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.
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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.
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.
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.
Celebrating the centenary of the Animal and Plant Health Agency's Weybridge lab, Veterinary Director Simon Hall looks at the history of the site and how Government Vets are as relevant to protecting Great Britain today as they were 100 years ago.
Originally published in the Vet Record in August, Chief Vet Nigel Gibbens looks back at a year of challenges in 2016, and the huge progress the veterinary profession made during that time.
With Nigel Gibbens due to retire in February 2018, applications for his role have just opened. Find out more.
Why did the Chief Vet climb a mountain with an inflatable cow? No it's not a joke, CVO Nigel Gibbens on raising money for the Send a Cow charity as part of the British Cattle Veterinary Association's 50th anniversary celebrations with the other chief vets.
A warm welcome from the Chief Vet Nigel Gibbens to the Government Veterinary Services blog.
For World Antibiotic Awareness Week. 14 to 18 November, Chief Vet Nigel Gibbens went to the British Vet Show, along with Food Standards Agency, Animal & Plant Health Agency and Veterinary Medicines Directorate colleagues, to talk about how we're dealing with antimicrobial resistance in the sector. Here's the social media reaction to the show.