Use of abdominal FAST scanning in first opinion veterinary practice in the UK

Author(s): Dr Camilla Edwards

Hospital: First Opinion Veterinary Ultrasound

Reference: RAD Magazine, 47, 557, 18


In the UK, veterinary patients attend general practice, with a referral system to hospitals with specialist veterinary services if required in complicated cases. Clients are unable to self-refer their pets and the general practice is the first port of call for all preventative, chronic and emergency treatment. Traditionally, general practice also provided its own out-of-hours care, which meant all general practitioners saw a significant number of emergencies during their career and had a good level of competency in dealing with these cases.

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