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Shirley Van Lelyveld

Oncology Clinician
  • BVSc MSc (Clinical Oncology), MRCVS
  • DECVIM-CA (Medical Oncology)

Shirley qualified in 1996 from the University of Pretoria (Onderstepoort) and has worked in a number of small animal practices in the UK since then. In April 2004 she started a three year residency in clinical oncology at Veterinary Referrals Cancer and Critical Care (VRCC), completing her residency in 2007. Thereafter, Shirley was awarded a Master of Science degree in Clinical Oncology by the Institute of Cancer Research at Birmingham University, having presented a thesis on radiation therapy for soft tissue sarcomas.

In June 2007 she moved to a veterinary specialist in Herefordshire as staff oncologist. After taking sabbatical for study, She obtained her European Diploma in Oncology in 2015 and joined Dovecote Veterinary Hospital shortly after.

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Clients have said
  • ‘Dear Alison, Archie and I have been treated with nothing but kindness, care and consideration from yourself, your nurses and the fabulous ladies in reception’

  • ‘Just wanted to say a big thank you for looking after Sally over the past 8 months. For Andrew’s surgery, Alison’s acupuncture and the reception staffs’ welcome we feel we’ve been really well looked after and everything has gone smoothly.’

  • ‘Jed is so well cared for at Dovecote and all his aunties on reception give him so much love.’

  • To Rob White and the team at Dovecote, Alfie is doing absolutely brilliant” He is now back to the cheeky little chap he once was’

  • ‘Thank you to the nurse who looked after Juno so well during her weekend stay at Dovecote’.

  • ‘a BIG thank you to you all for getting Jasper back on his feet’.

  • To all the wonderful staff who managed to fix my wonderful, wappy dog!’

  • To Mark, nurses and all support staff.  Thank you so much for everything and looking after our little Obi’

  • ‘Thank you, with loads of doggy lurve from Pickle’

  • We would like to thank everyone at Dovecote for their help and support, especially Shirley who was always available when needed.