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Practice Performance
Clinical audit in veterinary practice – the story so far
  1. Bradley Viner

    Bradley Viner qualified from the Royal Veterinary College in 1978, and after working as an assistant for a year, set up his own small animal practice, now firmly established in outer northwest London, and employing four vets over four sites. In 2004, he obtained his MSc in professional development (veterinary general practice) from Middlesex University, and is currently enrolled there for a Professional Doctorate.


WHEN Bradley Viner started a Masters degree course in veterinary general practice, he found himself taking a close look at the process of clinical audit – how effective it is, how it can improve practice performance and help deliver better services to clients, and how best to collate and compare data. Further research in veterinary clinical audit is under way, but, as he explains in this article, now is an opportune time to summarise veterinarians' understanding of the process of clinical performance monitoring, and the hopes and concerns that surround it.

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