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.
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.
Veterinarian BAgSc BVSc
Sylvia has lived in Canterbury since 1983 and operated a small animal clinic in Christchurch for 26 years.
Her special interest in small animal skin diseases started in the 1980’s. In 1989 she was sponsored to attend the first World Congress of Veterinary Dermatology in Dijon, France.
From 2001 onwards, Sylvia started hosting Duncan Graham’s dermatology referral service at her clinic.
In the past 4 years, Sylvia has further upskilled by attending 20+ training courses, meetings and conferences at post-graduate level. These included the 2016 World Congress of Veterinary Dermatology in Bordeux, France and multiple visits to overseas specialist centers.
Since 2017 Sylvia has been operating Animal Dermatology Canterbury together with Lee Williams. Sylvia also travels to Hamilton about every 4-6 weeks to see patients at The Referral Centre.
In her free time Sylvia enjoys walking her Golden Retriever Hudson, practicing yoga and traveling to exotic places. She also loves spending time with her son Angus and his young family.