At Lakeview Vets our professional team of vets and nurses care passionately about animals and treat every patient as a sentient being. Every member of our team is hand selected for their compassion and ability to go above and beyond for our clients. They have the skills to provide a timely diagnosis and first-class veterinary treatment.
Stacey started work in the Veterinary world in 1992 and she qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in 1999. Shortly afterwards she became Head nurse in a very busy high level orthopaedic referral practice. After 10 years she became practice manager and oversaw the entire running of the hospital. In 2018 Stacey undertook the Certificate in Practice Management and joined us at DNA in 2019.
Stacey has always had a massive passion for any size of animal from hamsters to horses! She has quite often taken pets that need a home during a day at work and has a rescue cat called Neville & a crazy Staffie called Dennis.
Rita joined DNA Vetcare in July 2017 and has worked with animals her whole life! She trained in kennel management and dog beautician work before going on to qualify in July 1979.
Since then she has worked in many practices up and down the country, working with a range of species which include small animals, large animals and exotics such as lions and tigers!!!
Rita has a keen interest and is very experienced in surgery and nutrition.
In her spare time Rita works as a nurse for the kennel club at events such as Crufts and Discover dogs.
Melissa first qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in 1999 when she used to work with our own Head Nurse Rita! She has also worked in other busy practices and was senior nurse in a first opinion and orthopaedic referral centre and also was responsible for setting up and running nursing clinics there. After a break to support her family, she looked into returning to a career she worked hard to be part of and was passionate about, and joined us here at DNA Lakeview in July 2020, where she has settled in and thoroughly enjoys being part of such an amazing team!
Melissa likes to keep herself busy, both mentally and physically. As well as her Veterinary Nurse qualification she has a BSc(Hons) in psychology and holds her British Horse Society AI, but veterinary nursing is where her passion lies.
In her spare time, Melissa and her partner participate in Rally for Heroes events, which actively fundraise for SSAFA, the UK’s oldest tri-military charity. They have participated in 10 day, 3,000 mile drives around Europe and are looking forward to the next event in 2021. Melissa, who has a fear of heights, also plans to abseil down the Spinnaker Tower in Portsmouth for this charity!
Michelle joined the practice in 1995 as a part time member of staff and became full time in 2005. She then qualified as an animal nursing assistant (ANA) and started up our breeders’ clinics.
She keeps improving the service provided and is in sole charge of the organization of these clinics.
In her spare time she enjoys the showing and breeding of dogs to a very high standard receiving the best of breed at Crufts in 2007. She is an accredited breeder.
Michelle:Animal Nursing Assistant
Penny joined us in March 2007 as a receptionist and has since taken on the role of administrator and liaising with Animal Health.
She has been involved with horses for many years.
Penny enjoys her garden and spends many hours working outdoors.
Jane is the longest serving member of our team having joined in 1982!
Jane can be found smiling on reception most mornings with her beautiful dog Tizz.
Outside of work she enjoys taking Tizz for walks, outdoor life and horse riding.
Tizz is a familiar face at the practice who comes to work with Jane most mornings to help on reception.
Jane rescued her from one of the local charities a few years ago and she has become a valuable member of the team and is much loved by the clients.