Dr. Alexander Tkachev describes private practice in a Russian cosmopolitan area by a facility that doubles as a provider of both practicum experience for veterinary students and CE for practicing veterinarians.
Movet Veterinary Clinic in Moscow was organized in 1990 as one of the first private practices in the city. The clinic has 15 veterinarians as permanent staff, including 3 with PhD degrees and is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, including holidays. Medical staff are members of the Moscow Guild of Veterinary Practitioners and the Russian Small Animal Veterinary Association (RSAVA). The Veterinary Cardiology Society, Veterinary Surgical Society, and Society of Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging are also among the associations that various staff maintain. All doctors continually improve their skills through participation in conferences, congresses, and seminars. They are also sent for training in other clinics in Moscow, the Russian Federation, and abroad.