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Decision Making
Everyday ethics
  1. Greg Dixon

    Greg Dixon graduated from Cambridge in 1995 and spent six years in mixed practice before pursuing a PhD at Langford. He holds the RCVS certificate in animal welfare science, ethics and law. Since 2004 he has worked in small animal practice in Cardiff, where he also campaigns vigorously to promote the welfare of humans and animals oversea


THIS series gives readers the opportunity to consider and contribute to the discussion of some of the ethical dilemmas that can arise in veterinary practice. Each month, a case scenario is presented, followed by discussion of some of the issues involved. In addition, a possible way forward is suggested; however, there is rarely a cut‐and‐dried answer in such cases, and readers may wish to suggest an alternative approach. Readers who wish to contribute to the discussion of this month's dilemma ‐ ‘Gets your goat?’ ‐ should send their comments as soon as possible, so that they can be considered for publication in the next issue. Some responses to the case of the ‘Trotter struggling to walk’, which was published last month, appear on page 299. The series is being coordinated by Siobhan Mullan, of the University of Bristol. It is hoped that it will provide a framework that will help practices find solutions when facing similar dilemmas. This month's dilemma is discussed by Greg Dixon.

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