Lesley Barrow RVN

Lesley is a qualified and experienced veterinary nurse and dog groomer. As head of grooming she leads the training of dog groomers for the practice group. With regular attendance at veterinary and grooming conferences and exhibitions Lesley is able to bring the latest innovations to her team.

Lesley has a menagerie of animals at home in addition to dogs and cats. With first hand experience of tortoises, parrots and other exotics her advice on these pets is often sought.

Skaiste Ivanauskiene

Skaiste had always dreamed of working with animals. She started training to be a dog groomer in October 2016 at Central College of Animal Studies and, in April 2017, she joined the grooming team. Skaiste absolutely loves her job and is the proud owner of a Russian toy terrier called Leila.

Melanie Fayers

Mel joined the practice as a trainee groomer in 2005 to pursue a new career and fulfil her life-long dream of working with animals. She qualified as a dog groomer in 2007 and now works in the grooming parlours at both the Stowmarket and Moreton Hall centres.

Mel has a great love of all animals and ensures her patients enjoy the whole grooming experience. She currently has two cats of her own – Mansun and Mavis.


Stephanie Hall

Having already achieved a Diploma in Animal Management, Steph joined the practice in 2006 as an apprentice groomer and qualified a year later. Steph is based at our Stowmarket grooming parlour where she grooms all breeds of dogs. She has a very spoilt Lhasa Apso called Barney and two cats, Marilyn and Sid.

Rebecca Parsons

Rebecca joined the grooming team at Stowmarket in August 2007 as an apprentice groomer and qualified in 2012. With a passion for dogs, Rebecca enjoys helping clients to keep their dogs in the very best of condition. Rebecca lives locally and looks after Murphy – her own Cavalier King Charles spaniel