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Women in the profession 1. Manpower implications
  1. Christine Shield

    Christine Shield is principal of a one-vet small animal practice in Northumberland. She is a pastpresident of SPVS and a member of the councils of the RCVS, BVA, SPVS and BVHA. She is also current president and joint honorary secretary of the North of England Veterinary Association.


THE relative proportions of men and women in the veterinary profession have changed significantly in recent years, as increasing numbers of women enter veterinary school and go on to qualify. Here, Christine Shield explores what demographic implications these increasing numbers of women in the profession will have and what the effects on manpower and recruitment will be. A second article will deal with the implications for practice structure and organisation.

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