Table 1

Criteria used to identify potential interview participants by purposive sampling

RespondentCriteria
Veterinary surgeon
  • Has worked as a cattle vet in the past.

  • Has first-hand experience of changes within the cattle veterinary sector.

  • Has an interest in how the job will continue to evolve.

  • Can provide their informed opinion on the changes cattle veterinary practice is currently undergoing and where it may be in the next 20 years.

Farmer
  • An experienced, commercial cattle farmer.

  • An interest in how the veterinary profession is adapting to changes in farming.

  • Can share their opinion on what the role of the cattle vet will look like in 20 years’ time, and why.