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D. J. Spiers

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IN tribute to Dora Joy Spiers (VR, December 24/31, 2011, vol 169, p 688), Emma Campbell writes: Joy Spiers (née Campbell) was born on January 17, 1925, in Tadworth, Surrey. She attended Bedford High School for Girls and spent a year at the Rothamsted Research Institute before obtaining a place at Glasgow veterinary school. Joy's father was opposed to her chosen career path and refused to finance her studies. A lesser personality might have folded under such opposition, but Joy's determination and formidable drive won the day. Her aunt, the pioneering ophthalmic surgeon …

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