Louise Melling – Veterinary Surgeon

BVetMed (Hons) PGCert (SART) MRCVS

 

Louise joined Vets2You and Natterjacks in May 2018, and spends her time between the mobile practice and the surgery in Boscombe.

After graduating from the Royal Veterinary College in 2010, she spent 7.5 years in small animal practice in the New Forest, before joining the Natterjacks team.  After developing an interest in the holistic care of older patients, she completed a post-graduate certificate in small animal rehabilitation, and a further qualification on veterinary acupuncture.

This means she can provide an all-round service for rehabilitation, including physiotherapy and pain relief management.

The move to mobile work is particularly useful for our older or less mobile patients for whom the journey tothe practice can be more difficult, and means we can have an in-depth consultation for these patients all in the comfort of their own home. She also has an interest in nutrition, and loves meeting and getting to know lots of new patients and their human parents!

Louise lives in Bournemouth with her partner Tom, and a very naughty black cat called Kiwi, who she rescued at 6 months old. Outside of work she plays the flute in a local concert band, and is a keen cook, often trying out new and adventurous recipes on family and friends alike. She also enjoys a trip down the beach when the weather allows!

25 things you didn’t know about Louise Melling…

  1. The 3 things I would take on a desert island…… 
    A good book, plenty of suncream, and an endless supply of hummus! 
  2. When I was younger I wanted to be……
    a vet! Or an archaeologist  
  3. 3 famous people (dead or alive) I would invite to a dinner party…… 
    Matt Bellamy, David Attenborough, Thomasina Miers 
  4. My guilty pleasure…… 
    trashy TV 
  5. What makes Natterjacks different……
    the lovely people! 
  6. My proudest ‘claim to fame’ or celebrity encounter… 
    I met Jude Law on centre court at Wimbledon 
  7. Two things I consider myself to be very bad at….. 
    clearing up the kitchen after cooking, and taking too long to decide what to eat in a restaurant! 
  8. Two things I consider myself to be very good at… 
    I’m a pretty good cook, and I’m very good at making a mess whilst doing so! 
  9. One thing that not many people know about me…. 
    I love cricket
     
  10. I was frightened for my life at work when… 
    I thought the tarantula kept at the practice had escaped from its cage!
     
  11. My most annoying habit .
    eating food off other people’s plates 
  12. The song I would perform in a Karaoke bar is… 
    Can’t fight the moonlight by LeAnn Rimes 
  13. If I was forced to live anywhere else than the beautiful south coast of Dorset I would live… 
    Italy 
  14.  I you were to look in my fridge right now you would find…. 
    A well-stocked veg drawer, all sorts of spice pastes/cooking ingredients, cheese, and plenty of chilled tonic and beer
     
  15. My favourite place to go for dinner is…. 
    Anywhere that serves good food, preferably with a view of the sea 
     
  16. If I won the lottery my first purchase would be…. 
    an Aston Martin 
  17. One place I really want to visit before I die is… 
    New Zealand 
  18. My favourite holiday past-time is …….. 
    doing absolutely nothing, preferably by a pool 
  19. If I was a vegetable, I would be a …. 
    Carrot  
  20. My weirdest phobia is …. 
    The word ‘bung’
     
  21. If I could swap lives with anyone for a day it would be…. 
    someone with a nice villa in the south of France!
  22. My favourite place to go for a walk…
    on the beach
  23. The strangest thing I’ve ever seen at work … 
    meerkat in for a vasectomy 
  24. I would hate to get stuck here …. 
    Anywhere cold! 
  25. One thing I really want to do before I die is… 
    drive a Mustang down the west coast of America
     


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