Dr Melanie Taylor-Saunders BVetMed MRCVS

Melanie graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in 2000, and founded the practice in 2008 on her own. She is intersted in medicine - especially feline medicine. She is focused on providing the best care possible for your pet and relishes getting to know your pets indiviually. When she is not at work she is travelling in the campervan with her long suffering husband, or relaxing at home with a book and her three cats.

The Origins of the Practice

The practice was founded in March 2008, by Melanie Taylor, in a Grade 2 listed ex-pub.  The building dates back to the 1800s at least, and was mentioned as a pub in the 1851 cenus. If you have any information on the building Melanie is always interested in finding out more.

Contact Info

Halian Veterinary Centre
The Red Cow, 107 Radlett Road

Frogmore, Herts AL2 2LA

01727 874700

Opening Hours

Monday - Friday: 9:00 - 19:00
Saturday: 9:00 - 12:00

Outside of these hours please contact the Queen Mother Hospital for Animals on 01707 666399


Dr Andrea Volk DVM, DrMedVet, MVetMed, DipECVD, MRCVS

 Andrea joined us in 2013, having graduated in Hanover in 2002. She completed her PHD in 2005,followed by a Masters and her Dermatology diploma. She is a dermatology specialist and has additional interests in teaching and medcicine. Andrea is no longer at the practice on a regular basis, but if you are lucky you might bump into her on the odd Saturday.

Crystal Carr RVN Full Time Nurse

Crystal has been qualified for several years and comes to us from Devon via North London. She has an interest in medical nursing and is hoping to pursue further qualifications in this and also in behaviour and nutrition. Crystal will be running our Weight and Dental Clinics as well as the nurse clinics. She enjoys walking with her Jack Russell Terrier and has developed a burgeoning talent for gardening


Michelle Bodell RVN Part Time Nurse

Tracey has been qualified for many years and has a vast amoutn of experience as both a Veterinary Nurse and a Practice Manager. Tracey has been with the practice since the beginning. She has special interests in Anaesthesia and Radiology. She is kept busy outside of work by two exubarant daughters and two exubarant labradors.

Michelle joined us early in 2015 after have time out to start a family. She is looking forward to getting to know everyone and will be helping Crystal with her nursing clinics. She enjoys spending time with her new family when she is not at work, and is helped by her two dogs and three cats.  Michelle is now on maternity leave and we have Laura to help out.

N ikki has returned to veterinary after having children and welcomes the break! She originally worked for many years in the north of England before moving down to London.  Nikki is interested in Feline behaviour as well as rabbit and guinea pig care and behaviour. You are most likely to see her on Saturdays, and occasionally during the week if one of the other nurses is away.

Tracey Read RVN DipAVN(surg) Part Time Nurse

Jon Haycock MRCVS BVetMed Part time Locum Vet

Nikki Roberts RVN Part Time Nurse

Jon is currently working with us for a few weekends a month. He is another Royal Veterinary College Graduate and is settling in well at the practice. He enjoys the challenge of general practice but also has an interest in zoo medicine and is currently doing a pHD in Elephant Herpes Virus. We hope he stays with us for a while!

Laura Nunn RVN

Laura joined us in September to cover Michelles' maternity leave. She is a very experienced nurse and has decided to slow down a little with us! She will be running some of the nurse clinics along with Crystal. She enjoys her time at home with her cats, horses, and her dog Max.