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IN further tribute to Jack Brian Walsby (VR, October 13, 2012, vol 171, p 379), Barry Johnson writes: Jack Walsby was born in 1926 in Twickenham, the son of a newspaper editor, and was educated locally. His education was interrupted by a long period in hospital recovering from tuberculosis and he also spent four years as an evacuee living on the edge of Exmoor in Somerset. Days misspent from school, following red deer on Exmoor, fired his enthusiasm for a country life and a determination to become a veterinary surgeon. He entered the Royal Veterinary College in 1944.
After qualifying in 1948, he entered a mixed practice in Norfolk, where, as a consequence of war, there were still large dairy herds. The hours were long but the clinical experience proved invaluable when he moved …
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