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Veterinary profession
Importance of communication
  1. Peter Laing
  1. Old School House, Staunton-on-Arrow, Leominster, Herefordshire HR6 9HR
  1. e-mail: pwlaing{at}

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I WAS interested to read your report on a recent RCVS disciplinary hearing, which resulted in a vet being ordered to be struck off for failures relating to TB testing (VR, May 18, 2013, vol 172, p 517); although I am now retired, I feel from my own long experience in practice that it brings out a fundamental difficulty in the veterinary control of zoonotic diseases.

If the use of veterinary surgeons to …

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