Introduction to Animal Welfare


This bite size vet nurse CPD online lecture introduces Animal Welfare and the Five Freedoms, and goes on to discuss companion animal welfare in the UK.  It encourages thought on welfare considerations, and shows how small changes can make a big difference within practice, and in the UK as a whole.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understanding of Animal Welfare history and principles, including the Five Freedoms
  • Ability to consider welfare in own practice and to implement changes to improve it.


Katherine Spear BA(Hons) PgDip RVN MBVNA


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

And for Australian VNs:

The National Industry Advisory Group for Veterinary Nursing has allocated half a CPD point to this continuing education activity (30 mins in total). To make up to 1 point please combine with another bitesize lecture. To gain your NIAG approved Certificate please email directly on CPD completion (


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