Anti-vax, psychics, chiropractic, homeopathy, raw food, crystal healing and homeopathy. Sound familiar? You’d be forgiven for thinking we were talking about humans but in this session we will hear about how vets encounter, and attempt to counter, pseudoscience in animal husbandry. From shoeless horses to psychic telephone readings our panel of vets will bring you up to speed on all the quack practices. And we don’t mean ducks!
- Danny Chambers BVSc MSc MRCVS grew up on a farm in Devon, graduated from Liverpool Vet School and has since worked as a vet across the UK, as well as in New Zealand, Africa, India and Iraq. Earlier this year he was elected to the council of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, running on a platform of evidence-based veterinary medicine.
- Alison Price BSc BVetMed MRCVS qualified as a vet from the Royal Veterinary College in 2014. She also holds a BSc (Hons) in Animal Sciences from the University of Leeds. An advocate for evidence based veterinary medicine, she is active within the veterinary community on social media and is a member of the Campaign for Rational Veterinary Medicine.
- Terry Ogdin BVSc MRCVS graduated in veterinary science from the University of Liverpool in 2009. For the last six years he has worked as a small animal vet in the charitable sector.
- Alex Young BVSc now works as a software developer for a start-up business in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, having made a career change after seven years as a veterinary surgeon. He remains a strong proponent of rationality in veterinary medicine and is interested in the benefits recent technology can bring to healthcare.