Vets in Broadstairs | Open on Sundays | Companion Care

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Broadstairs Companion Care

Unit 1B East Kent Retail Park
Westwood Road
CT10 2RQ

Telephone: 01843 608 430

Open Today 09:00 - 18:00

Opening Hours

  • Monday  - 
  • Tuesday  - 
  • Wednesday  - 
  • Thursday  - 
  • Friday  - 
  • Saturday  - 
  • Sunday  - 

Meet the team


Michal Kyllar

Joint Vewnture Partner & Veterinary Surgeon


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I graduated from the Veterinary Univeristy in Brno, Czech Republic in 2003. After completing an internship in small animal surgery and orthopaedics at the University of Utrecht, Netherlands I developed a special interest in fracture treatment and joint replacement. In 2006 I gained a PhD in small animal dentistry and oral surgery. I am still involved with my home university where I still give lectures as an external specialist for clinical anatomy.

In my free time I enjoy running and reading. I have been with Broadstairs Companion Care since 2007, and in 2009 Head Nurse, Tineka Lashmar and I were delighted to become partners in the practice. Our team here is dedicated to giving pets the best care we can. We look forward to welcoming you soon.

Dr Markus Karlsen

Veterinary Surgeon


Dr Natasha Eriksen

Veterinary Surgeon


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Tineka Lashmar

Joint Venture Partner and Head Nurse

RVN A1 Assessor

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I trained at the Royal Veterinary College , graduating in 2000, and have worked in specialist cardiology and ophthalmology veterinary hospitals before joining Companion Care. I have a very keen interest in surgical anaesthesia and also pet nutrition. I was delighted to become the Joint Venture Partner in 2009 with Michal Kyllar for the Broadstairs surgery and I am totally committed to providing the best veterinary care.

In any spare time I have left I run a local netball team and play for several netball teams in Kent. I have also completed various running and walking challenges for charity, the most recent was the South Coast Challenge which was 100km in 24hours in aid of the Support Dogs Charity

Lucinda Mountain

Head Veterinary Nurse


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We welcome back Lucinda to our team following a short time away gaining further experience in the veterinary field. Lucinda is looking forward to resuming her physiotherapy clinics - welcoming old and new pets aiding their recovery following surgery. Lucinda enjoys keeping fit , horse riding and swimming.

Lauren Shepperson

Veterinary Nurse


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I joined the surgery in 2014 after gaining a degree at the University of Birmingham. I am thoroughly enjoying my training, learning new skills and giving lots of cuddles , and have even managed to fit in getting married last year(2016). I have an adorable pet cat called Tatty who I have had since a kitten.

I qualified in the summer of 2017 and had an amazing presentation ceremony at London Zoo. I enjoy paddle boarding and yoga in my spare time.

Molly Alston

Veterinary Nurse


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I have always dreamed of being a veterinary nurse since age 12 and joined the Broadstairs Veterinary Surgery in 2015 to do my Student Veterinary Nurse Training. I love spending time with my dog Rufus , an Irish soft coated wheaten terrier , he's a real cutie. Also in my spare time I indulge in my passion for baking (which comes in handy for staff birthdays!) and also keeping fit with Pilates.

I am so pleased to announce that I qualified as a veterinary nurse in August 2018 and look forward to increasing my responsibilities at the Broadstairs surgery.

Hazel Farmes

Student Veterinary Nurse

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I am really excited to be part of the team at Broadstairs and start my veterinary nurse training. I have always loved animals and have enjoyed horse riding from a young age. In my spare time I enjoy running and socialising with family and friends.

Lyn Mullett


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I joined the Broadstairs team in 2004 and have welcomed many clients and their pets since then. I am proud to have been a small part of the growth of the surgery over the years forging wonderful friendships and privileged to have been able to meet all the wonderful pets. I enjoy keeping up with various training courses and achieved a distinction in the Senior Nurse and Supervisors Skills Certificate in 2009. I have an adorable Labrador called Chloe, and in my spare time I enjoy walking, especially in beautiful Welsh countryside.

Janet Harvey


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I returned to the Broadstairs surgery in 2014 having originally worked there in 2003 and following working a couple of years for the Canterbury Companion Care Veterinary Surgery. I enjoy meeting new clients and renewing friendships with others. I enjoy walking my dogs Dobby and Dora, travelling, Zumba, socialising and spending time with my Grandchildren.

Anne Connelly


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I started at Companion Care Broadstairs in 2015 and I really enjoy meeting all of the clients pets. I have an gorgeous Cockerdor called Ellie who loves playing in the sea and squeaky toys! In my spare time I enjoy camping (so does Ellie), cake decorating and spending time with my family.

Lyn Sole


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e welcome Lyn back to our reception team following a short absence. Lyn has many years of experience working in the veterinary reception field and is looking forward to catching up with clients and their pets. Lyn is a keen athlete and has won awards and medals in national competitions in long jump and track running. Lyn's other hobbies are riding and camping.



Read Mary bio

I joined from Companion Care Folkestone and thoroughly enjoy meeting all of the clients and their pets.

Companion Care Broadstairs is committed to bringing you affordable, high quality care via a modern, well equipped practice, including a lab, pharmacy, digital x-ray and ultrasound. Plus, on site car parking too!

The friendly team can't wait to meet all of their new clients!

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  • Emergency cover
    Even if we are closed, we have your pet covered.
  • Microchipping
    A microchip can help retrieve lost pets
  • Orthopaedics
    Surgery of joints and bones.
  • Operating Theatre
    An operating theatre with gaseous anaesthetic facility for surgical procedures.

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  • Digital X-Ray
    Digital X ray equipment is available.
  • Isolation Unit
    A special ward to care for animals with contagious diseases.
  • Endoscopy
    An endoscope is a long tube connected to a light source and video camera that sends real time images to a television screen for viewing. Endoscopy is the use of an endoscope within internal structures and organs of the body. The endoscope can be inserted through natural openings such as the mouth, nose or rectum to reach the structure of interest.
  • Blood Pressure Monitor
    Used to measure the range of blood pressure as a preventative treatment to identify early signs of systemic hypertension.
  • Ultrasound
    Generates 2-D moving images of your pet’s internal organs at work.
  • Biochemistry
    Allows an assessment of the functionality of a patients organs.
  • Haematology
    Allows the assessment of a patient's blood and blood cells.
  • Electrolyte
    Enables the assessment of critical blood chemicals such as sodium and potassium.
  • In-house Laboratory
    A range of analytical tests and equipment to assist in the rapid diagnosis of illness.
  • X-Ray
    Generates digital 2D images of bones and internal organs.
  • X-Ray & Ultrasound
    X-Ray & Ultrasound
  • Weight Clinic
    Monitoring clinic to help dogs and cats achieve optimal weights – both if they have been under or overweight
  • Prescriptions
    We can provide written prescriptions upon request.
  • Health Plans
    Designed to cover all the regular pet care essentials such as vaccinations and flea and worm prevention, whilst saving you money.
  • Insurance Claim Processing
    Pet insurance is an policy you take out for your pet. This can be an individual policy for each pet you have, or some providers will let you have a multi-pet policy.
  • Physiotherapy
    Supports your pets' strength and mobility.
  • Pet Passport
    Trained Official Veterinarian vets to issue Pet Passports, Fit to Fly letters and rabies serology tests.
  • Nutritional Advice
    Advice and support for our pet's diet.
  • Nurse Clinic
    Appointments with a highly qualified nurse which can cover anything from nutrition and fitness advice, grooming techniques, to pet socialisation classes.
  • Medication
  • Hospital Ward
    Suite of custom-built kennels for the housing and monitoring of in-patients.
  • Fracture Repair
    Orthopaedic surgery to correct broken bones.
  • Ear Surgery
    Ear Surgery service is available to keep your pet free from any infections.
  • Dental X-Ray
    Unlike humans, dogs need to be under general anesthesia for dental X-rays. Anesthesia is considered to be a safe procedure and will be performed after a general examination. It is tailored to the individual and your dog is continuously monitored during the dental exam.
  • Cruciate Surgery
    Surgery to repair damaged stifle ligaments.
  • Behaviourist
    The Behaviourist approach to learning studied changes in behaviour that are caused by a person's direct experience of their environment, using the principles of classical and operant conditioning to explain them.
  • Arthroscopy
    Arthroscopy (also called arthroscopic or keyhole surgery) is a minimally invasive surgical procedure on a joint in which an examination and sometimes treatment of damage is performed using an arthroscope, an endoscope that is inserted into the joint through a small incision.
  • Open 7 Days a Week
    We are open 7 days a week.
  • Dentistry
    The treatment and prevention of dental disease
  • Hearing Loop Induction
    Hearing Loop
  • Wheelchair friendly
    Wheelchair friendly
  • Microscopy
    The use of magnification to view cells not visible to the naked eye. Used to look at blood cells, hair cells, microscopic parasites and many more

Practice accreditations

  • RCVS accreditation EDITED



10% off for NHS staff & members of the Armed Forces



10% off on a Tuesday and Wednesday for the Over 60's

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Health Plans

Health Plan

Complete Care

From £8 a month
Complete peace of mind
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Health Plan

Complete Care Senior

From £17
A complete care plan for your 7+ year old pet's continued good health
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Health Plan


Just £99
Vac4Life is a preventative plan following primary vaccinations

Health Plan

Complete Care Junior

£15 a month
Expert veterinary care, plus lots of support and tailored advice for your puppy or kitten, in an affordable and convenient way
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Out of hours

Vets Now Herne Bay
c/o Broadway Veterinary Centre
Unit 1, The Links

Telephone: 01227 470 033

Standard consultations before 9pm start from £185.50. Standard consultations after 9pm start from £239.00.

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