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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.
Tuesday, 16 December 2014
“Vets for Animal Welfare” Workshop
Titus Alexander, who has worked internationally on veterinary
education in animal welfare with World Animal Protection, recently visited the
students at the Royal (Dick) Vet School with a workshop of Animal Advocacy for
The JMICAWE team had seen this workshop in action in Taiwan,
back in August, and it was very exciting to see it happen again. The Edinburgh
students said they found the workshop very useful. The workshop focussed on how
vets can be advocates for animal welfare as the main point of contact for the
public in dealing with most animal species. What is the veterinarian’s role in
animal welfare, especially when they are presented with cases which can
sometimes be challenging or distressing?
Our students found the workshop very interesting and useful
with one student saying they learned: ‘That as a vet I have
the opportunity to influence changes” and another saying 'I would highly
recommend [the course]. It complements our veterinary curriculum quite well.’
It’s great to see the next generation of vets engaging with
animal welfare advocacy early in their careers and we thank Titus for the