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Since its creation at the end of 2010, the BVA's Veterinary Development Council (VDC), chaired by Richard Bennett, has been assessing the market for veterinary services in the food supply chain, in particular to determine the animal health, animal welfare and public health role of the veterinary profession and to consider how this market might best be serviced and organised. A meeting in January reviewed progress to date.
AT the first meeting of the VDC in January 2011, stakeholders from the veterinary profession, veterinary education, government and its agencies, and the livestock and food industries came together to identify a number of important issues for the profession and the VDC to consider. These included:
■ The need for increased veterinary engagement with the …