Doing Animal Health in more-than-human Worlds

Ort: Online / Messerli - Research Institute

Veranstaltungsbeginn: 08.10.2020 - 11:30 Uhr

Veranstaltungsende: 09.10.2020 - 15:00 Uhr

First digital Conference for the Network of Veterinary Humanities

hosted by: Messerli Research Institute, University of Vienna, Medical University of Vienna, University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna

This event will take place online.
Exception: Welcome and Keynote will take place in the seminar room of Messerli Research Institute and can be visited. Due to the COVID-19-regulations is the registration necessary. Please register here. As the places are limited, we request registering early.


Program Thursday, 8th of October:

11:30 am – 12:00 am

Julia Gutjahr & Kerstin Weich

12:00 am – 01:00 pm

Veterinarization of the Future and its Zoonotic Limits
Ludek Broz (Prague, Czech Republic)

01:00 pm – 02:30 pm

Panel 1

Each presentation lasts 20 minutes, 3 presentations will be followed by 30 minutes discussion

Chair: N.N.

  • “What would you do if it was your cat?” The Autonomy Principle in Veterinary Ethics
    Karen Hiestand (Sussex, UK)
  • The concept of quality of life for horses
    Mariessa Long (Vienna, Austria)
  • „Veterinarians are the protectors of animals.“ Caring and killing as a constructive element of veterinary professionalism of veterinary students in Germany
    Marc Bubeck (Munich, Germany)
02:30 pm – 03:00 pm


03:00 pm – 04:30 pm

Panel 2

Chair: Julia Gutjahr

  • Controversies in human and animal vaccination
    Pru Hobson-West (Nottingham, UK)
  • Prospects for a Multi-species Medical Humanities
    Jane Desmond (Urbana, IL, USA)
  • Veterinarizing Medical Philosophy
    Kerstin Weich (Vienna, Austria)
04:30 pm – 05:00 pm Break
05:00 pm – 06:30 pm

Panel 3

Chair: N.N.

  • Tracking “Large” or “Small”. The Reality of Boundaries for Veterinary Students
    Jenny Vermilya (Denver, USA)
  • Veterinarian beliefs about educating new puppy owners about puppy training and socialization: a mixed-methods study
    Taylor Rezvani (et al.) (Pullman, WA, USA)
  • Sterilizations and castrations from the animal caregivers’ point of view. Discussion with the findings
    Lucja Lange (Lodz, Poland)

Program Friday, 9th of October:

09:00 am – 11:00 am

Panel 4

Chair: Lucja Lange

  • Veterinary values: achieving good farm animal care in intensive livestock farming in the Netherlands
    Else Vogel (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
  • Professionalism of farm animal vets between market and morality
    Julia Gutjahr (Hamburg, Germany)
  • The evolution of farm animal veterinary businesses
    Nicolas Fortané et al. (Paris, France)
11:00 am – 11:30 am


11:30 am – 01:00 pm

Panel 5

Chair: Kerstin Weich

  • The Vet and the Virus: Encountering Zoonosis in (popular) fiction
    Florian Auerochs (Vechta, Germany)
  • Rethinking Anthronosis. Human borne ill-health of animals in modern society
    Bruno Beljak (Zagreb, Croatia)
  • Synchronic dog meets diachronic doggy doctor: A rhetoric of behavior
    Jill Morstad (Lincoln, NE, USA)
01:00 pm – 02:00 pm Lunch break
02:00 pm – 03:30 pm Final discussion: Future plans

Conference Commitee:
Kerstin Weich (Vienna, Austria) & Julia Gutjahr (Hamburg, Germany)

Guest link: 1

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Veranstaltungskategorie: Vortrag, Seminar, Event, Tagung


Kontakt und Anreise

Veterinärmedizinische Universität Wien

Veterinärplatz 1, 1210 Wien
T +43 1 25077-0
Anreise zur Vetmeduni Vienna 4