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Looking for pastures new: a change of career direction
  1. Chris Laurence

    Chris Laurence graduated from Bristol in 1968. He initially went into mixed practice in Somerset before moving into small animal practice in Wiltshire, where he joined the partnership in 1972. In 1998, he took up the post of Assistant Chief Veterinary Officer of the RSPCA, and was promoted to its Chief Veterinary Officer in 1999.


THREE years ago, after almost 30 years in practice, and with a mid-life crisis looming, Chris Laurence embarked on a career redirection, swapping financial security and a settled existence for an entirely new set of challenges provided by the post of Assistant Chief Veterinary Officer of the RSPCA. Here, he gives a personal account of life along the way.

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