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Past And Present
Practice past, practice present
  1. Mike Clark

    Mike Clark qualified from the Royal Veterinary Colllege, London, in 1969, anticipating a life in farm practice. He took his first job in small animal practice in case there might be a living in it later on. In 1976, after some years in rural Lincolnshire, he joined a five‐man, mainly farm animal practice in Yorkshire, to help develop its small animal service. He is still there today, as senior partner of a 24‐vet small animal practice working from seven sites across Leeds and Bradford. His interests include music and veterinary history.


MEDICINES legislation … a new animal health and welfare bill … clinical audit … societal change and higher client expectations. As the veterinary profession grapples with myriad challenges and looks to the future and the prospect of a new Veterinary Surgeons Act, the implications for practice are significant. Compared with, say, 30 years ago, elements of practice have changed almost beyond recognition but, Mike Clark argues, the veterinary practices that have emerged are well placed to meet the current challenges head on.

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