Originally from Virginia, Melanie has a BSc from the College of William and Mary. She attained her veterinary degree from the Royal Veterinary College in 2007 and spent three years working in mixed practice in the UK where she developed an interest in surgery. In 2010 she moved into solely small animal practice as a surgeon and head veterinarian, achieving a General Practitioners and Post Graduate Certificate in Small Animal Surgery in 2017.
Melanie was appointed as Teaching Fellow in Small Animal Surgery at the University of Surrey in December 2017.
University roles and responsibilities
- Year Lead: BVMSci Year 4
- Module Lead: VMS4001 Fundamentals of Veterinary Practice III
- Academic Integrity Officer
Postgraduate Certificate in Small Animal Surgery
Affiliations and memberships
As the Teaching Fellow in Small Animal Surgery, Melanie coordinates theoretical and practical surgical teaching across the course, particularly across the clinical years. Melanie is responsible for the organisation and delivery of teaching at a Neutering Clinic providing invaluable practical teaching for fourth year students as part of her role as module lead of VMS4001: Fundamentals of Veterinary Practice III: Anaesthesia, Surgery and Patient Care.