Medivet have a team of mobile staff who deliver the highest standards of veterinary care backed up by a personal and caring attitude dedicated to providing service of the highest standard in a sympathetic, friendly and reassuring manner across Kent and surrounding areas.
Yaiza Valerón Folden – Mobile Veterinary Surgeon
I qualified as a veterinary surgeon in 2012, from the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria in Spain. As soon as I qualified, I started working in a small animal practice in Spain and then moved to Northern Ireland and worked in the research & development department of a pharmaceutical company for two years. I really missed working in practice, so this lead me to my career at Medivet. My special interest in my area of work is surgery and imaging. Back in Gran Canaria, I have two dogs, “Harry” who is a naughty but lovely Jack Russell, and “Layka” who is a gorgeous cross-breed. Outside of work, I enjoy reading, spending time with my dogs, diving, going to the beach and travelling.
Daniela Cortiana – Mobile Resident Veterinary Surgeon
I hold a degree in Veterinary medicine. Before joining Medivet,I worked as a night vet for 6 months. My special interests lie within Clinical pathology. At home I have a rabbit (who is 10years old) and a cat called Nemo! Outside of work I enjoy running, swimming and reading.
Siãna Giles - Student Veterinary Nurse
I previously worked as an Assistant Store Manager before joining Medivet as a Patient Care Assistant. I have a special interest in dogs particularly. At home, I have 3 dogs of my own and 1 cat.
Shauna Dale – Mobile Patient Care Assistant
I have a Biology AS Level and other science qualifications. Before joining Medivet, I studied at sixth form and worked in medical research for a year. I love being hands on and helpful in any way I can! I enjoy anything I can get stuck into! At home, I have a St Bernard, a tabby cat, a rescue rabbit and a loan horse. Outside of work, I spend most of my time at the stables.
Leanne Fuller – Mobile Patient Care Assistant
I have a National Diploma in Animal Management from Hadlow College. Before starting at Medivet, I was previously working in field marketing. I love wildlife and I am very interested in conservation. At home, I have a dog called Tilly and a cat called Angel. Tilly is a Pomeranian/Maltese cross and Angel is a Domestic Short Hair. Outside of work, I love travelling, going to the cinema and going walking.
Amy Peat – Mobile Patient Care Assistant
I graduated with a 2:2 in FDSC Applied Animal Behaviour and Welfare. Before joining Medivet, I worked as a kennel assistant, a veterinary receptionist and also volunteered at a foal farm. I am particularly interested in animal behaviour and welfare, and puppy training. At home, I have five cats, a dog and a horse! Outside of work, I enjoy horse riding, socialising with my friends and family, running, walking my dog and helping my friends at the zoo.
Kirsty Warner – Mobile Patient Care Assistant
Before joining Medivet, I was studying in sixth form and had a Saturday job at a stables. I’m so glad to be part of the Medivet team; I love all animals and I cannot wait to become a veterinary nurse. At home, I have two dogs, two rabbits, a horse, two gerbils, a snake, a turtle and an owl! In my spare time, I compete in local show jumping competitions and events with my horse.
Lucy Heselden – Mobile Patient Care Assistant
I completed my BTEC First and National Diploma in Animal Management in 2009 from Hadlow College, Tonbridge. Before joining Medivet, I worked as an emergency out-of-hour animal care assistant (ACA) for VetNow Ltd. My aim in my field of work is that every animal is happy, healthy, and comfortable, regardless of its situation. At home I have a one-year-old Greyhound X Border Collie rescue dog called Flint. We enjoy weekly meetings at Agility. I also have a five-year-old cat called Skunk and an 18 year old horse named Mani. Outside of work I enjoy going on lots of walks with my dog and having fun riding my horse. I also do lots of activities, with rock climbing being my favourite!
Charlotte Tooley – Mobile Patient Care Assistant
I obtained a BSc Psychology with Sociology (achieving a 2:1) and University of Leicester, 2012. Before joining Medivet, I was a healthcare assistant in the NHS for 4 years after qualifying with my degree. My special areas lie within animal psychology. Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my partner's dogs, crocheting, listening to music, going to gigs, surfing, costeering, sewing and lots of stuff.
Alice Hurt – Mobile Patient Care Assistant
I studied at Hadlow College’s Mottingham site, where I obtained an Extended Diploma in Animal Management (achieving a Distinction).Before joining Medivet I worked within the retail sector and then went on to do support work with young adults with learning difficulties, autism and challenging behaviour. I also volunteered at the RSPCA to gain valuable experience within a Veterinary Practice. At home I have three small dogs; a Yorkshire Terrier named Barney, and two Jack Russell’s named Molly and Petals. My main passion outside of work is traveling abroad and exploring new countries and their cultures.
Emma Sonnenberg – Mobile Patient Care Assistant
I achieved 2:1 in my BSc Biology degree from the Univeristy of Nottingham and graduated in July 2016. Before joining Medivet I worked part time whilst studying for my degree. At home, I have a beautiful Golden Retriever named Poppy. Outside of work I love to dance; mainly tap, street, modern and ballet. I also enjoy writing. I’m excited to begin my new career with Medivet and I can’t wait to learn anything about everything and potentially further my education within the veterinary industry.