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Tuesday 30th July at 8pm

Webinar: Navigating conversations with clients about sustainable pet ownership

This webinar will cover how we as veterinary professionals can understand the carbon pawprint impacts of our pets and our clients' pets, and how to help advise clients to reduce these impacts. With a focus on preventative health and early intervention - which is not only better for the planet but also our pets' welfare and our clients' finances. It will also discuss the impacts from what we feed pets, how important it is to pick up and dispose of pet poo appropriately, the conundrums of parasiticides and medicines and how to approach risk-based prescribing, as well as how we can reduce the direct impacts of our work and how to think about greener health plans.

Learning objectives:

  • Understand the main elements that contribute to the carbon ‘pawprint’ of pet ownership
  • Understand some of the other impacts on the planet of pet ownership - biodiversity, plastics etc
  • Understand how to advise clients to minimise their pets’ carbon pawprint impacts
  • Discover how to restructure pet health plans to achieve this

With Justine Shotton

Justine Shotton is the current Head Vet for Wildlife and Exotics at the RSPCA. Justine is passionate about environmental sustainability, conservation and improving the welfare of all animals, both wild and domestic. Justine is a Director of Vet Sustain and a Trustee of the Animal Welfare Foundation. She was President of the British Veterinary Association from 2021-2 and chose Sustainability as her presidential theme, working on a variety of resources to help ensure actionable change to help the veterinary profession become more sustainable. Justine was also involved in the creation of BVA's policy position on the Responsible Use of Parasiticides for Cats and Dogs. As well as her veterinary degree, Justine has a BSc in Veterinary Pathology and an MSc in Wild Animal Health and she continues to champion One Health and the interplay between human health, animal health and environmental health.

This webinar is kindly sponsored by our Supporter Animalcare.

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