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Palliative medicine
Hospice and palliative care
  1. Paul Flecknell1,
  2. Eddie Clutton2,
  3. Kathy Murphy3,
  4. Guen Bradbury4 and
  5. Polly Taylor5
  1. 1Comparative Biology Centre, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 4HH, e-mail:
  2. 2Wellcome Trust Critical Care Laboratory for Large Animals, Roslin Institute, Easter Bush, Midlothian EH25 9RG
  3. 3University of Oxford and Ithaca School of Medicine, New York, USA
  4. 4Innovia Technology, St Andrew's House, St Andrew's Road, Cambridge CB4 1DL
  5. 5Taylor Monroe, Little Downham, Ely, Cambridgeshire CB6 2TY

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WE heartily agree with the letter from Professor and Mrs David Noakes (VR, April 23, 2016, vol 178, p 426) in response to the review article ‘Veterinary hospice and palliative care: a comprehensive review of the literature’ by Katherine J. Goldberg (VR, April 9, 2016, vol 178, p 369-374).

The review highlights the need for ‘scholarly activity’ …

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