She also has a miniature Shetland called Buttons, a dog called Nala and a cat called Kira. On free weekends, she likes to tour the country in her camper van.
Sam completed her final year of training with us and on qualifying accepted a permanent position at the Ashford Hospital.
Sam particularly enjoys working with the in patients and giving them the TLC that they are missing. She has a VERY busy household with 2 young sons, Jacob and George, 2 dogs, 1 parrot, 3 guinea pigs and 2 rabbits which doesn't leave her with much spare time but if she can fit in an exercise class or two, she will try!
Jess also completed her final year with us and then became a permanent staff member in 2017.
Jess really loves cats and enjoys nursing feline medicine cases. As a hobby, she likes photography and travel with Turkey being her favourite holiday destination.
She even has two cats called Iki and Eouch which is ONE and TWO in Turkish :)
Jade qualified in 2017 and joined us in December that same year.
She enjoys in patient care and has fitted in to the team very well.
At home, Romeo, her horse takes up most of her time and she enjoys getting him out to a cross country course when she can. She also enjoys walking her dog.
Emma Denney joined us in April 2017 as one of our part time nurses. She enjoys nurses clinics and spending time working with our clients.
She is very interested in weight management clinics. At home, she enjoys life with her little boy Theo who takes up all of her time!
Hayley is our kennel assistant. She joined us at the beginning of 2017. Hayley enjoyed keeping the practice clean and tidy and assisting the nurses with their daily tasks.
She hopes to train as a nurse in the future. In her spare time she enjoys going for dinner and going to exercise classes.
Kirsty is a qualified veterinary nurse. She enjoys all aspects of nursing and is especially good at giving poorly pets that extra bit of TLC.
She is a keen gardener and is currently raising money for a dog rescue charity by collecting sponsors for a bungee jump later this year.
She has a cat Izzy and a hamster called Ruby.
Stephanie started in veterinary practice in 2007 as a student nurse, since qualifying she has worked in general practice, emergency out of hours, sports medicine and rehabilitation therapy and has also taught the vet nursing course at a college in Wales.
Steph moved from South Wales to Kent in October 2017 with her husband, young son and springer spaniel to become one of our night nurses