We are a Small Animal Hospital in Canterbury, first established in 1880. We are passionate about animals and our skilled team of veterinary surgeons and veterinary nurses are dedicated to providing the highest quality care for your animals.
Vanessa joined the Barton Veterinary Hospital soon after graduating from Liege in Belgium in 2001. She had spent much of her practical training at the Barton Veterinary Hospital prior to graduating and had developed an interest in ophthalmology. Vanessa enrolled for the RCVS Certificate in 2003 and obtained it in 2007. She is an advanced practitioner, an OVI, works full-time and sees first and second opinion cases. Vanessa particularly enjoys soft tissue surgical cases. Gaston is her new family addition, a kitten abandoned at the practice, which her children absolutely adore.
Emma Driver BVM&S MRCVS
Emma graduated with distinction from Edinburgh University in 2017. She has joined the Barton Veterinary Hospital early July. She has a particular interest in medicine and diagnostic imaging. Emma owns two cats and enjoys art, photography and watersports. She is excited to be near Whistable.
Helen Groves-De Milleret BVM&S CertAVP MRCVS
Helen qualified from Edinburgh in 1987 and started her career at the Barton Veterinary Hospital. She then worked in Pfizer and had her own practice in Bridge for a while. She came back to Barton Veterinary Hospital in 2005. Helen has a particular interest in veterinary dentistry, veterinary acupuncture and surgery. She also likes treating small furies and rabbits. Helen undertook a RCVS modular certificate focusing on soft tissue surgery; she is also an OVI. She owns various animals from sheep to cats and dogs.
Pascal Hoberg DVM MRCVS
Pascal qualified in 1997 from the University of Liege in Belgium. He has spent his entire career in the UK and worked across the country as a locum as well as in several practices in Kent. Pascal has a special interest in cardiology and is undertaking the RCVS modular certificate with the University of Liverpool. He is also an OVI. In his spare time, Pascal runs and produces electronic music. Pascal is very fond of his new kitten.
Christopher J.L Little BVMS PhD DVC FRCVS
Chris qualified from the University of Glasgow way back in 1981. He spent part of his early career in academia where he developed interests in internal medicine, ear disease and especially in cardiology. He has published widely and is now a Fellow of the RCVS (Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons). Chris gained the RCVS Diploma in Veterinary Cardiology in 2001. Chris has owned many pets: cats, dogs and small furies such as guinea-pigs. He currently has two dogs; a Lurcher called Tallulah and a scruffy cross-bred Terrier called Jemima.
Dan Shaw MA VetMB CertAVP MRCVS
Dan graduated from Cambridge University in 2008 and has worked in companion animal practice in Kent since then. He joined Barton Veterinary Hospital in 2014 and completed his Certificate of Advanced Practice in diagnostic imaging in 2018. Dan is our radiation protection supervisor as well as an OVI. He owns three cats, one particularly uncooperative to veterinary intervention.
Jean-Benoit Lefebvre DVM DipECVS MRCVS
Jean-Benoit is our visiting specialist surgeon for complex cases. He graduated in 2002 and undertook a residence in small animal surgery in Cambridge between 2005 and 2008. He gained his European Diploma in surgery early 2009 and has been offering a mobile service since. Jean-Benoit offers a comprehensive surgical service, including specialist orthopaedic procedures such as TPLO, total hip replacement and elbow replacement. He is thorough with his explanations and helps pet owners to make the most informed choice regarding the best procedure for their pets. His schedule is busy but he always tries his best to fit cases in to avoid you being referred to somewhere miles away.
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Saturday: 9am – 1pm