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Professor Christianne Glossop

Professor Christianne Glossop

Professor Christianne Glossop was appointed the first Chief Veterinary Officer for Wales in June 2005.

Christianne was appointed the first Chief Veterinary Officer for Wales in June 2005. Working within the Welsh Government she heads up the Office of the Chief Veterinary Officer, and is Director responsible for animal health and welfare policy and strategy. Her top priorities are to work with all interested parties to raise standards of animal health and welfare, ensure a state of preparedness for any incursion of exotic notifiable disease, and to drive forward the TB eradication programme in Wales.

Christianne qualified from the Royal Veterinary College (RVC), London, where she also completed her PhD on aspects of cattle fertility. She has specialised in food animal production and medicine throughout her career, with a particular interest in breeding technologies. She is past President of both the International and British Pig Veterinary Societies, and has also served on the Rare Breeds Survival Trust and British Veterinary Association Councils. Joining the State Veterinary Service (now Animal Health Veterinary Laboratories Agency) during the 2001 Foot and Mouth Disease epidemic, her last role within that organisation was Divisional Veterinary Manager in Reading.

She is an Associate of the Royal Agricultural Societies, Honorary Fellow of the RVC and also of the University of Aberystwyth, and also holds an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Plymouth.