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Canada Research Chair (Tier 2) in One Health Economics

The Western College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan invites applications for a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair (CRC) in One Health Economics focused on investigating the economic impact of health-related problems at the animal, human and environmental interface. We are seeking an individual who will develop a leadership role in research as part of an interdisciplinary team in dynamic disease modelling.

Outcomes of the NEAT Annual Meeting

The Second NEAT Annual Meeting in Wageningen (14-15 October 2014) was instrumental in clarifying issues concerning the introduction of economics teaching in the veterinary curriculum. One recurrent aspect of our discussions was recognition that veterinary graduates enter a wide range of occupations that draw on their particular skills. Another was that different countries and regions of the world have correspondingly different needs which reflect the nature and role of animal populations in the economy and society, and also institutional structures for delivering veterinary education.

Job vacancy - Veterinary Epidemiologist at FAO

Dear colleagues,

We are planning to recruit an international consultant  for 11 months with the possibility of extension based at FAO Rome HQs to assist with the tasks detailed in the attached TORs.

Postgraduate qualification, PhD in Veterinary Epidemiology, is desirable.

This person must have at least 6 years of experience in the following:

3rd international one health congress

The 3rd International One Health Congress (IOHC 2015) brings science and policy together aiming at the early recognition and control of emerging (infectious) diseases, now and in the years to come. Prevention at the source is the overall congress theme, as this is key in controlling (infectious) diseases that have a growing impact on humans, animals and their ecosystems.

The congress will take place in Amsterdam, The Netherlands from 15 - 18 March 2015.

RVC essay competition - 3 students will attend 2nd NEAT meeting

Over summer, RVC has run an essay competition among RVC undergraduate veterinary medicine students. Students were encouraged to submit short essays on the topic Why do we need economics teaching in veterinary curricula? to win bursaries to attend the second annual NEAT meeting in Wageningen. These are the three winning essays: 

Essay 1: Tom Andrew Hinchliffe, BVetMed5

Price transmission in Economics of animal Health

Price transmission is an interesting subject in economics, because it’s a very specific (probably small) analytical domain, but it offers relevant opportunities to discuss about the founding principles of economics and, on the others side, the real outcome of the market functioning (the sacred market efficiency), including the social dimension. “Great!” said the reader, “but what does it matter with animal health economics?!”. “Keep calm!” said the author “and follow me.

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