Our Dedicated Support Team

Mel Oakley Birrell - Nurse

Mel joined our team in Feb 2011.  She is currently studying to attain her Cert lV in Vet Nursing but she came to us with a lot of previous experience having worked at the Blackwood Vets. She lives in Meadows with her husband, two girls and a small menagerie of animals including ponies, dogs & chooks! Not only is Mel happy to be working so much closer to home she is thrilled to be able to be involved in a practice that has a large component of horse work as well as the small animal variety.She has proven to be a very valuable member of our team!



Anna Arthur-Warsop - Nurse

Anna joined our team in April 2016 as a fully qualified veterinary nurse. She is very excited to gain her first nursing position in a mixed animal practice. She has proven to be an excellent surgical nurse and ensures all of our patients are well looked after!

She lives in Macclesfield with her partner, a dog and two birds. In her spare time she loves spending time with her thoroughbred horse Obi, spending time in the outdoors, camping and hiking. She also tried to find time for doing renovations and gardening.

Sarah Butcher - Trainee Nurse

Sarah joined our team in March 2015. She is still studying to obtain her Cert lV in veterinary nursing but has extensive experience with animal husbandry and is very passionate about animal care.

She lives with her husband in Macclesfield with their two dogs and a cat. They also run a flock of sheep in Flaxley.

Sarah has recently become our rehabilitation nurse using Laser Therapy to help many of our patients heal faster and reduce pain. She also has taken on the role of ensuring we have lots of awesome toys, treats and products for our clients. 

Viv Rodda DipT, BEd, Dip Bus Man Vet Practice
Viv Rodda DipT, BEd, Dip Bus Man Vet Practice - Practice Administrator

Viv has been married to Greg for over thirty five years. Although a school teacher by training, Viv has always played a background role at the Centre, mainly in Administration ie paying bills and ensuring the rest of the team gets paid too! She has been involved in competing with horses for many years, originally in eventing and showjumping then dressage. She currently has one warmblood mares and a lovely Birman cat called Milo.

However these days her time is torn between caring for the Artificial Insemination Mares that come to their property, foaling mares down and helping out at the Centre. She especially loves caring for and playing with the feline boarders and as well as spending time with son James who has developed a passion for rally driving, and this doesn't leave much time for riding!




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