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IN tribute to Peter Harold McCready (VR, October 25, 2014, vol 175, p 408), Alan Boyd Macphee writes: Peter McCready was born in 1922 and spent holidays when still at school with an aunt who lived next to a farm. He was always on the farm, fascinated by the sheep and cows. When he left school at 16, he decided he wanted to work on a farm but found the hours hard to cope with and left his first job after seven weeks. He next took a job at Home Farm at Tyntesfield, near Bristol, and was intrigued to know, when an animal died, just why it had died and was an eager supervisor of veterinary postmortem examinations.
He decided he …