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  1. Phil Hyde

    Phil Hyde qualified from the Royal Veterinary College, London, in 1977 and is now a partner in a veterinary practice in Cardiff. He is a director of the Veterinary Emergency Treatment Service (VETS), Caerphilly.


IN October 1996, a number of small animal practices in the Cardiff area joined forces to provide a combined emergency service. Although, when it started, the scheme was little more than a hopeful experiment, it is now an established part of life for the practices involved. Here, Phil Hyde explains how the scheme operates, and argues that similar schemes could be introduced elsewhere.

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