Franklin Service Hero this week: Dr John Swney Pukekohe Waiuku Veterinary Centre
John has been associated with the Pukekohe and Waiuku veterinary clinics since 1984 and in that time has been responsible for the care and attention of many treasured family pets.
When Lynda McKee’s precious Persian cat Winston was shot last week by an unknown gunman, John and Dr Emma Hill were called in to help save the badly injured animal.
Emma first attended to the out of hours call and spent time in the night caring for Winston who was successfully operated on the next day by John.
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