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A national fee scale - a viable option?
  1. Ewan McNeill

    Ewan McNeill graduated from Glasgow in 1984. After five years in mixed practice, he moved to concentrate on small animal work, and, since 1996, has been joint principal of the Castle Veterinary Centre in Nottingham. He has a special interest in ophthalmology, radiology and feline medicine, and was awarded the Frank Beattie/BSAVA travel scholarship in 1999. He is PRO for the SPVS, and a trustee of the Veterinary Benevolent Fund.


FROM the smallest one-person veterinary practice to the largest multidiscipline establishment, there is one issue that rears its head again and again, year in, year out. It is, of course, the provocative subject of fees; that is, how much the profession charges - or should be charging - for its services. In this article, Ewan McNeill explores the concept of a national fee scale, and discusses how it might operate.

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