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Pounding the locum trail
  1. Ian Neville

    Ian Neville qualified from Liverpool University in 1982, and spent four-and-ahalf years working in the UK with animal welfare organisations, and in mixed and small animal practice. He became a travelling locum in 1987. Since then he has visited nearly 50 countries and worked as a locum in over 50 practices and as a freelance journalist for British and French veterinary journals.


ALTHOUGH free to travel the world, the locum veterinary surgeon also has a vital role to play in maintaining clinical veterinary services to the public in Britain. A continually expanding call for veterinary expertise, an apparent shortfall in available manpower and an increased public expectation have thrust the locum from patched tweed obscurity to an essential annual expenditure for all but the largest practices.

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