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The end of an era at Matamata Veterinary Services as Murray Eddington retires

October 19, 2021

At the end of this month, after 33 years on the MVS team, Murray will be taking off his overalls and gumboots for one last time….

Murray started with us as a Technician back in the late 80’s under the leadership of our Practice forefathers – Jeff Grimmett, John O’Flaherty, Adrian Joe, Nigel Kittow and Mike Hills.

Back then each Vet filled every role from cat castrations to colic surgeries. Technicians like Murray working closely with the Veterinarians, knew to expect the unexpected when fronting for work.

At this time Veterinary Technicians were a very new concept and Murray accepted this challenge whole heartedly, becoming one of the first ever Technicians in New Zealand, paving the way for the others that followed.

It was always a job with a lot of variation and under the close supervision of Adrian Joe, Murray developed an impressive skill base testing milking machines.  This skill has proven extremely valuable and is widely recognised to this day.

It is fair to say that Murray leaves very big boots to fill and we will definitely miss him.
So, on behalf of us all here at MVS, we wish Murray the very best for a well-earned retirement.

Farewell Muzz and thank you for all the hard work.