Animal welfare education

Keeping up with the field on animal welfare

Describes the 2015 American College of Animal Welfare symposium.

Knight A (2015). Keeping up with the field on animal welfare. Vet Practice, 47(6), 40.

Academic centres for animal welfare

Discusses the growth of academic centres for animal welfare internationally, including the creation of our new Centre for Animal Welfare at the University of Winchester.

Knight A (2015). Academic centres for animal welfare. Aust Animal Projection Law J, 10, 46-47.

Pathways to specialising in animal welfare

Describes post-graduate qualifications and routes to specialisation in animal welfare for veterinarians in the US, Europe and Australia and New Zealand.

Knight A (2014). Pathways to specialising in animal welfare. Veterinary Record, 175(18),  449-451.
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Educating the veterinary professional about animal welfare

Jasmijn de Boo was the Education Programs Manager for the World Soc for the Protection of Animals, who developed this animal welfare syllabus in collaboration with Bristol University.

De Boo J and Knight A (2006). Educating the veterinary professional about animal welfare. Altern Anim Experimentation 23(Spl. issue: Proc. 5th World Congress 2005), 71-74.

Concepts in Animal Welfare’: a syllabus in animal welfare science and ethics for veterinary schools

With Spanish translation

Abstract

For many years, animal welfare organisations have taken the lead in bringing about improvements in animal welfare, as well as helping to change attitudes towards animals. Unfortunately, the veterinary profession has often lagged behind in its support for reform. It is vital therefore that veterinary training includes a good grounding in animal welfare education. In 2003, the World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) and the University of Bristol launched the ‘Concepts in Animal Welfare Syllabus’ to assist with the teaching of animal welfare in veterinary faculties. The syllabus stimulates focused critical thinking on animal welfare issues.

Jasmijn de Boo was the Education Programs Manager for the World Soc for the Protection of Animals, who developed this animal welfare syllabus in collaboration with Bristol University.

De Boo J and Knight A (2005). ‘Concepts in Animal Welfare’: a syllabus in animal welfare science and ethics for veterinary schools. J Vet Med Educ, 32(4), 451-453.