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Computers and veterinary practice in the United Kingdom
  1. M Davies

Abstract

The results of a survey of 103 computers being used by veterinary surgeons in the United Kingdom are presented. Details of the hardware and software in use are given as well as the costs, time taken to change to computerisation and the ease of implementing such a changeover. The problems that arose with hardware, software, supply companies and staff are summarised. Details are presented about after sales service contracts, office staff training, user opinions as to overall cost effectiveness, and advice offered to colleagues considering changing to computerisation.

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