Dr Nichole Mellor

MBBS FRACGP, Phlebologist, Medical Director

Dr Mellor is a graduate of the University of Adelaide, completing a Bachelor of Medicine in 2005.  She completed her fellowship with the Royal Australian College of General Practice in 2013, being awarded the David Game Medal for academic excellence.

Dr Mellor started practicing phlebology (the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the veins) in 2014.  She trained with some of Australia’s leading vascular surgeons and Ultrasound-Guided Sclerotherapy practitioners, gaining experience in both the public and private sectors.

Now specializing exclusively in the non-surgical management of varicose veins at Vein Care SA, Dr Mellor has become a pioneer in the industry for her individual approach to vein treatment protocols.

In addition to practicing Phlebology, Dr Mellor is also Medical Director and co-founder of Vein Care SA.

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Stephanie Pratt

Vascular Sonographer, Managing Director

Co-founder of Vein Care SA, Stephanie completed a Bachelor of Health Science in 2010. She began training in ultrasound support for sclerotherapy treatments with Dr Mellor in 2014, while completing a Post Graduate Diploma in Medical Sonography through the University of South Australia. Her desire to provide specialised care and treatment for varicose veins, previously unseen in South Australia, led to the establishment of Vein Care SA in 2017.

Steph’s role at Vein Care SA is Managing Director and Head Sonographer (and all-round super-mum in her spare time!).  She loves to see the results that sclerotherapy treatment provides to our patients, and she takes great pride in ensuring that Vein Care SA delivers a professional yet warm and friendly service.

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Shevaun Bruland

Senior Administrator

Shevaun joined the team at Vein Care SA in 2018 to offer administrative support as the practice became busier.

Shevaun’s professional background in healthcare is as a Physiotherapist, having graduated from the University of South Australia in 1999 and then gaining a Masters in Public Health from Adelaide University in 2005.   She has an interest in governance practice, having undertaken further education with Australian Institute of Company Directors, achieving the AICD Graduate qualification in 2018.

Shevaun’s role at Vein Care SA includes providing administrative support, preparing quality assurance and policy documents, and training administrative staff.  Shevaun enjoys working with a team of friends and celebrating each-other’s successes.

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Kim Mellor

Administration and Compression

Kim is a Physiotherapist who graduated from the University of South Australia in 2005 with an interest in the medical side of physiotherapy.

She loves all things leg-related and particularly enjoys curating and fitting the Vein Care range of leg compression garments.

Kim joined Vein Care SA in 2019 to provide administrative support, joining a team of friends and family.  She has enjoyed learning about business administration and is officially Vein Care’s Chief Organiser.

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Imogen Ingham

Administration and Clinical Support

Imogen graduated from Pembroke School in 2020.  She was School Captain and gained Year 12 SACE Subject Merits in two subjects.

Imogen is currently undertaking training in Certificate 3 to become a Clinical Medical Assistant and is learning medical administration at Vein Care SA.  She hopes to study medicine in the future.

Imogen’s role at Vein Care SA includes reception, administration and clinical support.

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Emilie Rasheed

Vascular Sonographer

Emilie graduated from Flinders University with a Bachelor of Health Sciences, then completed a Graduate Diploma of Medical Ultrasonograpy (Cardiac) in 2007.

She has 15 years experience as a senior sonographer and clinical educator in both public and private healthcare.

Emilie has joined the team at Vein Care SA to further her interest in vascular ultrasound and is also currently working clinically at Flinders Medical Centre.

As well as enjoying her clinical work, Emilie is passionate about teaching Sonography to students.

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Dr Michael Herbert

MBBS FRACS Vascular and Endovascular Surgeon

Dr Michael Herbert is Vein Care SA’s consulting Vascular Surgeon.

Dr Herbert studied medicine and surgery at the University of Adelaide and is an accredited vascular and endovascular surgeon.  Dr Herbert has been a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons since 2014.

Dr Herbert consults privately at Vein Care SA and Adelaide Vascular, and holds appointments with The Royal Adelaide Hospital, The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Calvary Adelaide Hospital and Ashford Hospital.  He is also a visiting vascular surgeon at The Lyell McEwin Hospital as well as currently consulting at Murray Bridge and Whyalla Hospital.

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Dr Erin Stanes


Dr Erin Stanes graduated from the University of Western Australia in 2014 and worked for several years with a special interest in obstetrics and gynaecology.  Dr Stanes joined Vein Care SA  in 2021 after relocating to Adelaide with her young family.  In addition to working at Vein Care SA she is currently completing her training to become a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners.

Dr Stanes’ interests include women’s health, antenatal care and chronic disease, including vascular disease.  She enjoys the hands-on aspect of providing sclerotherapy treatment and seeing the results in her patients.

Outside of work, Dr Stanes enjoys watersports (especially water skiing) and keeping fit in the great outdoors.

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Rachel Van Pelt


Rachel joined the team at Vein Care SA in 2021 seeking a career in medical reception.  Rachel has extensive customer service experience in the food and hospitality industry, having both owned her own business and managed a busy café.  Rachel completed a certificate in Medical Reception in 2020.

Rachel prides herself on providing a warm welcome to all our patients and providing excellent customer service.  She is currently undertaking training at Vein Care SA in reception and administrative duties.