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Herriot’s legacy to future vet practice
  1. Alan H Beynon and
  2. Suzy Ackerley
  1. St David’s Poultry Team, Nutwell Estate, Lympstone, Exmouth, Devon EX8 5AN
  2. Prognostix, Nutwell Estate, Lympstone, Exmouth, Devon EX8 5AN
  1. email: alan{at}

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Jim Wight makes a number of salient points in his recent letter regarding the profession (VR, 5 October 2019, vol 185, p 410). Alf Wight may well be outdated clinically when compared with current general practice; however, important qualities such as compassion, communication and empathy with patient, customer and colleagues alike, remain core to the profession.

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