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NEAT project in FVE newsletter

In the November issue of the Federation of Veterinarians of Europe's (FVE) newsletter the first page is specifically dedicated to the NEAT project and its importance. In this article Jan Vaarten (FVE Executive Director) explains why a sound education in Economics of Animal Health (EAH) "will help to become a more effective veterinary professional".

If you want to read more about NEAT and other veterinary topics, have a look here.

Livestock dialogue

Livestock and livestock products are criticized for contributing to unhealthy diets, climate change and competition over grains. Mixed with concerns about animal welfare and a recent string of food safety scandals, it sometimes appears that the world would be better off without livestock.

The opposite is true. We need livestock, animals that we use for food and other products and as a component of mixed farming worldwide. By turning our attention away from livestock, we risk missing out on large development opportunities.

Canada Research Chair (Tier 2) in One Health Economics

The Western College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan invites applications for a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair (CRC) in One Health Economics focused on investigating the economic impact of health-related problems at the animal, human and environmental interface. We are seeking an individual who will develop a leadership role in research as part of an interdisciplinary team in dynamic disease modelling.

Outcomes of the NEAT Annual Meeting

The Second NEAT Annual Meeting in Wageningen (14-15 October 2014) was instrumental in clarifying issues concerning the introduction of economics teaching in the veterinary curriculum. One recurrent aspect of our discussions was recognition that veterinary graduates enter a wide range of occupations that draw on their particular skills. Another was that different countries and regions of the world have correspondingly different needs which reflect the nature and role of animal populations in the economy and society, and also institutional structures for delivering veterinary education.

Job vacancy - Assistant Professor, University of Wyoming

The University of Wyoming is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Assistant Professor with expertise in one or more of the following areas: agribusiness marketing, sales, or management; agricultural market structure and performance; agricultural supply chain management; U.S. or international food or agricultural distribution systems. The position will be located in the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics at the University of Wyoming in Laramie.

Job vacancy - Veterinary Epidemiologist at FAO

Dear colleagues,

We are planning to recruit an international consultant  for 11 months with the possibility of extension based at FAO Rome HQs to assist with the tasks detailed in the attached TORs.

Postgraduate qualification, PhD in Veterinary Epidemiology, is desirable.

This person must have at least 6 years of experience in the following:

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