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J. L. Crooks

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IN tribute to John Leslie Crooks (VR, March 31, 2012, vol 170, p 342), John Tandy writes: John Crooks, an outstanding member of the veterinary profession, died on March 20. John's drive, ambition and caring attitude made him liked and respected by friends, colleagues and clients. He was extremely successful in practice, in business and in veterinary organisations. He was also a member of a very loving family.

John was born in Hull in 1928 and the family moved soon after to the delightful nearby village of Walkington in East Yorkshire. He remained attached to the area for the rest of his life. He was educated at Uppingham School followed by the Royal Veterinary College, where he qualified in 1951.

John's first job was as an assistant in the practice of Alf Wight …

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