26 Mar: Robert Dixon Animal Welfare Memorial Symposium

7 March 2012

Dr Robert Dixon (1951-2011), champion for animal welfare
Dr Robert Dixon (1951-2011), champion for animal welfare

Register now for the Dr Robert Dixon Animal Welfare Memorial Symposium.

This Symposium will investigate questions around the use of animals in the teaching ofveterinary medicine and animal science.

Taking a question & answer style format, there will be an opportunity for questions from the audience.

Key participants in the discussion panel include:

  • Prof Peter Windsor (Professor of Livestock Health and Production)
  • Prof Margaret Rose (Senior NHMRC Advisor)
  • Prof Max Zuber (Professor of Surgery & leading companion animal practitioner)
  • Dr Greg Cronin (AnVetBioSc educator and applied ethologist)
  • Dr Adele Lloyd (Sentient - the veterinary institute of animal ethics)
  • Dr Catherine Tiplady (A veterinarian who has researched the use of animals in teaching)
  • Sy Woon (Animal Welfare Society)
  • Stefan Saverimuttu (Former Faculty AWA C member)

Register online at the Veterinary Science website.

About Robert Dixon

Robert Dixon graduated from the University of Sydney in 1973 with a BSc (Vet) degree before completing his BVSc degree in 1974. Robert completed his PhD in 1980 in New Zealand and returned to the University of Sydney in 1983 to take up an academic appointment within the Faculty of Veterinary Science. For many years Robert held the Faculty position of Sub-Dean Animal Welfare as well as serving on the University Animal Ethics Committee.

Robert impressed his friends and colleagues with his determination, passion, positive attitude and sense of humour as he battled with ill-health throughout his life.

Robert's email signature finished with a quote from Mohandas Gandhi:"The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated".