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Conference Program

Doing Animal Health in more-than-human Worlds

First (digital) Conference for the Network of Veterinary Humanities

Messerli Research Institute, University of Vienna, Medical University of Vienna, University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna

October 8-9th 2020


Central European Time (CET)/UTC +2

Thursday, 8th of October

11:30am-12am    Welcome by Julia Gutjahr & Kerstin Weich

12am-01pm      Keynote

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

01-02:30pm     Panel 1

Chair: Else Vogel

Karen Hiestand (Sussex, UK) - “What would you do if it was your cat?” The Autonomy Principle in Veterinary Ethics

Mariessa Long (Vienna, Austria) -The concept of quality of life for horses

Marc Bubeck (Munich, Germany) - ‘Veterinarians are the protectors of animals’. Caring and killing as a constructive element of veterinary professionalism of veterinary students in Germany

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03-04:30pm     Panel 2

Chair: Julia Gutjahr

Pru Hobson-West (Nottingham, UK) - Controversies in human and animal vaccination

Jane Desmond (Urbana, IL, USA) - Prospects for a Multi-species Medical Humanities

Kerstin Weich (Vienna, Austria) - Veterinarizing Medical Philosophy

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05-06:30pm     Panel 3

Chair: Pru Hobson-West

Jenny Vermilya (Denver, USA) - Tracking “Large” or “Small”. The Reality of Boundaries for Veterinary Students

Taylor Rezvani (et al.) (Pullman, WA, USA) - Veterinarian beliefs about educating new puppy owners about puppy training and socialization: a mixed-methods study

Łucja Lange (Lodz, Poland) - Sterilizations and castrations from the animal caregivers’ point of view. Discussion with the findings

Friday, 9th of October

09-11am     Panel 4

Chair: Łucja Lange

Else Vogel (Amsterdam, Netherlands) - Veterinary Values: The metabolic politics of animal agriculture

Julia Gutjahr (Hamburg, Germany) - Professionalism of farm animal vets between market and morality

Nicolas Fortané (et al.) (Paris, France) - The evolution of farm animal veterinary businesses

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11.30am-01pm     Panel 5

Chair: Kerstin Weich

Florian Auerochs (Vechta, Germany) - The Vet and the Virus: Encountering Zoonosis in (popular) fiction

Bruno Beljak (Zagreb, Croatia) - Rethinking Anthronosis. Human borne ill-health of animals in modern society

Jill Morstad (Lincoln, NE, USA) - Synchronic dog meets diachronic doggy doctor: A rhetoric of behavior

01-02pm lunch break

02-03pm Final discussion: Future plans


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