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Pattenden Vet Clinic

The staff at Pattenden vets in Marden, Kent.

Meet The Team

Our qualified, friendly team of veterinary surgeons and support staff are here to help! Like you, we're all animal lovers and will always have your pet’s best interests at heart. Being a small, independent veterinary practice, we can offer personalised, high-quality care at affordable prices.

Tori Jordan, Director & veterinary surgeon at Pattenden vets.

Tori Jordan

Veterinary Surgeon

Dr Tori’s passion for veterinary medicine began on her family farm in Northern Ireland. In 2012, she graduated from the University of Cambridge and began her career in nearby Paddock Wood.

Since then she has worked in both mixed and equine, specialist and general practice in England and not-so-nearby Australia. Tori is currently studying towards a postgraduate certificate in ophthalmology. Outside of work, Tori enjoys all aspects of health and fitness; particularly hockey, squash and Crossfit.

Lara Hummel, Director & veterinary surgeon at Pattenden vets.

Lara Hummel

Veterinary Surgeon

Dr Lara graduated from the University of Cambridge in 2006 and started out in mixed practice in Paddock Wood soon after. She has since focused more on small animal practice; spending three years in Somerset before returning to her Kentish roots.

Lara has a particular interest in ultrasonography and is currently undertaking extra training in heart scanning (echocardiography). Outside of work, Lara enjoys spending time with her husband and two adorable children; Zachary and Florence.

Janet Clark, Director & practice manager at Pattenden vets.

Janet Clark

Practice Manager

Janet grew up on a farm in Lamberhurst and has lived in the area ever since. She spent thirty-four years as practice manager of a busy veterinary practice in Paddock Wood before joining Tori and Lara to set up Pattenden Vets.

Janet is responsible for the day-to-day running of the clinic, as well as assisting with reception duties and other work behind the scenes. Outside of work, Janet loves doing pilates, horse riding and spending time with her dogs and family.

Liz Biggs, animal care assistant at Pattenden vets.

Liz Biggs

Animal Care Assistant

Liz is a Staplehurst local and spent 23 years working in a nearby agricultural feed merchants. While there she gained her AMTRA qualification; allowing her to prescribe certain medications.

Liz then spent seven years as a large animal nurse, before coming to our clinic in June 2018. Liz is our all-round superwoman; taking on the roles of receptionist, cleaner, animal handler, lab technician and dog walker! Outside of work, Liz is a keen horse rider and enjoys walking her Labradors, Winnie and Betty.

Katy Street, Veterinary nurse at Pattenden vets.

Katy Street

Veterinary Nurse

Katy began working as a veterinary nurse thirteen years ago; becoming fully qualified in 2009. She joined the Pattenden Vets team in March 2019; taking on the responsibility of monitoring anaesthetics, assisting with surgeries and inpatient care.

Katy is also available for weight management clinics, blood pressure monitoring and nail clips. Her special interests lie in emergency and critical care and diabetes management.

Harriett Westgate, Veterinary nurse at Pattenden vets.

Harriett Westgate

Veterinary Nurse

Harriett began working as a veterinary nurse thirteen years ago; becoming fully qualified in 2009. She joined the Pattenden Vets team in March 2019; taking on the responsibility of monitoring anaesthetics, assisting with surgeries and inpatient care.

Harriett is also available for weight management clinics, blood pressure monitoring and nail clips. Her special interests lie in emergency and critical care and diabetes management.