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Walking the corridors of power

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Although the veterinary profession is relatively small, the BVA ensures it punches well above its weight when it comes to representation, says Sally Burnell, the Association's head of media and PR: at any one time the BVA can be lobbying representatives of at least five parliaments, several government departments, and a number of other stakeholders and agencies.

THE Officer team heads up the lobbying function. Sadly for them, in this day and age, lobbying doesn't mean long lunches or taking a politician to a rugby match to whisper in his ear; it means attending umpteen meetings in a week, each on a …

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