The Good Call Media cameras travelled to Pomona, California to catch up with the USA winner of the 2019 World Veterinary Association Global; Animal Welfare Awards.
We made videos with each of the seven winners of the Awards, held in Costa Rica, San Jose, which meant filming in five different continents.
Here we feature the work of the USA winner:
Dr. Jose Peralta
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Dr. Peralta holds the post of Professor, Animal Welfare, College of Veterinary Medicine, Western University of Health Sciences, Pomona, California. He has authored and co-authored many book chapters and articles (in English and Spanish) on various aspects of the science of animal welfare, animal welfare education and he has created several cases involving animal welfare for teaching veterinary students. He has presented and contributed to numerous veterinary continuing education seminars in several countries.
Dr. Peralta is an internationally recognised and sought-after speaker on animal welfare and has presented invited seminars in Europe, South America and North America. He serves as a reviewer for several professional journals.
Recently Dr. Peralta has been involved in a project looking at the field of welfare and human animal interaction with therapy dogs and children with collaboration of a child psychologist.
He said: ”There’s no doubt that the exposure that this type of award gives you is beneficial to animal welfare. That external recognition provides opportunities to disseminate information and to have a broader impact worldwide.”