FUW Welcomes Opportunities for Welsh Livestock at Vet School Launch

The Farmers’ Union of Wales has welcomed the ambitions of the new 4.2 million pound Veterinary School which was launched in Aberystwyth on 28th of February 2020.

The Vet School, led by Aberystwyth University, is a state-of-the-art facility with high specification laboratories and offices which will support businesses throughout the livestock supply chain and other allied industries.

The launch of this multi-million pound School represents significant research and development into animal health issues of importance to the Welsh farming sector and it is hoped that the centre will provide an integrated approach to disease diagnosis and elimination.

The Vet School was boosted by a 3 million pound fund from the European Regional Development fund.

The union is keen to work with members of the Vet School to help safeguard livestock health, identify industry priorities, reduce losses and improve livestock performance through improved health.

The FUW has repeatedly expressed concern about the shortage of large animal veterinary practitioners in Wales and the union is therefore pleased to see the launch of this centre of veterinary expertise. It is hoped that this will ultimately raise the number of veterinary professionals available.