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Veterinary profession's value to Scotland: preliminary economic assessment

A preliminary economic assessment of the veterinary profession’s value to Scotland.


4. Other impacts

It is evident that there is a very wide list of social and economic impacts that are related to the veterinary profession that this small project has been unable to investigate. A comprehensive study should investigate these indirect impacts, where a proportion is attributable to the veterinary profession, or at least the farmed livestock sector, the companion animal sector and the equine sector. Some of these impacts may relate to: : social impacts on rural communities; impact on protecting and enhancing the quality of the environment and ecosystems, impact on wild life preservation; impacts on recreation and tourism expenditure (particularly noticeable after the 2001 FMD outbreak); and impact on and contribution to education, research and policy.

Contact

Email: Ian.Murdoch@gov.scot

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