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Past And Present
The rise of women in the profession 6. The 1990s - and the future
  1. Wendy Harrison

    Wendy Harrison qualified from the Royal Veterinary College in 1997. After a short time in general practice she undertook a PhD at St George's Hospital Medical School in Londorn, looking at the vascular effects of human diabetes. She is at present working as a postdoctoral research fellow in the department of physiology and pharmacology at the University of Georgia in the USA. She is a member of the RCVS Council and a trustee of the BVA Animal Welfare Foundation.


BY the end of the 20th century, the number of female veterinary students had increased to the point that newly qualified women vets outnumbered their male counterparts - a far cry from the 1930s, the first decade visited in this occasional series on women in the profession. However, as Wendy Harrison argues, if this resource of women veterinarians is to be retained by the profession, working patterns and career structures will have to adapt to accommodate their aspirations - both within and outside practice.

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