Goodbye but see you soon, Chalette

Updated: Jul 31, 2020

It is with a real pang of regret that we must announce that we have said goodbye to one our amazing vets – Dr Chalette Brown who is taking the plunge and following her career dreams, leaving us and moving to a practice in Adelaide with a dedicated canine behavioural unit.

Years ago, when Chalette first joined GVS, we knew that she had a bit of a reputation for being a bit of a “dog whisperer” when it came to understanding canine behaviour.

So, our Practice Manager, Chris, showed Chalette a video of her misbehaving dog, and within 5 minutes Chalette had made 3 suggestions to improve the pup’s behaviour. Even better, when Chris tried them, they worked!

In her more than half a decade with us Chalette’s behaviour training skills moved to a whole new level. She is a member of the Australia New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists in Veterinary Behaviour, and won the Robert Holmes Award for the highest marks achieved in the veterinary behaviour membership examination in her year of study. As the years have passed she has become highly regarded in the Veterinary Industry for her skills – even teaching her skills to upcoming vets at the University of Adelaide.

Unfortunately for us and our clinic, life has got in the way, and Chalette has taken a new job closer to her home in the city, giving her more time to enjoy motherhood while continuing her career.

But, while we say goodbye to Chalette at GVS, we luckily don’t have to say goodbye to her skills and knowledge, as we maintain both our friendship with Chalette and our ability to refer cases to her when her expertise is required.

So, it’s with regret we say goodbye to one of the most lovely and skilled vets around. You will be missed here, but we wish you all the success there is, and we’ll look forward to seeing you again soon.

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