How often does someone’s career turn out as they plan? Animal and Plant Health Veterinary Adviser Iain Bell looks back at how his career has been shaped by the opportunities that life throws up.
Posts about or by members of the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA). There are also blogs by APHA staff on the Civil Service blog.
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From FMD to PhD. APHA veterinary officer, Gabriel Freiria reflects on his veterinary career in the UK.
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.
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.
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.
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.