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Shortage of experienced vets
  1. Sarah Page-Jones
  1. SPJ Consulting, 134 Beechcroft Road, Swindon, Wiltshire SN2 7QE. e-mail:

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I WOULD like to raise some questions about comments made in this journal and elsewhere about the apparent shortage of experienced vets. There seems to be the suggestion that by providing new graduate training schemes there will be a marked reduction in the number of vets leaving or partly leaving the profession. I have no doubt that these schemes are helpful and well received by new graduates, but it might be wise to keep our minds open to the possibility that …

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