UK faces a potential vet shortage post-Brexit according to Veterinary Regulator

The President of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons Dr Chris Tufnell spoke to PoliticsHome about the challenges facing the UK veterinary sector after Brexit.


Dr Tufnell said there are clear concerns for the animal health and welfare sector now since the UK voted to leave the EU in the referendum.

“It’s too early to say with confidence, but our initial data since the referendum suggests that the number of vets coming to work in the UK from overseas is levelling-off. Numbers have been going up year-on-year and are now plateauing.”

He stated that the veterinary sector immediately set up a Brexit Taskforce to look at the impact on the profession, not least the reliance on vets who come to the UK to practice.


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