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Veterinary profession
University costs and graduate remuneration
  1. J. H. Brentnall
  1. Severn Edge Veterinary Group, Bridgnorth, Shropshire WV16 4AR
  1. e-mail: john.brentnall{at}

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FURTHER to your Comment on the future employment prospects of vets (VR, July 26, 2014, vol 175, p 78) I am writing to express my mounting concern at the financial firework on which prospective veterinary students are basing their future careers.

The life choices of some of our most able school students appear to be partially founded on images of our profession portrayed in a multitude of glamorous, veterinary-orientated television programmes. The noble aspiration to make sick animals well has been subverted by the universities to regard these individuals as economic units, …

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