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Practice Planning
Successfully managing a surgical list
  1. Colin Whiting

    Colin Whiting graduated from Liverpool in 1998, and spent two years in practice before returning for a year as surgical resident, focusing largely on undergraduate surgical training. He then returned to practice as a clinical director, in both traditional and corporate practice in Cheshire, gaining the RCVS certificate in small animal surgery in 2003. In 2007 he joined Penmellyn Veterinary Group in Cornwall as clinical director, and established A30 Referrals, where he deals with orthopaedic, spinal and soft tissue surgical cases.

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PERFORMING the day's operations in a brisk and efficient manner increases owner satisfaction, improves practice turnover and reduces costs. Managing a surgical list to juggle all priorities is a skill in itself, and frequently makes the difference between a busy, happy day and a frantic, hectic one. Here, Colin Whiting identifies some of the pitfalls and suggests solutions to quell the pain of overly busy operating days.

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