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Herriot is not responsible for profession’s woes
  1. Richard Brown
  1. The Neuk, 73 Bogie Street, Huntly, Aberdeenshire AB54 8HF
  1. email: rexrocco{at}

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It is a little unfair for an equine specialist to blame the profession’s current challenges on a mixed practitioner who wrote some excellent books (VR, 21 September 2019, vol 185, p 319).

In the books, James Herriot is certainly not portrayed as a man earning large quantities of money: I recollect no description of pleasant overseas holidays or other luxuries. Quite the opposite. …

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