With avian influenza threats now back to near-normal levels across the UK, Simon Hall, the Animal & Plant Health Agency's Veterinary Director looks back at how APHA's response developed over time, and the improvements made to their processes.
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.
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.
A warm welcome from the Chief Vet Nigel Gibbens to the Government Veterinary Services blog.
From working with industry to dealing with bTB, Estevao Simoes, a Senior Veterinary Inspector for APHA for 11 years, offers some advice to those considering a future career as a government vet.
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.
Next year, we will celebrate the centenary of the opening of the Central Veterinary Laboratory in Weybridge. It's a great opportunity to reflect on our achievements and look ahead at our ever-changing and interesting roles, says Chief Vet Nigel Gibbens
Following the publication of the Government's response to the O'Neill review on antimicrobial resistance, Chief Vet Nigel Gibbens and Food Standards Agency Veterinary Director Javier Dominguez took part in a Twitter Q&A to answer your questions around use of antibiotics in animals.
Following outbreaks last year in France, a recent Defra assessment shows we are again vulnerable to the bluetongue virus (BTV-8 type). Vets working on farms can help us monitor livestock health and advise farmers on vaccination. During the European outbreak …