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AHVLA / APHA veterinary and technical strategy

Describes the veterinary and technical capabilities which the Animal and Plant Health Agency (former AHVLA) needs for the next 5 to 10 years.


Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency veterinary and technical strategy

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The strategy ‘Securing a Healthy Future’ outlines the essential functions needed of APHA’s veterinary and technical services. It looks ahead to the next 5 to 10 years and considers what is likely to change and what may remain the same.

It sets out:

  • why the services provided by government veterinarians are needed in Great Britain
  • how APHA’s veterinary and technical work will change and adapt over the next 5 years
  • the skills needed to meet the challenges of future animal disease risks.

It is structured around the themes of purpose, people and proficiency and looks at APHA’s main areas of veterinary activity and influence.

Published 8 April 2013
Last updated 1 October 2014 + show all updates
  1. AHVLA documents have been re-assigned to the new Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA).

  2. First published.