The Vets

Find out more about the team of Veterinary Surgeons that work at Cinque Ports Vets.

Small Animal Vets

Mark Neall – BVSc CertVC CertAVP (SAM) Cert AVP (VDI) 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 cardiology, diagnostic imaging and small animal medicine. Mark lives in Ashford with his family and in his spare time enjoys fishing. Having initially joined our Kingsnorth branch in 2010, Mark re-joined us in 2014, becoming Clinical Director in 2019.

Luca Gaffuri – DMV, MRCVS, GPCert(Endo) – Veterinary Surgeon & Clinical Director


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.

Esther Masso – MRCVS – Veterinary Surgeon

Esther joined us in February 2009 and is based predominantly at our Tenterden surgery. Esther has been working in Kent for over 10 years following qualifying in 1994, and has an interest in Acupuncture.

Jenny Jordan – BVetMed.MRCVS – Veterinary Surgeon

Jenny graduated from The Royal Veterinary College in 2010. Jenny joined our Kingsnorth branch in 2012 and moved to our Rye branch in 2018. In her spare time she enjoys photography with her husband, Andy and also horse riding.

Emma Baker – BVSc MRCVS – Veterinary Surgeon

Emma joined us in 2018 and divides her time between our Lydd and Kingsnorth branches.

Mike Lazar  – MRCVS – Veterinary Surgeon

Mike qualified in 2009 in Bucharest, Romania and joined us in 2018. He started his UK adventure in 2014, travelling around the country and has now settled in the South East which he thinks has the best weather and countryside. He enjoys surgery and is aiming to study for a certificate in orthopaedics. At home Mike has two adopted rabbits and a rescued cat, all doing a good job of destroying the house when he isn’t at home!

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

Jay joined the team in September 2019 and has a specific interest in surgery. He is currently working towards his post-graduate certificate in small animal surgery with a particular emphasis on orthopaedics. He graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in 2012 and initially started working in mixed practice in Lincolnshire but has moved around the country and spent a year practicing in New Zealand before settling in Kent. In his spare time he has just taken up kickboxing and is training for a half marathon.

Joe Evans – BVetMed MRCVS – Veterinary Surgeon

Joe graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in 2016 and after a rotating private internship worked for the PDSA. Joe joined Cinque Ports Vets in 2019 and has started studying for a certificate in small animal surgery. His main interest is in surgery, but he also enjoys emergency and critical care and imaging. Outside of work Joe has a young son to keep him busy, and also enjoys powerlifting and cooking.

Adam Urbanski – DVM MRCVS PgCert (SAS) – Veterinary Surgeon

Adam qualified in 2005 and joined our practice in 2020, specialising in ultrasonography, soft tissue surgery and orthopaedics.  He is currently studying towards a certificate in small animal diagnostic imagery. Out of work Adam enjoys spending time with his family and playing the piano and guitar.

Marco Zanni – MRCVS – Veterinary Surgeon

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Hannah Wiffen – BVMSci MRCVS – Veterinary Surgeon

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Hannah graduated from the University of Surrey in July 2020. Outside of work Hannah enjoys going for long walks in the countryside, watching romcoms and taking part in pub quizzes.


Karen Casswell – BVScBSc CertVOphthal MRCVS – Consultant Ophthalmologist

Karen provides our ophthalmology service at all surgeries by special appointment. Karen holds the RCVS certificate in Veterinary Ophthalmology and has treated a wide range of complex problems in domestic pets, horses and alpacas for us.

Elise Robertson – BS BVetMed MACVSc (Feline) DipABVP(Feline) MRCVS –
American Board Certified Specialist Feline Practice

Elise graduated cum laude from Colorado State University with a BSc in Biological Sciences/Anatomy & Neurophysiology. She relocated to the UK in 1998 to study
veterinary medicine at the Royal Veterinary College, University of London. She graduated with honours in 2003 and instead of moving back to the USA, she ended up staying permanently in the UK! She was later awarded Membership ANZCVSc (Feline) in 2008 and Diplomate status from the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (ABVP) in 2012. She is one of three American Board Certified Specialists in Feline Practice in Europe. She currently operates a visiting feline referral and endoscopy consultancy service for veterinary practices in SE England.
Her professional interests include medical endoscopy and endosurgery (‘keyhole surgery’). She’s received her formal training, from both veterinary and human consultant surgeons in the USA, Germany, France, and the UK. In her spare time, she enjoys playing the cello, travelling, running events (10K + half marathons), and triathlon.