Simon Kent - BVSc CertVC MRCVS
Simon is one of the practice partners. He joined the practice in September 2000 and formed the present partnership with Katy in January 2002. This means he has been a practice principal for well over ten years now.
Simon qualified from Liverpool in 1988. His career started in a mixed practice North of Birmingham, before spending a year in Fiji, working for a charity. Operating in hotel bedrooms and tribal village huts certainly has taught him to appreciate the veterinary facilities in White Hart Lane.
Out of the clinic Simon has given up all semblance of a social life to ferry his 9-year-old son to various sporting matches and practices. He has a gorgeous black longhaired cat called Curly Bob who hunts squash balls and then drops them into Simon's work bag, which is slightly odd!
Simon has a certificate in Veterinary Cardiology, and accepts referrals from other local practices for their more complex cardiac cases. Initially a general examination and stethoscope check will be needed. Depending on the suspected condition further assessments with Electrocardiogram, Ultra-sound and X-ray may then be required. These facilities are all available within the practice.
We have a colour flow doppler ultrasound machine which greatly enhances our diagnostic capability. This is able to measure blood flow in various parts of the heart. Doppler is used along side our x-ray and electrocardiography facilities to aid our clinical assessment of our patients.
If you would like Simon to check your animal's heart, please call to make an appointment.