Welcome to the inaugural volume and first issue of Perspectives in Animal Health and Welfare. This journal was established to provide an opportunity for the publication of outputs by, and for, veterinary nurses, veterinary technicians and allied veterinary professionals. The scope of the journal is broad, with a multi-disciplinary approach – we are interested in publishing papers in the areas of animal disease, parasitology, nutrition, behaviour, anaesthesia and analgesia, breeding and reproduction, One Health, and social sciences related to the veterinary industry. In this first issue, Hannah Sadler, Laura Harvey and Lauren Prior present their research into bullying in the veterinary industry, showing that bullying is a significant concern within the sector in Aotearoa. Meanwhile, Kristie Cameron, Lewis Bizo and Nicola Starkey investigate the impact of long-term free-feeding on the bodyweight of animals in use for operant experiments.
Laura Harvey and Kristina Naden
Identifying the prevalence and implications of bullying in the Aotearoa New Zealand veterinary nursing industry
Hannah Sadler, Laura C. Harvey and Lauren Prior
A small-N study of body weight during free-feeding in the brushtail possum (Trichosurus vulpecula)
Kristie E. Cameron, Lewis A. Bizo and Nicola J. Starkey
Editors: Laura Harvey and Kristina Naden