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Private referral practice: a view from the inside
  1. Peter Renwick

    Peter Renwick is an RCVS recognised specialist in veterinary ophthalmology. He qualified from Cambridge in 1980 and in 1992 gained his diploma in veterinary ophthalmology. He is a member of the BVA/KC/ISDS eye panel, the eye panel working party, and the RCVS ophthalmology board. His clinical interests include reconstructive eyelid surgery, ocular inflammatory disease, glaucoma and the surgical management of cataracts. He has been a partner in a referral practice in the West Midlands for the past 10 years.

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THE demand from both veterinarians and clients for higher levels of clinical specialism, coupled with increasing pressure on the veterinary schools' referral time, has led to a burgeoning network of private referral practices. This type of practice brings its own set of rewards and challenges, as Peter Renwick describes.

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