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Learning about business
  1. Richard Brown
  1. Bellevue Veterinary Centre, 41-43 Castle Street, Banff, Aberdeenshire AB45 1DQ
  1. e-mail: rexrocco{at}

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I WAS interested to read Ben Hardy's editorial on ‘The business of being a vet’ (VR, June 8, 2013, vol 172, pp 579-580). It might not be the best use of veterinary students' time for them to attend lectures on business skills.

First, it will be simply a learning experience based on theory. This can never supersede the lessons learned by actually working inside a business on a day-to-day basis.

Secondly, two of the major priorities at a veterinary school are to teach students to learn about what the diagnostic options for a situation presented to …

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