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Offline Lola

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Why I'm ashamed to be a vet
« on: July 27, 2014, 06:58:58 PM »
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I had no idea that I would ultimately be driven to confess that I am ashamed to be a vet and that, eight years after qualifying, I would find myself so disgusted at the moneymaking practices that I would leave the profession altogether.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1232217/Why-Im-ashamed-vet-shocking-expose-profession-puts-pets-painful-unnecessary-treatments-fleece-trusting-owners.html
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Re: Why I'm ashamed to be a vet
« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2014, 08:15:19 PM »
I was trying to look up the vet Matthew W., and I saw this tweet:

Maurice Melzak ‏@PetStreetEditor 1 Dec 2009

Ex-vet Matthew Watkinson attacks vets to help publicise his book. How cynical! http://www.petstreet.co.uk/

Also seen in that search:

@FireofCaron Jul 23

MATTHEW WATKINSON: As a vet, I weep for these poor cash cows http://bit.ly/9DHzxm  via @MailOnline OLD story now but still interesting!

Daily Mail Online
MATTHEW WATKINSON: As a vet, I weep for these poor cash cows

With controversial plans to build a factory farm in Lincolnshire announced, a former dairy farm vet says farmers put profits before their livestock's welfare


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Re: Why I'm ashamed to be a vet
« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2014, 08:46:46 PM »
I was Googling for something, when I stumbled on that article.  I should have mentioned it was old.  My apologies. 
Anyway, I found it interesting...

PS  Anytime I find info where a vet mentions his/her schooling...well, I like to keep a "record" of it. 
« Last Edit: July 28, 2014, 11:25:23 PM by Lola, Reason: grammar »
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