To mark its 35th anniversary, Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors (APBC) is holding a two-day conference in April 2024.
During the conference, world-renowned expert speakers will share their unique perspectives on the human/animal relationship.
This conference is of interest to all pet professionals and indeed owners, not just behaviourists.
The APBC conference titled “One World, One Health, One Welfare” in Daventry, Northamptonshire, will explore the complex relationships between humans and animals in the community, the consequences of pet ownership and how these effect the welfare of people, animals and the environment.
Among the 16 world-renowned experts is Dr Rebeca Garcia Pillinos, a certified RCVS specialist in animal welfare, ethics and law, founder of the One Welfare organisation, the first animal welfare expert to be employed by the United Nations Environment Programme and recipient of the James Herriot Memorial Award for outstanding contributions to companion animal welfare.
Another is Professor James Serpell, emeritus professor of Animal Welfare (School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania), who will discuss the sustainability of pet ownership.
Professor James Serpell is a leading, global expert on animal behaviour and welfare having published over 200 articles and books on animal behaviour, welfare and human-animal interactions.
Other experts will bring alive topics such as the welfare of assistance dogs, canines working in disaster areas, no-kill policies, the exotic pet trade and fashion in pet ownership.
The APBC conference, which takes place at the Mercure Hotel, Daventry, on 20 and 21 April 2024, is open to all animal professionals and the public.
For tickets go to their website; early bird discounts are available until 10 December 2023.