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Consent forms - a necessary evil
  1. Michael Wright

    Michael Wright qualified from the Royal Veterinary College, London, in 1955. He retired from mixed practice in 1991 and now heads a team of claims consultants for the Veterinary Defence Society. He is a pastpresident of the BVA and the Lancashire Veterinary Association.

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IN these excessively litigious times, it is prudent to be sure that an owner has consented to any procedure that is performed on their animal. The process of obtaining consent also serves to confirm that there are no misunderstandings between veterinary surgeon and client and that the client wants the particular procedure to be performed.

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