Meet The Team

At Beacon View you will always be welcomed by a familiar face and a smile; whether it is one of our receptionists, vets or nurses, we are here for you.

At the core of Beacon View is our friendly, dedicated and passionate team. A perfect balance of professional expertise and personable warmth, we enjoy a trusting, supportive working environment. This is built upon good teamwork and communication, and infuses the atmosphere of our entire practice.

We’re currently creating our full staff page, so come back soon to meet the rest of the team.

If you like the sound of what we are up to and think you can bring something to our team, please send us your CV.

Claire Smith
Lead Vet

If you’ve ever met Claire, you’ll know about her contagious passion for veterinary medicine. Claire has wanted to become a vet from the day she understood what it means to have a ‘job’, and since then has immersed herself in the science of pet health. She is a lifelong devotee of animal care, and sees her work as a true vocation.

Claire has always lived near Sandwich, apart from her time at Cambridge University, where she graduated with degrees in both veterinary medicine and zoology. Driven to provide veterinary service where outstanding customer care and clinical excellence are the focus, she pursues her veterinary work with a clear ethos and determination.

Claire has developed an extensive skill set including soft tissue surgery, complex dentistry and chemotherapy during her time in clinical practice. No two days are the same in veterinary practice, and Claire loves the variety that the job brings. Meeting clients and their pets is a delight and Claire is proud to hear that many clients regard her as a trusted friend. Claire is currently enrolled in the RCVS Certificate of Advanced Veterinary Practice and is our ISFM cat advocate.

Away from work Claire lives in a farm cottage with her partner Josh, and owns Ron the cat and Pingu the horse. When not playing with Ron or enjoying the local bridle paths with Pingu, she can be found hurtling down a mountain on a bike or skis.

Claire Stone
RVN

Claire has been a Registered Veterinary Nurse for longer than she’d like to announce and is a huge asset to our team. She dreamt of being a veterinary nurse from a young age and was surrounded by animals at her grandparent’s farm. She has worked at many different practice types during her career, most recently focusing on emergency and critical care. We are delighted to have Claire as part of our team as she is exceptionally skilled and always puts the patients and owners first.

Her respect and love of animals shines through any challenging situation and she always has the patient's needs at the front of her mind. She loves nothing better than nursing our inpatients back to health, ensuring that they feel calm and comforted.

Her enthusiasm for veterinary nursing is so infectious that it led her daughter to become a veterinary nurse. Together they look after Alfie, a very excitable but loving Goldendoodle. Outside of work she can often be found running around the Littlebourne countryside and one of her greatest ambitions is to run the London Marathon, diligently entering the ballot every year.

Megan Fagg
RVN

Megan always has a smile on her face and looks forward to each day meeting new patients. She grew up on a farm near Dover and has been passionate about animals ever since. She always wanted to work in the veterinary profession, making a difference to both the pets and their owners lives.

Since qualifying as a Registered Veterinary Nurse she has developed an impressive skill set. She is passionate about the role of RVNs and has a particular interest in assisting with orthopedic procedures. Her enthusiasm for infection control helped us to develop our surgical suite and disinfection protocols; to ensure that your pet’s risk of developing an infection is as low as possible. We are immensely proud of Megan’s approach to looking after you and your pets.

Megan now lives in Deal with her fiance and very old Parsons terrier who is affectionately referred to as “Mollydog”. She loves spending time with Molly and her family, enjoying the unique town of Deal.