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Employing a locum: the more effort invested, the greater the returns
  1. Richard Hillam

    Richard Hillam qualified from Liverpool in 1989. He worked in mixed general practice for two years, and then in several mixed practices as a locum until 1993, when he was awarded a BBSRC veterinary research fellowship. He gained a PhD in bone physiology from Bristol University in 1996 and the RCVS certificate in veterinary radiology in 1997. Since 1998, he has continued to work as a locum. His interests include radiology, orthopaedics and ophthalmology.


EMPLOYING the services of a locum from time to time is very much part of modern-day veterinary practice. Picking the right person is not always easy but, as Richard Hillam explains, there are a number of ground rules which will help to ensure that the best person is selected and utilised to his or her full potential.

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