I read the letters page weekly and normally find the tone of the correspondence quite depressing.

I was therefore delighted to read the item ‘Become a vet’ which made me laugh out loud in my office. Not that I wish to seem joyful at Steve Butler’s grief, but I was amused by the vision that he had regarding ‘... the chance to kill off [clients] who are not very pleasant’.

A very good friend of mine is a veterinary surgeon and I had never thought of her position in this way until now. I will take great pleasure in reading Mr Butler’s letter to her at our next meeting.

Alexandra Watts, in-house solicitor, Athena Forensics, Cardiff