Meet our team

Caring, professional, unrivalled

At Manor Vets our professional team of vets and nurses care passionately about animals and treat every patient as a sentient being. Every member of our team is hand selected for their compassion and ability to go above and beyond for our clients. They have the skills to provide a timely diagnosis and first-class veterinary treatment.

Veterinary Surgeon

Veterinary Surgeon


We are proud to welcome Dr. Peter Thompson as a senior vet at The Manor Vets. Originally from South Africa, Peter has been practising to a high level in Kent for over 20 years.

Peter is incredibly experienced in all aspects of general veterinary medicine and has an added extra interest and vast knowledge in ophthalmology. We’re in no doubt your pets will be in the very best care with Peter leading the vet team.

Outside of the surgery Peter enjoys golf, rugby, hockey and also squeezes in looking after his own small holding!

He looks forward to meeting all of our loyal and dedicated pet owners soon!

Peter MRCVS:Veterinary Surgeon

Veterinary Surgeon


Tanith also hails from sunny South Africa. She qualified in 2016 and moved to the UK to practice in 2019.

Tanith has a passion for soft tissue surgery and enjoys investigating complex medicine cases where she can really gain satisfaction from talking through solutions with Owners whilst feeling privileged enough to treat their pets.

Whilst not having any pets here in the UK (yet), Tanith is a huge small animal lover who takes great pride in making all pets visiting her feel very much cared for.

Tanith MRCVS:

Support Team

Head Nurse


Qualified in 2014 from Middlesex university with a degree in Veterinary Nursing. His true passion lies in theatre, inpatient care and consults! Chris has a keen interest in animal welfare and he wants to study for a canine behaviour diploma in the near future. Outside the busy surgeries, Chris enjoys sports, gym and films. He doesn’t have a pet at the moment but he can’t wait to get a dog and possibly a horse!

Chris:Head Nurse

Veterinary Care Assistant


Lauren has been a veterinary care assistant since 2011 when she joined The Manor Veterinary Surgery.

Lauren is responsible for keeping our Facebook page up to date as well as her other duties at the surgery and has an interest in pet health and nutrition.

Lauren has two miniature dachshunds called Nigel and Izzy and two naughty moggies called Poppy and Rey.

Lauren lives in Chatham with her husband and in her spare time enjoys reading, watching sci-fi films & Tv, crochet and spending time with family and friends.

Lauren:Veterinary Care Assistant

Veterinary Care Assistant


Shannon joined The Manor Veterinary Surgery in 2012 as a veterinary care assistant and enjoys laboratory work and helping people’s pets to lose weight. Shannon hopes to begin training as a registered veterinary nurse in the near future.

Shannon lives in Chatham with her husband and has two dogs, a pug called Penny and a border terrier named Maddie. She also has two cats called Ralph and Bagpuss.

In her spare time she enjoys reading, renovating her house and spending time with her new baby Daughter Riley and her husband Chris.

Shannon:Veterinary Care Assistant