RETIREMENT: Many happy memories

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May I say a huge thank you to all of the clients and work colleagues at Alnorthumbria Veterinary practice for their kind words, letters, cards and gifts, given to me on my recent retirement from the practice.

I qualified from the Royal Dick School of Veterinary Studies (Dick Vet) at Edinburgh University in 1976, 41 years ago, and apart from an initial two-and-a-half years in Stone and Eccleshall in Staffordshire, the remaining 38-and-a-half years have been spent working mainly from our Alnwick, Amble and Seahouses surgeries.

Initially, I was involved working in mixed practice with both farm and small animals, but for the last 15 years, as the profession has become more specialised, I have worked almost entirely in small animal practice.

The close working relationship built up over many years with both clients and work colleagues has resulted in a large number of friendships.

Throughout my working life in Northumberland, I have met many warm and welcoming people who have contributed enormously in helping to make my veterinary career a professionally rewarding and enjoyable experience, and one which has left me with many happy memories.

I send my grateful thanks to all of you for your very generous gifts and good wishes.

David Young MRCVS,

Alnwick