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World Vets Day 2024: Veterinarians are essential health workers

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An Official Veterinarian in a green FSA helmet and smock looks down at a clipboard while stood in a cattle shed.

As the global veterinary community celebrates World Veterinary Day 2024 tomorrow, Jane Clark, Director of Veterinary Services for the Food Standards Agency, shares her thoughts on the vital role of Veterinarians in public health and the opportunities and challenges facing the profession.

And the winner of the RCVS Impact Award is... Collin Willson!

Collin Willson at the RCVS Awards Day. He is in front of a large screen that says "I am honoured to have been nominated by the BVA and veterinary colleagues for this award. It is a reflection of the continuing work by BVA to advance the understanding of animal welfare.

Earlier this month Collin Willson, Animal Welfare Veterinary Lead for the FSA in Wales, won the Impact Award from the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons. It recognises his long and impactful career in veterinary public health and food safety.