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Dear Loyal Clients,

My wife and I have made the difficult decision to retire from the full-time practice of veterinary medicine as of September 6, 2014. I have been so fortunate to have been involved with veterinary medicine for the past 40 years. I have especially enjoyed the time I've spent here at Stratford Hills Veterinary Center as an associate veterinarian, as owner and then as Chief of Staff.

  Dr. Michael Elliot with Feline Patient Hospital Manager Midge Elliot with Cat
  SHVC's Dr. Elliott and his wife Midge plan to retire from full-time practice to spend time with their family, especially their grandchildren.

My departure has been made easier knowing that I am putting you and your pets in very capable hands. Your pets will continue to receive the same quality care and personal attention, which you have come to expect, from both Dr. David Kitchens and SHVC's new Chief of Staff, Dr. Charles Tucker. I was involved in Dr. Tucker's selection and know that he will take great care of your pets. Like Dr. Kitchens, he is a very nice individual and comes to SHVC with impeccable credentials.

I intend to continue serving you on a part-time basis as a relief veterinarian. There may also be opportunities from time to time for me to address your special needs by appointment.

On a more personal note, I am very much looking forward to spending more time with my family, especially my grandchildren, who are scattered from Maine to Nevada. And having more time to devote to my many hobbies will be a very good thing! Midge and I are, also, anxious to spend more time in Ellicott City, Maryland at Quarry Cottage. Yes, this will be a challenging transition; but as you can see, we have much with which to fill our retirement hours.

Again, thank you for being such faithful clients and friends. I am sure that you will show the same devotion to Drs. Tucker and Kitchens.

My best wishes to each of you,
Michael B. Elliott, DVM