Dr Melanie Taylor BVetMed MRCVS MVetSci

Melanie graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in 2000, and founded the practice in 2008 on her own. She is interested in medicine (especially feline medicine) and has just completed a Masters Degree in Conservation 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 cat.

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


 Natasha Bentley RVN Full Time Nurse

Natasha joins us from another small independent practice. She will be running many of the clinics and starting some of her own. We are incredibly lucky as she is a qualified physiotherapist so will be bringing those skills to all our patients who need some rehab. She spends her time out of work with her partner,  looking after Lexi (who you may see at work) and her two horses.

Tracey has been qualified for many years and has a vast amount 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.

Tracey Read RVN DipAVN(surg) Part Time Nurse

Amy Norton RVN

Amy joined us at the start of August 2020, just after lockdown. She will be running some of the nurse clinics along with Natasha. 

Part Time/Locum Vets Occasionally you'll find someone else here in Mel's place.Currently a lovely lady vet Karen Horne will be taking care of the practice whilst Mel is on holiday or having a day off. She is very experienced,  and is a true asset to the practice.