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VBB’s webinar with Dr Michelle Campbell-Ward

15 Oct 2020, 06:30 PM - 07:30 PM AEST

Reflecting on the summer bushfires: The human response to the wildlife and ecological emergency

Dr Michelle Campbell-Ward

Taronga Conservation Society

When: Oct 15, 2020 06:30 PM – 07:30 PM AEST

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VBB-dedicated FREE online event eligible for structured CPD points

Dr Campbell-Ward discusses the animal welfare and ethical considerations in the response to wildlife casualties in natural disasters with a focus on the recent summer bushfires

An opportunity for AVERT members to discuss the challenges and complex animal welfare issues faced during the bushfire response. Compounded by unprecedented levels of media and social media exposure and the resultant immense public pressure to achieve positive outcomes, your vitally important role as veterinary volunteers became even more challenging.

VBB-dedicated FREE online event eligible for structured CPD points

Registration for the event is FREE

There will also be a dedicated Q&A session after the webinar, we encourage you to pre-submit your questions! If you are unable to attend, you may also sign-up to receive a recording of the webinar after the event closes.


Please join us to hear Taronga’s Dr Campbell-Ward’s insightful and detailed factual overview and to share your experiences and thoughts with your colleagues.

Registration for the event is FREE, and attendees may wish to express their support by donating to Taronga’s Wildlife Crisis Appeal.

If you are unable to attend but would like to view a recording, please sign up here and we will be in touch once the event closes.

Survey for Dr Campbell-Ward’s ongoing work

Prior to the webinar event, veterinarians and veterinary nurses who were involved in assessing one or more wild animal casualties (in a paid or voluntary capacity) during or following the 2019/2020 bushfire disaster are warmly invited to participate in a survey.

Your valuable input will be anonymously incorporated into Dr Campbell-Ward’s ongoing work reviewing how human response and ethical conflicts in catastrophes impact on wild animal welfare and the well-being of veterinary and animal care personnel.

Survey for Dr Campbell-Ward’s ongoing work

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