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Employing a paraprofessional in practice
  1. Bob Moore

    Bob Moore qualified from Edinburgh in 1967. He spent some years in practice in Devon and Yorkshire before moving to Somerset in 1970. He is now a partner in a practice in Chard and is involved mainly in dairy work. He is on the British Cattle Veterinary Association council and is a BVA representative on the Veterinary Policy Group.


PRACTITIONERS of mature years will recall the days when every practice had a ‘yardsman’. His duties were wide-ranging and might have included grooming the principal's horse ready for his rounds or assisting with manual tasks such as castrations. Perhaps he also would have cleaned the principal's spats and boots each morning. Nowadays, some practices employ a paraprofessional who will undertake tasks ranging from routine maintenance of property through to assisting with surgical procedures.

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