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  1. R. D. Martin

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ON February 20, Robert Donald Martin, BSc, MRCVS, of Corner Cottage, Hollow Lane, Thurston, Bury St Edmonds, Suffolk. Mr Martin qualified from Edinburgh in 1951.

Jake Waddilove writes: Robert Donald Martin, better known as Don, was born and lived his early life in the village of Errol in Perthshire. He went to school in Perth. As a teenager, he became a naval officer and spent his war years in the navy. He was posted to India and South Africa, among other places.

Don went to Edinburgh veterinary school from 1946 to 1951. He was a leading member of the Veterinary Students Association and was active in promoting the students' interests and concerns. This was a forerunner to his later involvement with the BVA.

On qualifying, he moved to Suffolk and started work in Stowmarket, working for Mr Muir. In 1954, he moved to Bury St Edmunds and joined George (Nick) Nixon in a small practice on Northgate Street. Chris Tew joined them soon after. They …

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