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Meet the Medivet Chafford Hundred Team

Medivet Chafford Hundred is managed by Partner and Veterinary Surgeon, Ryk Botes. Ryk is also assisted by a team of nurses and receptionists.

As well as our permanent staff at Chafford Hundred, we also have a team of mobile staff who work in several Medivet practices across Essex and surrounding areas. Click here to view a list of mobile staff members who may work at Chafford Hundred from time to time.

The staff at Chafford Hundred aim to deliver the highest standards of veterinary care with a personal and caring attitude. We remain dedicated to providing services of the highest standards in a sympathetic, friendly and reassuring manner.

Veterinary Surgeons

Ryk -Botes -Branch -PartnerRyk Botes - Partner and Veterinary Surgeon

I joined Medivet in 2013 upon my return from California. Having worked here for a few months I recognized the high standard Medivet works to and decided to become partner in Chafford Hundred branch. I qualified as a veterinarian in 1990 and over the years developed a particular interest in orthopedic surgery. We perform advanced surgery here at Chafford Hundred, including hip replacements, spinal surgery, advanced elbow surgery as well as many other types. I also enjoy medicine and love the challenge of investigative diagnostics.

Karine ChanKarine Chan  - Veterinary Surgeon

I graduated in 2012 from the University of Glasgow. Prior to joining Medivet, I spent a year working in a small animal practice in Yorkshire. I have special interests in surgery and internal medicine.

Nursing Team

female silhouetteClaire Howard – Veterinary Nurse

I previously worked at Medivet Chafford Hundred where I spent more than 7 years. I completed my Veterinary Nurse training while at Chafford Hundred. After a stint working a Medivet Chadwell Heath, I am happy to now be back as a Veterinary Nurse at Medivet Chafford Hundred. I own two horses called Blossom and Poppy and a rescue border collie named Holly.

Niki Kenney - PCANiki Kenney - Student Veterinary Nurse 

I joined Medivet as Client Care Assistant in 2013. I loved working for a Vet so much I decided to train as a Veterinary Nurse! At home, I have 3 lizards and a cat of my own. In my spare time, you can usually find me in the cat ward, playing with all the kitties!

Charlotte FarrowCharlotte Farrow - Patient Care Assistant

I previously worked as a receptionist/administrator for a construction company and also have a BTEC national diploma in public services. I hope to qualify as a Veterinary Nurse and go on to work with large animals or horses.

Reception Team

Donna Crump - CCADonna Crump - Client Care Assistant

Prior to joining Medivet I worked as an Administrator for a bridal wear company. I am very pleased to be a part of Medivet as I have always had a love for animals since I was a child.

Lizzy McKenzieLizzy McKenzie - Client Care Assistant

Before joining Medivet, I studied Animal Science as well as worked at a kennel whilst at college. I then went on to work in practice for over 4 years as a care assistant. I have a particular interest in dogs. I enjoy socialising with my partner, friends and family as well as going on holiday and shopping in my spare time.