Meet The Team - Sittingbourne
This is the newest of our branches having opened in January 2011. All your pet’s needs are met under one roof by caring, qualified and professional staff. Our Veterinary care is to the highest standards, with on-site x-ray, testing facilities and operating theatre. We also provide a grooming service which is managed with 18 years’ Crufts-standard grooming experience, to help your best friend look and feel their very best. We have ample parking at the front of the surgery with extra-wide spaces for easy access.
James Creasey (Hons) Cert SAS MRCVS
James Is our consultant orthopaedic (bones) specialist. As a Certificate holder in Small Animal Surgery he also caries out some of the more complex soft tissue surgery.James graduated from Bristol Veterinary School in 2003 after which he joined the PDSA in Romford as a veterinary surgeon ith surgical bias. James passed his Certificate in Small Animal Surgery in 2009. He has a keen interest in key-hole surgery, both orthopaedic and soft tissue an in dealing with complex trauma cases He has held roles as Head Veterinary Surgeon of multi-vet/branch clinics/emergency care.
Georgia Kingsley Student Veterinary Nurse
I joined the Wellpets team in September 2015, after starting my Level 3 Diploma in Animal Care, I have been brought up around animals and am looking to qualify as a veterinary nurse in the future. I have a Doberman cross at home named Dexter and in my spare time enjoying horse riding and socializing with friends.
Hayley Hawkins - Head Receptionist
I had many pets as a child and have always been keen on animals. I left school when I was 16 and entered a career in banking. I have since run my own Poultry Farm producing Free range eggs. I had been working as a receptionist at a Veterinary Practice in Herne Bay prior to joining the team here at Wellpets. I am delighted to be working with a friendly team of people.
Lorraine Oakman - Receptionist
Hi, my name is Lorraine, one of the receptionists at Wellpets. My colleagues (friends and neighbours) know me as the crazy cat lady. I currently have 6 feline “fur babies”, 3 pedigree Maine Coons, Princess Poppy, Magnificent Milo and Mischievous Mako, along with 3 rescues via Cat Protection, Lucy Lou-Lou, Toby Tiger and Lady Freya. I love to learn about cat behaviour and have spent time fostering and rehabilitating cats for re-homing. I plan to learn more about behaviour to aid myself in improving the environment/care of my own cats as well as to help other cat owners. I look forward to meeting you and your four legged friends.
Kimberly Field RVN - Lead Nursing Clinical Coach
I've worked in practice for 16 years and I've been qualified as a Registered Veterinary Nurse for 7yrs and I've been a Clinical coach where I help and developed the student Vet nurses to become qualified for 3 yrs. I enjoy all parts of my job. I have 4 Cats O'Malley, Thomas, Quagmire and Brian. I also have a Guinea Pig called Malefi. I have recently moved to Canterbury from Essex with my fiancé and I started working at well pets August 2016.
Karen Ovenell - Receptionist
Hi - I'm Karen. I worked in the Veterinary industry for a few years and really enjoy my job. Working with the Wellpets team is great and I look forward to coming into work.
I enjoy customer service and care and strive to do my best to help clients with their needs and to help put them at ease. I have two small children and 3 dogs, so in my spare time I enjoy walking and being outside.
Amanda Wells (RVN) - Veterinary Nurse
I have been veterinary nursing since 1999 and qualified in 2001. I have worked in all aspects of the veterinary field to include charity work, referral work and emergency work as well as first opinion practice.
Most recently I worked for the PDSA in Thamesmead for 9 years.
I love animals and have two dogs and lots of guinea pigs at home.
I enjoy going to the cinema, socialising with friends and spending fun days out with my children.
Neil Smith (RVN) - Veterinary Nurse