Applied Animal Ethics: The Responsibility of The Veterinary Profession (Ethics Part 3)


This bitesize lecture is the third in our three-part series on Animal Ethics. It draws on the discussions of the first two lectures and turns to the veterinary profession in detail in relation to animal ethics.  It discusses concepts such as responsibility, integrity, complicity and moral stress and moral action, and uses the example of convenience euthanasia to discuss conscientious objection.

Learning Outcomes

  • A chance to think critically about animal ethics in relation to the veterinary profession
  • A chance to apply animal ethics in practice



Katherine Spear BA(Hons) PgDip MA VN


This is an Accessible lecture.  It can be viewed without the need for sound.

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