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.
Chief Vet Nigel Gibbens looks at the importance of the continuing work being done on antibiotic and antimicrobial resistance for both human health and animal welfare.
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.
Linda Smith started out with a passion for becoming a horse vet. After a career taking in the FMD outbreak in 2001 to working in policy in core Defra, she still hasn't seen many horses but she's got more stories to tell than she thought possible.
The Association of Government Veterinarians and Veterinary Public Health Association's November Conference is this Thursday. APHA's Kate Sharpe gets evangelical about why you should make the effort to attend.
It's not just government departments that have veterinary needs, our military forces also have dogs and horses that need looking after. Lieutenant Adam Young of the 1st Military Working Dog Regiment talks about his roles and responsibilities in his day job as a military vet and soldier.
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.