Is it time to stand united?

27 Jun 2020


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I have been watching over the past few weeks the reaction of the veterinary profession to the Covid-19 pandemic. Events bring out the best and the worst in people. We have had the likes of Captain Tom Moore alongside the toilet roll, pasta and sanitiser hoarders. In our profession we have witnessed practices helping each other out that wouldn’t normally do so but we’ve also seen a public spat between a division and the BVA.

I am a member of the BVA and two divisions currently, and I’m sure I won’t be alone in considering their worth after this pandemic eases.

I do not think anyone would doubt the leadership and lobbying we have seen from the BVA and the RCVS in recent weeks and we need to value this going forward. One we must be a member of, the other we choose. Membership of other professional organisations is...