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The Jeanne Marchig International Centre for Animal Welfare Education aim is to strive towards improving the quality of life for all animals through education, training and by influencing policy at the highest level.
Monday, 25 June 2012
International colleagues promote alternatives to animals in Veterinary education
Our recent trip to the Veterinary and Animal sciences University in Kerala, highlighted enthusiasm for developments in teaching methods and animal welfare within the Indian veterinary curriculum. Dr Anoop the head of surgery in the small animal hospital at the University recognises the importance of undergraduate vets developing their confidence, dexterity and skills before attempting clinical techniques on animal patients, and to this end has applied for government funding to support the development of a clinical skills suite within the University. Similarly the delegates on our problem-based learning and animal welfare course were very interested in some of the models we had brought with us to demonstrate alternative teaching and learning techniques without causing any animal distress.