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IN tribute to Patrick Desmond Langford Guilbride (VR, December 24/31, 2011, vol 169, p 688), Chris Gibbs writes: Patrick Guilbride, known as Pat to his friends and Paddy to his wife and family, passed away at home in South Africa on December 13, 2011.
Pat was born in Kendal in 1919. As his parents lived overseas in Uganda, he and his brother attended school in Britain and spent school holidays with relatives in Yorkshire and Scotland.
Having completed school, he attended the Royal (Dick) Veterinary School between 1937 and 1942. He was one of only eight in the year of about 30 to complete the MSc course as well as …