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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, and the European College of Veterinary Dermatology, 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 well-known, experienced small animal clinician. She has worked mainly in Christchurch and since 2008 at a best-practice hospital 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 bach.

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 1990, and hosted referrals for Canterbury in 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  now regularly travels to the North Island to see patient referrals.

Sylvia lives in Loburn, North Canterbury and shares 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.