I started my association with Wylies when I was 13years old, helping Mr Coulton at the Hornchurch branch. After qualifying from Bristol, in 1981, I temporarily returned to the area – and 30 years later I’m still here! I became a partner in 1990, joining David Wylie and Ray Butcher. In those days we also treated farm animals and horses. There have been a lot of changes over the years, but Wylies has always been, and still is, a friendly, caring place to work, and I have been very happy here. When Ray retired due to ill health earlier this year it seemed a good time for me to step down from the partnership and concentrate on what I like doing most - being a vet!