Senior laboratory technician Robert Cash retired at the end of October after almost 40 years’ service to Rossdales.
Robert joined the laboratory in 1977 and since then he has been a key member of the team, first under the leadership of Prof Sidney Ricketts and latterly Alastair Foote. During this time, Rossdales Laboratories has expanded and become a world leader in its field, providing comprehensive diagnostic laboratory services for equine practitioners. Robert joined the practice from the haematology department at Addenbrookes Hospital and his expertise was instrumental in the expansion of the laboratory, implementing new technology, including in recent years a range of ELISA and PCR testing. He has also collaborated with Rossdales vets and external researchers on numerous research projects.
His leaving party at the hospital on 30th October was well attended and Robert gave an extremely humorous speech about his ‘early years’ before joining Rossdales. A keen amateur astronomer, he was presented with a custom built telescope and various pieces of equipment to assist him in his stargazing! We wish him a long and happy retirement.
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