In his blog John talks about why the Civil Service is a great place to work and the enormous benefits of mentoring or being a mentee. John Lawrence is the Operations Head Veterinarian at the Food Standards Agency…. and a first time “blogger”!
Bev Hopkins, Veterinary Investigation Officer, talks about her first government veterinary job in field services and other interesting opportunities she's had.
Frank Busch, head of the Veterinary Professional Services Team, Defra, provides an overview and an EU perspective of his work areas.
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.
Rebeca Garcia, President of the Association of Government Veterinarians, on why all government veterinarians, including official veterinarians, should complete the Government Veterinarian’s Wellbeing Survey.
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 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.
As part of her studies at the Royal Veterinary College, Helena Diffey reveals what she learned from her 2 week extra-mural study at APHA's Westminster office.
Jane Clark talks about how she moved into veterinary politics with a small "p", and why it's important for the voices of vets to be heard at a political level.
Between December 2016 and June 2017 the Animal & Plant Health Agency (APHA) England and Wales dealt with 13 avian influenza infected premises. Of the 13 confirmed cases, 12 were in England and one in Wales. APHA vet Alexandra Tocu talks about her experiences with two of the cases.
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.