Senior representatives from across the veterinary profession are working together to secure a strong profession and make Scotland a safer, healthier and more prosperous place.

Sheila Voas
Sheila Voas, CVO Scotland.

Working to complement the Vet Futures initiative, project teams are being established to look for solutions to the four biggest challenges:

  • attracting, retaining and developing vets for each sector
  • maintaining viable out-of-hours service provision in rural and remote areas
  • the need for better integration of skills, information, services and quality standards across the different sectors
  • better understanding of the diversity of roles in the profession and their value to wider society

Participation welcome

Sheila Voas, chief veterinary officer for Scotland, said: “I am delighted the Scottish Government’s Animal Health and Welfare Division and the APHA are working together to facilitate this Scottish project, which seeks to address some of the major concerns raised by the veterinary profession in Scotland.

“I would encourage all those who are interested to contribute in whatever way they can, as only by working together will we make a difference.”

With the teams keen to gather feedback, to contribute to this work, email animal_health_welfare@gov.scot

View your activity >

Leave a Reply

Be the First to Comment!

Notify of
avatar

wpDiscuz

related content

Latest figures from Defra have revealed 95% of UK dogs are fitted with a microchip.

4 mins

The BCVA has welcomed a suggestion from a Government minister that infecting badgers with “something like a herpes virus” could help disseminate a vaccine against bTB.

5 mins

Jude Dawson takes a look at the dog microchipping regulations, assessing their efficacy and where they may fall short.

20 mins

Welsh CVO Christianne Glossop appears to confirm a limited culling programme could be rolled out following a government consultation.

3 mins

CVO Nigel Gibbens has launched a Government Veterinary Services blog to create a place for Government vets to share stories about the varied roles they undertake.

4 mins

Martijn 'T Hoen looks at the susceptibility of these species to TB, along with symptoms and options for diagnostic testing.

37 mins