Graham Hunter BVM&S GPCert(EgP) CertEP CertAVP(ESO) MRCVS, of local veterinary practice, Ardene House Vet Practice, is to become the first Equine Group Veterinary Advisor in the Independent Vetcare group.
He will be tasked with providing expert support to the equine practices and businesses, along with being responsible for clinical and business advice, surgical referral services, and involvement in equine product and equipment selection. He will also be involved in learning and development within the group, drawing on his extensive experience and knowledge.
Although Graham’s new role will be taking up a lot of his time, he will still have regular contact with the equine veterinary team at Ardene House Veterinary Practice.
Nicki Duncan, practice manager at Ardene Veterinary Practice said, “We’re very proud that Graham is taking this exciting step. While we are sad Graham is leaving the area, he leaves Ardene House Vet Practice well placed to continue to give a high level of care to its equine clients and their horses’.
Ardene House Vet Practice will continue the work he developed, with a strong team of six experienced vets, including four certificate holders and specialists in dental work , lameness work-ups and medical cases.
Graham Hunter joined Ardene House Veterinary Practice in 1990 after graduating from the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies. He rapidly discovered the equine department at Ardene was his passion and decided to direct his focus onto that. He was instrumental in the building of the veterinary hospital at Kingswells in 1997 that became the home to the equine and farm side of the business.
Graham is keen on expanding his knowledge and, during his 29 years at the practice, he has undertaken extra equine qualifications including a certificate in equine surgery and orthopaedics. He was also appointed as an RCVS Examiner for the Certificate in Equine Practice in 2009, continuing in this capacity for five years.
Graham is very keen to get started in his new role. He said, “I am eager to get started in my new role as the first Equine Group Veterinary Adviser, making sure our equine practices have the best medicines, equipment, CPD and support going forward, while still being on hand at Ardene House.”
Since its humble beginnings, Ardene House has gone from strength to strength and is now Aberdeen’s only hospital standard veterinary practice as well as being a training practice for nurses throughout Scotland, growing from a one-man practice, to two sites, 22 vets, 15 nurses and 17 support staff.
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