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.
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.
Becca Plumridge RVN
Becca started working at Melbourne Veterinary Centre in July 2015. Prior to joining our team she worked as deputy head nurse in a small animal practice for 10 years, which is where she gained her RVN qualification in 2007. Becca particularly enjoys nurse clinics where she gets to know owners and their pets. Her main focus is weight management and she has previously been awarded CVS ‘Vet Nurse of the Year’ for pet slimming. Becca has also enjoyed working as an out of hours nurse for emergency and critical care patients and this is where her main interest lies. After deciding to take a break from nursing in 2019 Becca is now a welcomed addition to our veterinary receptionist team.
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.