It’s wonderful that we, the veterinary profession, get a World Day for people globally to recognise, reflect and celebrate the crucial contribution vets make to society all over the world.
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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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 a guest post from the Chief Vet for New South Wales, Dr Christine Middlemiss talks about a career that's challenging, exciting, daunting and rewarding.