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Mike Smalley

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Michael was brought up in a veterinary world. Pre 1963 the Smalley & Blaxland surgery was a downstairs room in his childhood home at Cyprus House. In 1963 the new surgery opened in the ‘yard’ next door, severely impinging on his pedal operated go-kart track.

Undeterred by this veterinary assault to his childhood freedom, the teenage Michael enrolled at the Royal Vet College in 1976 and qualified in 1981.

He worked in a mixed general practice in the Cotswolds for 4½ years, specialising in farm and equine. After a year spent in Surrey, again in a mixed practice,

Michael joined Smalley & Blaxland in 1986 for a temporary six month period & never escaped; becoming a Partner in 1987.

Michael is passionate about his work as a vet and, in his spare time!! passionate about most sports, but especially rugby and cricket. He still manages to play cricket and is currently chairman of both Ash Cricket & Rugby Clubs.

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Patricia Cornwell

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Patricia (Trish) was born to a local farming family and first helped in the Practice at the age of 16. Having qualified from the Royal Veterinary College in 1978 she has worked for the Practice ever since and is a member of the BSAVA. Trish has two children, who are both passionate about animals and became a Partner in 1992. Initially a fully mixed vet; then specialising increasingly in all aspects of small animal internal medicine and surgery. Apart from being full time in the Practice Trish finds time to own and exercise her horse, Harry, and is green fingered in her garden. Her interests include cooking and handicrafts and she is on the East Kent Ploughing Match Committee. With first hand knowledge of keeping all domestic pets and most farm animals and with an interest in breeding quality puppies from time to time, Trish is an extremely valued member of the Practice. In Trish’s words ‘my practice life is a balance of highs and lows, but continues to inspire me to work to a high standard; nothing but the best is good enough’.

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Amy Jackson

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Amy has returned to Kent after graduating from the University of Liverpool in July 2018. During her final year she completed an elective in small animal neurology, but also enjoys the equine and farm aspects of the Veterinary world. Shortly after joining us, Amy took home a lovable stray cat called ‘Albert’. When not working Amy enjoys long country walks with her Hungarian Vizsla, Harvey.
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Louise Kilbee

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Sue Allebone

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Sue qualified from Bristol in 1982, then worked in small animal practice in a variety of places, including Brixton, Sydney and West Bromwich. She now works at our Aylesham clinic 3 days a week and fills in at Sandwich. Sue lives in Preston with her husband, 4 children and too many small animals!
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Laura-Beth Allen

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Laura-Beth Allen MRCVS: 'Laura is part of our veterinary team.

She grew up in Kent and studied Vet Medicine at the RVC, graduating in 2007. Her keen interest is Emergency and Critical Care, where she has furthered her knowledge in small animal practice and has gained a certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice.

Outside of work Laura enjoys movies, horse riding, socialising and keeping fit. She has a ‘naughty tortie’ called ‘Snuggles’ and tropical fish.
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Amit Upal

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Kerry Tappenden

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Kerry was a Post-doc in biomedical research before graduating in 2014 from the Royal Veterinary College as a vet, joining our loving team not long after. Currently studying for her Certificate in Small Animal Medicine.

Kerry primarily loves small animal work but also enjoys the farm animals. A large part of her spare time is taken up by her loving Golden retriever, Dexter, who likes nothing better than swimming at Sandwich Bay.

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Nursing Staff

Natalie Brudenell

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RVN - Registered Veterinary Nurse

Natalie joined the team in 2018 after many years teaching student vet nurses.

She has an Advanced Diploma in Veterinary Nursing and a special interest in medical cases.

Natalie has recently set up a new Vet Nursing training provision in Kent but remains on our Saturday rota. Her loving rescue collection consists of a crazy staffie called Reg, a cat called Bernie and two rabbits.
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Holly Jones

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SVN - STUDENT Veterinary Nurse

Holly joined White Mill in April 2018 to complete the second part of her training and hopes to qualify as a RVN in summer 2020.

She has completed the Animal Care and Animal management certificate at Canterbury College.

On her days off , Holly can be found walking her beloved but naughty Border Collie, Ruby

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Carli Reid

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RVN - Registered Veterinary Nurse

Carli qualified as a Registered Veterinary Nurse in 2017 and has a particular interest in Emergency and Critical Care cases.

Furthering her knowledge, Carli hopes to start her Certificated in this subject later this year.

Carli is known for taking home injured waifs and strays needing rehabilitation, including an abandoned ferret kit that has recently joined the family for extra TLC. Her current menagerie includes 2 lizards, a rabbit and a sassy Jack Russell named Ollie.

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Danielle Gower

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RVN BSc (Hons)

Danielle joined the practice in September 2016 as a student Veterinary Nurse undertaking her studying at the Kent School of Nursing. She qualified as a Registered Veterinary Nurse in September 2019.

She has always been passionate about animals and before starting training, completed a degree in Animal Science at the University of Kent.

In her first week with us she fell in love with a stray cat called Elsa and ended up re-homing her. In her spare time she enjoys riding her horse Oscar.

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Sue Green

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Charlotte Williams

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RVN - Registered Veterinary Nurse

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Nadine Hughes

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Kennel Assistant

Nadine joined White Mill Vets as an Animal Care Assistant in July 2018. Before this she was an apprentice at a dog day care centre whilst studying and completing an animal care and welfare course.

She has a 10 year old Bichon named Tilly and has grown up around animals from a young age. She really enjoys working at White Mill and is hoping to start training to become a veterinary nurse in the near future.

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Lisa Hellings

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