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Can vets change the world?

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The formal proceedings at RCVS Day concluded with a talk given by Will Hueston, of the University of Minnesota, entitled ‘Science, politics and beliefs: can veterinarians change the world?’

Professor Hueston spoke of the ‘glorious past’ of the veterinary profession when many vets had made contributions through science to influence politics and beliefs. They had been good at recognising the importance of public health and zoonotic disease, and also that diseases did not respect national boundaries, which had led to global standards for animal movements and food, and …

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