Tag: education

Abstracts: How decision-making about euthanasia for animals is taught to Australasian veterinary students

This study set out to explore how euthanasia decision-making for animals was taught to students in eight Australasian veterinary schools. A questionnaire-style interview guide was used by a representative at each university to interview educators. Educators were interviewed about their teaching of euthanasia decision-making for four categories of animals: livestock, […]

RVC named world’s number one vet school

The Royal Veterinary College (RVC) has been named as the top veterinary school in the QS World University Rankings 2021. Compiled by global higher education analysts, QS Quacquarelli Symonds, the rankings provide authoritative comparative analysis on the performance of 14,435 individual university programs, taken by students at 1,452 universities in […]

USyd, UC Davis strengthen collaborative ties

A new agreement between the University of Sydney and the University of California, Davis will see academics benefit from new access to research collaborations and shared funding. In February, leaders from both institutions joined a partnership signing event. Vice-Chancellor for Research Professor Cameron Carter of UC Davis and Vice-Chancellor and […]

Veterinarians’ attitude to infection control ‘complacent’

Infection control practices of Australian veterinarians are dangerously inadequate, according to a University of Sydney study published this month. The study, published in Preventative Veterinary Medicine, found that 44.9 per cent of veterinarians had contracted a zoonotic disease through their work. Based on a survey of veterinarians attending the 2011 […]

ATO announces $2k cap on self-education expenses

An Australian Government announcement that tax-deductions for work related self-education expenses will be limited to $2000 per person per year penalises well intentioned vets, according to the Australian Veterinary Association. The cap, which comes into effect on 1 July 2014, is designed to yield savings to help fund the Government’s […]