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Letters to the Editor

Preparing students for practice

Dr. Milligan's letter1 on the need for colleges of veterinary medicine to provide students an educational experience, including hands-on training, that will prepare them for general practice should be required reading for academic clinicians and veterinary college administrators. Education of interns and residents in the details of tertiary care should not, in my opinion, be the primary goal of in-clinic veterinary college training, and colleges that can't provide their students adequate in-clinic training in primary care veterinary medicine should make other provisions, without increasing educational time or student indebtedness. Primary care may not be