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.
Ilaria qualified in 2020 and rapidly further achieved a 1st level Masters in Small Animal Nutrition. She is now studying for a 2nd level Masters in Clinical Nutrition. Ilaria is working on our pioneering nutritional service working with clients to impact underlying health conditions with diets. Outside of work, Ilaria is a busy mum but loves to cook and read when she has the time.
Ewen BVSc, BSc MRCVS
Harrison qualified from Surrey Vet School with a 1st class honours. He joined us in August 2022 to begin his journey as a Veterinary Surgeon. He is looking forward to specialising in exotic species and already has a wealth of knowledge. Harrison owns a Kenyon Sand Boa and assists with venomous reptiles and birds of prey. Outside of work Harrison is very active enjoying squash, golf and football!
Eleonora joined Team Briar in June 2023 and has loved getting to know our clients and the pets of Thanet. Eleonora is currently doing a surgical certificate and also enjoys feline medicine. In her spare time, Eleonora is super competitive and loves running, fitness, eating out and exploring the countryside.
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.
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 achieved her qualification in 2022 and is enjoying now being able to call herself an RVN.
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.
Sarah:Registered Veterinary Nurse
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!
Naomi:Student 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!!
Megan:Student Veterinary Nurse
Cerys undertook her university placements with us during her nursing degree joined us as a permanent member of the team in May 2022. Cerys loves emergency work and scrubbing into surgeries. Cerys is also very interested in behaviour and hopes to study further in this subject. When not working, Cerys enjoys dog walking, watching movies and knitting.
Cerys:Registered Veterinary Nurse
Kacey joined us in July 2022 and in February, she will begin her training to become a registered Veterinary Nurse. Kacey is enjoying getting used to all the new aspects of nursing currently. Outside of work, Kacey enjoys fishing, escape rooms and camping.
Kacey:Student Veterinary Nurse
After undertaking her placements with us throughout her final year of university, we employed Amanda once she achieved her veterinary nurse registration. Amanda is continuing her studies with a Masters in Veterinary Physiotherapy. She enjoys working post-operatively with orthopaedic patients and also enjoys in patient care. Outside of work she enjoys going to the gym and horse riding.
Amanda:Registered Veterinary Nurse
Gracie joined Team Briar in March 2023 as a Student Veterinary Nurse. Gracie will attend college one day a week and learn practical skill through the team members and time on site. Gracie already has a love for in patient care and making a pets stay as ‘home from home’ as it can be. Outside of work, Gracie enjoys travelling, going out and painting – Gracie began learning to paint during lockdown and soon realised she has quite an artistic flair!
Becky joined Briar House in July 2023 as our part time Registered Nurse. Becky qualified in 1999 so has a huge amount of experience and knowledge to share with the team and assist with our patients. In practice Becky is particularly interested in emergency work and surgery. Outside of work, Becky spends enjoys spending time with her family and looking after her many animals which include a spaniel and two ride and drive Shetland ponies – Summer and Raleigh.
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.
Becki joined us in July 2022 when she relocated to the area to be closer to family. Becki has several years of experience as a Veterinary Receptionist and has fitted into Team Briar swiftly. Becki loves customer service and is enjoying getting to know and assist our clients. Outside of work Becki enjoys spending time with her two kids. She enjoys going for long dog walks with her dog, Diesel. She also spends time spoiling her cat, Salem and tortoise, Tony!
Lauren joined our front of house team in early 2023. Having already worked as a Veterinary Receptionist, she has fitted in swiftly and our clients and their pets are loving meeting her. Lauren is particularly fond of dogs and has her own cavapoo at home called Bay. Outside of work, Lauren enjoys beach walks with Bay, running and shopping!
Becca joined Briar’s front of house team in April 2023. Becca has previously worked as a veterinary care assistant in an emergency clinic so hold a wealth of knowledge and experience. Outside of work Becca enjoys rearing and caring for wildlife, looking after her two horses and going to music concerts.
Maddie joined our front of house team in July 2023. She comes with a wealth of animal care experience having worked within the industry for a past few years. Outside of work, Maddie enjoys water-based sports and activities including paddleboarding! Maddie has quite the mixture of animals at home including tropical fish, 2 dogs, 2 vampire crabs and a horse!!