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

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