Au revoir from all the Abington Vets Team- Richard we will all miss you, we wish all the best in your retirement!
We are all very very sorry to see him go but here is a goodbye message from him:
At the end of September 2015 I will retire from Abington Park Veterinary Surgery. Working as a veterinary surgeon and business partner I have spent a very enjoyable twenty six years at the practice.
I qualified in 1982 and after seven years in mixed practice I joined John Prior and Nigel Anthony shortly after they had set up Abington Park Veterinary Surgery in 1985.
Together we provided a twenty four hour, seven day a week service to our clients and also built the practice up to where it is today with the help of Andrew Jagoe and Jeremy Onyett, our other longstanding veterinary colleagues.. We continued to expand and in 2003 opened up another clinic at Moulton College and later in 2008 a small clinic in St. James called Acorn .
Latterly, Independent Vetcare Ltd purchased our practice while still retaining all the experienced clinicians, nurses and support staff and since then we have been able to offer once again, a full 24/7 service all the year around.
To those client’s whose pets I have treated over the years I would like to say “Goodbye” and thank you for your loyalty and support to the practice.
To those many staff I have had the pleasure of working with over many years some of whom are still working here, I would like to thank you all for your support you have given me both clinically and in running the business side of the practice. I am sure our paths will cross in the future.
To my wife Louise, I would like to thank her for all the support she has given me through the years of running and working in the practice and in the early years for being available for answering the telephone out of hours as well as bringing up our son and daughter, Charlie and Tess, and working full time!
We are intending to travel widely both on my motorbike or in our motorhome, conversations about which I have held at length with some of my regular clients in the past!
I am intending to return to my roots and start making sausages and salami in my retirement ably trained for such by my late father who was a third generation pork butcher!
Going forward I wish the practice every success in its endeavours and know it will continue to provide an invaluable high quality service to all pet owning clients both locally and from afar.
Richard Edwards .