Eu Backed Vet Hub Will Offer Serious Value



EU-backed vet hub will offer ‘serious value’
7th August 2017

By Sandra Pearce

Plans for a £4.2m state-of-the-art veterinary hub to drive research to protect animal and human health have been announced by the Welsh Cabinet Secretary for Environment and Rural Affairs, Lesley Griffiths AM.

The British Veterinary Association (BVA) Welsh Branch president Sarah Carr said: “We are delighted that substantial funding has been secured for laboratory facilities, which will be a serious value-add to the Aberystwyth/Royal Veterinary College training hub proposals.

“The Vet Hub 1 project will be backed with £3m from the European Regional Development Fund, through the Welsh Government, highlighting the importance of EU funding to veterinary research and development in the UK.

“R&D income for veterinary science to the UK totals £55m a year. In BVA’s Brexit principles, we clearly outlined the importance of maintaining the UK’s access to EU partnership R&D, or similar pan-European funding – and initiatives like this prove exactly why, offering innumerable benefits to Wales, the UK and wider world.”