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Education And Practice
Student-led consultations offered by Scottish practice

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FINAL-YEAR veterinary students at the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies (R[D]SVS) in Edinburgh will be given more chances to interact with clients and gain first-hand experience of conducting consultations as a result of a collaboration between the veterinary school and a Scottish practice.

The Inglis Veterinary Hospital, based in Dunfermline in Fife, has set up a new ‘Inglis Care&Save’ surgery in Cowdenbeath. At the new surgery, final-year students will lead consultations with the public and their pets under the supervision of Inglis staff. In turn, clients will benefit from discounts of up to 50 per cent on their fees. Prebooked, discounted consultations, vaccinations and operations will be available each day at the new surgery, which will also provide a traditional service. The surgery will host all of the R(D)SVS's 150 final-year students in small groups over the course of a year.

The new surgery was officially opened by the former Prime Minister Gordon Brown, MP for Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath, on September 10. Mr Brown, a …

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