Presentation: animal use in research and teaching

Some scientists claim animal experiments are essential for advancing human healthcare. Yet thousands of patients have been harmed by pharmaceuticals developed using animal tests. Some claim all experiments are conducted humanely, to high scientific standards. Yet, a wealth of studies have revealed that laboratory animals suffer significant stress, which may distort experimental results. Where, then, does the truth lie? How useful are such experiments in advancing human healthcare? How much do animals suffer as a result? And what level of animal use is necessary for students who wish to become successful veterinarians? In this presentation I describe my quest to become a veterinarian without harming animals, and the findings within my recent book, The Costs and Benefits of Animal Experiments. If this interests you then please join me at Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine, St Kitts, Wed. 24 Sep., 12-1, classroom 1.

Interview: Vet Rec Careers

In Vet Record Careers [UK], I describe the development of my career, and my interest in veterinary cryptozoology.