Abstracts: Pathways to specialising in animal welfare

Safeguarding animal welfare is an important aspect of the day-to-day work of almost all veterinarians; however, only some choose to pursue specific postgraduate qualifications in this area. Andrew Knight describes some of the routes to specialisation that are available around the world, highlighting in particular how suitably experienced individuals can currently seek accreditation in Europe and the USA without undertaking a formal programme of study. The report is from the Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine, St Kitts, Caribbean.
Knight AD. Vet Rec 2014;175 (18):449-451