Dr. Noraine P. Medina, a faculty of the College of Veterinary Science and Medicine, attended the 3rd World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) Key Driver workshop on April 25-26, 2011 at the WSPA Asia, Bangkok, Thailand. The seminar was a follow up from the 2010 workshop on the advance concept in animal welfare (CAW) programme.
Dr. Medina presented a report on the acceptance of students on the alternative models for animal use. WSPA donated a set of rubberized animal models in the 2010 workshop to be used in lieu of live animal. In addition to the reports of key drivers on the use of animal models, the workshop also focused on the introduction of WSPA of new concepts on understanding human behavior change and how this behavioral change can be used to produce impact on the animal welfare project of WSPA.
Also during the seminar, Dr. Medina was formally endorsed by Dr. Daniel Ventura, Jr., the former key driver of CAW from the Philippines as the new CAW key driver representative. Dr. Ventura was promoted as the Veterinary Education Program Manager of WSPA for South and Southeast Asia. - Noraine P. Medina, CVSM