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The faces of feminisation
  1. Lucy Dobree, BVM, BVS, MRCVS

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Lucy Dobree is a veterinary surgeon at Bicester Vets, Oxfordshire.

I have never seen my gender as a relevant factor to my career as a veterinary surgeon.

However, other people seem to feel differently.

I’ve seen studies that question whether I am a threat or an opportunity to this profession. I’ve been aware of lectures at CPD events debating whether the veterinary sector is going to be able to cope with the long-term effects I might have on it, and I’ve read threads on online discussion forums that argue that I am to blame for the employment crisis, the pay gap and even the lack of vets wanting to stay in first-opinion practice.

All because of my gender.

The feminisation of the …

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