On 31st March 2016, Tim Greet retired as Managing Partner of Rossdales, as 1st April marked the start of a new chapter at the practice with the appointment of three new associate partners, Lewis Smith, Emily Haggett and Tom O’Keeffe.
Tim, who has a world-renowned reputation as an equine surgeon, has been a vitally important member of the Rossdales team since joining the practice in 1982 and becoming a partner two years later. He played a key role in supervising the building of Rossdales Equine Hospital, which was completed in 1997 and opened by HM The Queen the following April. Tim also built Rossdales’ excellent specialist surgical, medical and imaging teams, who have already taken on his clinical caseload. Through the years, these teams have continued to develop the facilities and expertise offered at the hospital and diagnostic centre and they are now the future of Rossdales - that will be Tim’s legacy. He will continue to be involved with the practice as a consultant.
During his distinguished career Tim has enjoyed a number of highlights, including being elected as President of BEVA, British Veterinary Association (BVA) and World Equine Veterinary Association (WEVA). He is an honorary member of BEVA, BVNA, and the British Association of Equine Dental Technicians (BAEDT) and in the past has been awarded the Richard Hartley Clinical Prize of BEVA, the Centenary Award and the Chiron Award of the BVA and he gave the 6th Saki Paatsama lecture in Helsinki.
Hospital specialists Lewis Smith (surgery) and Emily Haggett (equine internal medicine) and Tom O’Keeffe, one of our senior racing vets, have joined the partnership and in retirement, Tim passes the mantle of Managing Partner to Mike Shepherd. Mike said: " We all wish Tim a long and very happy retirement with his wife Gilly and his family. Whilst Tim will be much missed by everyone, we are delighted to welcome Lewis, Emily and Tom into the partnership and are very happy and excited to have them with us for the future. Congratulations to you all.”
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