Early this month we said a sad farewell to Andrea Guillemot, Laboratory Manager in Christchurch. Andrea has been part of the Gribbles Veterinary team for 15 years and Laboratory Manager for 10 of those years. Andrea is however staying within our Healthscope Group as General Manager for Canterbury Southern Communities Laboratory (CSCL). Andrea would like to pass on her thanks to all the clients who made her time at Gribbles Veterinary so enjoyable, she enjoyed meeting many of you and working with you all.
Later this month we will welcome Dr Isis Carter as the new Laboratory Manager. After graduating from the University of Canterbury with a BSc. in Biochemistry and Plant & Microbial Sciences, Isis worked for the New Zealand Blood Service before moving to management and marketing roles in the pharmaceutical and pathology sectors. In 2007, she moved to Vancouver, Canada to complete her PhD in Genetics, focussing on coagulation protein biochemistry for a biopharma application, and subsequently worked as a Product Manager in the stem cell biotechnology sector. Returning to New Zealand in 2014, Isis has since been at Christchurch Polytechnic managing a graduate laboratory training programme, serving as deputy operator for the PC2 containment facility, and building relationships with companies throughout Canterbury for business development initiatives.
Isis has significant and varied laboratory and management experience in medical, biotechnology and teaching laboratories. She is passionate about building relationships with customers to understand and meet their laboratory testing needs.
Isis lives in Christchurch with her husband Brad, daughters Nimue and Zosia, and their lilac Burmese cats. Isis enjoys spending weekends exploring the South Island with her family, growing orchids, and painting.