Placement with The Office of the Chief Veterinary Officer (OCVO) – Welsh Government – Deadline extended

Deadline: Friday 25th June

“Supporting delivery of the Welsh Government’s Antimicrobial Resistance in Animals and Environment, Implementation Plan ”

The Office of the Chief Veterinary Officer (OCVO) in the Welsh Government is responsible for raising the standards of health and welfare for all animals kept in Wales – farmed animals, companion animals (pets), sporting and working animals. The OCVO is seeking a PhD student for a placement within its antimicrobial resistance (AMR) policy team. The teams remit falls under the portfolio of the Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs, which supports delivery of the objectives identified in the Welsh Governments Animal and Environment Antimicrobial Resistance in Animals and the Environment, Five Year Implementation Plan, for Wales.

Purpose of the post

The successful candidate will join the AMR Delivery Group’s secretariat in supporting work towards delivering the objectives set-out within the Implementation Plan. The specific purpose of this post will be to evaluate the use of antibiotics in the small animal and equine sectors, with a view to identifying areas for improvement. The post will also assess current awareness and understanding of AMR among vets and animal keepers and will make recommendations for improvements. The role will significantly contribute the development of an evidence base, which is essential for future policy-making in this area. This role is ready to start ASAP.

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