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Vets4Pets Thurrock

Meet the Thurrock Vet team


Dipty Mahind

Practice Manager

I am a vet by profession and have decided to pursue my career as a practice manager. I qualified as a vet in the year 2000 and since then worked as a vet for short duration in a small animal clinic and for 5 years in an equine hospital. I've completed my graduate certificate in business management and professional key skills in the year 2010 and I'm a certificate holder of European School of Veterinary Postgraduate Studies.

I'm excited to be a part of the team at Vets4Pets Thurrock and looking forward to coming back to work after taking a long break to raise the kids.

My favourite pet is a cat and outside work I'm interested in cooking, movies, music and spending time with my husband and kids.


Melina Mihaylova MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

In 2015 I graduated from the University of Forestry in Bulgaria and I hold a Masters Degree in Veterinary Medicine. Since then I’ve been working as a vet in the UK.

In January 2017 I did a course in veterinary dentistry as this is one of the areas I am particularly interested in, along with dermatology and ultrasonography.

Back at home I have 3 wonderful Golden Retrievers - Artemida, Ahinora and Astra. My interests outside of work include photography, blogging and traveling.


Warren de Melo MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

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Michelle Jenkinson RVN

Head Veterinary Nurse

I qualified as a Registered Veterinary Nurse (RVN) in March 2016 after studying at The College of Animal Welfare. Prior to my Veterinary Nurse Training I completed a degree in Animal Management and shortly after undertook a course in Canine hydrotherapy as well as level 3 dog grooming qualification.

I joined Vets4Pets Thurrock in March 2016 after leaving a very busy 24 hour veterinary practice, I enjoy getting to meet new clients and patients every day and have a soft spot for Rabbits & Guinea Pigs.

At home I have a 4 rabbits and share ownership of a Labradoodle called Archie with my parents.


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Katie Eastment

Veterinary Care Assistant

I started at Vets4Pets Thurrock in June 2017 as a Veterinary Care Assistant. Before coming to this practice I had previously volunteered at another Vets4pets which aided me in realising that this is the profession I wanted to go into. I had also spent two years at Writtle University College studying a Level 3 Animal Management Extended Diploma.


I have always wanted to work with animals, specifically nursing, and I am passionate about animal welfare and health. I am starting a Veterinary Nursing course at Writtle University College in February 2018 to pursue my dreams and become a Registered Veterinary Nurse.


I am a dog lover at heart, and although at the moment I don’t own any animals apart from a few of fish I have had many furry friends in the past and I am looking at getting a dog or two in the future. Outside of work my hobbies include, reading my favourite books and socialising with friends.


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Lauren McCarthy

Veterinary Care Assistant

I started at vets for pets Thurrock in September 2017 as a veterinary care assistant. I have studied animal care / management for 2 years and am now in my last 2 years of my level 3 qualification. I have always had a passion for animals since the age of 7 and have always known I wanted to help and rescued animals.


I also hope to do a hydrotherapy course in 2018 in my spare time adding to my qualifications, of animal first aid, canine communications, level 2 animal management and level 2 dog grooming.


I only have a dwarf hamster at the moment, although I normally have a bigger number of animal family members. I hope to expand them when I move out into my own home. Dogs are my animal fav and I hope to have double digits of dogs when I'm have my own home. In my spare time I like to socialise with my friends and visit my family farm in Scotland.


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Veterinary Care Assistant

I started with Vets4Pets in May 2018 as a Veterinary Care Assistant. Previously I worked as a Small Animal Hydrotherapist at a busy clinic in Romford for 3 and a half years.

I intend to pursue my career within the therapy industry and will be starting my canine therapy degree in September, at Writtle University College.

Sadly, I no longer have no animals of my own but I find comfort in looking after all the patients that come into the practice. I am evidently a big dog lover!


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Kelcy Paris


I joined Vets4Pets as a part time Receptionist in March 2015.

I have never worked within in the veterinary industry before but I have a huge passion for animals and to work with animals of all varieties is an honour and a privilege. I love all animals but I have a special affection for Siamese and Oriental Cats.

When I am not at work I am a single mum to two wonderful little girls, who keep me very busy. Currently we don’t have any pets of our own, but hopefully one day we can change that and adopt a few cats and dogs. I think it’s very valuable for a child to learn the importance of animal welfare, and the responsibility of how to keep an animal happy and healthy.