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Public Relations
In the public eye: supervising at events
  1. Rob Jackson

    Rob Jackson graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in 1996. He is a partner and equine orthopaedic surgeon in a practice in Somerset. He has competed in, organised, and been supervising vet at a multitude of local, regional and international competitions in a variety of equestrian disciplines, and has warily judged a variety of animals, from ‘sea monkeys’ to dairy cows.


THERE exists outside of the usual veterinary workplace environments a whole world of fascinating opportunities for interactions between vets, animals, owners and spectators. It is perhaps the presence of this last party that provides the potential for the greatest challenge of veterinary work in the public eye. In this article, Rob Jackson outlines factors to consider when preparing for the role of supervising veterinary surgeon at public events.

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