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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
  • ‘For all at Dovecote, Thank you so much for all your skill, love and attention for Charlie and for all you patience and counselling for us’

  • ‘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’

  • ‘We truly can’t thank you enough for all your kind care for Darcie’

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

  • Thank you so much for looking after our precious little Holly, and for looking after us too!’

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

  • ‘Bruce and all the team, we just want to say thank you so much for all the love and care over the years’

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

  • ‘Thank you all for looking after Bailey and taking such good care of him.’

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