Who is ABIG and what do we do?
The Animal Behaviour and Interaction Group (ABIG) consists of veterinarians and veterinary nurses that have a keen interest in animal behaviour, recognizing it as a vital component in the holistic treatment of animals and in strengthening the human-animal bond.
ABIG focuses primarily on enriching the knowledge and skills of those interested in animal behaviour while also trying to increase awareness of the importance of animal behaviour and the human-animal bond to those within the veterinary fields.
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Aims and Objectives
The aim of ABIG is to promote the fields of animal behaviour and human-animal interaction in the veterinary and veterinary nursing professions.
The objectives of the group are:
- To provide a forum for discussion and debate on issues relating to animal behaviour, veterinary behaviour therapy and human-animal interaction.
- To promote and participate in continuing veterinary education and research in these fields, locally as well as internationally.
- To promote education of the general public, especially people who are involved in animal-related activities, on these topics.
- To enhance the profile of veterinarians and veterinary nurses by promoting the hands-on involvement of these professions in animal behaviour, veterinary behaviour therapy and human-animal interaction.