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First-opinion practice
Consultation skills
  1. Paul R. Manning
  1. Astonlee Veterinary Hospital, Tickford Street, Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire MK16 9BA
  1. Email: pandhmanning{at}

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Two articles have caught my attention in recent weeks: Nigel Taylor,1 and Corah and others.2

The main focus of a consultation in veterinary practice is a variable in itself, as is the definition of what a successful consultation actually looks like. Svarstad,3 who looked at the doctor-patient experience, was a key starting point to my own doctorate thesis on consultation skills.4 This is a …

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