in memoriam

Neil Burnie M.R.C.V.S. 1954 – 2014

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Dr. Neil Burnie, a managing Partner and senior veterinary surgeon here at Endsmeet Animal Hospital. Neil and Nick have been Partners since 1997 when they puchased the clinic from Martin & Linda Counsell.

Neil was laid to rest this past Sunday November 16th, 2014 on the sea, where he truly belonged. Neil was a truly unique individual and touched many lives with his work here in the clinic and the community at large. He will be fondly remembered and greatly missed by all of the Endsmeet team, our patients and clients.

He leaves behind his loving wife Katrin Burnie, his son Oscar Deuss, daughter Kim Deuss, and siblings Judith Sweetman, Jonathan Burnie, brother-in-law Rufus Sweetman, sister-in-law Meg Burnie, and pets Kia, Hugo, Ziggy, and Kitty Michael. Our thoughts and prayers go out to them, as well as his beloved Ocean Vet team, band members, and everyone in the community that he cherished and that cherished him.

Anyone wishing to make donations towards a charitable trust in memory of Neil Burnie and in support of Marine Education and Research may be made to MJM Limited (BD$) Client Trust A/C #006 018279 002, or cheques made payable to MJM Limited Client Trust (in each case, reference Neil Burnie).

The staff of Endsmeet would like to thank all of our clients that stopped by, called or sent flowers during the last week. The support has been truly overwhelming and we are most grateful to you all. A special thank you to Dr. Jiri Heinz of Ettrick Animal Hospital.

We have posted a small album with some media collected by our staff of Neil and his exploits. He gave us so much, and for that we are forever grateful.