The 2018 AWF Discussion Forum

The 2018 AWF Discussion Forum sessions covered a large range of topics and gave delegates an opportunity to learn from experts, share ideas and enjoy the company of influential and respected members of the veterinary profession and the field of animal welfare.

Sessions included:

  • Is insurance compromising quality of life?
  • Influencing human behaviour for better welfare
  • How practice management strategies can benefit animal welfare
  • BVA, Brexit and Animal Welfare
  • AWF funded research updates

Watch the talks now on our Youtube channel.

Thank you to our Sponsors

We wouldn’t be able to run the Discussion Forum without the help of our sponsors. We’re really grateful to the following organisations for their continued support and dedication to improving animal welfare.



Agria has been insuring pets since 1890 and is one of the world's largest animal insurers offering lifetime pet health solutions. We promote the health and welfare of animals and work with vets, breeders and rehoming organisations as well as many animal welfare associations, helping to make a positive difference to pets and their owners.



NewMetrica develops robust instruments to measure animal pain and health – related quality of life using best practice in human healthcare measurement. A novel approach lays the foundation for a shift in veterinary care and animal welfare more generally from the avoidance of poor quality of life to the attainment of good or excellent quality of life.

The Webinar Vet

The Webinar Vet

The Webinar Vet are leaders in providing vets with veterinary CPD. Thanks to them all our sessions will be filmed and available for public access ensuring our work on animal welfare spreads as wide as possible.

Simplyhealth Professionals

Simplyhealth Professionals

Simplyhealth Professionals work with veterinary practices and their clients to improve pet heath, compliance and client loyalty. We provide vets with their own monthly payment plans for preventative care, supporting them with many unique and comprehensive services that are tailored to each practice. Our key focus is to support veterinary practices in educating their clients through increased engagement resulting in healthier pets and more responsible pet ownership. Our Pet Health Plans offer the ability for pet owners to budget for their preventative needs along with securing the practice a regular income to build and secure their future.

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