Vet­eri­nar­ian mak­ing a dif­fer­ence

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Elles Road Vet­eri­nary Cen­tre’s achieve­ments are many and var­ied but striv­ing to con­tin­u­ally im­prove and pro­vide bet­ter ser­vices and up to date treat­ments and us­ing new tech­nol­ogy and tech­niques are very im­por­tant, says Sandy.

‘‘We have seen amaz­ing re­sults from stem-cell ther­apy and look for­ward to see­ing this be­come more ac­cepted in the fu­ture.

‘‘Changes in our un­der­stand­ing of diet and be­hav­iour in our pets has been al­ways evolv­ing and made a huge im­prove­ment to the health and wel­fare for fam­ily pets.’’

Her ad­vice to other women in busi­ness would be to be brave and go for it.

‘‘I have had sev­eral fe­male vet­eri­nar­i­ans who have worked with us, go on to own their own prac­tices.’’

Pre­cious re­lax­ation time is spent with fam­ily and friends, in­clud­ing two grand­chil­dren who live lo­cally.

Sandy en­joys movies, hand­crafts, gar­den­ing, travel, read­ing and sup­port­ing and en­joy­ing lo­cal art and the mu­seum by be­ing on the Friends of the South­land Mu­seum com­mit­tee.

‘‘I am also in­volved in In­ner Wheel and I go home at night to care for and ‘ hang out’ with my own pets,’’ she says.

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