Medivet 24 Hour Kensington

Kynance Veterinary Clinic

020 7584 2019

4.4 /5
240 reviews

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

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Out of hours: Consult fee from £239 inc VAT. No charge for assessment by phone.

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Meet the team

Peter Arbeid

Partner and Veterinary Surgeon


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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.

Dulcie Howe

Veterinary Surgeon


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Dulcie Howe

Veterinary Surgeon

After studying biosceince at Durham University, Dulcie went on to study veterinary medicine at the Royal Veterinary College, graudating in 2020. She worked as a mixed practice vet for two years in Suffolk before joining Medivet Kensington as the Ward Vet. She is currently working towards obtaining the BSAVA Diagnostic Imaging Certificate. As well as this, she has a keen interest in ECC and surgery. In her spare time Dulcie enjoys CrossFit, cold water swimming, horse riding and spending time with her family in Suffolk.

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.

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.

Grace Sheppard

Head Client Care Assistant


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Grace Sheppard

Head Client Care Assistant

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.

Shannon John

Client Care Assistant


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Shannon John

Client Care Assistant

Shannon has recently joined the client care team and has a wealth of experience in client communication, as well as human medicine. Her expertise in human medicine has been particularly valuable in her transition to the veterinary industry. Shannon is a devoted cat owner who takes immense pride in providing her beloved feline, Joey, with enough love and attention. In her free time, she enjoys looking after other cats in her neighbourhood.

  • Your vet in Kensington

    Our friendly team of vets led by Peter Arbeid in Kensington are dedicated to providing you and your pet with the highest standard of care. We know how much you value your pet as a member of your family, which is why we offer a wide range of services and excellent facilities.

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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.

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4.4 /5
240 reviews
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5.0/5
Apr 3, 2024
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Excellent place. Flouki is in the hands of a superb team.
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5.0/5
Mar 20, 2024
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The vet took very good care of my dog, on a weekend and in what felt like it could turn into a medical emergency. The practice was accommodating and very thorough. The vet put my mind at ease at a very difficult time.
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5.0/5
Mar 16, 2024
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They always get it right the first time with diagnoses; and although it's clear they're extremely busy, their care and attention to detail is above and beyond. Hugo and I are very grateful for all their help!
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5.0/5
Mar 15, 2024
Google Medivet
Excellent care
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1.0/5
Mar 14, 2024
Google Medivet
BE AWARE OF THIS!!! TO ANY FUTURE CUSTOMER!!! They basically killed my dog, yet denying this has nothing to do with them. I visited this practice because my dog had diarrheas, but she ended up passing away in just 36HOURS after due to an infection on one of her legs where this practice injected fluids. My dog would not have been killed if I had not brought her to this practice as diarrheas would not kill her and I can not regret more to bring her to this practice. I made my WORST DECISION EVER in my life. I brought her in an absolutely fine condition apart from her vomiting, she was able to walk, lively. When I was told to pick her up the next day, she could not even stand up herself and she vomited again the the reception when I was paying for the bill. The vet came out told me that she ate in the morning(I did not see any sign of food , but only liquids.)and told me to massage her leg. She could not even put any weight on the leg at the time she was picked up. She REFUSED TO EAT ANYTHING except water ever since she left Mediate Kensington. I was only hoping that my dog would get better as I was told that she was absolutely fine when picked up. We all go to see vets, because we believe that they know better, but in fact you just can not trust every vet and this was the case. The Video was recorded 16hours after my dog was picked up. Watch the video and see how ridiculous it sounds to massage her leg. You can clearly see her pain. At this time, I knew that something had gone wrong with her leg where they did treatment. I brought her to the nearest vet and they found out the leg was bruised everywhere and I was referred to the biggest animal hospital in the UK, because she was in a critical condition. She ended up passing away because of this and this practice got the report of necropsy, yet saying that they have nothing to do with this. They said that they have followed all the procedure properly, so they are not responsible for my dog being killed. Ok, So my dog was fine and passed away due to the infection on the leg where you put the fluid in just 36 hours after? ARE YOU SERIOUS????? IT WAS A CANNULA INFECTION!!!!! BE AWARE THAT THIS CAN HAPPEN TO YOU. I AM TOTALLY DISCUSSED OF THEIR BEHAVIOUR. I STILL CAN NOT BELIEVE MY DOG HAD PASSED AWAY BECAUSE OF THIS PRACTICE!!! SHE DIED IN JUST 36HOURS!!! First Photo : She was handed to the vet. Second Photo : She was picked up (She looks sad and painful) Video : 12 hours after when I tried checking her leg. Third Photo : Infection on her leg when she was in coma. I am going to report this practice to RCVS. Feel free to PM me if anyone wants to know further. DO NOT COMMENT THIS TO ASK ME TO CONTACT YOU. I HAVE ALREADY RECEIVED YOUR RIDICULES EMAIL. IF YOU WANT TO DISCUSS FURTHER, YOU CONTACT ME.
Google
5.0/5
Mar 11, 2024
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Appointment started on time. Friendly and helpful staff. my pet well looked after
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5.0/5
Mar 7, 2024
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As soon as I walked in I was greeted by a wonderful, happy receptionist, and the whole journey from beginning to end was fantastic.
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5.0/5
Feb 24, 2024
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Took my dog to the 24hs walk in, they were great!
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5.0/5
Feb 22, 2024
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We went to MediVets for an emergency appointment at night. The attention and care we experienced was excellent.
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5.0/5
Feb 14, 2024
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Care and well-being of my dog is clearly everybody’s priority.
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5.0/5
Feb 9, 2024
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I have been four times with my dog Frida and everyone has been extremely good and friendly. I am also extremely happy with the vet that has been looking after Frida. Thank you Saul for being so good with Frida.
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5.0/5
Feb 2, 2024
Google Medivet
Exceptional Care and Miraculous Recovery at Medivet - Thanks to Dr. Vishaal Corpaul I recently experienced a pet owner's worst nightmare when my beloved cat suffered a severe accident, resulting in his leg (tibia and fibula) being shattered into countless pieces. Faced with a grim prognosis and the looming possibility of amputation, I brought my cat to Medivet, hoping for a miracle. At Medivet, we were under the care of Dr. Vishaal Corpaul, a surgeon whose skill and dedication are nothing short of extraordinary. From the moment we stepped into the clinic, we were greeted with compassion and professionalism, setting a tone of hope and positivity. Dr. Corpaul's approach to our case was meticulous and thoughtful. He explained the complex situation in understandable terms and laid out a treatment plan that, while ambitious, was our best shot at saving my cat's leg. His confidence and empathy were reassuring in a time of overwhelming stress and uncertainty. The surgery was a remarkable success. Against all odds, Dr. Corpaul managed to reconstruct the shattered bones with such precision that my cat not only kept his leg but also made a recovery that can only be described as miraculous. Throughout the recovery process, the care and attention provided by the Medivet team were exceptional. Their facilities are top-notch, and the staff's genuine affection for animals shines through in everything they do. Today, my cat is back to his playful, energetic self, as if the accident never happened. It's a testament to the incredible skill and care provided by Dr. Corpaul and the Medivet team. I am profoundly grateful for their expertise, dedication, and the heartfelt care they extended to my cat and me. To anyone seeking veterinary care, especially in cases that seem hopeless, I cannot recommend Medivet and Dr. Vishaal Corpaul highly enough. They are not just professionals at the top of their field; they are true lifesavers. I couldn't be happier. Thank you Vishaal from the bottom of my heart. You are a true hero.

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