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‘The value of vets has never been greater’

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By Kathryn Clark

The current focus on the role of vets in enabling international trade is a ‘small silver lining’ in the turmoil surrounding Brexit, according to the UK’s chief vet.

But, speaking at RCVS Fellowship Day last week, Christine Middlemiss (pictured) warned that, while much of the recent emphasis has been on an immediate need for increased capacity in terms of export certification, there is also a need to ensure there are enough vets ‘in the system’ to help the UK build new trade relationships after March 2019.

Middlemiss said that there was greatly increased awareness within government of the important strategic role …

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