During our General Assembly, EASVO – State Veterinary Officers, adopted their Workforce Investigation Report. Key findings include the essential importance of a good work-life balance and part-time options for the younger generation, more role models, practical activities and hands-on traineeships in state veterinary medicine for veterinary students and recent graduates and to improve soft skills such as communication and economics. Following this, EASVO recommendations aim to enhance career awareness and professional development in state veterinary services among students and professionals, ensuring these careers are attractive and well-resourced and increasing and promoting the role through lectures and real-life experiences for students. Accordingly, EASVO’s visibility as the umbrella European association representing state veterinary officers, emphasizing their role as the last line of defence for animal health, welfare, and public health, shall be enhanced.

Read the full report HERE.