Educating the Veterinary Students of Tomorrow
Brexit and the Veterinary Profession
One of the biggest concerns for the future of the veterinary profession is Brexit. Unfortunately (as with everything else Brexit related), there is a lot of uncertainty as to what Brexit will mean for the future of the veterinary profession, animal health and welfare and trade (BVA, 2017). The BVA, along with the RCVS, are playing an active role in the Brexit negotiations to ensure that the rights of European vets and veterinary nurses are upheld, as well as ensuring that animal health and welfare is a priority when it comes to leaving the EU. They have recently released their own “principles for negotiating the UK’s exit from the EU” (BVA, 2017), outlining a number of issues that the Government needs to take into account when leaving the EU. Some of these key issues include:
No one is a hundred percent sure what Brexit will mean for the future of the veterinary profession and animal health and welfare. However, one thing that is for certain is that is vitally important that current and future vets support the BVA in campaigning for policies that protect our colleagues and our animals.
For more information regarding Brexit, see our references below: