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Miss Heather Bacon

Welfare Education & Outreach Manager

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Biography

Using her veterinary skills and overseas experience (developed through her previous work with Animals Asia), Heather works with our partner organisations in India and China in providing animal welfare education and practical skills training to vets and veterinary undergraduates as well as to those responsible for animal care.

She has successfully run workshops in both China and India, and has worked hard to develop essential partnerships with the relevant local veterinary associations and NGO's, to further develop greater awareness, of the important role of the veterinarian, in promoting and advising on animal welfare in all industries.

Heather is also actively involved in both our post-graduate and undergraduate teaching here at the R(D)SVS, where students benefit from her international animal welfare experience and expertise.

Teaching

Heather is responsible for developing and coordinating the undergraduate veterinary animal welfare and ethics teaching, pluse course organisation and lecturing for some postgraduate courses in the MSc International Animal Welfare, Ethics and Law, MVetSci, and MSc clinical animal behaviour as well as lecturing on the MSc Applied Animal behaviour and welfare

Clinical Expertise and Specialisation

RCVS Advanced practitioner Zoological medicine

Administrative Roles

JMICAWE, Human ethical review committee

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