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Atkinson & Associates - Farewell Richard and Nicky

1st April 2020 marks the start of a new era in the lives of Richard and Nicky Atkinson who have served the Piopio community in a stellar fashion with their business Atkinson & Associates Veterinary Services for the last 34 years.

After searching for some time, they have found a team to take over their ‘baby’. It was very important to the couple that the right people were able to take the business over and continue the excellent independent service and advice that they are so well known for.

Michael and Hannah Catley were both working as vets in Otorohanga previously and have relocated to Piopio, purchasing a property on Paekaka Road. They, along with Anna Martyn, one of Atkinson’s senior vets and John Bernau, the trading manager who took over Jennie Howie’s role last year – form the shareholder team who will continue trading as Atkinson & Associates after the 1st April 2020.

They really enjoy travelling and once the pandemic has settled plan on enjoying many more trips away. They have raised their daughters Georgia and Ashley here in the Piopio community and have no plans to move away.

A big thanks to the Atkinson family from everyone here in Piopio, all the best for the future and enjoy your new found freedom!