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AMTRA reports rising demand for animal medicines

There have reportedly been fewer EU-qualified vets working in the UK, professionals are leaving the industry, and an increasing number of households having welcomed companion animals into their homes through the pandemic.

The Animal Medicines Training Regulatory Authority (AMTRA) has announced an increasing demand for animal medicines requirements, including the prescription and supply of certain veterinary medicines.

The organisation said there are growing concerns from pet owners on the difficulties of finding access to a vet, and an increasing number of practices are facing difficulties in recruiting veterinary staff to fill rotas.

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