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I WOULD suggest that this apparent shortage of experienced vets is attributable to several reasons.
First, dropout. A few years ago I revisited my old college in connection with a 50-year class reunion. A member of staff told us that a large proportion of graduates now left the profession within four years of graduation, being disillusioned with general practice.
This disillusionment could be attributable to the fact that they expect to have the time and facilities to ‘work up’ their cases in the manner they have been taught – but in …