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Sidcup Halfway Street
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Meet the Medivet Sidcup Halfway Street Team

The staff at Medivet Sidcup Halfway Street (previously Sidcup-Eltham), aim to deliver the highest standards of veterinary care backed up by a personal and caring attitude to both owners and patients. We are dedicated to providing service of the highest standard in a sympathetic, friendly and reassuring manner and look forward to meeting you and your pets.

Veterinary Surgeon

Dr James Sabin

Dr James Sabin – Partner and Veterinary Surgeon

 I graduated from the University of Queensland in 1998 and worked in a mixed practice in Australia for five years.  I came to the UK for two years in 2004 where I discovered I preferred working with pets and also met my wife. She’s from Northern Ireland and thinks London’s half way between Belfast and Melbourne so I’m still here. I have particular interests in behavioural medicine and surgery. In 2012 I passed exams to become a member of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists in Veterinary Behaviour. I'm also qualified to issue pet passports and export certificates. When not working, you're likely to find me riding my bike or practising my behavioural techniques on my wife and two children!

 

Nursing Team

Kyley Aikenhead

Kyley Aikenhead - Head Veterinary Nurse

Before joining Medivet, I worked for nearly 11 years at a companion animal and wildlife practice. I am very interested in ethology (animal behaviour). I joined Medivet in April 2014, having been head nurse for around 7 years at my previous practice. I look forward to continuing to improve myself as a nurse and striving to help the wellbeing of all animals. During any free time I have I can be found at the stables with my 3 horses, who I compete show jumping, other than my old mare who is 23 years old and semi-retired.  I spend a lot of time and effort with hand rearing animals and helping with rehoming work.

 

Ashleigh Kinsella

Ashleigh Kinsella - Student Veterinary Nurse

I joined Medivet in 2012. I really enjoy all aspects of veterinary nursing. I am particularly interested in cats. In the future I hope to travel the world volunteering in wildlife sanctuaries and looking after ill animals. I am a third year student and hope to qualify as a veterinary nurse by the end of 2016. Outside of work, I love spending time walking and training my Cockapoo Milo, and enjoy spending time at the stables looking after my shared horse, Polly.

 

Sophia SewellSophia Sewell – Patient Care Assistant

In 2015 I graduated from Hadlow College with a Diploma in Animal Management. I then carried out a work experience placement in a veterinary practice where I stayed to do voluntary work. This confirmed my passion to work with, and care for animals. I therefore joined Medivet in September 2015. I am looking forward to starting college so that I can begin my training to become a qualified veterinary nurse. I enjoy all aspects of nursing, especially post-operative care. At home I have a boisterous cat called Bubbles and a clingy cat called Jamie.