About Swale Barn Vets

Welcome to Faversham’s new veterinary practice, owned and run by Radu Neagu.

Based at Macknade, Swale Barn Vets has beautifully designed facilities, the latest equipment and unlimited parking to ensure that every visit is as calm and stress-free as possible.

Our team of experienced professionals care for every animal as if it were their own and ensure that everything is tailored to their specific needs and your expectations.

Please contact us for more information or to register. We hope to meet you and your pets soon!

Meet the team

Radu Neagu, MSC PhD MRCVS

Practice Owner

Welcome to our brand new veterinary clinic, in the heart of Faversham where my family, my team and I are part of the local community.

I graduated in 2007 in Cluj, Romania and after completing my Masters and a PhD in Canine reproduction, I relocated to the UK in 2011 where I have been practising as a small animal vet since.

Whilst I very much enjoyed my first few years working in Manchester, South Yorkshire and East Midlands, since 2016 Kent has been my home, where I have found an amazing community amongst beautiful surroundings. I’ve been caring for cats and dogs of Faversham, Mid and East Kent ever since, so opening my own, totally independent, friendly practice, has been a dream come true. At Swale Barn vets, we want every visit to us to be as stress free as possible and we have designed our clinic to have designated wards for specific species, whilst using our amazing facilities to help diagnose and manage your pets’ medical conditions.

Outside of work, you will probably see me spending time with my family, taking up boxing classes or cooking for family and friends. I am extremely lucky to have an amazing supporting wife, Diana, and our wonderful daughter Anna, who have been by my side throughout this journey.

I am looking forward to meeting new and old friends whilst taking care of your pets.  At Swale Barn Vets, we’re a family vets, you’ll see the same friendly faces and we will always greet you with compassion and kindness. I am a strong believer in team work and I am truly convinced that our dedicated team who love their job will provide the best possible care for you and your furry friends

Vicky Barrett BVetMed MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

Hi my name is Vicky.

After completing a degree in Pharmacology at Kings College London I went on to study Veterinary Medicine at the Royal Veterinary College, graduating in 2015. Since then I have worked in small animal practice in the UK and most recently in Melbourne, Australia.

The most rewarding part of my job is when pet carers tell me that their pet is back to his or her usual self, even if that means they are barking at the postman again or meowing loudly for food! I understand how frightening it is when our beloved pets are unwell, especially since they cannot tell us what’s wrong. Let’s work together to find out the cause of the problem and come up with a treatment plan that works for you and your pet.

My academic interests include imaging and internal medicine and I have also undertaken further study in the field of feline medicine. Outside of work I like to relax by cooking, gardening and taking yoga classes. I have recently been fostering cats in need and hope to welcome a pet of my own in the near future.

Sharon Peak RVN

Head Nurse

Hello, I’m Sharon, I’m the Head Nurse at Swale Barn Vets. I have 30 years experience in the veterinary industry, and have been qualified for 23 years. I still have the same passion today as I did when I first started all those years ago. Over the years, I have worked in a few practices, but nothing beats working for an independent practice and being part of a close knit team. I enjoy all aspects of nursing, but my main passion lies in dentistry.

I am married and have two grown-up children. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with the family And having cuddles with our family cat Bert.

Jess Hutchings RVN

Registered Veterinary Nurse

Hi, my name is Jess I have been a Qualified Veterinary Nurse for the last 16 years and have worked in the Veterinary industry for the last 20. During this time I have had several different roles including working in day practice, working as a Veterinary nurse at Dogs Trust, as a hydro-therapist and most recently as an Out of Hours Emergency nurse.

My real passion has always been for running Nurse Clinics and providing that extra point of contact for clients and their pets, providing advise for a range of topics, I am looking forward to getting these up and running.

I am married with two children and have many pets (too many to list!!)

I am looking forward to being part of a family run practice again and meeting the lovely clients of Swale Barn Vets.


Patient Care Assistant

I’m Cassie, I have been in the veterinary industry for over 11 years. I trained at Hadlow college as a Animal Nursing assistant, I have loved every moment! I’m married and have two children Albert and Leonard who keep me very busy, I also have two dogs Rufus and Missy.

As a child I grew up with animals and even was in a fly ball team with my 3 border collies. I love working with animals and take real pride in my responsibility and love towards all animals.


Patient Care Assistant

My name is Liz.  I am very excited to have recently joined the team at Swale Barn Vets as a Patient Care Assistant.

This has been a big career change for me as I have been a zoo keeper for years looking after a variety of animals including carnivores (such as bears and wolves), and also elephants and monkeys.

I have always been fascinated by the veterinary world and am really looking forward to learning everything that my new job role entails.  I have been made to feel so welcome already and feel privileged to be part of such an amazing team.


Front of House

Hi, my name’s Léa. I love life and all animals and I’m passionate about all things interior, Jean Claude Van Damme and cats of which I have three, Leni-Blaze, Asia-Blu and Eddie Miller-Cruz.

I’ve always lived with cats and dogs (all rescues or strays) and also a tortoise, an African Grey Parrot, white mice, hamsters (both called Hammy Hamster) birds, my Uncle Paul had an aviary and a Fox called Nip! I enjoy travelling, experiencing different cultures, eating and socialising with friends and meeting lots of fantastic people in my job at Swale Barn vets.


Front of House

Hi, I’m S-J ( aka Sarah-Jane). I’ve been a veterinary receptionist locally for the past 11 years.

It’s a really great job to be in, not only if you love animals but also because no two days are the same.

I’ve been blessed with meeting some amazing people who work within the veterinary practices, and my colleagues at Swale Barn Vets definitely fall into that category.

At present, I am between pets, but the last 40 years of my life have been shared with cats.

When not at work, my time off is delightfully filled up with my granddaughters and grandpup Bella.


Practice Pup

Hi I’m Elek, the getting bigger by the day practice pup. I’m usually around the practice and very friendly. If you’d like to play, you don’t need to ask me twice! I belong to Radu and Dianna and their lovely daughter Anna who spoils me rotten.