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Dr Christine Middlemiss BVMS MRCVS

Dr Christine Middlemiss is the UK’s Chief Veterinary Officer (CVO).

She was appointed UK Chief Vet in December 2017, replacing Nigel Gibbens CBE.

Before becoming CVO Christine was appointed CVO for New South Wales, Australia, in 2016.

Before taking up her appointment she worked for Defra developing policy solutions to detect, assess and respond to new and emerging animal disease risks on an international front and in Great Britain.
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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 …

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 …

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 …

CVO comments on a recent paper on the effectiveness of badger culling

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Defra’s Chief Scientific Adviser Gideon Henderson and I have written to the Veterinary Record to express our concerns about significant methodological flaws in a scientific paper it has published by Langton and colleagues1 on the effect of badger culling on …

My reflections from the G7 Chief Veterinary Officer meeting

9 CVOs on a teleconference

This year the UK CVO Christine Middlemiss chaired the G7 Chief Veterinary Officer (CVO) meeting featuring CVO's from across the G7 countries. In the blog, she talks about her experiences of the meeting and the importance of working together to advance animal health and welfare.