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Thursday, May 26 • 08:00 - 09:00
Is behaviour a work place and safety issue?

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A systematic review of the literature and data is used to determine the importance of animal behaviour in the workplace. This presentation looks at the risks of working within the veterinary workplace and the role behaviour plays in them. It reveals an understanding of veterinary behaviour is crucial when managing workplace health and safety issues. It goes onto show an understanding of veterinary behaviour is necessary for all members of the veterinary team. This allows them to manage the animals in their care safely, to practise veterinary science to the best of their abilities and to a culture that improves the safety and wellbeing of themselves and their patients. Adopting low stress handling techniques improves the quality of data collected during clinical examination. It also improves the standard of veterinary diagnosis and care, the profitability of the practice and job satisfaction of staff, but most importantly it raises the welfare standards and quality of life of animals in veterinary care


Andrew O'Shea

Camden Valley Animal Hospitals
Andrew has practised veterinary science in the Macarthur region of NSW since graduating in 1987. Since gaining membership of the Veterinary Behaviour chapter of the Australian and New Zealand college of Veterinary Scientists in 2008 he has provided a comprehensive veterinary behaviour... Read More →

Thursday May 26, 2016 08:00 - 09:00 ACST
Hall N Adelaide Convention Centre