The Ashford Vets

Mark Barrow Hill Vets

Mark Hurst Cert VR Cert SAS BVetMed MRCVS

Mark qualified from the Royal Veterinary College in 1990 and is a director of the Barrow Hill Veterinary Hospital having worked here since 2000.

He holds the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons Certificates in Small Animal Surgery and Veterinary Radiology, greatly aiding his interests in orthopaedic, soft tissue and keyhole surgery.

In 2015 Mark was accredited to the new level of Advanced Practioner in small animal surgery by the RCVS. He is 1 of the first vets in the UK to be accredited.

In his spare time he enjoys cycling, following the cricket and spending time with his family. He has a menagerie of pets including a dog- Minnie; Sparkles and Flash the cats, Mr and Mrs Tortoise and Gregory Peck the chicken

Lindsay White

Lindsay White VetMB BA MRCVS

Lindsay qualified as a vet in 2006 from the University of Cambridge. Presently, she is studying towards her certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice (soft tissue surgery). She has a particular interest in imaging and airway surgery.
Lindsay is currently on maternity leave having given birth to a son in February 2015.

Outside of work she is extremely active enjoying marathon running, gorge walking, rock climbing, mountain biking and many other sporting activities.

Like most of our staff Lindsay has several rescue pets: two terriers and her cats Zebedee and Thomas.

Naomi Horwood

Naomi Horwood BVetMed MRCVS

Naomi qualified from the Royal Veterinary College in 2007. Naomi joined the practice in 2008 after a year in practice in Cornwall. She has a particular interest in small animal medicine.

In her free time Naomi is an excellent cook, enjoys running, and has worked caring for orang-utans in Borneo.

She has a cuddly terrier called Milo and a tabby cat called Louis.

Alexandra McInroy

Alexandra McInroy BVSc MRCVS

Alex qualified in 2009 from Liverpool University.


She has worked at Barrow Hill hospital since 2010, and she especially enjoys consulting and meeting new clients.

In her spare time, Alex is an amazing baker.

She is renovating her house with the help of her accident prone, rescue, lurcher called Flash.


Sarah Foster

Sarah Foster BVSc MRCVS

Sarah qualified in 2007 from Bristol University. She joined Barrow Hill Veterinary Hospital in 2012 after five years in mixed practice in Kent.

Sarah has particular interests in feline medicine, guinea pigs and endoscopy.

In her spare time, she enjoys visiting national trust properties, failing to learn to body board, and cooking.  She has an extremely noisy rescue cat called Scout.




Sarah Bolt

Sarah Bolt BVetMed MRCVS

Sarah Bolt qualified from the RCVS in 2012 and joined the practice in October 2013 after a year in practice in Swindon. Sarah has a particular interest in small animal medicine and has recently started studying for her Certificate in small animal medicine.

Outside of work Sarah enjoys cooking, cycling and exploring Kent’s countryside. She is also kept well entertained by her two very playful cats Millie and Logan.
Sarah is currently on maternity leave.

Sally Aylward

Sally Aylward BVetMed (hons) GPCertSAP, BSAVA PGCertSAM

Sally qualified from the Royal Veterinary College in 1996. She has been in general practice since then and enjoys medicine and ultrasonography. She gained a certificate in small animal medicine in 2016.
In her spare time she enjoys outdoor sports including skiing, triathlon, hillwalking/mountaineering and running (accompanied by her dog Olive!) She also has a cat called Peaches.

Thomas Standen

Thomas Standen BVetMed MRCVS

Tom joined us in 2015 from a mixed animal practice. He qualified from the RVC in 2012.


He is interested in all aspects of veterinary medicine and surgery and has a particular interest in veterinary dentistry.

Out of work, Tom enjoys hiking, canoeing and walking his naughty Lurcher Dizzy.



Victoria Lawson

Victoria Lawson BVetMed MRCVS

Vicky qualified from the RVC in 2014. She joined us in January 2015 after spending six months working in an animal hospital in Southampton. Vicky particularly enjoys consulting

Outside of work, she spends her time baking, cycling, snowboarding and many more outdoor activities.

She owns several animals including a Golden Retriever called Abbey, 3 Siamese cats called Meesha, Loki and Luna and finally 2 unnamed tortoises!


Emma Baker

Emma Baker BVSc MRCVS

Emma trained at Bristol and qualified in 2011.

She has worked in both mixed and small animal practices and joined us in April 2015.

She particularly enjoys consulting.

Emma spends most of her free time assisting on her partners farm but she finds time to enjoy baking and growing her own vegetables.

She owns a very confident feline called Puss Chat.


Emmy Greaves

Emmy Greaves BVSc MRCVS






The Ashford Nursing Team



Katie is a qualified veterinary nurse. She is our head nurse and has many responsibilities alongside her day to day nursing role including organising all of our work experience placements. She has completed her Advanced Diploma in Veterinary Nursing and her Diploma in Clinical Veterinary Nursing.
Katie has a particular interest in veterinary physiotherapy. In her spare time, she enjoys live music and eating mexican food. She has two Labradors, Bella and Maisie and 2 very spoilt rescue rabbits called Fiver & Maggie.
Katie is currently on maternity leave with her second child




Lucy is a qualified Veterinary Nurse who has worked at Barrow Hill Veterinary Hospital since 2002. She has a particular interest in scrubbing into operations and caring for in patients.
She works part time and is proud mum to handsome boy.

Outside of work, she enjoys mountain biking and gardening. 

Lucy has a tortoiseshell cat called Tigerlily.




Dani is a qualified veterinary nurse and is in charge of all the orthopaedic instruments and orthopaedic theatre.


She has a special interest in anaesthesia and feline nursing. Dani has a houseful of cats and is the proud owner of Neo a black and white rescue cat dumped in a cardboard box. 

She loves travel and looking after her baby god-daughter.



Emily is a qualified veterinary nurse who has joined us in 2014 from sunny Devon. 

Emily is interested in pain management and in-patient care.

In her spare time she is a keen chef and enjoys music. 

We hope we will persuade her to take on one of our stray animals before long!


Barrow Hill Vets


Ellie qualified as a veterinary nurse in 2012 and has joined us this year.  She is very interested in surgical nursing especially with regards to keyhole and orthopaedic surgeries. 
Outside of work, Ellie enjoys time with her gorgeous son George and walking her two spaniels, Ren and Fern.



Penny is a qualified veterinary nurse and has worked at Barrowhill Veterinary Hospital since 1989! 

Penny does most of the nursing for our keyhole (laparascopic) surgeries. 

She is a keen member of a choir that has raised many thousands of pounds for charity and is a talented tap dancer. Penny has a chihuahua called Diego and a rescue from the surgery called Dora.



Kirsty is a qualified veterinary nurse. She enjoys all aspects of nursing and is especially good at giving poorly pets that extra bit of TLC.


She is a keen gardener and is currently raising money for a dog rescue charity by collecting sponsors for a bungee jump later this year.

She has a cat Izzy and a hamster called Ruby.




Megan joined us in April 2015 as a trainee Veterinary Nurse.

She will be going to college to achieve the three year VN qualification in September 2015.

Megan enjoys home improvements and has renovated her own home in the past few years.

She also enjoys walking her dog Diesel and pampering her cat Beau.




Jasmine joined us in September 2015 after moving back to Kent from the Hertfordshire area. She qualified in 2013 and really enjoys anaesthesia.

In her spare time, she enjoys arts and crafts and also walking and looking after her jack russell, Cookie and two naughty kittens, Rocky and Fish.






Emma Bunch Nurse Ashford


Emma joined us as a trainee veterinary nurse in June 2016.


She is undertaking her training at Canterbury College while working alongside our qualified Veterinary Nurses.


Emma enjoys swimming in her spare time. In practice, she is concentrating on becoming a qualified veterinary nurse but particularly enjoys in patient care.

Hannah M

Hannah M

Hannah joined us in November having qualified in August 2017.


She has a keen interest in inpatient care and particularly enjoys medical nursing. In her free time she enjoys horse riding and skiing.