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Countering animal disease threats

A strategic board to oversee reforms of veterinary surveillance in Scotland has been created, following recommendations from an independent review.

The new board meets for the first time on April 20th and will be chaired be Scotland’s acting chief vet Sheila Voas, with three independent members:

  • Colin Manson, a farmer from Forres who was NFUS Highland Regional Chairman from 2006 to 2010
  • Freda Scott-Park, co-ordinator for the Highland and Islands Veterinary Services Scheme and the former president of the British Veterinary Association
  •  Dominic Mellor, Professor of Epidemiology and Veterinary Public Health at University of Glasgow  

The new board will work with the Scottish Government and surveillance providers to ensure we have a disease surveillance system that is fit for purpose and provides adequate protection.


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