Webinar Plus: Dr Internet, charity cases and social media outrage: Ethical problem-solving for veterinarians

Key Information

CPD Hours: 16 hours

Course Length: Four weeks

Course Format: A mixture of weekly webinars (which can be viewed live and/or as recorded versions throughout the course), quizzes to help reinforce topics discussed, supplementary reading material and tutor-moderated online discussion forums

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Course Information

Key Areas
  • Common veterinary ethical issues
  • Ethical theory and frameworks
  • The relationship of ethics to law and professional behaviour
  • Developing policy and procedure
  • Ethical problem-solving
About this course

Due to unforeseen circumstances we are unable to run this course in June 2022, to register your interest please email cpd@rvc.ac.uk

Have you faced ethical dilemmas in your practice? Do you want to learn how to manage them in a structured and consistent way?

In this course, we will examine common ethical issues in the veterinary profession, such as reasons for euthanasia, diet fads, breeding issues, staff treatment and many more. We will look at the veterinary surgeon’s role in dealing with challenging patients, clients and peers, and cover ethical frameworks which help to develop a systematic and evidence-based approach. Case studies will be included to examine the intersection of legal, professional and welfare responsibilities. The course will include opportunities for discussion and peer learning.

Why do this course?
You will learn new ways of examining ethical issues, and how to develop responses that are consistent with the values of the profession and the individuals concerned. In this challenging profession, feeling confident that you have made the best possible decision is good for both our clients and our own wellbeing. This course contributes towards the Practice Standard’s Scheme award related to ‘Training in professional ethics’.

The webinars will run on the following dates from 12.00pm to 2.00pm London time.


Nicola Menzies-Gow, MA VetMB PhD DipECEIM CertEM(Int.med) FHEA MRCVS
Professor in Equine Medicine, Member of the RVC Animal Welfare Ethical Review Board and the RCVS Ethical Review Panel
The Royal Veterinary College

Hamish Morrin, MSc (International Animal Welfare, Ethics and Law) FHEA RVN
Animal Collections Development Manager
Writtle University College