The Practice - how it all began

The Team of vets and nurses

The roots of the practice in Barnes were formed many years ago. After starting as a small branch surgery next to the Sun Inn we have been at the White Hart Lane premises since 1979. The former owner Reg Balmer MRCVS refurbished and extended the building in 1995/96 and in August 2015 we finished our new major extension and refurbishment of the premises.

Following Reg's retirement in January 2002 his associate vets Katy Horton BVetMed MRCVS and Simon Kent BVSc CertVC MRCVS formed a partnership to take over the surgery. Katy and Simon's knowledge, experience and enthusiasm, have ensured continuity and enabled this well-established veterinary practice to remain serving the animal community of Barnes.

At the end of February 2018 after more than 20 years dedicated service, Katy moved on to persue other interests and Vets on White Hart Lane goes forward under the Medivet umbrella with Simon continuing to run the practice.

Our aim is to provide comprehensive healthcare for our patients and to that end we maintain a high standard of equipment and training. All professional staff attend regular courses to keep up to date with current developments.

We are delighted with the result of our extension and renewal project which has very significantly improved the facilities we offer. We have added a completely new Dental Suite and totally upgraded our Operating Theatre and Treatment areas at the same time as adding new Digital X-ray and Laboratory equipment. Our Dog and Cat wards have new stainless steel compartments to provide the upmost cleanliness and comfort for your pet's care.

Reception has been refitted with new seating for your comfort along with the new display and desk areas.

More than ever we are now able to offer you and your pets some of the most up-to-date facilities and treatments all in-house at the same time as continuing to provide the friendly and personal approach to animal care we are known for.

Please look through the Facilities section of the website to see pictures of the improvements.

Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons


We are delighted to announce that we have been awarded the Tier 2 Standard for Small Animal Practice by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons. Tier 2 is the highest award available for a small animal practice like ours.

The Team of nurses

Giving that little bit extra

Here at Vets on White Hart Lane our experienced, dedicated and professional team of staff understand why your pets are such important family members. With a more friendly and personal approach to animal care we offer not only first class veterinary treatment but advice, help and encouragement for our clients helping you to keep your pets in the very best of health.

We look forward to welcoming new and existing clients to our surgery along with involving you and your pets in the world of animal care.