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M. P. Weaver

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IN tribute to Martin Paul Weaver (VR, October 6, 2012, vol 171, p 353 ), P. M. Dixon writes: Martin Weaver was born in Glasgow and had an English father (the noted expert cattle veterinarian, Dr David Weaver) and a German mother; factors that influenced his career greatly. He always had a great love of animals and, as a teenager, had a very large collection of canaries, which his parents somewhat reluctantly inherited when he went to Glasgow University to study veterinary medicine.

Martin qualified from Glasgow in 1986 and, for the first two years after qualifying, worked in general practice in Dunoon in Scotland and then Thirsk in north Yorkshire. Due to his knowledge of the German language and his German heritage, he next became an intern at Munich University from 1988 to 1990, and during that time he obtained a Dr Med Vet from that university. For the following two years he worked as an intern …

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