June 26, 2008
Why Our Pets Are Healthier Than Us
Let's be honest, if Dr Kate Dick was a veterinary surgeon she would never have written the letter, Government trying to erode your trust, Echo, June 23.
The reason? Sixty years ago, your health and mine became a public service. A bit like drain clearance and road sweeping.
That would spread the income of the practice a little too thinly. But a vet could increase their income by taking on more help.
Doctors are paid according to their number of patients, while a vet is paid according to the time spent with the patient.
G R Holwill
Stoke Hill Crescent, Exeter
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