Dear Wellington and surrounding areas colleagues
I am returning from my long and exciting sabbatical on the 26th of October. The dermatology meeting in Liverpool was great, and overall I am feeling excited about taking up the reins again. Sylvia McLean did a great job while I was away, and I believe that all of you would like to have her back soon. I shall work on that. My first trip back to PetVet Silverstream will be Oct 29, 30 and November 1. Let’s keep me really busy. Actually it’s nearly fully booked already.
By some surprising twist of fate, the Silverstream trip will also be my last one to PetVet. Yes that is right. After 25 years of being part of the PetVet family, I am moving to Pet Doctors Thorndon. Change is good. I keep repeating that, and I know it’s true, but I am still a bit sad. 25 years is a long time, isn’t it? Thanks David and Gary for making me so welcome, and all of the PetVet staff that I have worked with over the past two and half decades. I have really valued your support and friendship.
Overall I am excited about the change, the clinic is easily accessible from everywhere, and the move will force me to “modernize” with an 0800 number, an assistant, and my own eft-pos machine. I’m looking forward to working alongside Eve Falconer and her team. The first Animal Dermatology NZ trip to Thorndon will be on November 12 and 13.
After the last Silverstream trip, we will be making all the appointments. However the 0800 number is not up and running yet. Until it is available, to make appointments email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and Gina will look after things. After I’ve returned on the 26th of October, you will be able to call me on 0274 335020. Until then, the time difference will make that number difficult to use.
So -- change is good. Thanks for the support over that past 25 years. I hope that you will be happy to use my services at the Thorndon Pet Doctors as well. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or suggestions on how to improve the services we offer.
Duncan Graham BVScBSc (hons)
Animal Dermatology NZ
Nelson, NZ 7010