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Broadening the mix of veterinary surgeons


With recent figures showing that around 80 per of new veterinary graduates are female and upper/middle class, concerns about the increasing homogeneity of the veterinary profession have sparked a number of initiatives aimed at broadening its demographic. One of the most recent has been the launch of the VetNet Lifelong Learning Network in April 2007, a national network of veterinary schools, universities and colleges committed to providing more opportunities for students on vocational courses to enter higher education. Maura O'Malley reports.

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