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Animal welfare
Emergency treatment of owned and wild animals
  1. Neil Smith
  1. President, RCVS, Belgravia House, 62-64 Horseferry Road, London SW1P 2AF
  1. E-mail: president{at}

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Neil Smith, the RCVS President, comments: To suggest that all veterinary surgeons must see an injured animal within an hour is to misunderstand the Disciplinary Committee's decision in the case of Chikosi.

If a veterinary surgeon in practice is asked to attend to an injured animal, he or she must make animal health and welfare his or her …

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