At Briar House 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.
Enrico (DVM, MRCVS, GPCertSAS)
Enrico graduated from Camerino University in 2009. In 2015 he sat his ESVPS’ (European School of Veterinary Postgraduate Studies) examination and obtained his General Practitioner Certificate in Small Animal Surgery. In the same year he became a member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) and joined Briar House to lead our clever surgical team.
Enrico is in the final year of his Endo – PgC and GPCert Small Animal Endoscopy and Endo Surgery Certificate. Our very own Super Vet!
Enrico has built a fantastic portfolio of complex surgical procedures since qualifying, including TTA procedures, complex fracture repairs, BOAS surgeries, cruciate repairs and patella luxation – there are very few cases that Enrico will not take on.
Although a terrific surgeon, Enrico is also proud to be a high level general medicine vet with many years experience in diagnosing and curing medical conditions that do not require surgery.
In his spare time he is a highly experienced falconer. He loves riding, spending time with his son Francesco, playing basketball, skiing, and motorcycling. We’re not sure where he gets the time as he’s permanently in theatre!
Enrico:Senior Veterinary Surgeon
Our very own brilliant home grown Veterinary Surgeon Leanne has returned to her roots after 10 years practising in London and Australia. Yes, Leanne grew up and was educated right here in Broadstairs before leaving to study at the Royal College in London, graduating in 2010.
With over 10 years experience in treating sick pets, Leanne has an extremely broad level of knowledge in first opinion veterinary medicine and excels in her skill for high level ultrasound. Though an immensely competent practitioner in the field of small animal medicine, Leanne harbours a deep passion for soft tissue surgery and can often be found in theatre with our Advanced Surgeon Enrico, increasing her expertise!
Leanne immensely enjoys being a part of our experienced hospital team, discussing and advising on complex cases being hospitalised within our popular surgery.
In her spare time Leanne loves spending time with her family and enjoys pilates, yoga and horse riding. A return to the Kent Coast to practice was the perfect choice.
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.
Kinga has joined us after relocating from the East Sussex coast. She qualified in 2016. Kinga is super experienced at general practice but also has a keen interest in cardiology, ophthalmology and ultrasonography.
Outside of work, Kinga enjoys hiking, travelling, dancing and snow boarding.
Katie, our clinical manager started her nursing career in 2006 and joined DNA Vetcare team in 2018.
She qualified in 2009 and since then, she gained the Advanced Diploma in Veterinary Nursing in 2014 and a BSc in Clinical Veterinary Nursing in 2016.
In practice her favourite things are consulting, anaesthesia and scrubbing in to assist on surgeries.
On a day to day basis, Katie ensures the smooth running of the practice while making sure that all your pets are treated as our own.
Outside the surgery, Katie is a very busy mom of two sons and one black labrador, Bella.
Tracy joined our hospital team in 2020 and has a vast amount of solid nursing experience having qualified just over 20 years previously! Through her established career Tracy has worked at many fast paced surgeries.
Tracy is particularly fond of feline nursing and holds the ISFM Feline Nursing Certificate.
Outside of work, Tracy enjoys swimming and walking. She also has a niche interest in fish and has undertaken an advanced diploma in water quality, filtration, fish health and biology!! Tracy owns sassy Chloe- a gorgeous 11 year old tortoiseshell cat.
Ellen has joined us from one of our branch surgeries and is settling in well to Team Briar. Possibly one of our most well travelled member of staff, Ellen was born in Rome, has lived in Paris, Berlin, Scotland, Surrey and now Kent. She is a mastermind of languages speaking French, German and Gaelic!
Ellen qualified in 2017 and initially took a job at the Edinburgh Vet School. On leaving there, she worked in another referral practice prior to returning to general practice. In work, Ellen loves anaesthetics and surgery. Outside of work, she enjoys travelling, music and dog walking.
Sarah joined our award winning team in 2019. Previously working in the marketing world, Sarah returned to her first love, working with animals and has been working hard over the last few years to gain experience in the veterinary profession to pursue her dream of one day becoming a Veterinary Nurse. Sarah is thoroughly enjoying studying nursing and is looking forward to qualifying soon.
Away from the surgeries Sarah has a pet sausage dog called Bette who she enjoys taking on long seaside walks and cuddles on the sofa with, while watching classic movies.
Naomi has been passionate about animals since she was a little girl and loves meeting with our friendly clients and their precious pets. Having joined our hospital in 2019 originally as part of our prestigious customer service team, Naomi found the lure of the inpatients and theatre action so rewarding she’s taken on a change in role to be one of our Student Nurses.
Naomi graduated with a first class honours degree in Animal Science which will be very useful in undertaking her further qualification as a Registered Veterinary Nurse!
Megan joined Briar House in January 2020 originally to help at the weekends however, being an excellent team player and pet lover, she joined us permanently to help through the weekdays too! She has been training as a student veterinary nurse since September 2021.
Megan loves getting to know all of the patients and really enjoys giving them some extra TLC in our kennels area whilst they’re recovering from their operations. Megan can also be found talking to our clients and fussing over their pets in our friendly reception. We hope for Megan to begin training as a Registered Nurse with us in the near future.
At home, Megan is kept extremely busy with her menagerie currently consisting of 1 dog, 4 cats, 3 rabbits, 1 guinea pig, 6 stick insects and 3 fish…. phew!!
Cerys joined our wonderful Briar House team in 2020 as a dedicated Veterinary Care Assistant. She can often be found giving patients some well deserved TLC and helping out the nursing team. Cerys particularly enjoys getting to know all of our lovely clients and their beautiful pets when she is working on reception.
Outside of work, Cerys enjoys taking her beloved dogs for walks and she also helps out with fostering cats and kittens for Cats In Crisis.
We were delighted to welcome Jen to the team in October 2018. Jen joins us with a background of veterinary and management experience, previously responsible for the smooth running of two London surgeries.
Before entering the veterinary world, Jen was an integral part of the management team for two wildlife parks in Kent working for their overseas charity projects as well as the parks. Having previously worked in hospitality for several years, Jen has plenty of customer service experience and is passionate about delivering a stellar experience for pets and owners alike!
Jen is a massive animal lover and often borrows the surgery mascot Monty (a gorgeous Miniature Schnauzer) for a night of cuddles at home.
Val joined us when she moved to Broadstairs, from the fast paced veterinary surgeries of North London, in 2018 and became a firm fixture to our Front of House. Leading our Customer Service Team, Val brings with her oodles of veterinary knowledge and customer service experience. In fact, Val used to be front of house at the prestigious Savoy Hotel for many years when living in London and before joining the veterinary industry.
Away from the surgeries Val enjoys listening to music and has a huge passion for all small animals with a home brood of both cats and dogs!
Val:Customer Service Manager
Lana joined our Briar House team in April 2019 and is a very lively and passionate character who loves getting to know our clients and their companions. Lana has very many years of high level customer service experience in various industries however, also has a passion and much experience in the teaching profession.
Being a highly efficient member of the team, Lana can often be found helping keep the surgery paperwork in order for our team.
At home Lana loves spoiling her husband, children and has a 17 year old dog!
Vicki joined our hospital team, to the front of house in 2020, after 15 years caring as a nurse with the NHS. Whilst enjoying caring for humans, Vicki’s passion for pets led her to change careers and help our nurses and vets at the surgery in caring for our clients needs.
Away from the surgeries Vicky loves to spend time with her family and very important “goldendoodle”!
Sam joined the Briar House team in 2017. She previously worked as a Veterinary Receptionist in Brighton, but moved back to the area after having her daughter. Since then she has had a little boy, keeping her on her toes and making her family complete. She also has two cats at home; Mildred & Mango.
Sam is passionate about providing the best service possible for our wonderful clients, and is always there to welcome you with a smile. She has many years of providing excellent customer service under her belt, a skill that she honed whilst working in Harrods.
Outside of work, Sam enjoys spending time with her friends and family, and is always on the hunt for the perfect coffee.