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IN a further tribute to Richard David Locke (VR, March 3, 2012, vol 170, p 234), Harvey Locke writes: My cousin David was part of a family with a proud veterinary heritage that spans five generations. He studied first at Manchester Grammar School and then at Newport High School when his veterinary surgeon father, who worked for the Ministry of Agriculture, was transferred to Monmouthshire, where he became Divisional Veterinary Officer. David excelled at sport and was a keen rugby and tennis player at school. Applying to vet school, he was handpicked by the legendary Professor John George Wright and joined the 1945 Liverpool intake. Graduating in 1950, he joined Richard Ovington's practice in Newent, Gloucestershire, and after three years was persuaded to join his good friend from university, Bill Cartmell, in buying a practice in Wickham, …

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