Dr Robert Dixon Animal Welfare Memorial Symposium 2014


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TITLE: DOES AUSTRALIA BREED COMPANION ANIMALS ETHICALLY?

The Symposium will be a Question & Answer style format chaired by Dr Chris Degeling (Centre for Values, Ethics and the Law in Medicine). There will be an opportunity for questions from the audience.

Time/Date Venue
Monday, 24 March 2014
3:30pm to 5:00pm
Webster Lecture Theatre
Veterinary Science Conference Centre
Regimental Drive, Camperdown
University of Sydney
Key Participants in the discussion panel:
  • Ms Maryann Dalton, Pet Industry Association of Australia, Executive Officer
  • Dr Andrew Cornwell, MP, NSW Government’s Companion Animal Taskforce, Chair
  • Dr Bidda Jones. RSPCA Australia, Chief Scientist
  • Prof Claire Wade, University of Sydney, Canine geneticist
  • Dr Linda Beer, Veterinarian and dog breeder
  • Prof Richard Malik, University of Sydney, Small animal specialist
  • Dr Karen Hedberg, Veterinarian, breeder, judge and Chair, Canine Health and Well-being Committee.

Dr 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”.