Animal research, ethical boundary-work, and the geographies of veterinary expertise

Alistair Anderson and Pru Hobson-West
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The veterinary profession has been relatively understudied in social science, though recent work has highlighted the geographic dimensions of veterinary expertise. This paper draws on in-depth qualitative interviews with Named Veterinary Surgeons (NVSs) working in UK animal research to demonstrate how and why they distinguish between ethical aspects of veterinary work in the spaces of the laboratory and general clinical practice. Please click on the photo for access to the paper.