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Disease surveillance in small animal practice
  1. Harvey Carruthers

    Harvey Carruthers qualified from Glasgow in 1990 and then spent 11 years in the Royal Army Veterinary Corps. He currently works in mixed practice in Perthshire and gained an MBA for his thesis on the effect of the macroeconomy on the veterinary profession. He is a member of the council of the Society of Practising Veterinary Surgeons and is editor of the Journal of the Society of Practising Veterinary Surgeons.


VETERINARY surveillance is the process of collecting and using information regarding disease in animals. Harvey Carruthers discusses how companion animal practitioners can gather data and contribute to this process, and describes some of the schemes currently running, including problems encountered.

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