Meet our team

Caring, Professional, Unrivalled

At Lakeview Vets our professional team of vets and nurses care passionately about animals and treat every patient as a sentient being. Every member of our team is hand selected for their compassion and ability to go above and beyond for our clients. They have the skills to provide a timely diagnosis and first-class veterinary treatment.

Vets

Veterinary Surgeon

Keith BVSc MRCVS

Keith became a veterinary surgeon in 1996.  In the infancy of his career he worked with small animals, farm animals and horses.  He also has lots of exotics experience having treated everything from a baby terrapin to a circus elephant!!

After all these wonderful experiences, Keith settled more on companion animals and in 2011, he gained a post graduate certificate in small animal orthopedic and soft tissue surgery!

Keith thoroughly enjoys consulting and particularly meeting the new additions to families.  Keith and his family have 2 cats and a lovely border collie x whippet dog – all of these were rescued!  Outside of work, Keith enjoys spending time with his family, riding his bike, going to the cinema and tennis.

Nursing Team

Head Nurse

Rita

Rita joined our experienced Kent team in a senior nursing role in 2017 after holding some prestigious Lead Nurse roles in large Kent hospitals. In 2019 she became the Head Nurse at our Lakeview Vets.

Rita has worked with animals her whole life and originally trained in kennel management before going on to qualify as a veterinary nurse in July 1979. Rita has a keen interest and is very experienced in surgery and nutrition.

In her spare time Rita works as a nurse for the Kennel Club at events such as Crufts and Discover dogs.

Rita:Head Nurse

Deputy Head Nurse

Jules RVN

Jules started her journey at Lakeview Vets as a Student Veterinary Nurse in 2012 and after completing her Veterinary Nursing Diploma in 2019 at our sister Hospital, Jules returned to Lakeview as our Deputy Head Nurse.

Jules can often be found in nurse consults and giving advice on post operative care, diets and helping to triage your pet before you see one of our great surgeons.

Outside of work, Jules loves board games, going on holiday and taking long walks with her family and her gorgeous daughter. She adores cats and has 3 beloved felines at home- Milo, Bo, & Stampie. One day, Jules would like to complete a course in Feline Medicine.

Jules:Deputy Head Nurse

Veterinary Care Assistant

Michelle

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Support Team

Practice Manager

Jane

Jane graduated from Hartpury College with a degree in veterinary nursing science in 2008. Since then she has worked as a vet nurse, vet nursing lecturer, clinical manager & practice manager at a variety of sites, joining DNA as area manager in June 2022. At home Jane is kept busy with three cats, one dog and three kids!

Veterinary Receptionist

Jane

Many of our long standing clients are incredibly fond of Jane, being the longest serving member of our Lakeview support team, having been a part of the surgery since 1982!

Jane is always remembered for being incredibly kind and jolly, permanently smiling and being helpful on our busy reception with her beautiful dog and the official Lakeview mascot, Tizz.

Outside of work she enjoys taking Tizz for walks, outdoor life and horse riding.

Jane:

Veterinary Receptionist

Kelly

Kelly is a hugely familiar face to many of our long standing clients and has been a part of our Lakeview team for over 20 years. Kelly has carried out many roles within our team from nursing, reception and management until settling down in early 2019 to a role on our friendly reception.

When she is not welcoming clients and their gorgeous pets at our surgery, Kelly enjoys catching up with friends and travelling around the world. She has a keen interest in arts and crafts and particularly enjoys knitting.

Tizz

Tizz is a familiar face at the practice who comes to work with Jane most mornings to help on reception.

Jane rescued her from one of the local charities a few years ago and she has become a valuable member of the team and is much loved by the clients.

Tizz: