8. 10. - 9. 10. 2020

Luděk Brož delivered a keynote in Vienna

On the 8th October, Luděk Brož, the PI, gave a keynote lecture at the University of Veterinary Medicine in Vienna for the first digital conference for the Network of Veterinary Humanities “Doing Animal Health in more-than-human worlds” (8th–9th October 2020).

The talk was entitled Veterinarization of the Future and its Zoonotic Limits and is available online.

See full conference program below or on University’s website.


Thursday, 8th of October
11:30 am – 12:00 am Welcome
Julia Gutjahr & Kerstin Weich
12:00 am – 01:00 pm Keynote
Veterinarization of the Future and its Zoonotic Limits
Ludek Broz (Prague, Czech Republic)
01:00 pm – 02:30 pm Panel 1
Chair: N.N.“What would you do if it was your cat?” The Autonomy Principle in Veterinary Ethics
Karen Hiestand (Sussex, UK)The concept of quality of life for horses
Mariessa Long (Vienna, Austria)„Veterinarians are the protectors of animals.“ Caring and killing as a constructive element of veterinary professionalism of veterinary students in Germany
Marc Bubeck (Munich, Germany) 
02:30 pm – 03:00 pm Break
03:00 pm – 04:30 pm Panel 2
 Chair: Julia GutjahrControversies in human and animal vaccination
Pru Hobson-West (Nottingham, UK)Prospects for a Multi-species Medical Humanities
Jane Desmond (Urbana, IL, USA)Veterinarizing Medical Philosophy
Kerstin Weich (Vienna, Austria) 
04:30 pm – 05:00 pm Break
05:00 pm – 06:30 pm Panel 3
 Chair: N.N.Tracking “Large” or “Small”. The Reality of Boundaries for Veterinary Students
Jenny Vermilya (Denver, USA)Veterinarian beliefs about educating new puppy owners about puppy training and socialization: a mixed-methods study
Taylor Rezvani (et al.) (Pullman, WA, USA) Sterilizations and castrations from the animal caregivers’ point of view. Discussion with the findings
Lucja Lange (Lodz, Poland) 
Friday, 9th of October
09:00 am – 11:00 am Panel 4
 Chair: Lucja LangeVeterinary values: achieving good farm animal care in intensive livestock farming in the Netherlands
Else Vogel (Amsterdam, Netherlands)Professionalism of farm animal vets between market and morality
Julia Gutjahr (Hamburg, Germany)The evolution of farm animal veterinary businesses
Nicolas Fortané et al. (Paris, France) 
11:00 am – 11:30 am Break
11:30 am – 01:00 pm Panel 5
 Chair: Kerstin WeichThe Vet and the Virus: Encountering Zoonosis in (popular) fiction
Florian Auerochs (Vechta, Germany)Rethinking Anthronosis. Human borne ill-health of animals in modern society
Bruno Beljak (Zagreb, Croatia)Synchronic dog meets diachronic doggy doctor: A rhetoric of behavior
Jill Morstad (Lincoln, NE, USA) 
01:00 pm – 02:00 pm Lunch break
02:00 pm – 03:30 pm Final discussion: Future plans
 Conference Commitee:
Kerstin Weich (Vienna, Austria) & Julia Gutjahr (Hamburg, Germany)

The conference was hosted by: Messerli Research Institute, University of Vienna, Medical University of Vienna & University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna.