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New UK vet school
  1. John Grieve
  1. Cambridge Veterinary Group, 89a Cherryhinton Road, Cambridge CB1 7BS
  1. e-mail: john.grieve{at}

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THE Heads of the UK Veterinary Schools may feel unable to comment on the wisdom or advisability of opening another UK veterinary school (VR, November 17, 2012, vol 171, p 509) but as one of the generation of the profession who have lived and worked through a golden era of our profession – free university tuition, well-funded and high quality veterinary research and education, a highly-regarded profession and an expanding one within a thriving national economy – I must do so. To be blunt, this is suicidal for the veterinary profession in the longer term.

Of course the University of Surrey, in proposing a new veterinary …

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