Veterinarian making a difference
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.