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IN a further tribute to Cherida Dawn Stobart (VR, June 22, 2013, vol 172, p 665), S. Crispin, T. Gruffydd-Jones, G. Pearson, S. Long, D. Harbour and P. Howard write: Cherida, the youngest of three sisters, was born in Southampton in 1962, but the family moved to Ogmore-by-Sea in the Vale of Glamorgan soon after her birth. It provided the perfect setting to explore every aspect of the natural world, invariably accompanied by one of the many dogs that the family owned over the years, of which Jimmy, her ‘special dog’, was certainly the favourite. Her love of animals, from dogs to guinea pigs, made veterinary science an obvious career choice, but she brought a sharp intellectual curiosity to everything she did and was an excellent scientist and skilled amateur naturalist.
At the University of Bristol she flourished and qualified as a veterinary surgeon in 1986, intercalating in pathology to gain a BSc with first-class honours. She …
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