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Ensuring a sustainable profession
  1. Marc Silpa,
  2. Victoria Ingham and
  3. William Ingham
  1. on behalf of the Veterinary Students' Council
  1. Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, University of Edinburgh, Easter Bush Campus, Midlothian EH25 9RG
  1. e-mail: s1060786{at}

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THE Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies Veterinary Students' Council would like to voice its concerns regarding the creation of new veterinary schools. In September 2012, the UK government abolished a cap that restricted the number of courses available within the UK which required students to have A-level grades of AAB or above (Moore and Marszal 2012). Since this time, one new veterinary school has opened and there is the possibility of more to follow. Recently, the Veterinary Record reported on the underemployment of veterinarians in the USA, partially …

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