Dr Vanessa Ashall
Vanessa Ashall is a qualified veterinary surgeon and interdisciplinary health researcher from the University of York. They lead a pioneering research project, funded by the Wellcome Trust, which examines the meaning of a good death from within contemporary multispecies families. Session attendees will be encouraged to use post human thinking (Haraway 2016) to explore the changing landscape of veterinary end of life care and to map connections and divisions (Latimer, 2014) between human and non-human animal experiences of a good death. The session examines novel data from a cross-species focus group of end of life care professionals, identifying both conceptual and new material (Fox and Aldred 2017) models within the representation of more-than-human understandings of a good death.