Defra announces UK Chief Vet to retire
Dr. Debby Reynolds, the UK's Chief Veterinary Officer,
has decided to take early retirement, according to a press release from the
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra).
Among others, having led the efforts to contain the outbreaks of foot and mouth
disease this year, Dr. Reynolds has led the battle against a number of animal
health issues that threatened the UK's livestock industry such as: incidences of
avian influenza and bluetongue
"It is not time for me to move on. The events of this summer were a true test
of our contingency planning. We have built a top-class disease control strategy.
I wish my successor the very best," said Dr. Reynolds.
â€¢ Defra - Press Release,
November 9, 2007
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