January AWSELVA / BVFLA conference: Legal implications for veterinary examinations?

Mary Sumner House
17th January 2018
Mary Sumner House
Tufton Street
London
SW1P 3RP
United Kingdom

 

The conference has now ended, please see the document in the downloads section below for summaries of the talks.

A vet may be asked to assess an animal’s welfare by a range of people, including DEFRA, the RSPCA, the police and members of the public. When this happens, is the veterinary examination the starting point for animal welfare assessment or a missed opportunity?

Wednesday January 17th at Mary Sumner House, Tufton Street, London

 

9.30 – 10.00am
Registration
10am
Introduction from AWSELVA/BVFLA
10.15am
Does what goes on in the surgery have implications for society as a whole? (Liz Ormerod)
10.45am
The legal and professional implications of reporting concerns and disclosing case records. (Peter Jinman) 
11.15-11.45am
Coffee break
11.45am
Could an Animal Welfare Assessment Grid become a routine tool at clinical examinations?  (Sarah Wolfensohn)   
12.20pm
Where, if at all, do blood tests and post mortem examinations fit into the assessment of farm animal welfare concerns? (Fiona Howie) 
1-2pm
Lunch
2pm
Should behavioural assessment come before, during or after the clinical examination when there are animal welfare concerns, and what do we do about those concerns?  (Kendal Shepherd)
2.30pm
If it all ends in a prosecution, do we have the right penalties available? (Emma Milne)
3-3.30pm
Tea
3.30pm
Panel led discussion
4.45
Summary
5pm
Depart