Cedar Grove bids fond farewell to ‘legend’ Gilbert McKnight
Cedar Grove Veterinary Clinic has said a fond farewell to director Dr Gilbert McKnight, who has retired after 36 years with the Belfast practice.
Dr McKnight, who has spent the majority of his professional career at Cedar Grove after graduating from Glasgow University Veterinary School in 1987, not only oversaw the practice’s development and expansion but was a much-loved surgeon who loved nothing more than the the day to day involvement with the pets and their owners.
Away from work Dr McKnight enjoys spending time with family and working on the farm and now intends to devote more time to to his twin passions of golf and rugby.
Dozens of colleagues and clients alike rushed to pay tribute, with Denise Elliot saying; “Happy retirement Gilbert. You have cared for so many of my pets over the years. You will be sadly missed by both 2 and 4 legged friends. Wishes all the best.”
Clare Hilditch wrote: “Happy retirement Gilbert! Was great to work with such a knowledgeable and skilled Vet during my student nursing days in Cedargove. All the best for the future, u will be greatly missed about the practice I am sure!! X.”