Expertise and advocacy in animal-welfare decision making: considerations for a veterinary curriculum in animal welfare
Journal of Veterinary Medical Education 37(1): 36-39
ISSN/ISBN: 0748-321X PMID: 20378876 DOI: 10.3138/jvme.37.1.36
An animal-welfare curriculum for veterinary students should provide learning opportunities in the application of veterinary expertise to patient management and animal-welfare policy. Real-life and hypothetical cases are presented that can allow students to develop their personal-values statement about animal welfare, explore the interaction of facts and values in deciding on a course of action, and understand the unique obligations and authority they will have as veterinarians.