We are a small animal practice in Staffordshire, first established in 1973. We are passionate about animal care and our skilled team of vet surgeons and 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. We also offer free parking for clients at our surgery.
Lisa has worked for Melbourne Veterinary Centre since 2007, initially as a practice administrator and working her way up to business manager. She has three teenage children who keep her busy when she is not at work. Lisa also enjoys DIY and relaxing with her family.
Emma joined Melbourne Veterinary Centre in August 2001. She initially started as a student veterinary nurse but soon had a lot more involvement in the admin aspect of the job, and is now the reception manager. Emma has a particular interest in marketing and promotion; she organises our annual open days, website, Facebook page and front of house. She lives with her husband and daughter, and they share their home with four cats called Barry, Gary, Steve and Harry, all rescued from Melbourne. In her spare time she enjoys travel, cooking and being with family and friends.
Mia joined Melbourne at the end of August 2017 and has a history with animals going back many years, including working with them in New York and volunteering at a conservation park working with endangered animals. The best part about working at Melbourne is meeting the clients and having lots of cuddles from the patients that see us. Outside of work Mia enjoys horse riding and exploring new places. Her favourite animal is a red panda because they are ridiculously cute and fluffy!
Skye joined Melbourne Vets in July 2017, previously completing the national diploma in animal management and care. She worked for five years as a recruitment consultant before joining us as a receptionist. Skye loves meeting all of our lovely clients and their pets and making them feel as comfortable as she can in our care. At home she has an adopted stray Ginger cat named Gary. Skye likes food, films and naps as well as spending all of her spare time with her family. Her favourite animal has to be a beluga whale but walrus’ are a close second.
Gemma Thornburn Shears
Gemma has been working at Melbourne Vets since 2007. She lives with her husband, three children, two Labradors named Oscar and Remington and a cat called Harry. Outside of work Gemma enjoys gun dog training with her youngest dog, skiing with her family and walking.
Laura joined Melbourne in July 2017 after finishing her postgraduate diploma in veterinary physiotherapy at Harper Adams University. Before that she worked in the human physiotherapy department as a receptionist at a busy hospital. Laura’s favourite part of the job is the never knowing what will happen next and, of course, greeting our lovely clients and their pets. She likes food, dogs and the sun (when it finally comes out) and dislikes spiders and being away from her dog. Outside of work Laura enjoys spending time with her friends and family and training her Border Collie rescue, Marlow, who she is hoping to do agility with one day soon. Laura struggles to choose a favourite animal but she thinks elephants are particularly awesome.
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Monday to Friday: 8am – 8pm
Saturday: 9am – 5pm
Melbourne Veterinary Centre
60 Hednesford Street, Cannock, Staffordshire WS11 1DJ FIND US