Online Speakers

28 September - 2 October 2020

Paul Gethings

Paul Gethings

Wednesday - 30 Sep

The courtroom experience
14:30 - Farm Animal

After graduating from Bristol University in the late 80s, Paul worked in general practice in Lincolnshire and then in Yorkshire, before joining what is now known as APHA.

Back in the day when there was funding for such things, he was sponsored through an MSc at London Vet School, attaining a distinction. Joining MAFF was intended to be a temporary move. It wasn’t! As a Veterinary Officer, Paul has been very much involved in different aspects of animal welfare, including auditing of assurance schemes, farmer-directed educational roadshows and involvement in policy matters at HQ.

Where it’s been necessary, legal action has been deployed and he knows just how daunting a court appearance as a witness can be.