Lydd Team

Find out more about our team of vets, nurses and support team who work at Lydd Veterinary Surgery.

Sharon Marsh – BVetMed. MRCVS- Veterinary Surgeon and Clinical Director

Sharon joined Cinque Ports Vets in 1993 as a new Graduate initially working at our Rye and Lydd branches. Sharon developed her interests in small animal medicine and surgery and in 2009 became a Director of Cinque Ports Vets and Milbourn Equine. She is responsible for all our small animal branches. In her spare time Sharon and her husband Simon enjoy spending time with their two sons Will and Ed. Sharon enjoys sailing her laser from Rye Harbour sailing club with the family, surfing and walking her dogs Fred and Lottie.

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 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.

 Sarah Startup – Group Practice Manager

Sarah has worked in veterinary practice since 1989 as a Receptionist.  Sarah joined our Kingsnorth branch when it was opened in Summer 2001, becoming Branch Manager in 2007 and Group Practice Manager of Cinque Ports Vets & Milbourn Equine in 2016.  She is assisted in her office by Izzy her rescue terrier.

Sandra Collins – Branch Manager

Sandra has been at Lydd since 1989 when it first opened and was also involved in the opening of our surgery at Kingsnorth.
Sandra has a special interest in tortoises and currently has three in residence that she rescued. Throughout her career she has also been involved in the rehoming of many dogs.

Natasha Keep – RVN ISFM Cert FN- Head Veterinary Nurse

Natasha joined our Practice in 1993 and attained a lifelong ambition and qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in 2009.  Natasha takes an interest in all aspects of her work but is particularly interested in dentistry. Natasha has also completed a certificate in Feline Friendly Nursing.

Jessica Hutchens -RVN- Veterinary Nurse

Jessica has always wanted to be a veterinary nurse from a very young age and began nursing in 2005. Jessica qualified as a veterinary nurse in 2009 and joined our Lydd branch in 2013. Her spare time is spent looking after her children, her two cats Tilly and Winston and her guinea pigs.

Julie Macey – Head Receptionist

Julie joined the surgery in January 2009 and has 13 years experience in veterinary nursing and working as a veterinary receptionist. Julie has a keen interest in canine behaviour and qualified with a credit in intermediate canine psychology through the Animal Care College at Ascot.  Julie spends most weekends competing at agility shows across the South East.

Susan Linford – Receptionist

Susan has been with the surgery since November 2008 and came to us from her role as a doctor’s receptionist. She has a cat called Molly who is keeping her busy with her antics.

 Carol Rose – Receptionist

Carol joined our Lydd branch in 2018, having previously worked at our Tenterden and Kingsnorth branches. Carol is kept busy in her spare time with her dog Bailey who loves walks on the beach and her cat Stan…who is the boss!