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MiNightVet Canterbury
34 New Dover Road

Opening hours

Monday to Friday 7pm – 8am
Saturday to Monday 12pm – 8am
Bank Holidays 24 hours

MiNightVet Canterbury

MiNightVet Canterbury is a small animal out of hours veterinary emergency service, welcoming dogs, cats and small mammals. We are based in Canterbury, Kent and provide emergency overnight and weekend care to clients.

Our service is also available to clients from other practices who have arranged this service. Please see the list below to find out if your veterinary practice can use our service.

The MiNightVet team provide a dedicated emergency service with full-time night staff who will be alert and effective even at unsociable hours. The qualified vets and nurses have a special interest, experience and training in all aspects of urgent critical care.

We are always pleased to receive your feedback and constantly aim to provide a high-quality service, so if you have any compliments or suggestions on how we can improve, we would like to hear from you. Please view the have your say page for further details.

Facilities and service

  • Car parking
  • Disabled access
  • Digital X-ray
  • Ultrasound scanning
  • 24-hour monitored hospitalisation
  • Endoscopy
  • Laparoscopy
  • Five consultation rooms
  • Separate dog and cat wards
  • Separate dog, and cat waiting area
  • Isolation units
  • On site laboratory for same day results
  • Secure external exercise space for hospitalised patients
  • Dedicated separate dental suite.

Veterinary Surgeons

Naomi Harwood, MiNightVet Canterbury

Naomi Horwood

Lead Veterinary Surgeons
Naomi qualified from the Royal Veterinary College in 2007 and joined the MiNightVet team in January 2021. She has a particular interest in emergency and critical care and completed a BSAVA certificate in this field in March 2019. Outside of work, Naomi is kept busy by her two young children, walking her dog (a Jack Russell called Milo), and attempting to stay fit with running and cycling.
Claudia Fioravanti, MiNightVet Canterbury

Claudia Fioravanti

Veterinary Surgeon
Claudia graduated from the University of Bologna, Italy, in 2003 and has been practicing in the UK since 2005. She has a particular interest in emergency and critical care and has been working in this field for over 15 years. Claudia has two Bassets, two children and a husband that keep her busy when off work.
Nazaret Marichal-Ramos, MiNightVet Canterbury

Nazaret Marichal-Ramos

Veterinary Surgeon
Nazaret qualified from Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain, in 2014. She joined the Barton Veterinary Hospital and Surgery team in 2018. Nazaret has a particular interest in emergency and critical care, soft tissue surgery and ophthalmology. Nazaret has two rescue cats called Katsu Curry and Trufa. Outside of work she likes to travel and dance bachata.

Veterinary Nurses

Sally Curtis

Registered Veterinary Nurse
Sally has worked in a variety of small animal first opinion practices in Kent over the past six years, and qualified in her late thirties as an RVN from College of Animal Welfare in April 2019. She joined the daytime team with Barton Veterinary Hospital & Surgery in February 2020, and subsequently took the onwards step to join their new MiNightVet team launching at the start of 2021 to continue a keen interest in inpatient care. Other special interests include wound management and communication within practice. She lives in rural Kent with her partner, their working cocker spaniel Henry, two outdoor cats and four indoor cats including a very ‘characterful’ Cornish Rex called Fig.
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Hannah Davis

Registered Veterinary Nurse
Hannah was a student nurse at Barton Veterinary Hospital and Surgery, and attended Writtle College in Essex. She qualified in May 2014 and started work providing out of hours emergency care which is what she enjoys most. In her spare time Hannah likes long walks with her two children and French Bulldog Enid.
Leigh Hathorn, MiNightVet Canterbury

Leigh Hathorn

Registered Veterinary Nurse

Leigh qualified as an RVN in 2012 and has been working in the veterinary industry since 2009. She is very keen on emergency surgery and inpatient care and is an avid cat nurse. Leigh completed her feline nursing certificate in 2018. Leigh fills her spare time with her gorgeous son, Leo and her hand reared cat, Ozai. She also finds the time to sing as part of a covers band and enjoys exercising, in 2008 she gained her Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do.

Carly Deperick

Registered Veterinary Nurse
Carly joined Barton Veterinary Hospital and Surgery in 2007 and qualified as a Registered Veterinary Nurse in 2011. She worked as Head Nurse in a local first opinion practice and has now decided to join the MiNightVet team to follow her passion of emergency and critical care. Carly has a rescued geriatric beaded dragon and marine fish at home. Outside of work Carly loves spending time with her family and raising her young daughter.
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Laura Jones

Registered Veterinary Nurse
Laura started at Barton Veterinary Hospital in 2017 as a student, qualifying in 2019.  Outside of work, she enjoys walking her four rescue dogs and riding her rescue horse.

MiNightVet Canterbury works in partnership with:

Animed Veterinary Centre - Beltinge

90 Osborne Gardens

Animed Veterinary Centre - Whitstable

1 Beresford Road

Barton Veterinary Hospital and Surgery - Canterbury

34 New Dover Road

Beacon View Vets - Sandwich

High Street
CT13 0HE

Bourne Veterinary Practice - Bekesbourne

Chalkpit Farm
Adisham Road

Maison Dieu Veterinary Group - Deal

Basement of Hughenden House
Sondes Road
CT14 7BW

Maison Dieu Veterinary Group - Dover

76-77 Maison Dieu Road
CT16 1RE

Plunkets Veterinary Surgery - Ramsgate

154 High Street
CT11 9TT

White Cliffs Veterinary Surgery - Whitfield

Unit 4-6 Whitfield Court
White Cliffs Business Park
CT16 3PX

If your vet is not listed then you will need to use the on-call facilities that your own vet has chosen to provide. Please call your practices usual number and follow their instructions for emergencies.

COVID-19 Update:
Rest assured that our MiNightVet teams are still on hand to help you and your pet in the event of an emergency. We can offer telephone advice, telephone consultations or emergency appointments. Call your local MiNightVet team for advice.