Tuesday 24 October, 2017

Vet Dr. Kim Brandford was ‘compassionate’

Dr. Kim Brandford (Internet image)

Dr. Kim Brandford (Internet image)

As family and friends mourn the untimely passing of veterinarian Dr. Kim Brandford, her colleagues, clients and past classmates too are shedding tears and extending their heartfelt condolences.

Dr. Brandford worked at The Veterinary Clinic for almost a quarter century of her life. The 46-year-old was at the Clinic in Graeme Hall for some 24 years.

Fighting back tears, Assistant and Technician at The Veterinary Clinic Sarah Laverick today told Loop News:

“She always used to be the one to tell us to keep calm and take a breath and do what you have to do. She was more like a Mother-figure to all of us here, pretty much.”

An emotional Laverick said that Dr. Brandford was “everything good – kind-hearted, caring, very compassionate, a very good vet.”

On Facebook, the graduate of Queen’s College was remembered in the Queen’s College (Barbados) Alumni group. Many said, “RIP Kim”, “Gone too soon!”, and they agreed that she was extremely compassionate.

The thread was started by Marianne Greenidge who posted, ‘We grieve together....Extending condolences to the family and friends of our own Dr. Kim Brandford. May she rest in peace...’

Rene Brathwaite commented, “Thank you for all of your kindness and compassion with my dogs over the years and of course your great sportsmanship... It was indeed a pleasure to have played tennis with you and against you. My heart hurts... Rest in peace my dear...”

Diane Cummins wrote, “Dr. Brandford was a fantastic, caring, loving, competent and professional vet and woman. I will really miss her. Tears...”

Angela Davis added, “Indeed ...she was very compassionate and caring to me and my fur babies and ensured that we had the best care ...I have relied on her care for years. This is very hard to process...I can't imagine how she may have felt...may she Rest In Peace.”

Having known her prior to her QC days, Vicki Marshall Telford said, “So sad ! Am [sic] just so sad. We sat in same class at St Winifred's and Queens College. Thankful for the memories to bring a smile to my face! Love you Kim and will miss you!”

Marilyn Weekes and many others continuously extended “most sincere condolences to her family and friends.”

Beyond being a veterinarian many remembered Dr. Brandford as a sportswoman whether for tennis, equestrian or cycling.

Royal Barbados Police Force spokesman, Inspector Roland Cobbler, confirmed that she died sometime after 9:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 24, 2017, at her Atlantic Shores, Christ Church residence.