Ark Veterinary Centre                                                                                   Ark Veterinary Centre                                                                                   Ark Veterinary Centre                                                                                   Ark Veterinary Centre

Meet the team


Andrea Melvin - Practice Manager

Andrea joined the team in October 2006 as our evening receptionist. After impressing us so much with her reception management and drive, she was offered a full time position in 2007.
Andrea has spent the last few years developing her skills in different roles, always putting her positive input into the practice and providing new ideas on ways to improve practice growth.
In December 2013, Andrea was promoted to the position of Practice Manager. She thoroughly enjoys her new career path and is working hard to maintain our loving, family reputation as a practice.   


 Alison Wilde - Client Care Manager

Alison joined the Ark in April 2007 as our auxiliary nurse.
Over the years she has taken on more responsibility and managerial duties and last year was promoted to Client Care Manager.
Alison manages our VIP plan and Online shop and is also responsible for our website and social media outlets.
Alison is known in the practice as the “cat whisperer” and is always the first one we call if we have a very stressed or unhappy cat, we think she was a cat in a former life!
She has her own adorable but very dopey cat Darby who she adores.
Alisons main priority is making sure that all of our patients and in-patients receive the best possible care and are as happy and comfortable as possible.


Clare Fairbrother - Registered Veterinary Nurse.

Clare is the newest addition to our nursing team, joing us in October 2014. She originally gained a degree in business studies before making the decision to follow her passion for animals and gain her veterinary nursing qualification which she achieved in July 2014.
Clare has a strong interest in dental health and is keen to develop our dental nurse clinic, advising clients on pre and post dental care for their pets.
She has her own gorgeous rescue dog, a lurcher called Mary who she adores.



Jill Welsh - Receptionist.

Jill joined us as our receptionist in November 2013. She had previously worked in a high end jewellers for 15 years but had always wanted to work with animals.
We first got to know Jill as a client when she brought Buddy, her gorgeous but very naughty Beagle, in to see us. She had always felt that it would be a lovely place to work and so decided to enquire if we had any positions avaiable. Luckily we had an opening for a receptionist and she was offered the position. 
Jill has fast become a much loved member of our team, she is welcoming and caring towards both our clients and their beloved pets, and can always be found happily cuddling all the new puppies that come in to see us.