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Veterinary Surgeon Team

Dr Chris Reichmann TA MRCVS

Dr Chris Reichmann TA MRCVS


Chris was born and grew up in Munich. He qualified from Munich Vet School in 1996 and started to work in the UK soon after. He spent 7 years in a mixed practice in Rye before moving to Manchester for a short period. He then worked in Dover and Canterbury for a few years before joining up with Julie to open White Cliffs Veterinary Surgery in 2010.

He lives on his little smallholding outside Ashford, where he keeps sheep, pigs, bees and all kinds of birds. He shares the house with 6 cats (at the last count), some rescues, some home bred.

In his spare time Chris plays tennis or gardens and tries to build a new home at the same time as keeping the smallholding under control. Chris has an interest in minor orthopaedic surgery and ultrasonography.

Dr Julie Culver BVETMED MANZCVS (Veterinary Behaviour) MRCVS

Dr Julie Culver BVETMED MANZCVS (Veterinary Behaviour) MRCVS


Julie graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in 2002 having taken a rather unorthodox route to becoming a vet!  She originally trained as a Jewellery Designer and spent her twenties in London working for some of the large diamond houses. She made the decision to become a Vet in 1995.

After graduating, Julie returned to Kent and currently lives in her home village of Eastry with her husband John, dogs Dora, Lily (both Labradors) and Harry the Miniature Dachshund.  She also has five cats (no it was not ever meant to be five!) Sulley, Henry, Dave and new recruits Ted and Lolly.

In December 2010 she opened White Cliffs Vets with Chris where they could offer the kind of veterinary medicine, care and service that they are both passionate about.

In 2014 Julie gained an award in Veterinary Behaviour with Sydney University to become a member of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists.

Dr Susanne Bishaey TA MRCVS

Susanne qualified from Hanover University in Germany in 2006.  She practiced in Germany for 8 years in a small animal hospital that also dealt with exotic species. After this Susanne came to the UK to work for the PDSA where she practised for 5 years, during this time she saw a variety of cases and performed a wide range of surgical procedures and emergency work.  Susanne has a particular interest in emergency medicine and can sometimes be found working night shifts at the emergency vets in Canterbury.  Susanne is also passionate about medicine and is up to date with all the latest treatments available.

Susanne is married and lives in Canterbury with her husband and little boy.

Dr Viktor Van Marrewijk DVM MRCVS

Dr Viktor Van Marrewijk DVM MRCVS

Viktor graduated from Utrecht University in Holland before moving to Costa Rica where he worked as a Veterinary Surgeon in an animal shelter for 18 months. He then returned to the Netherlands for a while before moving to Broadstairs in 2011 and joining us in 2016.

Viktor’s interest is in orthopaedics and soft tissue surgery. He sometimes works for the Emergency Vets in Canterbury and Gillingham.

Veterinary Nurse Team

Trudy Burrows RVN (CERT ECC, SAN)

Trudy Burrows RVN (CERT ECC, SAN)

Trudy qualified from Canterbury College in 2003 and joined the White Cliffs team in 2012. She has a certificate in emergency and critical care and holds a certificate for small animal nutrition.

Trudy has a real concern for international animal welfare and in her spare time she organises and sets up charity neutering clinics in mainland Europe.

Trudy’s main interests are critical care including the care of orthopaedic cases that we have in.  She is also a clinical coach which means that all the student veterinary nurses that come to us for training are under her expert care.  She has been nominated for top clinical coach for two consecutive years.

Trudy lives in River with her husband, daughter and two rescue dogs Lilly and Merlot

Kayley Louise Wharmby RVN

Kayley trained with us and qualified as a veterinary nurse in 2013.  We were delighted when she stayed with us after passing her exams. She continues to pursue her interest in all things surgical as well as qualifying as a Specialist Diabetes Nurse.

Kayley lives in Folkestone with her partner.  She has two dogs called Flo and Ollie, two cats Smithy and Mary Goat (yes, that’s right Mary Goat).  As many of us do, Kayley took Mary home after she was handed over to us here at the surgery.

Louise Manton

Louise qualified from Canterbury College in 2009. She loves carrying out dental scale and polishes and has a specialist knowledge in clinical nutrition.

Louise has two dogs; Gally – a chinese crested, and Pringle – a gorgeous old border collie. Louise loves walking her two dogs and horse riding – but not at the same time!

Nicci Lawes

Nicci Lawes

Nicci qualified from Canterbury College in 2005. She has worked in various practices from 1st opinion to referrals. Her main area of interest is feline health and medicine, running feline friendly clinics etc.

She is also vet keen on cat welfare and rescue, taking in may waifs and strays at home. Nicci currently has 2 labradors and 1 cat.

Annette Eastwick

Annette qualified in 1999 after attending Berkshire College of Agriculture. She has a keen interest in preventative health and health promotion. In her spare time she loves taking her rescue terrier cross, Wally, for walks – especially to the beach where he loves to swim.

Amy Kempshall (BSc Hons, Animal Behaviour and Welfare)

Amy joined us in 2017 having qualified as an Animal Behaviourist in 2015 from Harper Adams University in Shropshire. Having worked with dogs of all ages, shapes and sizes for over 10 years she has a thorough knowledge of dog behaviour.

Amy lives in Deal with her three four legged friends, Mr Smee, a one eyed boston terrier, Simon the hairless rescue cat and Fred the rescue Frenchie!

Client Care Team

Jennie Blackmore

Jennie Blackmore

Jennie joined us in 2016 as our Practice Manager. She has a background in Marketing and Administration. She lives in Worth with her husband and two daughters and has 2 spaniels, 2 guinea pigs and a cat she took home from here!

Pam Beeching

Pam Beeching

Pam joined us in 2017 as our full time Receptionist. She has a number of years of Veterinary reception experience. She holds a diploma in Animal Care and lives in Canterbury with her mum and rescue cat.

Mel Peck

Mel Peck

Mel has been with the surgery since 2011.  Mel lives with her husband and three dogs, Wally, Pip and Jack.  Mel has fallen into the veterinary surgery workers trap of taking home several cats and currently has five.

Mel has managed to train her dogs to find truffles but she has eaten them all before we have had a chance to taste them!

Suzanne Edwards

Suzanne Edwards

Susanne joined the team at White Cliffs in 2012 but both Chris and Julie had worked with Suzanne before.  She holds a Diploma in Animal Science.

Suzanne lives in River with her husband and twins Harry and Lilly Grace.  She has two cats Beau and Missy.

Whilst having her two children Suzanne also became a qualified beautician. In her spare time she is a make-up artist for photo shoots and weddings.

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