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Martin Whiting BSc BVetMed MSc MAcadMEd MRCVS FRSA

Martin is the Lecturer in Veterinary Ethics and Law at the Royal Veterinary College, London.

Following graduation as a veterinarian from the Royal Veterinary College (RVC) and with a degree in Philosophy from King’s College, London (KCL), Martin undertook a few years of clinical veterinary work in companion animals before returning to academia. Interested in veterinary ethics and veterinary law, he undertook a Masters in Medical Law and Ethics at KCL and a PhD in the public interest and professionalism in the veterinary profession in the UK at the RVC.

Martin’s research interests revolve around veterinary ethics and law and the focus is on the social contractarian monopoly empowerment of the UK veterinary profession and how this serves the public interest in animal welfare. He has wide variety of topic to which he applies this research which include: informed consent, professional regulation, veterinary policy making and lobbying (e.g. in regards to religious slaughter), clinical research ethics and law and clinical governance and evidence-base veterinary medicine.

Martin is also a member of the RCVS Disciplinary Committee and a member of the ethics committee at the Zoological Society of London.

(Institution: Royal Veterinary College, London)

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