Andrew Melling LTD
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Meet our dedicated team

The Vets

Andrew Melling B.V.Sc MRCVS

 

Andrew qualified from Liverpool in 1981. He then worked in mixed practice in Kirkham for 3 years, before moving to Macclesfield to work in a mixed practice for a further 5 years. Andrew then came home to Bolton and ran a small animal branch for 3 years before deciding to set up his own large animal practice.

 

Andrew is a keen fisherman and in his spare time can be found in the Scottish Highlands.

 

Andrew has a particular interest in surgery, and carries out the majority of our operations, in between vettings and riding schools inspections.

Stuart Bradburn BVetMed MRCVS

 

Stuart started working for Andrew the day after he graduated in July 2005 from the RVC in London. He now tries to concentrate predominantly on the farm side of the practice, being keen on all aspects of cattle and sheep work. His main interests include herd/flock health, cattle fertility, lameness and Johnes disease.

 

Stuart spends his free time working on his family's dairy farm. He is also a keen fan of Wigan Rugby League.

Layna Campbell BVM&S MRCVS

 

Layna graduated from RDSVS in Edinburgh in 2015. She worked in a mixed practice in Preston for 1 year and now is a full time large animal vet for Andrew. Layna enjoys all aspects of large animal work in particular farm animal medicine, but has a love for ponies from her university days with the Exmoor Pony Society.

 

During her spare time she enjoys baking, cycling and is a regular member of her local church.

 

Sara Ramalheira-Martins DVM MRCVS

 

Born in Canada and raised in Portugal, Sara graduated for Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro which is a University in the northeast of Portugal. A big fan of donkeys, particularly the Miranda donkey breed (a Portuguese endangered breed of donkeys), Sara enjoys both surgery and bovine clinics though she is happy around all farm species.

 

In her free time she likes to travel and to discover new places, she's also into boxing, cooking and baking. Sara also likes reading and watching football and supports the Portuguese team Benfica.

Andrew Wood BVM&S MRCVS

 

Andrew 'Woody' graduated from RDSVS in Edinburgh in 2017. Andrew grew up in Linlithgow just outside Edinburgh.

He was brought up on a beef and arable farm and still helps out on the farm in his time off.

He is a keen rugby player, who played at Uni & is currently signed up to Bolton Rugby Club.

Andrews veterinary interests include, equine lameness including surgery, bovine reproduction and general preventative healthcare. In his spare time Andrew likes to go to the Gym, play Rugby and socialise with friends.

 

The Office Staff

Dorothy Longworth

 

Dorothy started working for Andrew in June 2000. In her free time Dorothy enjoys walking her dog Evie, reading, drinking wine and spending time with her grandchildren Harriet and Lewis.

 

She also travels to Belgium whenever she gets chance to visit family and friends, including her grand-daughter Lisa. Dorothy loves music, particularly jazz and classical.

Jill Skermer

 

Jill started working for Andrew in November 2002. Jill has 2 children, Harriet and Lewis who take up a large amount of her time. But when she does get a spare minute, Jill enjoys walking her dog Evie, playing with her cat Poppy and tending to her fish.

Elaine Macdonald

 

Elaine began working for Andrew in October 2008. Outside of work she enjoys going to the gym for various classes, swimming and travelling abroad, especially to Greece. She also regularly attends Zoo Keeper for a day courses, learning how to care for the more exotic species

Claire McDermott

 

Claire started working for Andrew in 2014. She has previously been in the RAF. Claire lives with her husband Lee and has a young son Teddy along with 2 cats.

 

Claire loves horse power of a different kind...motorbikes! She has a brilliant sense of humour and keeps us all in stitches on a daily basis! As you can see, she is also rather camera shy.

We are located at:

Andrew Melling LTD


76 Church Street

The Old Police Station

Horwich

BL6 6AB

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If you have any queries or wish to make an appointment, please contact us:

 

Telephone: 01204 668108

Fax: 01204 668209

mellingvets@gmail.com

 

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