To the Many Wonderful Clients and Patients I've worked with at MASH,
This letter is to inform that I have left MASH to pursue other opportunities. I want to thank Dr. Roman and her family for opening up their clinic to me and entrusting me with the many wonderful clients and patients who have been loyal to MASH for the last 30 years. My time here has been inspiring as I have worked with you all to create health, balance and joy for the beautiful animal companions with whom we are honored to share our lives.
My time in New England has been a great experience. I have enjoyed a game at Fenway thanks to the generosity of Dr. Roman's husband, witnessed many sports championships, seen beautiful fall colors, met some amazing whales at sea, and enjoyed beach-side sunsets on the Cape. I've learned that you cannot pronounce the town names phonetically. Although these moments have all left an impression on me I will remember, most of all, the potent personalities of the people of Massachusetts.
During my time at MASH I have been privileged to have receive many doggie kisses, and kitty head butts as well as hugs of appreciation, affection, and also grief and sorrow as we have journeyed through all the ups and downs of life and health. You have opened your hearts to me, shared your stories with me, and entrusted me with your secrets and your pain. For this I am extremely grateful. While I have been at MASH you have brought me some very difficult and challenging cases. Although I have not been able to save or heal every one of your precious pets, please know that my efforts were always sincere and I have only wished the very best outcome for you all.
I have formed many wonderful bonds during the course of my employment and leaving has not been an easy decision for me. I would only depart because it is time for me to reach for the next pursuit. Knowing Dr. Roman's ability to bring wonderfully talented individuals to MASH, I am sure that you will find excellent care with the practitioners who are still there or with any new veterinarians that are invited to practice in that special place. Please be receptive to them just as you were for me. We are all doing our best to be the clinician that you need us to be.
Thank you all for allowing me to spend a little time in your lives and your hearts. I will carry the memories of you and your amazing pets with me always. Be safe, have fun and keep on sharing all the love you can with the animal kingdom and each other.
Ayse Washington DVM