Edinburgh-trained Dr Alexander McLean Paterson is pictured with his wife Margaret and sons. He was one of five vets appointed by the government to administer the Slaughtering and Inspection Act, and arrived in New Zealand in 1901. He was based first in Southland and then in Timaru, and wrote a veterinary manual, The colonial horse doctor, published in 1906.
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