Lectures and seminars Webinar: Through a veterinarian’s eyes - choosing a better life for animals

01-03-2024 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Add to iCal
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The aim of these CPD webinars (Continuing professional development) is to follow the legal requirements for maintenance and demonstration of competence in laboratory animal science, and to facilitate the implementations of the 3R’s in routine animal work.

Speaker

Dr Sean Wensley is an award-winning UK veterinarian and recent President of the British Veterinary Association (BVA). 

He chairs the Animal Welfare Working Group of the Federation of Veterinarians of Europe (FVE), which represents veterinary organisations from 40 European countries. Dr Wensley has contributed to animal welfare and conservation projects around the world and in 2017 received the inaugural World Veterinary Association (WVA) Global Animal Welfare Award for Europe. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons and is Senior Veterinary Surgeon for Communication and Education at the national UK veterinary charity, the People’s Dispensary for Sick Animals (PDSA). His media appearances include BBC Radio 4 Today, BBC Breakfast, Good Morning Britain and The Big Questions.

Registration

Register here (by February 29, 16.00 CEST)

Abstract

Many animals kept and used for human benefit are sentient. The development of animal welfare science in recent decades has enabled us to assess the experiences and interests of sentient animals, with morally relevant findings. The veterinary profession’s role in animal welfare is evolving in this context, with societal expectation that veterinarians will provide animal welfare leadership.

The profession has recently clarified its dual animal welfare responsibility: to protect and promote the welfare of animals under our care, while also stimulating broader societal change to address the root causes of poor welfare. Dr Sean Wensley will discuss this evolving veterinary advocacy role, with reference to animals in research and to his recently published book “Through A Vet’s Eyes”, serves as an eye-opening exploration of humanity's relationship with animals, urging readers to reflect on their role in promoting animal well-being and ethical treatment.

Contact

E-mail: las-edu@km.ki.se