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.
From evaluating evidence to social research, Government Veterinary Adviser Ele Brown, looks at how complimentary her veterinary training skills were to policy making.
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