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.
in 2016 Philip was awarded a Fellowship of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (FRCVS) for meritorious contributions to clinical practice and in 2017 he was awarded Fellowship of the Royal Society of Biology.
Philip gives talks throughout the UK and worldwide teaching the principles and practice of endoscopy and minimally invasive surgery to other veterinary surgeons and was special lecturer in veterinary endoscopy at the University of Nottingham School of Veterinary Medicine and Science from 2007 to 2018. Philip is also President of the British Small Animal Veterinary Association (BSAVA).
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!
Anna graduated from Edinburgh University in 2015 having firstly completed a degree in Animal Sciences at Nottingham. Her first year was spent in a small animal and exotic practice in Andover and Anna is therefore always happy to see our client's more unusual pets.
Moving back to Kent, Anna joined the family practice in December 2016 and hasn't looked back since enjoying all aspects of pet and client care and in particular the keyhole spays we offer here. In her spare time Anna enjoys looking after all her animals at home including field spaniels, horse and sheep, all of whom she's equally besotted with.
I graduated from Bristol Vet School in 2014. I spent two and a half years in a busy small animal hospital in South East London. Missing the countryside, I moved into Kent and started at Elands Veterinary Clinic in February 2017.
Working for a family-run practice is important to me; we're a tight-knit, supportive team looking to do the best for every pet we meet. As well as seeing patients at Dunton Green I run the Kemsing branch and greatly enjoy meeting all the local pets and their families. I find all aspects of the job interesting but particularly enjoy surgery, dentistry or a challenging medicine case!
I grew up in Sussex with a whole host of family pets, so it's great to be back in a rural area again. I love rock climbing, horse riding, walking and swimming in my spare time - anything that takes me outdoors!
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