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New veterinary science centre officially opens in Wales

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THE new Wales Veterinary Science Centre was officially launched on June 29, when it was opened by Rebecca Evans, the deputy minister for farming and food in Wales.

The centre is located on the site of the former APHA veterinary investigation centre at Aberystwyth and has been established by Iechyd Da, a consortium of independent veterinary practices based in Wales, together with Welsh Lamb and Beef Producers Ltd and Aberystwyth University. It is intended to provide support to veterinary businesses in mid-Wales, and later in north Wales, but will also contribute to the UK-wide scanning surveillance network. The new centre began offering services in April this year.

Iechyd Da was appointed by the APHA in December last year as a third-party provider to deliver postmortem examinations (VR, January 3, 2015, vol 176, p 5).

To begin with, the centre will be providing expert postmortem examinations of farmed livestock in mid-Wales, but …

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