I am investigating informed consent to veterinary treatment . There are obvious differences between consent to medical treatment of human patients, and the consent obtained for their animal equivalents.
The requirement for informed consent to veterinary treatment can seem excessive in light of these differences, i.e., that the patient cannot consent, and is not human, however there are powerful arguments that support the requirement for consent in this context. I am investigating the protocols for consent used in veterinary practices, and how these protect the interests of those involved.
Co-supervisors: Professor Marie Fox (University of Liverpool), Pru Hobson-West (University of Nottingham)