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CENTRAL CANTERBURY NEWS, SEPTEMBER 4, 2013
SELWYN VETERINARY CENTRE
EXPERTISE, EXPERIENCE & EMPATHY
Essentials for caring for your pet
Brand New - Full Surgical & Medical
Services for your precious Pet
Great Location & Parking
Specialised Pet Food & Products
Competitive Pricing with Excellent
Service means -*
829 Jones Rd, Rolleston 347-7419 24 HRS
*A Great Pet Service for you!
Main South Rd
Yolande and Nick Howell (Vets) with
Courtneay Whitt (Vet Nurse) right
The Selwyn Vet Centre has now been open less than a month, and
already things are alive and kicking!
Husband and wife veterinary team Nick and Yolande Howell, capably
assisted by Trish McCormick and Courtneay Whitt, have settled into
brand new premises at 829 Jones Road in Rolleston, and are already
on the radar of pet owners in the burgeoning town.
"We are specialising in pet care primarily,"
"Cats, dogs, rabbits...you name it...anything with fur
This means that they are very much family oriented.
Nick explains that communication is critical, as animals
are of course unable to articulate their symptoms, and
owners need to know exactly what the problem is.
"In a sense we feel we are not just looking after the
pets, but the owners as well. This is important for
children, who see their pets as family members, and worry
At the centre they like to project an image of being caring,
thoughtful, considerate and knowledgeable, and this certainly becomes evident within a short
while of visiting.
Everything is brand new and well planned out, with a definite eye to any opportunity to expand in
the future. There is new dental and digital x-ray equipment, an efficient operating theatre, spare
consult room, temperature controlled recovery area, a full range of surgical and medical treatments
available and ample parking outside.
Pet owners can specify which vet they would like to see, although both Nick and Yolande
are highly qualified; Nick a 1989 graduate of the Royal Veterinary College in London, and
Yolande a 2002 graduate of the University of Sydney.
Both enjoy the rural South Island environment and are excited about their role in a
rapidly growing Selwyn environment.
Yes, definitely call in if you are worried about Fido, Mittens, Gary the Guinea Pig or
Roger Rabbit -- they will be in safe and sensitive hands!
Names from L to R are,
Trish McCormick, Yolande Howell,
Nick Howell, Courtneay Whitt.
Nasi Manu makes big impression
TEACHER ACT: Rolleston teachers joined in the fun of the pass-the-ball competition. Ellie
Stuckey, holding hoop, Nasi Manu and Tineke Schat watch Haylie Eilken make a pass.
TOP TIPS: Rolleston's senior rugby team enjoyed a training session with their Canterbury idol.
Watson work on
ROLLESTON SCHOOL had an
encounter with a gentle giant
when Canterbury rugby player
Nasi Manu visited last week.
The hulking 1.90m, 112kg
frame of Manu stood in front of
the assembly to answer questions
from the students and talk about
his experiences as a professional
It was his second of three visits
to the school as part of the Canter-
bury Rugby Union's adopt-a-
Rolleston was one of 25 Canter-
bury schools that had the oppor-
tunity to buddy up with a player
from this season's Canterbury
Manu made his first trip to the
school on August 19, talking to the
children and taking part in a
training run with the school's
The former Crusader and cur-
rent member of the Highlanders
taught the children some new
skills and worked on their exist-
His final visit to the school will
be on Thursday, September 12, for
red and black day.
Manu will choose the best-
dressed class -- with the winners
invited to watch a captain's run
training session at AMI Stadium,
usually closed to the public.
Manu, who still holds dreams of
becoming an All Black, told the
Rolleston students there was
nothing to stop them from becom-
ing professional athletes in any
He said it was important to eat
healthy, go to bed early, listen to
their parents and teachers and --
most importantly -- work hard at
everything they do.
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