Freephone: 0800 817 926


If you have been referred to Animal Dermatology Canterbury or would like more information on related subjects we would love to hear from you. To get in touch either send us a message using the contact form below or by using the contact details below.

Freephone: 0800 817 926

Fax: 03 312 8389

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Where to find us

North Canterbury

Wednesday appointments
Located at: RVC Woodend Clinic
138 Main North Road
Woodend 7610

Woodend Vet Clinic


Friday appointments
Located at: Avonhead Vets
207 Withells Rd, Avonhead
Christchurch 8042

Avonhead Vets

Meet our team

Lee Williams and Sylvia McLean have had career-long interests in animal dermatology. Sylvia has hosted and worked alongside Duncan Graham for many years and more recently has spent time with overseas dermatology specialists. Lee has studied Vet dermatology at Masters level and has worked predominately with skin cases for the past 5 years. For many years both vets regularly attended international vet dermatology congresses, conferences and meetings and are both members of the NZ Vet Derm Interest Group, keeping up to date with all the new information and advances in this challenging field.

Lee Williams

Lee Williams

Veterinarian BSc BVSc

Lee is a wellknown, experienced small animal clinician. She has worked mainly in Christchurch and since 2008 at a practice in North Canterbury where her dermatology interest and skills have flourished.

She has 2 sons, a daughter, 2 cats and a crazy Foxy-X. When she is away from the microscope Lee enjoys time with family and friends, theatre, reading, walking and spending time at the Punakaiki batch.

Sylvia McLean

Sylvia McLean

Veterinarian BAgSc BVSc

Sylvia moved from Germany to New Zealand in 1983 and operated a small animal clinic in Christchurch for 26 years. She developed a special interest in dermatology in the 1990 and started hosting referrals for Canterbury from around 2001.

In the past 3 years she has increased her focus on dermatology working alongside Lee Williams and Duncan Graham, visiting overseas skin specialists and she now regularly travels to the North Island for seeing patient referrals.

Sylvia lives in Loburn, North Canterbury sharing a lifestyle block with her son, daughter-in-law, wee granddaughter and a group of Gotland sheep. In her free time she enjoys practicing and teaching yoga and travel to exotic places.