About Us2018-11-13T12:35:17+00:00

Welcome to Stanhope Veterinary Centre

Friendly, caring, professional – these are just some of the words associated with Stanhope Veterinary Centre. Our first class service will be sure to please all of our customers.

Stanhope Veterinary Centre has been established in 1967 in the heart of the Strood Community and has rapidly expanded to treat pets in all of Medway and surrounding areas.

We are a small independent practice with high standard medical, diagnostic and surgical facilities on site.

We pride ourselves on the excellent customer service we provide by creating a lasting bond between pet owner and staff. We aim to keep waiting times minimal and provide continuity.

If you are looking for vet examinations, animal vaccines, home visits or advice, we are one of the leading vets in Rochester and Strood as well as the surrounding areas. You will not be disappointed with your choice.

We are able to offer an excellent range of services and treatments and we tend to all type of pets, so why not give us a call today to discuss your needs? Our dedicated staff are always more than willing to assist. We look forward to hearing from you.

Meet our team

The Vets

Hilde Vermeersch
Hilde VermeerschCompany Director, Veterinary Surgeon
Hilde is one of the Company Directors here at Stanhope alongside Andrea, they took over the business in 2003. Hilde has held the position of Office Manager at Stanhope whilst working… Read more
Andrea Susanna
Andrea SusannaCompany Director, Veterinary Surgeon
Andrea Is one of the Company Directors here at Stanhope alongside Hilde, they took over the business in 2003. Andrea also holds the position of Veterinary Surgeon… Read more
Selina Bonelli
Selina BonelliVeterinary Surgeon
Selina qualified as a Veterinary Surgeon from The University of Pretoria in 1998 and joined Stanhope in September 2008. She predominately works at the surgery on a Saturday morning but… Read more

The Nurses

Kyra Taylor RVN
Kyra Taylor RVNRegistered Veterinary Nurse
Kyra started working within animal care as a volunteer at the age of 14 and went on to work within veterinary practices whilst studying for a degree in Animal Management… Read more
Hayley Smitherman RVN
Hayley Smitherman RVNRegistered Veterinary Nurse
Hayley joined Stanhope in 2015 and has done her Veterinary Nurse training here, becoming a Registered Veterinary Nurse in August 2018. Hayley is dedicated to her role and really loves the extra care she gives, she can always be found giving an inpatient extra cuddles. She is also part of the Facebook team. Hayley is devoted to her dog Bruno. In her spare time she enjoys walking Bruno, eating out, going to the gym and travelling.
Donna Kilbane
Donna KilbaneAnimal Nursing Assistant
Donna studied at Hadlow College from 1999 to 2003 and has worked at other local Veterinary centres since completing her college course, she joined Stanhope… Read more
Hannah Aldridge VCA
Hannah Aldridge VCAAnimal Nursing Assistant
Hannah has been working within the Veterinary industry since 2007 and qualified as a Veterinary… Read more
Katrina Colby
Katrina Colby Animal Nursing Assistant
Katrina joined Stanhope in February 2017 , she has been working as a qualified Animal Nursing… Read more
Sophie Richards
Sophie RichardsAnimal Nursing Assistant
Sophie Joined Stanhope in April 2017. She has enjoyed working with animals since completing… Read more

The Receptionists

Tracy-Jane Gray
Tracy-Jane GrayReceptionist & Public Relations Assistant
Tracy has been at Stanhope since August 2011, she thoroughly enjoys all aspects of her job especially a good cup of tea. Her role is quite varied and can… Read more
Katie Fraiser
Katie FraiserSaturday receptionist
Katie is very passionate about becoming a vet and has started working at Stanhope in October 2018 whilst studying for her A levels. In her spare time Katie enjoys singing, song writing and playing the guitar. She also enjoys cooking and baking something everyone here at Stanhope appreciates.
Karen Stenhouse
Karen StenhouseReceptionist
Karen has been at Stanhope since 2007, previously working for Barclays bank in London for over 20 years. Karen has a love of large breed dogs… Read more