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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.
Friday, 13 December 2013
International Veterinary Education meeting held in Thailand
Staff at the JMICAWE have just returned from a successful
visit to the Kasetsart University in Thailand, where they delivered a workshop
on integrating animal welfare and problem-based learning into the veterinary
curriculum. Delegates from the Philippines, Singapore and Indonesia as well as
from Veterinary schools across Thailand, and also the WSPA, attended the
The workshop covered essential aspects of international
veterinary training including critical thinking skills, problems-solving
approaches and providing education for different leaning styles utilising the
theme of animal welfare to demonstrate how best to introduce new subjects into
The workshop also challenged existing paradigms in
veterinary education and discussed the importance of animal welfare in
practice, exemplified by the use of non-animal models and manikins into the
curriculum, something which has been championed by Professor Apinam, the Dean
of Kasetsart Veterinary School, and developer of rubber latex alternatives to
Heather Bacon of the JMICAWE said ” We are delighted with
the success of the workshop and with the strong focus on utilising alternatives
to animals in veterinary teaching that we found at Kasetsart. Through our
collaborative activities, Professor Apinam in Thailand has already sent some of
his models to our colleagues in veterinary schools in China, and we at the
JMICAWE hope to continue to support these collaborations across Asia”.