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Moredun Foundation celebrates centenary
Pictured: HRH The Princess Royal unveiling a plaque to commemorate the centenary.

HRH The Princess Royal was in attendance as the charity's patron. 

HRH The Princess Royal attended a celebratory event held by The Moredun Foundation on Wednesday 24 November, to mark its 100 year anniversary.

Held at The Moredun Foundation's premises in Pentland's Science Park, the event celebrated the foundation's work as one of the largest livestock charities in the UK.

Patron of The Moredun Foundation for over 30 years, HRH The Princess Royal congratulated Moredun on its achievements over the years in preventing and controlling infectious diseases of livestock. She also highlighted the importance of effective communication of new science and technology, in order to share it with as many people as possible.

Mr Gareth Baird, chairman of The Moredun Foundation, commented: “We are delighted and honoured to welcome Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal to this special event to celebrate the contribution Moredun has made to the livestock industry over one hundred years and to look to some of the exciting new developments going forward.

“Science and research is needed now more than ever to help combat disease and improve the health of animals, people and our environment and I am confident that Moredun will continue to deliver practical science solutions to make a significant impact not only in UK but across the world.”

The event also featured many other speakers, including Mr Mungo Guthrie, who discussed Moredun's unique relationship between farmers and scientists, and Dr Francesca Chianini, who spoke about the power of pathology in understanding the causes of diseases, among several other speakers.

As part of the centenary celebrations, The Princess Royal opened the new Moredun Mobile Laboratory and Education bus, designed as a nod to Moredun's past, as the first mobile laboratory was commissioned in 1926 to conduct epidemiology work on Scotland's farms.


Image (C) The Moredun Foundation

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VET Festival returns for 2022

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 VET Festival, the unique CPD opportunity, is returning for 2022, running from 20 to 21 May.

The outdoor event, held at Loseley Park in Guildford, will feature 17 education streams, with a dedicated stream covering veterinary wellness, leadership and management topics. The festival will feature veterinary speakers from around the world, with the opportunity to collect 14 hours of CPD across the two-day event.

Alongside veterinary education, VET Festival will also offer wellbeing activities such as yoga and mindfulness activities, with the popular VETFest Live Party Night making a return for 2022.

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