• 10 May 2023 (Wed) 6:30-7:30 HKT

    Faculty Sharing Session on ABVP Certification

    Co-ordinated by Dr Santiago Alonso, our Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences is organizing a Faculty sharing session on the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (ABVP) Certification on May 10th, 2023 (Wednesday) at 6:30-7:30pm on campus to give an introduction on this veterinary certification

    Our ABVP-certified faculty members Professor Pedro Melendez, Dr Angel Almendros, and Dr Zoltan Szabo will also join Dr Alonso to share their insights.

    This session is open to all BVM students, please register online by April 30, 2023 to reserve a seat! We look forward to welcoming you.

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  • 2 Mar 2023 (Wed) 1-2pm HKT

    CityU JCC Researh Seminar cum CityU CAHW Animal Health & Welfare Seminar

    Why One Welfare is of central relevance for veterinarians?

    Abstract: As society debates the use of animals in sport, entertainment and leisure, there is an increasing focus on the welfare, social and ecological impacts of such activities on the animals, human participants and people close to them and to the environment. This helps to explain why animal welfare scientists increasingly contextualise their findings within a One Welfare framework that enables multidisciplinary collaboration with colleagues in agriculture, business and marketing, the social sciences, medicine, public health, environmental studies, animal studies and law.

    As the younger sibling of the One Health construct, One Welfare recognises that animal welfare, biodiversity and the environment are intertwined with human wellbeing and community resilience. Sitting alongside and complementing One Health, One Welfare was conceptualized for veterinarians but, more broadly, offers a foundational concept through which to promote the ethical treatment of all animals affected by human care and human activity. The two frameworks should not be seen as competitors.

    One Welfare is of central relevance for veterinarians because we care about much more than health alone. It is a framework made by vets for the veterinary profession and one that vets need now more than ever. It is fundamental to sustainability.

    Biography: Paul McGreevy BVSc, PhD, FRCVS, FRSN is a veterinarian and ethologist. He is the author of over 300 peer-reviewed scientific publications and seven books. With expertise in learning theory, animal training, animal welfare science, veterinary behavioural medicine and anthrozoology, Paul is a co-founder and honorary fellow of the International Society for Equitation Science. He led the VetCompass Australia initiative that brought together all of the Australian veterinary schools to provide ongoing national disease surveillance for companion animals and horses.

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  • 23 Nov 2022 (Wed) 4-5pm HKT

    CityU JCC Research Seminar

    Are we the dog's best friend - breeding dogs for the future

    Abstract: We love our animals. Nevertheless, we humans have for a long time bred animals with the main focus on extreme appearance, at the expense of good health. As a consequence of this, a number of breeds now live with chronic and painful disorders. These problems prevent the animals from being able to live a normal and comfortable life. The Norwegian Society for Protection of Animals wants a change in the way animals are bred. The Kennel Club, breeders, the breed clubs, and the authorities all have a shared responsibility in making sure that breeding only happens on healthy animals.

    Biography: Ashild Roaldset qualified from Bristol School of Veterinary Science in England in 2001. After qualifying as a vet, she worked in clinical practice for several years in several years before leaving clinical practice and starting at the Norwegian School of Veterinary Science first as a manager for the continued profession education unit, and thereafter as a practice manager for the small animal and equine hospitals. In 2018 Ashild started as CEO of the Norwegian Society for Protection of Animals. In addition to being a qualified veterinarian, Ashild also holds a masters degree in public health and she has studied economy and leadership.

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  • 26 OCT 2022 (Wed) 1-2pm HKT

    CityU JCC Research Seminar

    The devil's in the detail: using animal behaviour to better understand Tasmanian devil facial tumour disease (DFTD)

    Abstract: For over 25 years, Tasmanian devils have been affected by a novel transmissible form of cancer, devil facial tumour disease (DFTD). The disease is fatal in the vast majority of cases, and has caused declines of upward of 80% in local devil populations. Transmission of the disease is intrinsically driven by the animals behaviour, being spread via bite wounds. This talk will cover some of the details of the disease, how it has affected devil populations in Tasmania and how we are using devil behaviour to study the dynamics of DFTD.

    Biography: Dr David Hamilton is a Conservation Ecologist with the Tasmanian Land Conservancy, as well as an Adjunct Researcher with the University of Tasmania. His research focuses on conservation issues facing Tasmania's marsupial carnivores.

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