Veterinary Surgeons

  • Dr Martin Hobbs

    Practice Principal

    BSc(Hons), BVetMed, CertSAS, CertVDI, CertVOphthal, MRCVS

    Martin Hobbs is the Practice Principal and owner of The Meopham Hospital and The Swanscombe and Sevenoaks Veterinary Surgeries. Martin gained a first class degree in Animal Physiology and Nutrition from the University of Leeds. He graduated from The Royal Veterinary College in 1992, with distinctions in anatomy and surgery. In 1996 he opened the Meopham Veterinary Surgery and subsequently The Swanscombe Veterinary Surgery in 2000 and The Sevenoaks Veterinary Surgery in May 2010. Following postgraduate study and examination Martin has been awarded the RCVS Certificates in Small Animal Surgery in 2002 and Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging in 2004. He has also recently gained a Certificate in Small Animal Ophthalmology. His main areas of interest are surgery (small animal and equine) and diagnostic imaging. Martin is a Local Veterinary Inspector.

  • Dr Lauren Smith

    Veterinary Surgeon

    BSc(Hons), BVSc(Hons), PgCert(Hons) CertAVP(ECC), MRCVS

    Lauren moved back home to Kent and joined the practice as a mixed vet in August 2011 after graduating from The University of Bristol. Between graduation and starting work Lauren travelled to Lesvos, Greece where she had a fantastic time working for a charity neutering stray animals. She is a keen swimmer and golfer, playing golf at county level. Lauren has recently completed her emergency medicine and critical care certificate.

  • Dr Eleanor Graham

    Veterinary Surgeon


    Eleanor graduated from Glasgow University in 1995.  Since then she has worked in small animal practice, including some work in the emergency sector.

    Outside of work she might be found running around the countryside, on her yoga mat at home or reading/listening to a good book.

    She has one very handsome, but rather silly, cat called Lord Micael of Kent (it's a long story......!).


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