Meet the team

The right group of people

can make all the difference!

We have a dedicated team of five veterinary surgeons, six Registered Veterinary Nurses and 3 nurses who provide excellent first opinion and certain specialist veterinary care to all your animals.

  • Chris Freed BVetMed MRCVS

    Chris Freed BVetMed MRCVS

    Managing Partner; Equine Services

    Chris has been with the practice since 1996 and dedicates his time to equine services with an interest in all aspects of equine medicine and surgery. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his wife, two boys, attending race meets and events, and has a passion for wildlife photography.

  • Konstantinos Kamatsos

    Konstantinos Kamatsos

    Small Animal

    Kosta joins the practice in April 2018 having recently graduated from the university of Athens, Greece. He has a keen interest in small animal medicine and has been seeing practice at Southfields Veterinary Specialists in Essex.

  • Nicholas Kingdon BSc BVSc MRCVS

    Nicholas Kingdon BSc BVSc MRCVS

    Partner; Small Animal, Farm and Equine Services

    Nick joined the practice in 2012 and works across the 3 disciplines - Small, Equine and Farm, mostly based in Faversham and Charing surgeries. In April 2018 he joined Chris as Partner of LadyDaneVets LLP.

    When not at work Nick spends time at home with fiancee Kelsey and their Red Labrador, Opie. He has played rugby for several years for Faversham RUFC, enjoys going to the gym, skiing and travelling.

  • Razvan Tamba MRCVS

    Razvan Tamba MRCVS

  • Violeta Matei MRCVS

    Violeta Matei MRCVS

    Small Animal services, Whistable

    Violeta qualified in 2008. She leads the team at the Whitstable practice and consults on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

  • Charlotte Packman

    Charlotte Packman

  • Kate Bartelsmeier RVN

    Kate Bartelsmeier RVN

    Qualified VN

  • Joanne Houston RVN

    Joanne Houston RVN

    Head Nurse

    Jo started her career as a veterinary nurse in 1995. She enjoys all aspects of small animal work and is enjoying the challenge of large animal work that the practice brings. Jo has recently taken on a beautiful spainel called Rexina from the Dogs Trust.

  • Gemma Hogben RVN

    Gemma Hogben RVN

    Qualified VN

    Gemma joined the practice in 2016 after 10 years working for an emergency out-of-hours vet.

  • Louisa Chibnall RVN

    Louisa Chibnall RVN

  • Sophie Swan RVN

    Sophie Swan RVN

  • Sianne Morris RVN

    Sianne Morris RVN

    Qualified Veterinary Nurse



  • Selina Jackson

    Selina Jackson

    Student Veterinary Nurse

    Selina joined the Roger Baker Veterinary Practice in 1985. She is currently studying to become a qualified veterinary nurse. She works at both our Faversham and Whistable practices. Selina likes to spend time with her Birman cat Bailey, when she isn't studying to formalise her nursing qualifications.

  • Nikki Wingrove

    Nikki Wingrove

    Nikki joined the Roger Baker Veterinary Surgery in 1999.

  • Sally Martin

    Sally Martin

  • Karin Cornock

    Karin Cornock

    Practice Manager

    Karin celebrated 25 years with practice in 2013 and manages day-to-day administration and operations. As a horse rider she has a keen interest in the equine side of the practice. Karin is a qualified member of the Chartered Management Institute.

  • Cindy Brandon

    Cindy Brandon

    Equine and Farm animal Secretary

    Cindy joined the practice in 2003 as Head Receptionist. She took on the position of Equine Secretary in 2007, working closely with the partners in their day-to-day activities.  Cindy has a Cavalier King Charles  Spaniel from the Dogs Trust called Daisy.

  • Gill Pragnell

    Gill Pragnell

    Charing Reception Manager

    Gill joined the practice in 2005, having since completed NVQ3 Management Customer Serices. From November 2013 she will be based at our new branch practice in Charing.

  • Lesley Honour

    Lesley Honour

    Accounts Clerk / Receptionist

    Lesley joined the practice in 2007 and has since gained NVQ Level 2 Customer Service and Level 3 Advanced Customer Serivce. In 2012 she attained her Veterinary Practice Receptionist Qualification(CVPR).

  • Angela Parter

    Angela Parter


    Angela joined the practice in 1985 and has been involved with all aspects of the practice during that time, including nursing, reception and administration.

  • Sarah Oliver

    Sarah Oliver

  • Angela Carden

    Angela Carden

  • Carol Jefferson

    Carol Jefferson

    Carol joined the Roger Baker Veterinary Practice in 2006. She has remained as the receptionist at our Whitstable branch.

  • Carole


    Carole covers reception at Whistable every thursday and friday. She has a beautiful labradoodle called Layla.

01795 532180

Lady Dane Vets have been treating animals in the Faversham area and surrounding villages for over 50 years.

How to find us:

Opening Hours

  • Monday to Friday
    Charing 9am-6pm
    Faversham 8am-7pm
    Whitstable 9am-6pm (Monday till 7pm)

    Charing Closed
    Faversham 8am-4pm
    Whitstable 8.30am- 12pm

    Faversham 9am-4pm

    Consultations are by appointment only. Please call to book an appointment. Calls may be recorded. All fees are payable at the time of the appointment.