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BVA family welcomes in 2017 in EU27 languages

British Veterinary Association

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The British Veterinary Association (BVA) and BVA specialist divisions have extended New Year’s greetings to colleagues across the profession in the languages of the 27 member states of the European Union in an open letter published on the BVA website today at this address

The greetings come as the UK heads into 2017 with the prospect of Article 50 being triggered, starting the formal process of the UK leaving the European Union.

The veterinary organisations who have signed the letter wish to make clear that colleagues from all over the world are valued and invaluable to the veterinary profession in the UK.

Gudrun Ravetz, President of the British Veterinary Association, said:

“My theme for my year as BVA President is the veterinary family and it has never been more important to pull together as one profession, whoever you are, and wherever you come from. We are delighted that there has been such an overwhelming response to this idea from Andrew Cobner, the President of the British Cattle Veterinary Association. Together with the RCVS, BVA has made clear to government our concerns about the working rights of our EU colleagues post-Brexit – as well as the potential impact on standards of animal health and welfare, and public health – and we will continue to do so.”

Open New Year letter from the British Veterinary Association and its specialist divisions

The undersigned veterinary organisations would like to extend New Year’s greetings to all our colleagues in the languages of the EU. We would like to send a message in 2017 that says we value all our colleagues and their invaluable contribution across the UK, wherever they come from in the world.

Happy New Year

Bonne année

šťastný Nový rok

Godt NytÅr

Gelukkig nieuwjaar

Hyvää uutta vuotta
Frohes neues Jahr 
Kali chronya 

Boldog új évet

Felice anno nuovo

Szczesliwego nowego roku

Feliz año nuevo

Chestita nova godina

Sretna Nova godina

Mutlu Yıllar

Head uut aastat

Athbhliain faoi mhaise daoibh

Laimīgu Jauno gadu

Laimingų Naujųjų metų

Is-sena t-tajba

Feliz Ano Novo

An Nou Fericit

Bliadhna Mhath Ùr

Srečno novo leto

Gott nytt år

Blwyddyn Newydd Dda

Urte berri on

Feliç any nou

Feliz ano novo


Signed by BVA and these BVA specialist divisions:


Association of Government Veterinarians

Association of Veterinarians in Industry

Association of Veterinary Students

British Cattle Veterinary Association

British Equine Veterinary Association

British Small Animal Veterinary Association

British Veterinary Association

British Veterinary Poultry Association

British Veterinary Zoological Society

Fish Veterinary Society

Goat Veterinary Society

Pig Veterinary Society

Sheep Veterinary Society

Society of Greyhound Vets

Society of Practising Veterinary Surgeons

Veterinary Deer Society
Veterinary Public Health Association


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