BVNA was invited by Professor the Lord Trees to attend the National Office of Animal Health’s (NOAH) lunchtime reception at the House of Lords on the 29th June. Junior Vice President, Charlotte Pace attended the reception in the Cholmondeley room. Lord Trees (Professor of Veterinary Parasitology) and Lord Benyon (Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs), addressed guests from all sectors of the veterinary industry, thanking them for their hard work during the Covid pandemic. The reception was the first opportunity since lockdowns to meet face to face, and what better way than to celebrate animal health.

Charlotte made sure that the BVNA were seen and heard, by personally thanking, a very busy Lord Trees!

In his speech, NOAH Senior Vice Chair, Jan Moehlenbrock highlighted:-

  • How the veterinary industry plays a critical role in the personal wellbeing given by much-loved pets
  • Being key partners in a range of public health priorities and risks linked to animal-borne diseases
  • Veterinary professionals can be guardians of environmental sustainability and animal welfare

The whole NOAH press statement can be accessed here;