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.
Kirsty joined Melbourne in June 2021 and is hoping to complete her BVRA training to become a registered veterinary receptionist in the near future. Her favourite aspect of the job is meeting all of the clients and animal handling. Kirsty lives with her husband and 2 young sons and shares her home with a mad Border Collie called Floki, a Yorkshire Terrier called Biscuit and 2 cats along with various other small animals. In her spare time she is a keen rider and has 4 horses /ponies of her own that she loves to spend time with.
Emma Degg RVR
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 is a Registered Veterinary Receptionist (RVR) and has completed the Gold level of the Accredited Veterinary Receptionist Award. Emma lives with her husband and daughter, and they share their home with three cats called Gary, Steve and Harry, all rescued from Melbourne. In her spare time she enjoys travel, cooking and being with family and friends.
Sophie joined the reception team in February 2021. She is hoping to start her BVRA training to become a Registered Veterinary Receptionist this year. Her favourite aspect of the job is greeting clients and making their pets feel welcome. Sophie has a Hungarian Vizsla named Lola. At home, she enjoys making candles and gifting them to family and friends.
Dani joined the reception team in April 2021. Prior to joining the team she graduated from Staffordshire University, gaining her Animal Science and Behaviour degree. She hopes to start her BVRA training to become a Registered Veterinary Receptionist this year. Dani loves to meet and greet our clients and has a keen interest in our dispensary and pharmaceuticals. At home she lives with her Great Dane, Bishop and loves to spend time with her family.
Debbie joined Melbourne Veterinary Centre in 2009 as a domestic assistant. She loves being involved with kennel work and helping with all the animals. Debbie also drives the ambulance, and transports the animals to and from our out-of-hours surgery. She has a cat named Fifi which she adopted from our practice in 2016. Away from work she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, taking her boys swimming, going out for meals and walking up Cannock chase.