Veterinary Surgeons

Philip LhermettePhilip Lhermette BSc (Hons) CBiol MSB BVet Med MRCVS

Philip is the principal and founder of the practice. Married, with three children, Philip comes from a farming background. After completing an honours degree in animal physiology at the University of Nottingham in 1977, Philip went on to complete his degree in veterinary medicine at the Royal Veterinary College, London, in 1982. After four years in mixed practice in Surrey Philip moved back home to Kent, working as a locum for nine months whilst Elands was being built.

Philip has a particular interest in surgery - and in particular, minimally invasive (keyhole) surgery using rigid and flexible endoscopes. Having practised rigid endoscopy since 1995, Philip has extensive experience in endoscopy and endosurgery and is always keen to pass on his knowledge to other enthusiasts. Since 2001 he has pioneered laser surgery in veterinary medicine in the UK, particularly in laser endoscopic techniques and endosurgery. He also has an interest in ultrasonography and uses this medium extensively as a complimentary technique prior to endoscopy.

The Simon Award is a national award presented annually by the British Small Animal Veterinary Association to a veterinary surgeon for outstanding contributions in the field of veterinary surgery. In 2011, due to all his pioneering work, Philip Lhermette was the recipient of this prestigious award.

Philip gives talks all over the UK teaching the principles and practice of endoscopy to other veterinary surgeons and is currently special lecturer in veterinary endoscopy at the University of Nottingham School of Veterinary Medicine and Science. Philip is also Chairperson of British Small Animal Veterinary Association Petsavers.

Maddie KaschMadeleine Kasch

I graduated in 2013 from the University of Edinburgh and have been working in a busy practice covering Suffolk and Norfolk for the past two years.

What I really like about being a Vet is meeting lots of different people and their pets and the challenge of working with a variety of cases. I enjoy all aspects of small animal medicine and I am have interests in surgery and dermatology.

Having grown up locally, it is wonderful to be back in a local practice, caring for lots of lovely family pets and spending time with our family dogs Cami and Indie. It’s Cami cuddling up in the photo with me! In my spare time I enjoy riding and competing with my two horses. I also have a cat, Patrick, who I adopted after he was brought into my previous practice as a stray... in fact I now have 2 cats as I adopted the lovely Peggy from Elands within a few weeks of starting work here!