Dr. Nichole Mellor

MBBS FRACGP, 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 specialising 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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Dr. Erin Stanes


Dr Erin Stanes graduated from the University of Western Australia in 2014, with much of her early work in the field of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. She joined Vein Care SA in 2021 after relocating to Adelaide with her young family, simultaneously completing her General Practice Fellowship.

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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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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Melissa Campbell

Registered Nurse

Melissa is a Registered Nurse who has been nursing for over 30 years.  She grew up in country South Australia and is an experienced nurse in general practice, operating theatres and aged care.

Mel is a keen water skier who enjoys the river life with her family whenever possible.  She happily transitions from action sports and an active lifestyle to her other hobbies of knitting and crocheting.

Mel is a valuable member of the Vein Care team, assisting our doctors and sonographers and always enjoying a chat with patients.

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Sue Welsh

Medical Sonographer

Sue Welsh is an experienced Sonographer, completing a degree in Medical Radiation at the University of South Australia in 1995 and subsequently completing a Post Graduate Diploma in Medical Sonography.  She has special interests in vascular ultrasound and women’s health / gynaecological ultrasound, and she contributes to education and training in her profession.

In her spare time, Sue is relishing the challenge of learning to play chess, as well as enjoying music, tennis, reading and spending time with her kids and pets.

Sue finds it rewarding to be part of the assessment, treatment and follow-up of patients at Vein Care SA.   She describes Vein Care as “a happy , welcoming workplace… with a wonderful group of hard working, professional women”.  ???? We love you too Sue!

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Rachel Herbst

Practice Manager

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 excellent customer service.  She manages the reception desk and the day-to-day running of the practice, including training new reception staff.  Rachel is likely to be the first to welcome you to Vein Care you and the last smile you’ll see as you leave us!

Imogen Ingham

Clinical Support and Administration

Imogen is currently studying Medicine at the University of Adelaide.  She joined Vein Care SA at the end of 2020 after graduating from Pembroke School as School Captain.

Imogen quickly transitioned from reception and admin duties to working as a clinical assistant after completing a Certificate 3 to be a Clinical Medical Assistant.

Imogen’s role at Vein Care SA includes assisting our doctors and sonographers, managing and ordering medical supplies and helping our more mature staff with technology.  Imogen is a calm and methodical presence at Vein Care SA.  She is a great organiser and will be an amazing doctor one day!

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Brayden Treagus

Admin & Clinical Support
Brayden is currently studying physiotherapy at Flinders University, with a view to one day opening his own practice. He has a passion for social awareness and helping people, and really enjoys interacting with all who he encounters at Vein Care. His warm smile and kind words will put anyone at ease!

In his spare time, he loves being outdoors, is into physical fitness and spending time with his family and partner. Brayden loves a good game of Australian Rules and is an avid follower of motorsport.