We are a small animal practice in Kent, first established in 1974. We are passionate about animal care and our skilled team of veterinarians and vet nurses are dedicated to providing the highest quality care for your animals. Because we love animals and strive to provide excellent continuity of care, we are open six days a week and have access to 24-hour emergency care. We also offer free parking for clients along Park Road.
Sam joined the practice in March 2004 to complete her veterinary nursing training with the practice, qualifying in 2006. She has been our head nurse since 2006 and has also taken on some of the management responsibilities since 2016. Sam is one of our clinical coaches, helping to train the student nurses at the practice. At home she has two Springer Spaniels called Willow and Shadow, a rabbit called Panda and a guinea pig called Hutch. In her spare time she enjoys walking her dogs.
Maria-Teresa Chittenden RVN
Maria started working at Fern Cottage Veterinary Surgery in 1996 after working as a kennel maid for a few years with racing greyhounds. She qualified as a veterinary nurse in 1999 and has continued to work here ever since. She has a special interest in laboratory work and is the caretaker of the Fern Cottage in-house laboratory. At home she lives with her two children and has many animals big and small, ranging from horses to guinea pigs. In her spare time Maria enjoys horse riding.
Samantha Warner RVN
Sam started at Fern Cottage in 2004 where she completed her training and qualified as a registered veterinary nurse in 2008. She then moved to other practices to gain further experience, including working in a busy out of hours clinic. After the birth of her first baby she returned to Fern Cottage on a part-time basis in 2015. At the practice she enjoys theatre work and nurse clinics. Sam also takes care of the practice Facebook page. In her spare time she enjoys spending time riding her semi-retired pony called Solo. Sam is currently on maternity leave after the birth of her second child.
Student Veterinary Nurse
Kyree is currently undertaking her student veterinary nursing qualification and has been working at Fern Cottage Veterinary Surgery since June 2015. She enjoys working within a small animal practice and has a pet hamster at home. In her spare time Kyree enjoys doing ballet, sometimes participating in shows throughout the year. She also enjoys fitness running with a jogging club.
Student Veterinary Nurse
Andrea is currently undertaking her student veterinary nursing qualification and has been working at Fern Cottage Veterinary Surgery since 2013. She particularly enjoys medical cases that involve critical care and intensive nursing. At home, Andrea lives with her young daughter and she also has two pets – a rabbit and cat. Outside of work she belongs to a jogging club to keep fit.
Patient Care Assistant
Rebekah has been a part of the Fern Cottage team since June 2009. As a veterinary nursing assistant she works as a support and an extra pair of hands to the rest of the nursing team. She particularly enjoys client interaction. At home Rebekah has a Cocker Spaniel named Jynx, a guinea pig named Squidge and a cat, Geoffrey, who was brought into the surgery as a poorly stray. In her spare time Rebekah is busy keeping up with her young son Logan and stepdaughter Elle, as well as spending time with her friends.
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Monday to Friday: 8am – 6.30pm
Saturday: 8am – 12pm
Fern Cottage Veterinary Surgery
233-235 Park Road, Sittingbourne, Kent ME10 1ER FIND US