Melissa Lehman Calitz
Melissa Lehman Calitz has been a valued member of St Francis Veterinary Hospital since 2008 and has worked in the veterinary field for over 10 years, gaining experience in all areas of a veterinary practice and continues to attend professional seminars on a regular basis.
“A different day, a different hat” – human resources, facilities repair, budgeting, marketing, project management, client relations- you-name-it! Working together with our Owners, Dr Simon Rigby and Dr Leigh-Anne Ehmke, Melissa makes sure we have our bases covered. Melissa began her journey as a veterinary receptionist – part time while studying through UNISA, and quickly worked her way up to Practice Manager. She passionately believes in our mission to provide the highest quality of patient care in a compassionate environment that provides exceptional client service and education.
Upon matriculating from Edenglen High School Melissa completed a diploma in Travel and Tourism with Hartwell Business Institute for which she graduated Cum laude. Her passion for travel inspired her to explore America where she joined Greencove girls summer camp coaching tennis, one of her hobbies she enjoys when time allows it. Upon returning home she continued her studies and completed her degree in Public Relations with Management/Marketing as a subdivision through the University of South Africa (UNISA).
Melissa has a passion for animals and runs our very successful pet slimmer programme, she has over the years helped many pets in achieving their goal weight. Outside of the practice Melissa enjoys everything outdoors, from fresh farmers markets to country getaways, scuba diving and of course building memories with her husband and son.