About us

Independent and Vet Owned

Kent Vets is a group of award-winning surgeries established in 2006 by veterinary surgeons Alan van Heerden and Dane Walker. They have both worked in numerous high quality practices across London and have taken their years of experience to improve on the level of vet care provided in London and Kent. Alan and Dane are both dedicated to providing excellent service to clients and respectful, caring and expert care for animals.

A strong caring attitude underpins the running of all of the surgeries and the staff that work there. All the vets have many years of dedicated small animal practice and many have certificates in further advanced areas. The nurses and support staff are friendly, dedicated and trained to a high level. We are committed to go above and beyond to provide a timely diagnosis and first-class treatment at a reasonable price while offering a full range of services, including:

  • Preventative care
  • Routine and advanced surgery
  • Advanced scanning
  • Emergency surgery
  • Hospitalisation
  • Convenient Sunday opening at our Briar House Hospital

Kent Veterinary Surgeries is the sister group to London Veterinary Surgeries, which was established in 2006. The group consists of three surgeries – Briar House Veterinary Surgery, Lakeview Veterinary Surgery and the Manor Veterinary Surgery. The surgeries span Kent covering Broadstairs, Chatham, Deal, Dover, Gillingham, Margate, Ramsgate, Rochester, Sandwich and surrounding areas. Briar House Vets is our main hospital in Kent, offering orthopaedic and keyhole surgery and a convenient 7 days opening.