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Episode 617: Do Veterinarians Really Care About Animals? w/ Dr. Crystal Heath

Episode 617: Do Veterinarians Really Care About Animals? w/ Dr. Crystal Heath

Update: 2021-11-06
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The extraordinary Crystal Heath, DVM, joins the podcast this week for a desperately needed conversation about the veterinary profession and the alarming attitude of so many of its members toward animal rights. Dr. Heath, who is a vegan animal rights activist herself, shares shocking truths about the influence the animal agriculture industry holds over veterinary schools across the country. In fact, the very industry killing billions of farmed animals is shaping the vets of tomorrow. Dr. Heath also tells us about Our Honor, the organization she founded to provide support for veterinarians who want to buck the system, and shares her incredible activist efforts, including how she’s helping veterinary students advocate for more humane medical practices, how she’s empowering other vegan veterinarians, how she’s challenging the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), and how she and other veterinarians are fighting to stop the hideously cruel practice of ventilation shutdown.



Dr. Crystal Heath is a resident of Berkeley, California, and a graduate of UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. She currently works in shelter medicine and high-quality, high-volume spay-neuter. She has a lifelong love of animals and enjoys volunteering in rural communities and providing veterinary services to needy populations. Dr. Heath is on the founding committee of Veterinarians Against Ventilation Shutdown, urging the AVMA to re-classify ventilation shutdown as a “not recommended” depopulation method. She is also the founder of Vet Harmony, a veterinary practice providing accessible care and educating the public, and Our Honor, an organization empowering animal professionals who want to speak their conscience and create more ethical systems within the field.



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Episode 617: Do Veterinarians Really Care About Animals? w/ Dr. Crystal Heath

Episode 617: Do Veterinarians Really Care About Animals? w/ Dr. Crystal Heath

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