Webinar Plus: Anthrozoology For Veterinary Professionals
Royal Veterinary College
Date: Monday 6th June, 2022 - Sunday 3rd July, 2022
Start time: 9:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Have you ever wondered why some clients go to great lengths to provide the best care for their animals while others do only the bare minimum? Do you despair when clients claim to love their animals while simultaneously engaging in harmful practices such as over-feeding obese pets? Have you experienced medical conditions deteriorating because clients do not adhere to an agreed treatment plan? Would you like to understand some of the underlying factors that might be influencing clients diverse and at times conflicting attitudes and practices?Anthrozoology is a rapidly growing multi-disciplinary field concerned with understanding the diverse ways in which humans think about and interact with other animals. Through a combined focus on the impacts of culture on human perceptions and behaviours towards other animals, and the experiences of individuals (which can challenge or affirm cultural norms), anthrozoology can help shed light on client beliefs and practices. Anthrozoological knowledge can also offer strategic insights that could be employed by veterinary staff to improve outcomes for the animals in their care.This course aims to provide you with an introduction to anthrozoology and to outline its relevance to the veterinary profession. Through the use of illustrative case studies you will be introduced to some of the diverse ways in which culture shapes beliefs and practices relating to different animals, along with some examples where anthrozoological knowledge has been implemented to change human behaviours in relation to animals.
Who is it for?
Samantha Hurn , PhDAssociate Professor and Programme Director MA and PhD AnthrozoologyUniversity of ExeterEmily Stone , PhDResearch Associate AnthrozoologyUniversity of Exeter
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