We are a group of small animal practices in Kent, first established over 20 years ago. We are passionate about animal care and our skilled team of veterinarians and vet nurses are dedicated to providing the highest quality care for your animals. Because we love animals and strive to provide excellent continuity of care, we are open six days a week and have access to 24-hour emergency care. For your added convenience, there’s free parking for clients at our surgeries.
Grant qualified from the University of Zimbabwe in 1997 and has been working in the United Kingdom since 1998. He joined Maison Dieu Veterinary Group as clinical director in June 2017, having been a locum here for a few months in December 2000. Grant enjoys all aspects of general practice. Outside of work he has two children, a cat, six guinea pigs and a tortoise.
Sharminda Lockwood BVetMed MRCVS
Sharminda qualified from the Royal Veterinary College in 2005. Since then she has worked in both small animal only and mixed practices in Kent. She enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine. Away from work Sharminda lives on a farm with her husband and three daughters, as well as five Collies and a Jack Russell.
Jess Maguire BVM BVS MRCVS
Jessica qualified from the University of Nottingham in 2011, with a Bachelor of Veterinary Medical Science, a Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine and a Bachelor of Veterinary Surgery. She spent the first few years of her career working at one of the busiest small animal charity hospitals in the country, where she gained extensive experience in surgical techniques. After a period of living and working as a locum in Brighton, Jessica has moved back home to Kent, and started practising at Maison Dieu in January 2018.
Caroline Pye BVetMed MRCVS
Caroline first decided that she wanted to be a vet when she was four years old. Now having worked as a vet for almost 20 years, she definitely knows what “being a vet” involves and, despite it being a tough vocation, she still absolutely loves it. Initially Caroline worked in mixed practice for three years before concentrating solely on small animals. She spent six years working nights specialising in emergency medicine and critical care before returning to day practice with Maison Dieu Veterinary Group. When not being a vet Caroline is a full-time mum to three children and who are all mad, keen animal lovers.