Melissa joined the Colonial Veterinary Hospital in April 2016 as a Kennel Staff student. She has also since then joined the Reception team in 2018 but continues to love taking care of the furry friends in the back.

Having always grown up with family pets, Melissa found her love of animals at a young age. She spends most of her spare time with her two cats, Willow and Bandit, her rescue dog, Lucy, as well as her horse, Guinness.

Melissa hopes to one day practice veterinary medicine in her hometown of Navan.