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General election 2017: veterinary issues and politics

We've collated a snapshot of key commitments from the main parties’ manifestos affecting animal health and welfare issues and other issues of interest to the veterinary profession.


General Election manifestos: BVA lobbying secures wins for animal health and welfare

As Election campaigning continues to build momentum, BVA highlights the animal health and welfare 'wins' in each of the main political parties manifestos


Strong veterinary workforce vital for the future of Scotland’s animal and human health

BVA President Gudrun Ravetz called for parliamentarians and policymakers to recognise the unique role and responsibility that vets play in order to secure the best health and welfare outcomes for Scotland’s animals and wider public, during her speech at BVA’s annual Scottish Dinner on Tuesday 16 May.


British Veterinary Association announces new Scottish Branch President

RCVS Council member Melissa Donald has been elected as President for BVA Scottish Branch at its AGM, held at Edinburgh’s Saughton House on 16 May.


New welfare measures a “mixed bag” for Scotland’s animals

BVA responds to today's Scottish Government announcement about a wide-ranging package of measures designed to improve animal welfare


Long hours, tough terrain but rural vets “still love the job”

With media reports about the difficulties of recruiting young vets to rural practices and new figures from the British Veterinary Association (BVA) showing 75% of large/production animal vets regularly work out-of-hours, BVA is working with Subaru and vet Ashley Rubens to document the challenges of working life in rural practice.

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