The Veterinary Products Committee (VPC) is looking to appoint seven new members across multiple specialist areas.

Each member receives £148 for every meeting attended and an additional £76 for preparation time.

The committee is looking for the following roles to be filled:

  1. SQP (large animal);
  2. Veterinary surgeon (equine);
  3. Veterinary surgeon (poultry);
  4. Molecular biologist/geneticist;
  5. Parasitologist (food and animal species);
  6. Risk analyst;
  7. Physician.

There are three scheduled VPC meetings a year usually in February, May and October. However, it may be necessary to hold occasional ad-hoc meetings.

These meetings are held at the Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD) offices in Addlestone, Surrey, or online.

The closing date for applications is noon on November 17.

What is the Veterinary Products Committee (VPC)?

The VPC advises the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) on veterinary medicinal products and animal feed additives.

It is an advisory, non-departmental public body, sponsored by Defra.