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Business Development
Branching out as a means of practice expansion
  1. Clive Matkin

    Clive Matkin is the clinical director of CVS Haygate Veterinary Centre in Telford, Shropshire. He was the practice's senior partner until April 2002.


ONCE a veterinary practice has become established, setting up branch surgeries in the surrounding areas can be a valuable way of increasing the number of clients and the size of the business. Here, Clive Matkin draws on his experience of setting up a number of branch surgeries over the past 30 years to describe some of the benefits - and pitfalls - of this means of practice expansion.

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