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Dr Melanie Fleming MRCVS


Dr Melanie Fleming MRCVSHaving initially gained a law degree at Bristol University, Melanie qualified through Chester College of Law and worked as a corporate solicitor in the City of London. 

After experiencing a ‘calling’ to retrain as a vet (following in the footsteps of numerous family members) she qualified from Cambridge University in 2004.  She has worked in various settings in general practice, mostly focussed on small animals, with some exotics and equine, in both independent and corporate practices, including an emergency OOH care provider. 

Melanie has a special interest in veterinary ophthalmology, gaining the RCVS Certificate in Veterinary Ophthalmology in 2012.  

Committee membership

  • Disciplinary Committee


Declaration of Interests







Appointments to other bodies


Membership of other veterinary or allied organisations

  • BrAVO (Member)
  • VDS (Member)



  • Self-employed locum ophthalmologist


  • Animal Health Trust, senior ophthalmologist
  • Eye Vet Clinic (Herefordshire)
  • Cambridge Vet Group
  • Berry House (Hitchin)
  • Cromwell Vet Group (Huntingdon)
  • Village Vets (Milton)
  • Chepstow Veterinary Health Centre
  • St Peters Veterinary Group (Petersfield)
  • Research Operations Office at the University of Cambridge
  • Advisory Committee at the VDS and corporate solicitor at Ashurst

Qualifications (other than veterinary qualifications listed in the Register)

  • LLB – bachelor of laws
  • LPC – legal practice course
  • Solicitor – currently non practising status

Interests relating to immediate family or close friends

Spouse is partner at PA Consulting

Other relevant information

Previous voluntary position at Vetlife