WVA Draft Position on Veterinary Statutory Bodies

Author: WVA

Animal health and veterinary services are a global public good and
require consistent, qualified and accountable delivery to achieve effective

The role of veterinarians and the services they provide extends well
beyond the role of tending to the health and welfare of sick and injured
animals. A wide range of services are required by the public in the area
surrounding the animal-human-environmental interface. These activities
provide for societal needs in: food safety and security, biosecurity,
prevention of zoonotic disease, preservation of biodiversity,
environmental protection and market access, to name a few.

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