1st Edition

One Welfare in Practice
The Role of the Veterinarian

Edited By

Tanya Stephens

  • Available for pre-order. Item will ship after October 19, 2021
ISBN 9780367904067
October 19, 2021 Forthcoming by CRC Press
120 Pages 36 Color & 7 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Animal welfare has long been recognised as central to the role of the veterinary professional, but this is increasingly aligned with the welfare of humans and the broader environment in which we co-exist. This is the first book dedicated to the role of the veterinarian in One Welfare, a concept that recognises the interconnections between animal welfare, human wellbeing, and the environment.

The book demonstrates, through a wide range of international case studies, why professional ethics and the use of good evidence is integral to this role. Contributors bring a rich variety of writings, each with their own perception of the role of the veterinarian in improving animal welfare and human wellbeing. One Welfare in Practice: The Role of the Veterinarian emphasises the importance of interdisciplinary collaboration and solutions: it is essential that veterinary practitioners recognise when other professionals or disciplines need to be consulted to benefit both animals and humans. With its multiple, fascinating approaches to One Welfare, this book will inform and inspire the veterinarian to find areas where collaborative action reaps the greatest rewards.

This unique book shows how veterinarians can and are contributing to improving animal and human welfare, offering practical advice as to how the profession can further engage in One Welfare in a range of settings.

Table of Contents


John Webster


Tanya Stephens


Tanya Stephens

  1. One Health and One Welfare
  2. Joann M. Lindenmayer and Gretchen E. Kaufman

  3. Sustainability: The role of veterinarians in aligning animal, human and environmental well-being
  4. Tomlinson, A.J., Black, D.H., Clements, R., Doherty, S., Howe, R., Kemkaran-Thompson, L., Layton, R., Prentis, R.A., Ravetz, G., Sedman, R., Wensley, S. and Higham, L.

  5. Climate change as an animal welfare problem: The role of the veterinarian
  6. Angela Frimberger

  7. Land clearing
  8. Michael Banyard

  9. Wildlife utilisation and One Welfare
  10. Heather Bacon

  11. One Welfare and the management of vertebrate pest animals: A complex problem needing an interdisciplinary approach
  12. Trudy Sharp

  13. Managing welfare and wellbeing in animal disease control programmes
  14. Nita Harding

  15. Rabies control in Indonesia: Working together to protect animal and human welfare
  16. Andri Jatikusumah, Wahid Fakhri Husein, Ahmad Gozali, Ratmoko Eko Saputro, Elly Sawitri, Yuni Yupiana, Pebi Purwo Suseno, James McGrane, Luuk Schoonman, Robyn Alders

  17. The role of One Welfare in development and nutrition security
  18. Rebecca Doyle and Robyn Alders

  19. The laboratory animal veterinarian’s contribution to One Welfare
  20. Alexandra Whittaker

  21. Fish welfare and One Welfare - A veterinarian’s perspective
  22. Paul Hardy-Smith and Natalie Roadknight

  23. Working Animals - One Health, One Welfare
  24. Ben Sturgeon

  25. Cow shelters: Animal welfare, human wellbeing and the environment in an Indian context
  26. Uttara Kennedy, Arvind Sharma, Clive J.C. Phillips

  27. One Welfare approach to the sea transport of livestock

Teresa Collins and Emma Dunston-Clarke




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Tanya Stephens is a practice owner and practitioner at Haberfield Veterinary Hospital, NSW. She is President of the AVAWE, an Animal Welfare and Ethics special interest group of the Australian Veterinary Association (AVA). Stephens is also an executive member of AVCB, the Conservation Biology SIG of the AVA. She is Chair of the AVA’s Animal Welfare Trust, which distributes funds for research into animal welfare. Stephens also chairs the NSW Greyhound Welfare Integrity Commission Animal Welfare Committee and is Immediate Past President of the Animal Welfare Chapter of the ANZCVS. She is past member of the NSW Veterinary Surgeons Board and current member of the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal, past member and current member of a number of Animal Ethics Committees, and Honorary Consulting Veterinarian for the Children’s Medical Research Institute. Stephens is a member of the NSW Kangaroo Management Advisory Panel and NSW Kangaroo Management Taskforce. She is newsletter editor for AVAWE since 2007. Her original research on galactosaemia in kangaroos was published in Nature and she has a number of other publications on this topic. She is a regular presenter at conferences and universities, and a published author and commentator on veterinary professional ethics, end of life decision making in practice, sustainability of livestock production, climate change and kangaroos, nutrition of orphan joeys, evidence based veterinary medicine (EBVM), research and use of ineffective therapies. Stephens is a regular contributor to the news section of the Australian Veterinary Journal and has just had a paper just published in ‘Animals’ on the use of chemotherapy in dogs. She is a recipient of the Belle Bruce Reid Award given to Australia’s leading 100 female veterinarians by the University of Melbourne in 2006, and received an AVA meritorious service award in 2017.


This is a valuable book that should give inspiration to many young idealistic veterinarians wanting to do ‘the right thing’. There is no doubt that the veterinary profession has a lot to contribute to policy within the general aims of One Welfare.

John Webster, Professor Emeritus, University of Bristol, UK