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Young Vet Network
Out-of-hours provision and home visits

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Although out-of-hours cases can be rewarding, there are a number of associated issues to consider, not the least of which is personal safety, as Chris Booth, BVA Young Vet Network representative on BVA Council, explains.

Since time immemorial clients have been able to rely on vets to make provision for out-of-hours cover or to be willing to attend to a sick or injured animal, no matter what time of day or night. Guidance on this issue is included in the RCVS Guide to Professional Conduct, and I’m sure most of us would agree that this is an important part of what being a vet means. But, for those of us who have …

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