After 31 enjoyable years of serving the needs of our community, it is with sincere emotion that I announce my retirement from veterinary medicine. It has been an honor and blessing to serve you, your pets, and in some cases, your extended family’s pets as well.
For the remainder of this year, I have chosen to work a reduced schedule, and will be transitioning out of my partner/ownership role of the clinic. My official retirement date will be in late December.
It’s hard to believe three decades have gone by since my wife, Allison, and I were fortunate enough to return to our home towns to raise our family. Coming back to Wenatchee was a proud moment; it allowed me to work under the distinct mentorship of Dr. Don Berdan as part of the well-respected Cascade Veterinary Clinic.
In more recent years, I’ve been grateful to share ownership responsibilities and work alongside a wonderful team of veterinarians, with the support of outstanding technicians and staff who share in the dedication and values I hold dear. It is their added talent and compassion that enables us to deliver exceptional veterinary care to our community.
As our clinic has grown to three locations in Wenatchee, East Wenatchee, and Leavenworth, we’ve embraced remarkable advancements, both medically and technologically, that continue to have an intentional impact on the care we provide your pets. I’m proud to have contributed to this growth, which always prioritizes continuing education of doctors and staff as well as investment in new diagnostic capabilities, allowing us to stay on the forefront of veterinary medicine.
Today, as every day prior, I am humbled by your trust and friendship. Together, we have shared the emotional highs and lows of caring for generations of pets – from the challenging “adolescent” stage, to the sorrow of having to say a compassionate goodbye. That relationship means more to me than words can ever say.
While this is my last year of veterinary care, in my heart I have complete confidence, trust, and admiration for our veterinarians and staff as they continue to provide guidance to you and excellence in pet health care. This team shares the deep appreciation I have for you, and the value you place in not only what we do, but how we do it.
Looking forward, Allison and I are excited for the new opportunities awaiting us. We will be working on our list of additional life experiences we’ve been planning, while remaining an active part of the Wenatchee Valley. Overall, I feel heartfelt sadness in leaving behind what has been such a fulfilling career. However, I also hold excitement and anticipation for kindling new types of relationships with you through my continued community involvement.
To each and every one of you, I extend my sincere gratitude. I thank you for the trust, the loyalty, and the memories we have shared.
With Warm Regards,
Ed Womack, DVM