At the end of April we are sadly saying goodbye to our American vet Geoff. He is having problems with his back and moving to a job he hopes will be less physically demanding. We will miss his “Hey Dude!” and “Awesome!” but wish him well along with his wife Ana, son Luke and new baby when he arrives.
The good news is that, replacing Geoff, Becky Rowe is rejoining the practice. She first worked here from 2006 for 5 years with a break in the middle to go travelling. Since then Becky has gained good experience elsewhere but now wishes to return to Llangollen because she’s never found anywhere quite as nice!
We’ve had a busy lambing period this year. Last spring the farmers were too busy pulling the sheep out of snowdrifts to have the time to bring problem cases to us. Strangely the good weather has coincided with a higher rate of malpresentations and large lambs. The students we’ve had on work experience have witnessed all sorts of outcomes from happy endings for mother and babies to gory deliveries with dead lambs. It’s all part of the job!