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The shortage of vets
  1. Simon Doherty
  1. President, BVA, 15 Hatfields, London SE1 8DJ
  1. email: bvahq{at}

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The BVA begs to differ with the suggestion from Simon Innes that the profession is not doing enough to solve the problem of vet shortages (VR, 2 February 2019, vol 184, p 137).

There is no standalone, simple solution [to workforce issues]

In reality, there is a huge amount of work going on to understand and address recruitment and retention challenges in the workforce. However, this is a complex and multi-layered issue, spanning the decision to become a vet, through how and where undergraduates are taught, …

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