We are a small animal practice in Hampshire and Berkshire, first established in 1985. Your pets are our priority and our skilled team of veterinarians and vet nurses are dedicated to providing the highest quality care for your animals. Because we love animals and strive to provide excellent continuity of care, we are open six days a week and have access to 24-hour emergency care.
Debbie joined us in August 2014 and since then has become very settled with the great team at Farnborough. Having qualified from Edinburgh Vet School in 2005 she has worked in multiple small animal practices, all providing different challenges, but she was keen to take on a managerial role as well as continuing with her clinical work. Debbie is a GP at heart and relishes the variety this type of job has to offer, although particularly enjoying soft tissue surgery, geriatric feline medicine is also a favourite. Debbie takes time to travel whenever possible and tries to include some animal work at the same time. So far she has worked with a turtle conservation team in Greece, a wildlife vet in South Africa & an animal rehabilitation centre in Bolivia where she cared for a rescued circus Puma called Gato.
Following the arrival of her first child Debbie works Monday-Wednesday and some weekends.
Becca Lucas RVN mBVNA
Head Veterinary Nurse (on maternity leave)
Becca joined Farnborough Vet Centre as head nurse three years ago and does an excellent job keeping the practice running smoothly. She has been nursing since 2007 and uses all of this valuable experience to train the student nurses. Becca is currently on maternity leave with her second boy.
Melissa Rance RVN
Head Veterinary Nurse (maternity cover)
Mel qualified as a Registered Veterinary Nurse in 2015. She is a clinical coach, which means she is a mentor for student nurses. She is responsible for making sure that they is competent in the practical skills of nursing and supports them the whole way through to their practical exams.
Student Veterinary Nurse
Bex has been working at Farnborough Veterinary Centre since May 2014. Having already achieved a BSc (Hons) in Animal Behaviour and Welfare degree previously, she is now tackling her final exams of the Veterinary Nursing Diploma. Bex has a Bengal cross and two ragdoll cats, and she also keeps a variety of reptiles. Outside of work she enjoys yoga, pole fitness and aerial silks and she also loves going to gigs and music festivals.
Animal Nursing Assistant
Amber joined us is November 2017 as our animal nursing assistant and wants to pursue a career in veterinary nursing. Instead of going to university, Amber has chosen the more practical route and is hoping to start her veterinary nursing diploma in the future. At home she has a very naughty puppy, tortoises and guinea pigs.