Government Veterinary Services

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What we do

Government Veterinary Services supports public-sector veterinary professionals and promotes veterinary policy to other vets and the public.

Government Veterinary Services is part of the Civil Service.

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Our management

Director General, Chief Veterinary Officer
Deputy Chief Veterinary Officer for national, domestic and exotic diseases
Deputy Chief Veterinary Officer for international and trade affairs

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Defra press office contacts

Journalists can contact the Defra press office through the following numbers:

Farming, protection and welfare

Covering animal health, animal welfare, farming, plant health and pesticides

020 8225 7318

Out of hours

For media queries before 9am and after 6pm on weekdays, and on weekends and public holidays

0345 051 8486

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  1. Read about the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act and how to make a request.
  2. Check our previous releases to see if we’ve already answered your question.

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