The news headlines are filled with reports of organisations ramping up their preparations for the UK to leave the EU on 29 March without a deal. While the future remains unclear, BVA has developed an 8-point plan of practical steps to help vets prepare themselves and their clients for a no deal Brexit.
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As part of the upcoming One Health Day, we will be publishing a series of blogs to celebrate One Health. Here, Laurie Laybourn-Langton, Director of the UK Health Alliance on Climate Change explains how climate change will directly affect human and animal health.
This year we received over 500 entries showcasing the life of our members, including their professional successes, and bond with patients. Here we announce the winners of the BVA Veterinary Photographer of the Year competition.
Many pet owners have written in over the past few days to share concerns regarding our advice against importing stray dogs from abroad. Here we’ve compiled answers to some of the most common questions we have been posed regarding disease risk.
Professor of Veterinary Parasitology and a Crossbench member of the House of Lords, Professor Sandy Trees, explores why the veterinary profession is concerned about the risks associated with rehoming stray dogs from abroad, and why BVA is encouraging those considering rehoming dogs to rehome from within the existing UK population.
Brexit presents several concerns for Northern Ireland as the only part of the UK to share a land border with an EU Member State. However, according to BVA Policy Officer Michael McGilligan it is an opportunity to reshape the system of agricultural support.
As BVA publishes its vision for disease surveillance across the UK, BVA Junior Vice President Simon Doherty explores why an all-island approach to animal health and disease on the island of Ireland is paramount as the UK leaves the EU.
Vets are to be found providing vital services across even the most remote and inaccessible of the smaller, inhabited British Isles and are an essential part of island life. They are one of the key pieces in the jigsaw of services that make these unique island communities remain viable.
BVA is taking a proactive approach to influencing the Brexit negotiations and the Government’s preparations for exiting the EU. Policy Officer Michael McGilligan explains our work to date, and where the veterinary profession can make an impact going forward.
Spanish vet Bruno Nicolas reflects on the last 6 months post-Brexit, and how the upcoming changes will affect him and his work in the UK.
On 17 July the House of Lords debated the EU Committee report on Brexit: UK-EU movement of people, and Lord Trees took this opportunity to speak on the workforce issues affecting the veterinary profession.
Working as a non-UK vet in the UK can be a rewarding professional experience - however, it can also be daunting and stressful. Luis Sainz-Pardo explains how the unique course: How to succeed in the UK as a non UK vet, will teach you the skills to have a successful career in the UK.
Whatever your vote in the EU referendum last June, the result came as a shock to most of us! At the forefront of this was the personal impact the referendum outcome had on our EU colleagues living and working in the UK, who make a vital contribution to the UK veterinary workforce and who were, overnight, facing the uncertainty of their status being used as political bargaining chip in Brexit negotiations.
Since we all woke up on 24 June (which happened to be my birthday!) to the news about the EU referendum, everyone at BVA has been considering the impact Brexit will have on our members, on animal health and welfare, on public health, and on the wider medical and scientific communities.
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