Module 22: Animal Welfare: An Introduction (1928)
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Elizabeth Pannill DVM
USDA APHIS Veterinary Services

Dr. Pannill is currently a Veterinary Medical Officer with USDA APHIS Animal Care. She has been with USDA APHIS since 1989 and with Animal Care since 1991 . Prior to joining USDA APHIS , Dr. Pannill was in small animal and mixed animal practices in east and central Texas. Dr. Pannill received her BA degree from The University of Texas at Austin in 1975 , BS degree Texas A&M University in 1981 and her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Texas A&M University in 1983.

Presentation Info

CE Credit(s): 1.00
CE Level: 1


This module introduces veterinarians to important concepts and issues surrounding animal welfare. The module covers the role of the veterinarian in animal welfare, definitions of animal welfare, how welfare can be measured and evaluated, and an overview of some contemporary animal welfare topics.

Learning Objectives

1. Explain why animal welfare is an important part of an accredited veterinarian's regulatory activities

2. Define animal welfare in a comprehensive way

3. Explain how to assess and evaluate an animal's welfare