Dear Christchurch Colleagues
I am writing this letter with a mixture of nostalgic sadness and great excitement. No doubt there is a word for that feeling. After approximately 20 years I am moving my monthly dermatology referral trips from the St. Martins / At the Vets site to Avonhead Vets, Address: 207 Withells Rd, Christchurch 8042, Phone:03-358 4407.
For the last 20 years, I have enjoyed my collegial (and occasional glasses of wine) relationship with first Sylvia McLean, then Sylvia and Heather Remnant, and latterly Heather on her own. Sylvia in particular started me down this particular path and I will always be in her debt. I know that both the collegial and wine drinking relationships with continue with both of them, especially in Bordeaux. However for some time, I have wanted to be closer to the airport so Peter McLean’s lovely clinic seems a great option. I’ve already had 3 half days there and have really enjoyed it; the staff and Peter have been very welcoming and enthusiastic about my arrival. Some of your clients will find it easier to get to, others will be disappointed especially those from Sumner and Lyttleton.
Because I am going to the 8th WORLD CONGRESS OF VETERINARY DERMATOLOGY in Bordeaux France May 31- June 4, and Anna has decided she might accompany me (how surprising is that?), my next clinic in Christchurch won’t be until July 5th and 6th but it will be at Avonhead Vets. Olivia will be handling my bookings on 03 358 4407. You will particularly need to warn revisits of the change.
So thank you to Sylvia and Heather for the many happy dermatology visits and great social times, and Peter I am looking to the same great times at Avonhead.
The only other change is that because of switching to ultra-fast broadband, I no longer have a fax number.