Medivet 24 Hour Kensington

Kynance Veterinary Clinic

020 7584 2019

4.3 /5
265 reviews

1-3 Gloucester Road, Kensington, London, SW7 4PP

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Out of hours: Consult fee from £179 inc VAT. No charge for assessment by phone.

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1. Create an online account

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3. Book initial appointment

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Meet the team

Saul Levy

Partner and Veterinary Surgeon


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Saul Levy

Partner and Veterinary Surgeon

Saul graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in 2016. His special interests include ultrasonography and small animal medicine, in which he is completing a post graduate certificate. Outside of work his hobbies include running and hiking with his cocker spaniel, Ivy

Tom Roberts

Partner and Veterinary Surgeon


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Tom Roberts

Partner and Veterinary Surgeon

Tom graduated from the RVC in 2016 before spending three years as a mixed-practice vet in Cornwall. He returned to London in 2020 and has been at Kynance Vets since. Tom is hoping to finish a medicine certificate later this year. When not working Tom spends a lot of time helping on the family farm in Somerset.

Vishaal Corpaul CertSAS

Partner and Veterinary Surgeon


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Vishaal Corpaul CertSAS

Partner and Veterinary Surgeon

Vishaal graduated in 2018 and went straight into small animal practice in West London. His special interests include orthopaedics and BOAS surgery and was awarded a post graduate certificate in surgery in 2022. Outside of work his interests include football.

Vanessa Santos

Night Veterinary Surgeon


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Vanessa Santos

Night Veterinary Surgeon

Vanessa graduated from the University of Lisbon in 2016 and moved to the UK shortly after. She joined Medivet in 2020 and became part of the Kensington team in 2021. Vanessa is currently pursuing an Emergency and Critical Care Certificate. Beyond work, she enjoys travel, reading, and sports!

Rut Schmitt Del Rio

Night Veterinary Surgeon


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Rut Schmitt Del Rio

Night Veterinary Surgeon

Originally from Spain, I graduated from the Universidad of Santiago de Compostela in 2018. Since then, I have been mostly working as an ECC vet. I have three cats named Edward, Rayleigh and Reshi, and my interests outside of work are travelling the world and reading.

Emma Natale

Veterinary Surgeon


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Emma Natale

Veterinary Surgeon

Emma graduated from the University of Surrey in 2022. Originally from Como, Italy but grew up in Brussels. Emma has a particular soft spot for cute beagles and fun pugs! In her spare time she loves exploring new cuisines and resturants of the world.

Jia Goh

Veterinary Surgeon


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Jia Goh

Veterinary Surgeon

Jia graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in 2021. She has a keen interest in ophthalmology am currently working towards an ECC qualification. Originally hailing from Singapore, she is passionate about food and enjoy exploring London’s vibrant culinary scene in my spare time.

Polina Ioannidou

Night Veterinary Surgeon


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Polina Ioannidou

Night Veterinary Surgeon

Polina is originally from Greece but she began her journey within Medivet in 2020 as a Veterinary Surgeon, where she worked for two and a half years. During this time, she gained extensive experience in the field and furthered her career by taking up a rotating internship at North Down Specialist Referrals. Polina has completed her ECC course and is currently pursuing a certificate in Diagnostic Imaging with the University of Liverpool. Her particular interest is in imaging, which she would like to specialise in one day. Polina then returned and recently progressed into the Night Veterinary Surgeon role. Her interests outside of work include hiking, travelling, and the outdoors.

Vera

Veterinary Surgeon


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Vera

Veterinary Surgeon

Vera studied in Thessaloniki, Greece between 2013 and 2018, where she qualified as a veterinary surgeon. She has gained experience working in first opinion practices and at a 24-hour hospital in Greece. Over the last 2 years, Vera has developed a keen interest in abdominal scanning and has gained extensive experience at her previous practice. Vera now serves as our hospital ward vet, overseeing the care of inpatients to ensure they receive the best possible treatment. Vera possess a profound commitment to veterinary medicine and is dedicated to providing optimal care.

Nora Taylor

Veterinary Surgeon


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Nora Taylor

Veterinary Surgeon

I qualified from the University of Surrey in 2023 and joined Medivet after graduating. I am Italian and Irish, and in my spare time I enjoy cooking, being in nature and traveling.

Klaudia Borucka

Night Student Veterinary Nurse


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Klaudia Borucka

Night Student Veterinary Nurse

Hello everyone! I'm a student veterinary nurse, my passion for animals led me to pursue this wonderful journey. I have a special interest in nutrition, behaviour and recently in physiotherapy. My degree in Marketing comes in handy as I manage the practice's social media. Alongside my studies, I'm a devoted parent to a lovely Persian cat. Music from the 60s and 70s holds a special place in my heart, and I'm equally enchanted by the fashion of that era. I love live music and exploring nature through hiking. Additionally, I enjoy pet-sitting and spreading love to furry friends whenever the opportunity arises!

Alexandra Bailey

Night Student Veterinary Nurse


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Alexandra Bailey

Night Student Veterinary Nurse

Alex joined Medivet in 2019 and started studying Veterinary Nursing at the College of Animal Welfare in 2020, she then graduated in 2023. Alex has been our night veterinary nurse for over a year and finds this role extremely fulfilling and informative. She has a special interest in Diagnostics and recently in Emergency and Critical Care. Beyond work, she enjoys baking, creating healthy meals and travelling. Alex is a loving and caring parent to her cat, who keeps her on her toes!

Natasha Williams

Student Veterinary Nurse


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Natasha Williams

Student Veterinary Nurse

Natasha started an animal management course in 2018, where she discovered her passion for animal welfare and wellbeing. During this time, she developed a keen interest in handling behavioural cases, especially with larger breeds. Her career advanced when she joined Medivet in 2021 as a patient care assistant and recently commenced her studies to become a registered veterinary nurse. In 2022, Natasha rescued a 6-month-old American bulldog that was abandoned at the practice. She works hard every day to improve his behavioural skills and is currently enrolled in a course in animal behaviour and training.

Vicki Collard

Deputy Head Veterinary Nurse


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Vicki Collard

Deputy Head Veterinary Nurse

Vicki is an experienced RVN, who graduated in 1994. During her career, she has worked in various veterinary hospitals and spent time locuming. Following living in Central Asia, Vicki returned to the UK and recommenced her nursing career full-time. In 2017, She gained a Graduate Certificate in Professional and Clinical Veterinary Nursing from The Royal Veterinary College. She has been a member of the Kynance team since 2019 and is currently studying for an ISFM Certificate in Feline Nursing. Outside of work, Vicki gained a BA honours degree in Classical Studies in 2022 from the Open University. Her hobbies include travel, knitting and reading.

Lucy Fraser

Veterinary Nurse


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Lucy Fraser

Veterinary Nurse

Lucy commenced her journey at Medivet in 2016 as a patient care assistant, driven by her passion for animal biology. Her unwavering commitment, hard work and dedication helped her progress as a student vet nurse in 2017. After gaining significant experience in the veterinary industry, she successfully earned her qualification as a registered veterinary nurse in 2021. Her passion for learning and growth led her to pursue her interest in anaesthesia, and in 2023, where she began her studies to complete a certificate. She has a particular fondness for felines and is the proud owner of a senior family cat named Milo.

Vera Bianchi

Night Veterinary Nurse


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Vera Bianchi

Night Veterinary Nurse

Vera is a dedicated Registered Veterinary Nurse specialising in emergency and critical care and current works as a night nurse in Medivet Kensington. With a background in imaging techniques such as CT and MRI, as well as experience in wildlife rehabilitation and pet nutrition consultancy, Vera brings a well-rounded approach to patient care. Vera is committed to providing compassionate nursing care to animals, prioritising communication, and empathy in every situation. At home she is a proud owner of two cats that are the result of a foster fail!

Thea Hartog

Student Veterinary Nurse


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Thea Hartog

Student Veterinary Nurse

I joined the team in 2019 as a CCA and began my studies to become an RVN in 2021. I grew up in South Africa with both cats and dogs and lived there until moving to London in 2019. I enjoy all aspects of patient care but have a particular interest in rehabilitation.

Ruby Metcalfe

Patient Care Assistant


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Ruby Metcalfe

Patient Care Assistant

Ruby started her journey within the veterinary industry in 2019 as an animal nursing assistant at an exotics clinic. Through this experience Ruby gained valuable knowledge and skills that prepared her for the next phase of her career. She then transitioned into veterinary charity work which she found incredibly fulfilling, this sparked her love and passion for animal welfare. Last year, Ruby joined our team as a patient care assistant, where she continues to enhance her skills and knowledge in patient care. Ruby is committed to providing the highest level of care to every animal she encounters, and she is determined to become a registered veterinary nurse in the near future.

Elise Steyvers

Veterinary Nurse


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Elise Steyvers

Veterinary Nurse

I joined Medivet after graduation in Belgium in 2018. During the last years of my clinical experience, I gained a particular interest in animal nutrition. I gained the Nursing certificate for small animal nutrition in December 2023. Every animal deserves a personal and optimal nutritional assessment and diet plan. In my free time I enjoy horse riding on the commons and travelling.

Shauna Naughton

Veterinary Care Assistant


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Shauna Naughton

Veterinary Care Assistant

Shauna is a Veterinary Care Assistant who joined the team this year, bringing with her an extensive 15-year background in the veterinary industry. Her particular interest lies in Canine Training and Behavioural studies. Shauna completed her studies through The College of Animal Welfare and aspires to become a Registered Veterinary Nurse in the future. She is a proud owner of one dog and three cats, and her main interests comprise of reading, going on trips with her dog, spending time with her family and friends, and indulging in creative pursuits.

Jenna Qorchi

Student Veterinary Nurse


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Grace Sheppard

Practice Manager


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Grace Sheppard

Practice Manager

Grace has been a member of our team for the past three years serving in various roles. However, in 2023, she was promoted to the position of head of client care in recognition of her exceptional performance and dedication to the practice. Her extensive knowledge of the practice and its procedures enables her to provide clients with accurate information and swift resolution of their concerns. Grace consistently goes out of her way to ensure that staff, patients, and clients have the best possible experience. Grace is a loving pet parent to three adorable pets; our furry receptionist Dijon and she also has two mischievous cats that she rescued from the practice. Grace's love for animals is evident in the way she connects with them and her commitment to ensuring their well-being.

Shani Scafe

Client Care Assistant


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Shani Scafe

Client Care Assistant

Shani became a part of our team in late 2023 as a client care assistant. She has a special love for animals, particularly her senior Staffordshire bull terrier named Grouger. Shani's beaming smile and positive attitude brings enthusiasm to our team, which she extends to our clients and their pets. Her empathetic nature, combined with her excellent communication skills, allows her to build strong relationships with our clients and their pets.

Heena

Client Care Assistant


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Heena

Client Care Assistant

Heena is a new member of the client care assistant team and joined us in early 2024. Whilst Heena has a keen interest in cats and dogs her passion lies in Wildlife. Having completed her bachelor's degree in zoology in Malaysia in 2021 and subsequently obtained a Master's in wildlife biology and conservation from the RVC in 2024. Her prior experience includes working at a vet clinic in her hometown and gaining practical knowledge at The London Zoo.

Summer

Client Care Assistant


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Summer

Client Care Assistant

Summer is a recent addition to the team at Kensington 24-hour, bringing over five years of extensive experience in customer service. Her particular expertise lies in client relations where she excels in providing exceptional care to both our clients and their cherished pets. Summer is a devoted dog mum to a 16-year-old Jack Russell Cross called Scribbles, whom she cares for affectionately. Having had family dogs her entire life, she brings a wealth of experience and understanding to her role as Client Care Assistant.

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  • Video tour

    Take a look at Medivet Kensington’s practice tour, showcasing some of their new state of the art facilities. The friendly team offer a wide range of services in their spacious clinic, led by Peter Arbeid, Tom Roberts and Saul Levy.

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  • BOAS Surgery

    BOAS, brachycephalic obstructive airway syndrome, is a cause of upper airway obstruction in brachycephalic breeds. The most commonly affected dogs tend to be the smaller short-nose breeds, such as Pugs, French Bulldogs, English Bulldogs and Boston Terriers. Signs to look out for include exercise intolerance, gagging and loud noisy breathing. BOAS surgery is routinely performed at Medivet Kensington by our surgeon, VK and aided by nurses who have undertaken additional training in anaesthesia.

    Book an appointment with any of the vets to discuss whether your dog would benefit from the procedure.

  • Laparoscopic neutering

    Laparoscopic neutering (key hole spay) involves making 2 small incisions to remove the ovaries. There are many studies showing significantly improved recovery times for dogs, with up to 65% less post operative pain. Peter and Tom routinely perform this surgery on Wednesday, Thursdays and Fridays at the Kensington practice.

  • Nutrition Consult

    At Medivet Kensington we offer full nutritional assessments for cats and dogs, all
    ages and conditions. These clinics are run by one of our registered nurses who
    completed her nursing certificate in small animal nutrition in 2023.
    The initial consultation will last about 30 minutes. Follow up appointments are booked every 2-4 weeks depending on the case until the patient is stable or ideal weight is reached.
    For more information please ask at reception.

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4.3 /5
265 reviews
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5.0/5
Jul 12, 2024
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A friendly, kind, and professional vet practice, my pets love coming here! They are always incredibly knowledgeable and willing to help. Highly recommend this practice to anyone with pets!
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5.0/5
Jul 11, 2024
Google Medivet
Amazing practice and really helpful team all around, who looked after our cocker spaniel. Thank you for taking such great care and will definitely be coming back to Medivet again!
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5.0/5
Jul 11, 2024
Google Medivet
Had a really positive experience, vet Miranda was extremely professional and gentle. Would definitely recommend !
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5.0/5
Jul 11, 2024
Google Medivet
The staff were so friendly, and the vets very knowledgeable.
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5.0/5
Jul 11, 2024
Google Medivet
Couldn’t recommend Kensington medivet enough.
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1.0/5
Jul 8, 2024
Google Medivet
Difficult to get an appointment for travel documents despite booking in advance. Found the reception team to be unkind and unwilling to help.
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3.0/5
Jun 30, 2024
Google Medivet
I have used this vet firm severai times as it is close to my house. It is advertised as a 24 hour emergency veterinary clinic but it is NOT! Today (Sunday), I pitched up to the one on Elizabeth Street, London with my puppy who has a problem with his ears. The person behind the counter informed me that they were totally booked for today and suggested that we return tomorrow. I will go to my normal vet whom I have used for 25 years.
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5.0/5
Jun 26, 2024
Google Medivet
Medivet is an excellent chain of vets. Each one of them is incredibly helpful and attentive. They put you well at ease
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5.0/5
Jun 15, 2024
Google Medivet
Excellent practice. From the reception, to nurses and surgeon - everyone who was involved in my dogs care was absolutely brilliant. Everyone clearly really cared for my dog, which was evident in how happy she was to see everyone on her post op check! You've done really well by my girl and by me, you’re all wonderful people!
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2.0/5
Jun 8, 2024
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I had previous positive experiences, even gave positive review. But was left very disappointed/upset with an experience in Mar, whereby I was rest assured my dog would be in better hands if checked in for Gastroenteritis (inflamed intestines from diarrhea- quite common in puppies), due to vomiting and diarrhea over a 3 day period. But instead my dog was handed off to a visiting vet, a junior vet and a student nurse in the space of 24 hrs. My dog also came back with half the butt fur shaved ( apparently over diarrhea, without my approval), smelling of faeces and dirty blanket. Staff denied, claiming they had only taped the tail to keep it clean and the shortened fur was natural length? My dog consequently suffered massive amounts of hair loss after, which has not recovered since (visibly noticed by all who know the dog). I had put trust in what I thought would be professional quality care. Instead I received otherwise and a vet bill of almost £2400. While my dog did recover from the Gastroenteritis itself, I’m unfortunately no longer confident about the clinic’s professional conduct for reasons above, and have already spoken to them about this matter. NOTE TO CLINIC. Staff should follow protocol regarding long haired breeds whose fur serve a function and is not decorative which you as professionals should know. They are not meant to be shaved or cut like poodle mixes unless ABSOLUTELY necessary and without owner approval. Since you can potentially permanently damage their fur - especially if it’s a show dog or a puppy in the process of growing its adult version!!!!
Google
5.0/5
Jun 4, 2024
Google Medivet
The team at Medivet Kensington are beyond amazing, they are very caring and thanks to them my 4 year old dog is just as enthusiastic as she was when she was 6 months old. Thank you again to the Medivet team that looked after my Lexi❤️
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5.0/5
Jun 2, 2024
Google Medivet
Fantastic practice & super helpful team!

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