Integrating Sustainability Into the Veterinary Curriculum

Boyd, S. et al. (2021) Integrating Sustainability Into the Veterinary Curriculum. VetEd Symposium 2021, 07-09 Jul 2021. (Unpublished)

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Veterinary professionals can and do play a key role in addressing the multiple challenges facing society. Vet Sustain’s mission is to enable and inspire veterinary professionals to continually improve the health and wellbeing of animals, people and the environment. Based on the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Vet Sustain have created six goals for sustainability that are aligned to the veterinary profession: 1. Diverse and abundant wildlife; 2. A good life for animals; 3. Net zero warming; 4. Health and happiness; 5. A no-waste society; 6. Enough clean water for all. Vet Sustain is working to provide veterinary professionals and businesses with the tools to support uptake of sustainability policy and practices. This work includes partnering with students and staff in UK veterinary schools to highlight best practice in integrating sustainability topics into the curricula by 2022. Veterinary professionals have the potential to become leading forces for sustainability. We achieve this through our partnerships, both within and beyond the profession.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Fontaine, Ms Samantha and Yusta, Ms Noelia and Nova, Dr Rodrigo
Authors: Boyd, S., Higham, L., Dickson, J., Reeve, J., Slingby, L., Radakovic, M., Williams, A., Rhind, S., Fontaine, S., Yusta, N., Jones, M., Neary, G., Smith, R., Nova, R., Connolly, D., Halfacree, Z., Davies, H., Stapleton, K., and Chambers, D.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Biodiversity, One Health & Veterinary Medicine

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