Find out more about our Ashford team of vets, nurses and support team who work at Cinque Ports Veterinary Hospital.
Mark Neall - BVSc CertVC CertAVP (SAM) MRCVS Advanced Practitioner in Small Animal Medicine - Veterinary Surgeon and Clinical Director
Mark graduated from the University of Liverpool in 2004. He enjoys all aspects of his work, and has obtained RCVS post graduate certificates in both cardiology and small animal medicine. Mark lives in Ashford with his family, two cats, a tortoise and tropical fish, and in his spare time enjoys fishing, gardening and astronomy. Having initially joined our Kingsnorth branch in 2010, Mark rejoined us in 2014, becoming Clinical Director in 2019.
Vanessa Martin - BVM&S MRCVS- Veterinary Surgeon
Vanessa graduated in 1991 from Edinburgh. She began practicing in Yorkshire and then in the local area in 1996, joining us at Kingsnorth in September 2004. She too is kept busy by her family and pets, with a passion for riding and competing.
Emma Baker – BVSc MRCVS – Veterinary Surgeon
Emma joined us in 2018 and divides her time between our Lydd and Kingsnorth branches.
Isabella De Rosa – BVetMed MRCVS – Veterinary Surgeon
Izzie graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in July 2019 and moved back to Kent to join us at Cinque Ports. She enjoys all aspects of work, but particularly soft tissue surgery and oncology. In her spare time Izzie loves to cook, travel and go to the gym, as well as spend time with her dog.
Jay Dave – BVetMed MRCVS – Veterinary Surgeon
Joe Evans – BVetMed MRCVS – Veterinary Surgeon
Ana Pereira – MRCVS – Veterinary Surgeon
Sarah Startup – Group Practice Manager
Sophie Francis – Branch Manager
Lee Bruin - RVN - Head Nurse
Lorraine Eason-RVN-Deputy Head Nurse, Pet Health Counsellor
Kate Hills – RVN – Veterinary Nurse
Kate began nursing in 1998, qualifying as a Veterinary Nurse in 2008. She joined our Kingsnorth branch in 2007 and is kept busy by her family and many pets.
Faye Goodacre – RVN – Veterinary Nurse
Erica Cobb – RVN – Veterinary Nurse
Erica qualified as a veterinary nurse in 2012 and joined our Kingsnorth branch in 2016. She has a particular interest in anaesthesia and medicine and in her spare time enjoys travelling to and exploring new places, most of the time on the back of a motorbike.
Alexandra Findlay – RVN – Veterinary Nurse
Alexandra joined our Kingsnorth branch in 2014 as a Kennel Assistant. Alexandra qualified as a veterinary nurse in 2018 and is interested in all aspects of animal care. Her spare time is spent caring for her two cats Pikachu and Zelda, her rabbit Lily and her Uromastyx (lizard), Nyah.
Beccy McColm – RVN – Veterinary Nurse
Beccy joined our Kingsnorth branch in 2018. She qualified in 2015 and has an interest in small furries and emergency critical care. In her spare time Beccy looks after her 3 horses, Ginny her one eyed Labrador and Wren her Sprocker Spaniel.
Tania Hickman – RVN – Veterinary Nurse
Amber Sharpe – RVN – Veterinary Nurse
Amber qualified as a veterinary nurse in 2018 from Middlesex University and joined our Kingsnorth branch in 2019. Amber has a particular interest in anaesthesia. In her spare time she likes shopping and going to the cinema and looking after her cat Trixie.
Bethany Hooker – Student Veterinary Nurse
Bethany joined our Kingsnorth branch in 2017 as our Kennel Assistant and began her veterinary nurse training in 2019. Bethany is completely obsessed with cleaning! In her spare time if she isn’t cleaning Bethany is often kept busy with her family and two cats Baby and Lucky.
Lois Rowe – Kennel Assistant
Andrea Found – Receptionist
Andrea joined our Kingsnorth branch in 2008 as a Receptionist. Andrea has studied at Folkestone College to gain her First and National Diploma in Animal Care. She is interested in all aspects of animal care and nursing.
Jackie Willis – Receptionist
Jackie has been a Veterinary Receptionist since 2004 joining the Kingsnorth branch in 2008. She spends her spare time trying to wear out her two very lively Jack Russell Terriers Billy and Pip.
Julie Luke – Receptionist
Julie joined our Kingsnorth branch in 2010 as a Receptionist having worked in veterinary practice in the past. Julie enjoys walking her dogs Kiki and Enna, and also spends time with her family and friends. Julie has two beautiful cats Bilbo and Teddy who were rehomed from Cats Protection to complete the household.
Tracey Downey – Receptionist
Tracey joined our team in 2019 after working in retail for over 30 years. She enjoys socialising with friends, holidays and spending her spare time with her grandson. Tracey also has a Jack Russell called Buster and a naughty cat called Ralph!
Debbie James – Receptionist
Debbie joined us in October 2019 after previously working as a veterinary receptionist for over 7 years. Debbie has a horse and two cats and enjoys walks with her family and two spaniels Folly and Ruby.
Lauren Mills – Receptionist
Rachael Stooks – Personal Assistant
Sandra joined our team in 2019 and has been a veterinary receptionist for 19 years. Sandra has 2 Border Collies 3 and 14 years old. She has been doing agility for 21 years and now runs her own club and competes regularly with her younger dog. You may also see her at local fetes as she is part of a dog display team.
Rachael Stooks - Personal Assistant
Rachael began nursing in 1998 gaining her Veterinary Nursing qualification in 2002. She joined our team at Tenterden in 2003, nursing for referral orthopaedic consultant Mr Gary Clayton-Jones. In 2008 she transferred to our Kingsnorth branch to continue nursing, becoming Personal Assistant to our Clinical Directors and Group Practice Manager in 2014.