On her first day in post as the new UK Chief Veterinary Officer, taking over from Nigel Gibbens who retired on 28 February, Christine tells us about the focus of her work as Chief Veterinary Officer and Group Director of Animal Health and Welfare in New South Wales, Australia, and her forthcoming priorities in her new role.
In his final blog before his retirement, Nigel Gibbens talks about the value of government veterinary work and reflects on the interesting path that led him to become the UK Chief Veterinary Officer.
As part of her studies at the Royal Veterinary College, Helena Diffey reveals what she learned from her 2 week extra-mural study at APHA's Westminster office.
Jane Clark talks about how she moved into veterinary politics with a small "p", and why it's important for the voices of vets to be heard at a political level.
Between December 2016 and June 2017 the Animal & Plant Health Agency (APHA) England and Wales dealt with 13 avian influenza infected premises. Of the 13 confirmed cases, 12 were in England and one in Wales. APHA vet Alexandra Tocu talks about her experiences with two of the cases.
Christine Middlemiss has been appointed as the UK’s next Chief Veterinary Officer (CVO), taking over from Nigel Gibbens who will step down at the end of February 2018 following a highly successful 10 years in the post.
Chief Vet Nigel Gibbens looks at the importance of the continuing work being done on antibiotic and antimicrobial resistance for both human health and animal welfare.
From colistin resistance to bacteria found in seals, Chris Teale looks at the range of working being done by the Animal & Plant Health Agency around antimicrobial resistance.
Linda Smith started out with a passion for becoming a horse vet. After a career taking in the FMD outbreak in 2001 to working in policy in core Defra, she still hasn't seen many horses but she's got more stories to tell than she thought possible.
The Association of Government Veterinarians and Veterinary Public Health Association's November Conference is this Thursday. APHA's Kate Sharpe gets evangelical about why you should make the effort to attend.
It's not just government departments that have veterinary needs, our military forces also have dogs and horses that need looking after. Lieutenant Adam Young of the 1st Military Working Dog Regiment talks about his roles and responsibilities in his day job as a military vet and soldier.