Delegates attending the BVA Congress in Cardiff will have the opportunity to quiz all four chief veterinary officers.

In a session on Saturday, September 26, entitled “Who will take the high road?” audience members will be able to question Nigel Gibbens (UK CVO), Simon Hall (Scotland), Christianne Glossop (Wales) and Bert Houston (Northern Ireland). The panel discussion will be chaired by BVA president Nicky Paull.

The title of this year’s congress is “Together forever?” – a reference to the focus on devolution for Scotland and Wales, themes running through the event.

Commenting on the “Who will take the high road?” discussion, Mrs Paull said: “The chief veterinary officers are our profession’s closest link to ministers and civil servants so we should make sure they are taking the right messages to the Government.

“This session provides a unique opportunity for vets from all areas of practice to highlight the major issues affecting the animals they work with, their local area and the UK as a whole. It will also help us to iron out some of the anomalies of devolution and share best practice.”

BVA Congress takes place at Mercure Holland House Hotel in Cardiff, between September 24 and 26.

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