Brooke’s Global Animal Health Advisor, Dr Shereene Williams, was recently invited to speak on The Webinar Vet's podcast, VETchat, to discuss Brooke and the World Veterinary Association (WVA)’s first ever global list of essential veterinary medicines for livestock, launching soon.
On Wednesday 24 May, the leading online veterinary education platform hosted Shereene, who shared the research Brooke has been doing alongside WVA to help ensure communities around the world have access to a range of medical supplies. Shereene spoke on Brooke’s history and aims as a charity, and how the new list of essential medicines will enhance levels of veterinary care at a global level.
Shereene also discussed her own career journey as a vet, and the importance of safe and effective veterinary resources to save animals from pain and disease. It is vital for veterinary professionals to have access to basic supplies, such as syringes and needles, to protect animals which in turn will minimise risk to human health.
The essential medicines project is a core list of medicines and vaccines which should be available to every country to every veterinarian. Such medicines will ensure livestock have access to better, timelier and more effective treatment, helping to prevent future pandemics and reduce the threat of antimicrobial resistance (AMR). The project began in 2021 after concern of major challenges with access to safe and effective veterinary medicines across Brooke’s countries of operation and global communities more generally.