Meet our team

At Mead Vets our professional team of vets and nurses care passionately about animals and treat every patient as a sentient being. Every member of our team is hand selected for their compassion and ability to go above and beyond for our clients. They have the skills to provide a timely diagnosis and first-class veterinary treatment.


Veterinary Surgeon


Originally from Portugal, Joana has worked there for a year before moving to the UK and joining the Mead Vets’ team in 2017. Here she has aimed to better herself on the various fields of clinical practice.

Joanna’s main interest is in internal medicine, where she not only enjoys to figure out different clinical cases but also likes to ensure the best communication with her clients to allow the best care possible for her patients. Despite this, while working at Mead Vets she discovered she also enjoys soft tissue surgery and can often be found doing dental treatments.

Although Joana loves all animals, she is partial to our feline friends and is the proud mum of two rescues that she brought to the with her all the way from her home country.

When she is not at work, Joana likes to keep active and in shape so she can easily and safely lift all the heavy dogs. She will never say no to a board game session, and she has a passion for traveling and getting to know different cultures.”

Veterinary Surgeon


Veterinary Surgeon


Veterinary Surgeon


Nursing Team

Registered Veterinary Nurse

Karen, RVN

Karen started working at mead veterinary centre in 1987 after working at the blue cross hospital in London for 5 years. She has seen a lot of changes in the 34 years of being here!

Outside of work Karen loves to travel and has been fortunate enough to visit a lot of different countries. She also enjoys spending time with her rescue dog Elsie.

Registered Veterinary Nurse

Kim, RVN

Kim is Dartford born and bred! She has been at the practice for more than 30 years, joining as a Saturday girl and working her way up to qualifying as an RVN in 1992. Her particular nursing interests include animal behaviour and nutrition.

She shares her home with her three rescue dogs, Fern the original Heinz 57, Mikka the golden retriever and more recently joined by Florin the goldie puppy who is quietly eating the house.
In her spare time she enjoys dog walking, caravan holidays and is actively involved with girl guiding locally.

Registered Veterinary Nurse

Gemma, RVN

Gemma is another longstanding member of the Mead Team. School work experience led to her weekend position as kennel assistant. She qualified as a Registered Veterinary Nurse in 2013.

Gemma loves all aspects of nursing and particularly enjoys nurse consultations, nursing rabbits and neonates (baby animals) and patient anaesthesia. She has completed the BSAVA Emergency Critical Care and Anaesthesia Nurse Merit Award to further her knowledge.

She is a very proud mum to her two hand reared cats and enjoys travelling worldwide to observe wildlife, most recently Polar Bears in Canada!

Registered Veterinary Nurse

Rhiannon RVN

Rhiannon joined the Mead team as an RVN in October 2021. Prior to working at Mead she started her veterinary career as a patient care assistant in 2017. A year later she began student nurse training, working in a mixture of practices and 24hr hospitals in London and Kent until she qualified as an RVN in 2021.

Rhiannon especially enjoys patient anaesthesia, emergency & critical care as well as nurse consults. I particularly enjoy nursing rabbits, guinea pigs and other small furries. Rhiannon started and anaesthesia course in 2022 and hopes to complete a certificate in the near future to advance her studies.

At home she is mum to three mini lop rabbits and a rescue cat. In her spare time she enjoys cooking, sewing and spending time with family and friends.

Veterinary Care Assistant


Carly is a qualified VCA and has been doing her job for over 10 years. She recently joined Mead Veterinary Centre and is enjoying working with a great team of people. She loves learning new aspects of the job and has completed several diplomas.

Carly is a lover of big dogs and has a German shepherd x husky called Ace. She also has 3 cats.

Veterinary Care Assistant


Support Team

Practice Manager


Stacey started work in the Veterinary world in 1992 and she qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in 1999. Shortly afterwards she became Head nurse in a very busy high level orthopaedic referral practice. After 10 years she became practice manager and oversaw the entire running of the hospital. In 2018 Stacey undertook the Certificate in Practice Management and joined us at DNA in 2019.

Stacey has always had a massive passion for any size of animal from hamsters to horses! She has quite often taken pets that need a home during a day at work and has a rescue cat called Neville & a crazy Staffie called Dennis.