Emma joined Abbeywell Vets in 2013. She has always loved animals and is particularly fascinated by cats. Her two cats provide her with lots of useful insights into feline behaviour and peculiarities.
Hannah joined Abbeywell Vets in 2012, having previously worked at an animal sanctuary. Her favourite animals are dogs and she shares her home with a German Shepherd called Yogi Bear. Whether he is smarter than the average bear is yet to be determined.
Having previously worked in kennels, Michael joined Abbeywell Vets in 2012 with a keen desire to progress. A self-confessed dog person, Michael shares his home with a Belgian Shepherd. But would-be burglars beware – his pet is a working security dog, trained to bite on command!
Carol has been with Abbeywell Vets since 2012. Originally a veterinary nurse, Carol now prefers working on the frontline where she can meet and help people directly. At home she's kept company by her British Shorthair Cat.
With Abbeywell Vets since 2012, Annie used to work with horses and birds of prey, lecturing about them and travelling the world (with the birds!). She likes things tidy and orderly, which is great for our reception area, but less so for the messier members of staff.
Head Veterinary Nurse
Maz has worked at Abbeywell Vets since we first opened. She's our resident feline expert and cat advocate. Maz is currently undertaking further studies in cat behaviour, but has yet to find out why cats always want to be on the other side of closed doors. She has two cats, a dog and a corn snake at home.
Jenny jumped at the chance to become our receptionist, having always had a tremendous love of animals. She's got two cats at home and a dog called Daisy, who's lucky enough to holiday with Jenny in the South of France every year.
Mike DVM MRCVS
Principle Veterinary Surgeon
Having grown up with a big menagerie of animals (including a donkey), becoming a vet was Mike's natural choice. He qualified in Greece, moving to the UK to work in 2001, before opening his own practice at Abbeywell Vets in 2009. Both of his cats are rescues — vets are renowned for taking their work home with them and Mike's no exception!
Having run his own business for many years building props and sets for TV and film, Dan is the perfect manager of a busy veterinary surgery. Dan moved to Folkestone in 2004 and, having worked his powers of persuasion for a mere five years, opened Abbeywell Vets with Mike in 2009.
Gemma knew from a young age that she wanted to be a veterinary nurse and went straight into the profession from school. She earned her RVN status in 2005 and has been working at Abbeywell since 2012. Gemma has a strong interest in radiography and surgical nursing, taking extra training in both areas. She's got a Border Terrier at home called Woody, who often vists the surgery for treats.
George DVM MRCVS
George graduated from the impressively-named Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in Greece in 2013, joining Abbeywell in late October 2014. He's particularly interested in surgical techniques and ultrasound as a diagnostic tool. When he's not at work, George, a keen runner, can often be found hurtling up and down The Leas.
Dame Schnuffles Heffalump
A real Diva coming from a long line of pedigree cats, she is the self appointed head of quality control, personally making sure that the practice continuously provides the best service possible, whilst always ensuring that every member of staff provides her with the attention she knows she deserves!