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  1. Jeremy Naylor
  1. Plain Equine Veterinary Clinic, Cleeve Stables, Elston, Salisbury, Wiltshire SP3 4HL, e-mail: info@plainequine.com

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READING Sophie Walsh's article ‘Time for a change’ in Vet Record Careers was like feeling a breath of fresh air on a hot and sticky summer's day (VR, April 16, 2016, vol 178, pp i-ii). We constantly hear how stressful life is as a vet, of the high rate of mental illness, addiction and suicide, the physical danger (at least in equine work), the high rate of dissatisfaction and colleagues leaving the profession, and of the difficulty of recruiting suitable candidates to jobs in practice. While of course these are very serious issues and must be addressed by the profession, and, in particular, those in positions …

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