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Incentivising public health work
  1. Lewis G. Grant
  1. Senior President, VPHA, c/o Century House, 1275 Century Way, Thorpe Park, Leeds LS15 8ZB
  1. email: lewisgrant24{at}yahoo.com

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The Veterinary Public Health Association (VPHA) would like to respond to the comments made by Jonathan Lee and Stephen May in a recent news article (VR, 21 September 2019, vol 185, p 318) about incentivising vets to enter public health work.

The World Health Organization (WHO) defines veterinary public health (VPH) as ‘the sum of all contributions to the physical, mental and social wellbeing of humans through an understanding and application of veterinary science’. This definition encompasses all activities carried out by veterinarians with all animal species, as well as human interactions, in the context of the environment they live …

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