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Public Relations
Lights, camera … action!
  1. Philip Williamson

    Philip Williamson qualified from Edinburgh in 1950. He worked for 18 months in practice in Doncaster, and spent most of the next four years in Egypt and North Africa on a Short Service Commission in the Royal Army Veterinary Corps. After returning to the UK, he owned and ran a predominantly small animal practice in Reading for 25 years. He is a pastpresident of the Society of Practising Veterinary Surgeons.


THE variety of veterinary life is often quoted as one of its pluses. When Philip Williamson received a call from an old friend, he never imagined he would end up with responsibility for a llama in a naval college, or a cow in a luxury home; here, he discusses his work as a veterinary supervisor for television commercials. On page 223, Hugh and Linda Salmon describe their experiences in front of the camera, when their picturesque Devon veterinary practice became the subject of a fly‐on‐the‐wall documentary on veterinary life, and their subsequent work behind the scenes as veterinary advisers for the BBC.

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