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The value of international collaboration: my reflections on meeting fellow Chief Veterinary Officers in Asia

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As the United Kingdom’s Chief Veterinary Officer, I recently had the pleasure of representing the UK overseas and collaborating with our international partners, including fellow CVOs from across the G7 group of nations (pictured). On this trip I was joined …

GOVERNMENT VETERINARY SERVICES (GVS) AT THE LONDON VET SHOW 2023

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The Government Veterinary Services represents the community of vets working across government. We are at the London Vet Show so please stop by our stand (N70 in Hall S3) to learn more about what we do. Led by the UK …

Helping veterinary surgeons keep dogs and humans free from Brucella canis

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Brucella canis, is an emerging issue for UK pets, owners, and the veterinary profession. The Chief Veterinary Officers (CVOs) for the UK, Scotland and Wales have issued recommended advice to veterinary surgeons on Brucella canis. The advice is advisory and …

Celebrating the 8th Annual ‘One Health’ Day – Working Across Boundaries

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Today marks the 8th annual One Health Day. As the world faces ever more complex and intertwined challenges affecting humans, animals, plants, and the environment, it’s important we take time to recognise the value of a One Health approach, focusing …

Welcoming the Muscat Manifesto - Putting Antimicrobial Resistance at the Top of Global Agendas

Christine Middlemiss, Chief Veterinary Officer

Today I want to reflect on the Muscat Manifesto and how it showcases international commitments to accelerate One Health Actions on antimicrobial resistance. It was presented at the Third High-Level Ministerial Conference on Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) hosted by the Sultanate …

Share your views on a new proposal to attract vets into Government

Government Veterinary Services is considering a new veterinary programme to attract more vets into Government veterinary roles. We are calling on vets to help shape the proposal by sharing their ideas. The programme would provide a structured pathway for qualified …

Equity, equality and veterinary services on International Women's Day

Jane Clark, FSA Director of Veterinary Services, Posted on:8 March 2023 - Categories: People Cymraeg On International Women's Day, Jane Clark, Food Standards Agency (FSA) Director of Veterinary Services, shares her journey to the top of her profession and how the fight for …

Jose Gomez-Luengo is the FSA's Vet of the Year 2023/ Jose Gomez-Luengo yw Milfeddyg y Flwyddyn yr Asiantaeth Safonau Bwyd ar gyfer 2023

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Here at the Food Standards Agency, we're delighted to share that our Vet of the Year for 2023 is Jose Gomez-Luengo. We sat down with Jose and asked him about his career and what the award means to him. I …

My experience and advice as a veterinary surgeon applying for a job in the Civil Service – by Jane Holleran

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My experience of applying to clinical vet roles in the UK was that it was generally very straight-forward; provide a CV, and if you meet the experience level for that position, you are likely to get an interview. In contrast, …