Scottish ministers have asked Professor Charles Milne to undertake an independent review, which will assess health and welfare operational services undertaken by the Animal and Plant Health Agency(APHA) in Scotland, and to consider whether it would be beneficial to retain some or all of the existing services, or to create a Scottish Veterinary Service (SVS). The terms of reference of the review also required proposals for potential models for an SVS and to identify further work that would be required to support decision making.
The review methodology was based on desk-based analysis and face-to-face interviews. This was supplemented by written evidence provided by several organisations.
Source: Scottish Government, 12 February 2020