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Past And Present
The rise of women in the profession
  1. Mary Brancker

    Mary Brancker describes herself as a very general practitioner who dabbled in politics. She qualified from the Royal Veterinary College in 1937 and retired in 1983.

1. The 1930s


THE numbers of women joining the veterinary profession continue to rise, year on year. The challenges faced by many of today's female undergraduates differ considerably from those faced by their earlier counterparts, although some issues, such as finance, remain a perennial problem. In the first of an occasional series looking at the changing perceptions and experiences of women in the veterinary profession over the decades, Mary Brancker describes life as an undergraduate in the 1930s, her subsequent career and those of her female peers.

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