Abbey Veterinary Surgery







01795 662578





7 Minster Road, Minster-on-Sea, SHEERNESS, Kent, ME12 3JD
































































































Martin Routledge BVetMed BA MRCVS - Clinical Director


Martin has been in general practice for over 30 years. For the last 10 years he has been responsible for all clinical aspects at Abbey Veterinary Surgery. Away from the practice he enjoys growing vegetables and keeping pigs.





















































Clive Ansell BVSc MRCVS - Locum Veterinary Surgeon


Although based in Worcestershire, Clive has been a regular locum for the practice over the last 5 years and is at the practice to provide cover when another vet is on holiday. He is also a keen cyclist.





















































Andrei Rusu MRCVS - Veterinary Surgeon


Andrei has recently joined the practice. He qualified as a Veterinary Surgeon at the University of Veterinary Science in Bucharest, and followed up with a postgraduate programme at the University of Bristol.  He has worked in the UK for over five years. Outside the practice, he is a keen musician playing guitar and learning piano.




















































Paula Palmer - Head Receptionist


Paula was part of the practice which preceded Abbey Veterinary Surgery at Halfway. She has been a member of the team since we opened, and as head of reception, she is responsible for some of the day-to-day administration. She enjoys gardening and baking in her spare time.




















































Maggie Garrard - Animal Care Assistant


Maggie has completed courses in animal care, veterinary support animal nursing and welfare, among others. She has several rescue pets and has been a volunteer at a dog rescue centre.






















































Charlotte Packman BSc - Animal Care Assistant


Charlotte has a BSc. (Hons) in Animal Science and a BTEC National Diploma in Animal Care. As well as having been a volunteer at a rescue kennels, stables, bird-of-prey centre and a small animal park, she has also gained experience working at a vets in Devon. In her spare time she enjoys reading, watching movies and taking care of her large collection of much-loved rabbits.




















































Lucy Baxter - Animal Care Assistant


Lucy has joined us to train as an animal care assistant, having previously volunteered at an animal rescue centre. She is currently studying for a Biology degree through the Open University. She is also a talented artist who enjoys painting pet portraits and landscapes.




















































Sharon Wells - Receptionist


Sharon joins us from Pierson Stewart and Partners. She has also worked for The Warren House Group of Veterinary Surgeries for many years, principally at the Christmas Lane branch. In her spare time she enjoys volunteering for the RSPB, home renovation and caring for her dog and cats.










































































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