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The business and ethics of referrals
  1. John Bower

    John Bower is a senior partner in a nine-vet small animal hospital in Plymouth. He is a past-president of the BVA and BSAVA and is the current president of the Veterinary Practice Management Association.

2. The general practitioner's


THAT veterinary referral is becoming more commonplace is beyond doubt; not only have a number of private referral practices appeared, but there has also been a huge expansion in the referral services offered at each of the UK veterinary schools. Here, Malcolm Ness explores some of the business and ethical aspects of referrals from the personal viewpoint of a referral clinician. On page 274, John Bower gives a general practitioner's view.

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