AFTER 29 years managing Seadown Veterinary Group’s large animal reception, Jan Kane has stepped down to enjoy a well-earned retirement. Popular with the Hythe-based practice’s equine and farm clients, Jan was expert at putting at ease worried owners with her calming advice and experience.
As well as taking clients’ calls, Jan was responsible for coordinating the large animal vets on the road, always looking after the new young vets and ensuring they all managed to fi t in a lunch break, no matter how busy it was. At Seadown’s Christmas party, Jan was presented with a print of a New Forest scene by wellknown local artist Marianne Broadhead, in recognition of her contribution to the business over so many years.
Director Peter Tunney said: “Jan will be sadly missed but we wish her all the very best. She now has more time to spend with her grandchildren, and attend rock festivals as she is an ardent rock and blues fan!”
Jan said: “When I joined Seadown,I never imagined I would be there for almost 30 years. I found my job to be really rewarding with no two days being the same."
“During my time there I worked with some fantastically dedicated people. Although I am looking forward to my retirement, I will miss Seadown and its lovely clients and staff.”
Nadia Dovey will take over Jan’s role and is already settling in to the demands of the job.