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Making the most of practice records
  1. Siân Ringrose

    Siân Ringrose graduated in 2005 with a degree in zoology and holds an MSc in applied animal behaviour and welfare. She currently works for the Scottish Agricultural College (SAC).

  2. Richard Brown

    Richard Brown graduated with a degree in land economics and veterinary science in 1978 and became a member of the RCVS in 1981. He holds an MSc from the Centre for Tropical Veterinary Medicine, Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies.

  3. Cath Milne

    Cath Milne graduated in 1983 with a degree in agriculture and holds a diploma in farm management and PhD in agricultural economics. She is a researcher at SAC.


Large animal veterinary practitioners increasingly are, and need to be, part of a management team rather than just a ‘fire brigade’ service. Moving to this closer partnership requires that practitioners have a good understanding of their clients' needs. Here, Siân Ringrose, Richard Brown and Cath Milne report the findings of a study using practice records to analyse the services supplied by two Scottish veterinary practices covering similar beef- and sheep-farming areas.

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