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On the road: the travelling specialist
  1. Christopher Chesney

    Christopher Chesney qualified from the Royal Veterinary College in 1964. He became interested in dermatology out of necessity, in solo practice, and was spurred on by two events. One memorable day he realised he had actually made a good, precise diagnosis! The other was the support derived from a brief correspondence over a puzzling case with Dr George Muller, co‐author with Dr Bob Kirk of what is now the standard textbook ‘Small Animal Dermatology’. ‘Well done,’ wrote Dr Muller, ‘keep at it’. Following this dictum, Dr Chesney continued in general practice for another 20 years, while steadily developing his dermatology referral practice. In 1995, he sold his main practice, becoming a full‐time dermatology specialist.


TRAVELLING specialists can bring extra levels of skill in veterinary medicine and surgery closer to your clients. Christopher Chesney outlines the rise of the visiting expert, how he or she can fit in and work with an established practice team, and his hopes for how such experts may contribute to the future of the veterinary profession.

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