Principal Vet

Sibaele (Sid) Collins MA VetMB CertZooMed MRCVS

Sibaele Collins

After qualifying from Cambridge University in 2001, I spent 11 years working in a large mixed practice in Yorkshire. Whilst at the practice, I was lucky enough to treat a wide range of animals - anything from tapirs and porcupines to crocodiles and marmosets - and achieved a Certificate in Zoological Medicine.

I have worked in Maidstone for the past five years where I have also developed a special interest in small animal medicine.

Away from the surgery, my time is spent looking after our ever-expanding mini zoo at home with my two children and looking after our lovely blind border collie and two diabetic 17-year-old cats! When time allows, I enjoy karate, competing in triathlons and getting muddy obstacle racing with friends!

I am really looking forward to getting to know the lovely animals and owners at SittiVets!


Ms. Hannah Cook MRCVS


Hi, I’m Hannah, I graduated from the Royal Veterinary College and have been working as a vet at Mote Park Vets since July 2018. I have a particular interest in emergency and critical care cases.

I have 2 cheeky Jack Russells named Poppy and Ralph who are always up to mischief! I look forward to meeting you and your animals!

Franco Cortesini BVetMed PhD MRCVS


I studied at Perugia Veterinary University in Italy, graduating in 2005. I continued my education with a post-graduate master degree in soft tissue surgery (SCIVAC, Cremona, Italy).
I've spent many nights working at out-of-hours emergency clinics being interested in emergency surgery. I've completed a post-graduate certification in small animal surgery in October 2017 (including advanced soft tissue, advanced emergency and orthopaedic surgery). I'm very interested in diagnostic imaging especially ultrasound.

I love to play tennis and football, and to listen to music.

Mr. Fiachra Fallon MVB MRCVS


Hi I'm Fiachra, I originally come from Co. Offaly in Ireland. During school all I wanted to be was a vet, so I was lucky enough to get into college to study it. I graduated from UCD in Dublin in 2013 and worked in a mixed practice in rural Ireland until January this year. I decided large animal work wasn't for me and life was also a bit quiet there, so I opted for a change! I ended up here in Maidstone and am loving it so far! I brought my 2 cats over with me and they have settled in well. They were both found on the road as kittens and brought into my previous work place, so I adopted them and they are very much enjoying life in Maidstone! I look forward to meeting you all and helping give your pets the care they deserve!

Gaia Mazzetti



Kimberly Balcomb


Hi I'm Kimberly and I've been with Mote Park vets since May 2014. I've been nursing for 4 and a half years now and still love it! My favourite animals would be birds having kept quite a few over the years. In the future I would love to work with exotics such as birds, snakes and lizards! I hope to see you and your pets at the practice!

James Cregan


Hi, I'm James and I've been with Mote Park since January 2018. I have a diploma in animal care which I loved doing and now I am looking forward to training as a veterinary nurse in the future. I have a little red bearded dragon who loves to make trouble and he really enjoys his food. I really enjoy looking after the range of animals that come to Mote Park Vets, I can't wait to progress my career in veterinary nursing.

Chelsea Hannon


Hi I'm Chelsea, from Wolverhampton but moved to Kent in 2014 to further my veterinary nursing career. I have wanted to be a veterinary nurse all my life and have worked in different vets as a Veterinary Nursing Assistant for many years prior to starting at Mote Park. I started at Mote Park in August 2016 as a Student Veterinary Nurse. I have two Chihuahuas who are my world called Prince and Khloe.

Coralie Stevens


Hi, my name is Coralie. I have been working here at Mote Park since March 2017. I have had a passion for animals ever since I can remember! I am lucky enough to be mummy to a gorgeous bunny called Tosh, and have owned a variety of pets in the past. I love working here because it's great seeing the range of animals that come in to the surgery, and no day is ever the same!