At a lunchtime reception for NOAH members and guests at the House of Lords, hosted by Professor the Lord Trees, NOAH senior vice chair Jan Moehlenbrock from MSD Animal Health explained how the animal health sector will build on past achievements for a successful future.
He explained how important a successful animal health sector is for our society as a whole.
He said: “Our mission in animal health is as compelling for wider society as it has ever been. Our industry plays a critical role in the personal wellbeing given by much-loved pets. We are at the heart of UK food security and farming productivity. And we are key partners in a whole range of public health priorities and risks linked to animal-borne diseases (zoonosis).
“While helping the UK to succeed in these areas, our industry is focused on ensuring that the animal health community – industry and veterinary professionals – can also be guardians of environmental sustainability and animal welfare.
“Our industry has worked together through NOAH in challenging times including the UK’s exit from the EU and through the COVID-19 pandemic, to ensure continued access to veterinary medicines for all our animals,” he said.
Mr Moehlenbrock added: “We need our regulations to be framed to encourage innovation, and to reduce unnecessary administrative burden, to enable our businesses to succeed through strong trading, manufacturing and research relationships with the European Union and other major trade areas.