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Vets labouring under legacy of bygone era

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By Josh Loeb

The James Herriot books have created a nightmare for today’s working vets, leading clients to undervalue them.

That is the view of Henry Tremaine, a specialist in equine surgery and dentistry, who said the Herriot image of vets practising because of a love of animals but with little commercial nous was old fashioned and should be consigned to history.

Tremaine, who works for B&W Vets, which is owned by CVS, told the British Equine Veterinary Association (BEVA) congress last week that he wanted to explore the question of whether corporate practice ownership would spell ‘the end …

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