Webinar Plus: Recognising And Responding To Animal Abuse In Veterinary Practice 2022
Royal Veterinary College
Date: Monday 7th November, 2022 - Sunday 4th December, 2022
Start time: 9:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Have you ever encountered patients showing signs of neglect or presenting with what appear to be non - accidental injuries? Are you aware of the relevant legislation in place to protect animals from abuse and suffering? Would you like to know more about what you can do to help if you suspect your patients or human clients are victims of abuse?Animal welfare legislation makes it a criminal offence to cause unnecessary suffering to an animal. Everyone responsible for an animal, including owners and veterinary professionals, has a duty of care to protect that animals health and welfare. This duty of care is also clearly stated in the declaration of admission to the RCVS. Compromised welfare, which leads to unnecessary animal suffering, can have numerous causes ranging from unintentional neglect to intentional cruelty. Unintentional neglect can often be easy for veterinary staff to detect, for example clients might admit to feeding an inappropriate diet because they didnt know any better. It is then relatively straightforward to intervene and address this neglect by providing the client with appropriate information. Intentional cruelty on the other hand can be much more difficult to identify, and even when cruelty is suspected many frontline veterinary staff may not know what steps they can or should take to intervene on an animals behalf.
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Samantha Hurn , PhDAssociate Professor and Programme Director MA and PhD AnthrozoologyUniversity of ExeterFenella Eason, PhDAssociate Lecturer AnthrozoologyUniversity of ExeterJessica Grling, PhDAssociate Lecturer AnthrozoologyUniversity of ExeterRuth Serlin, BVetMed CertVA PGCAP FHEA MRCVSLecturer in Veterinary ProfessionalismThe Royal Veterinary College
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