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Decision Making
Everyday ethics
  1. Joy Pritchard

    Joy Pritchard graduated from Edinburgh in 1994 and spent four years in mixed practice in the UK, and two years as a veterinary volunteer in India. Since 2000 she has worked for the Brooke Hospital for Animals, where she is currently Head of Animal Welfare. She holds the RCVS certificate in animal welfare science, ethics and law


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 ‐ ‘To trial, or not to trial’ ‐ should send their comments as soon as possible, so that they can be considered for publication in the next issue. Some responses to ‘Gets your goat?’, which was published last month, appear on page 360. 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 Joy Pritchard.

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