CVS appoints Paul Higgs to CVO role

CVS Group has announced the appointment of Paul Higgs to the role of chief veterinary officer. Mr Higgs takes over from John Innes, who resigned from the post in July when he left CVS to co-found a specialist veterinary hospital company, Movement Referrals. Clinical lead Mr Higgs will oversee all clinical quality improvement work in … Read more

CVO issues warnings as avian influenza zone measures ease

UK CVO Christine Middlemiss has urged bird keepers to continue to follow enhanced biosecurity measures when formal restrictions are lifted tomorrow (August 16) following the country’s worst avian influenza outbreak. An avian influenza prevention zone (AIPZ) was put in place for the whole of Great Britain in November following discussions between Dr Middlemiss and her … Read more

CVO offers vet advice to reduce rabies risk from non-compliant Ukrainian pets

UK CVO Christine Middlemiss has asked vets to report suspected illegal pet landings from Ukraine to help maintain the country 100-year rabies-free status. In a letter to the profession via RCVS Kate Richards, Dr Middlemiss advised on how to contact APHA if a rabies non-compliant Ukrainian pet is presented in practice. She stressed the primary … Read more