Sharon Marsh - BVetMed. MRCVS - Veterinary Surgeon and Director
Sharon joined Cinque Ports Vets in 1993 as a new Graduate initially working at the 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 the Kingsnorth, Lydd, Tenterden and Wye surgeries.
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.
Jillian Hall - B.VetMed.CertAVP(VetGP)MRCVS - Veterinary Surgeon
Jillian graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in 2004. She has practiced in the local area since then, joining our Kingsnorth branch in 2009. Jillian gained her certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice in 2012, inspired by her particular interest in surgery.
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 on her horse, Mr Parker.
Jenny Murrell - BVetMed MRCVS - Veterinary Surgeon
Jenny graduated from The Royal Veterinary College in 2010. Jenny joined our Kingsnorth branch in 2012 and divides her time between our Kingsnorth and Wye branches. In her spare time she enjoys photography with her partner, Andy and also horse riding. Jenny is also kept busy looking after her two cats and Herbie the dog.
Mark Neall - BVSc CertVC CertAVP (SAM) MRCVS - Veterinary Surgeon
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.
James Whitlock - BSc(Hons) BVetMed(Hons) MRCVS - Veterinary Surgeon
James graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in 2015 and joined our Kingsnorth team in 2016. He likes all aspects of small animal first opinion practice with a particular interest in medicine. James is a massive rugby fan and spends most of his spare time watching it with his two dogs Bert and Bumble.
Alice Lovegrove-BVM&S MRCVS-Veterinary Surgeon
Alice graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 2013. After graduation she spent the summer as a volunteer veterinarian in the townships of Cape Town, South Africa. After returning to the UK, Alice spent a year working in a busy small animal practice in Cornwall. She has now returned to the South East and started work for Cinque Ports Vets in 2015. Her time is divided between our Kingsnorth and Lydd branches. When not working Alice is kept busy with her 3 dogs, cat and rabbit.
Yohann Glennie - BVetMed MRCVS - Veterinary Surgeon
Yohann qualified from the Royal Veterinary College in London in 2002 , and has been working in small animal practice in Manchester, London and Kent since. He enjoys all aspects of caring after companion animals and joined Cinque Ports Vets in 2014.
When not working, he enjoys spending time with his young daughter, energetic Springer Spaniel and adventurous cat, as well as cycling and rowing when time permits!
Richard Best - BVMS MRCVS - Veterinary Surgeon
Richard graduated from Glasgow in 1984. He began his veterinary career in a mixed practice in South Wales moving to Ashford, where he has practiced for over 20 years. Richard joined the team at Kingsnorth in 2009, taking a sabbatical in 2011. He now provides holiday cover for Cinque Ports Vets and in his semi retirement he has a particular interest in Arctic culture, having travelled around Greenland and
Sarah Startup - Group Practice Manager and Branch 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.
Lee Faunch - RVN - Head Nurse
Lee began nursing in 1999 qualifying as a Veterinary Nurse in 2002. Lee joined the Kingsnorth branch in 2006 gaining her A1 Assessor qualification in 2008 enabling her to train our student veterinary nurses. She frequently returns to Scotland to visit her family with any spare time taken up by Jeffery and George her very bouncy Labradors!
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 including Lola her dog.
Faye Goodacre - RVN - Veterinary Nurse
Faye joined our Kingsnorth branch in 2012 after qualifying as a Veterinary Nurse in the same year. She has a particular interest in radiography.
Lorraine Eason-RVN-Veterinary Nurse, Pet Health Counsellor
Lorraine qualified as a veterinary nurse in 2001 and joined our Kingsnorth branch in 2013. She has a particular interest in Ophthalmology and feline behaviour. Lorraine gained her Pet Health Counsellor qualification in 2007 enabling her to advise on a wide range of beneficial healthcare issues. In her spare time Lorraine enjoys yoga and Tai Chi.
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.
Claire Neall - Hospital Assistant
Claire joined our Kingsnorth branch in 2015 and is responsible for caring for our patients should they require an overnight stay. Claire has worked in the veterinary industry for over 13 years and loves her job because it allows her to get to know our patients and ensure they have everything they need overnight, whether that is medication, monitoring or just a reassuring cuddle. Claire lives in Ashford with her husband Mark who also works at Kingsnorth. She has two children, two cats, a tortoise and two guinea pigs. Most of her spare time is taken up with being a mum, but if she does get a spare moment, she loves to sit down with a cup of tea and a good book!
Alexandra Findlay-Trainee Veterinary Nurse
Alexandra joined our Kingsnorth branch in 2014 as a Kennel Assisitant. Alexandra is now training to be a veterinary nurse 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.
Charley Heffer – Kennel Assistant
Charley joined our Kingsnorth branch in 2016 as a Kennel Assistant and also works at our Rye branch as a Receptionist on Saturdays. Charley is currently training at Plumpton College for her Animal Care Level 2 Diploma and her ultimate goal is to become a veterinary nurse. In her spare time Charley enjoys spending time with her Jack Russell, Elmo, and 2 cats, Maisie and Fred.
Lorna Tudball - Receptionist
Lorna joined our Kingsnorth branch as our Ambulance driver in 2005 going on to work as one of our Receptionists. Her spare time is taken up by a varied collection of pets including Heidi the Labrador, Barney the Jack Russell Terrier, two cats and several guinea pigs.
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, practicing with Smartie her Westie.
Jackie Willis - Receptionist
Jackie has been a Veterinary Receptionist since 2004 joining the Kingsnorth branch in 2008. She spends her spare time riding and competing on her horse Malley and also 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. She also works at our Wye branch as a Receptionist on Saturdays. Her spare time is taken up with walking her dog Delta and looking after her cat Bilbo who she rehomed from the local branch of the Cats Protection.
Sophie Francis - Receptionist
Sophie joined our Kingsnorth branch in 2015 as a receptionist having worked in veterinary practices previously. In her spare time she is kept busy with her family, Labrador Flynn and cat Sox.
Rachael Stooks RVN - 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 Directors and Group Practice Manager in 2014. Rachael is also responsible for our website and social media.