Dr. Kipperman Honored with National Ethics Award

Barry Kipperman and dog

Dr. Kipperman Honored with National Ethics Award

Congratulations to Dr. Barry Kipperman who has been honored with the Shomer Award for Veterinary Ethics by the Society for Veterinary Medical Ethics (SVME). This award is bestowed to leaders in the field of veterinary medical ethics who have made significant contributions through mentorship, scholarship, and advocacy.   

Dr. Kipperman is a board-certified veterinary specialist in internal medicine and animal welfare and teaches veterinary ethics at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, and animal welfare and ethics for the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine. He has published essays and research on veterinary ethics for over 20 years. His research focuses on the influence of economics on animal welfare and veterinarian well-being, the ethical dilemmas and responsibilities of veterinarians, and moral stress experienced by veterinarians. Dr. Kipperman endows the Barry S. Kipperman Award in Veterinary Ethics at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine.

Dr. Kipperman is the co-editor and co-author of the book, Ethics in Veterinary Practice: Balancing Conflicting Interests, and frequently speaks on veterinary ethics issues at conferences. He also serves on the Animal Welfare Committee of the California Veterinary Medical Association; the Board of Directors of the Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association; and MightyVet, an organization dedicated to wellness in the profession of veterinary medicine.  

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