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Government ‘makes good on its promises’ with draft Bill on animal sentience

BVA welcomes a new draft Bill from the Government, which enshrines the principle of Article 13 in UK law


Leading body for vets congratulates Christine Middlemiss on appointment as next UK chief vet

BVA President John Fishwick responds to Defra's announcement of a new UK Chief Veterinary Officer from March 2018.


Article 13: Over 1,000 vets, vet nurses and students come together to lobby government

A 1200-signature letter from vets, vet nurses and students calling on the government to enshrine Article 13 in UK law has been published in the Daily Telegraph.


Rejection of animal sentience from Brexit Bill risks UK short-fall on high animal welfare standards

BVA Senior Vice President Gudrun Ravetz responds to the decision by MPs to reject the inclusion of a clause that would transfer EU legislation on animal sentience into UK law post Brexit


Strong case for vets to be on shortage occupation list

The UK’s exit from the EU will exacerbate recruitment problems for the veterinary profession, making the placement of vets on the Shortage Occupation List an immediate priority.


European vets call on Brexit negotiators to secure animal welfare, surveillance and medicines

Ahead of Brexit negotiations in Brussels this week (8-10 November), the Federation of Veterinarians of Europe (FVE) joins BVA and RCVS to issue a Brexit negotiation plea.

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