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At ease? Moving into practice after a career in the army
  1. Harvey Carruthers

    Harvey Carruthers qualified from Glasgow in 1990 and joined the Royal Army Veterinary Corps. After 10 years' service, he left to work in private practice. He now works at a Blue Cross animal hospital in central London.


AS a fresh graduate, a career in the Royal Army Veterinary Corps seemed ideal to Harvey Carruthers, offering a combination of job security, opportunities to travel, a varied clinical workload and plenty of CPD. A decade on, after successive promotions had moved him into increasingly administrative posts, he decided that it was time for a change. Here, he describes his time in the army and his contrasting experiences as a clinician both in private practice and within a large animal charity in central London.

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