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Veterinary profession
University costs and graduate remuneration
  1. Bob Michell
  1. Pine Croft, Upper Cleveley, near Enstone, Oxfordshire OX7 4DX
  1. e-mail: bobmichell{at}

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MR Brentnall is right to express concern at the accelerating growth in debt which confronts aspiring veterinary graduates (VR, September 13, 2014, vol 175, p 258). The results of the 2012 AVS-BVA survey of student debt, available on the BVA website ( show a current average at graduation of £34,508, up 53 per cent in four years. That is alarming enough but it predates the impact of tuition fees …

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