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Practical Animal Welfare Science

What is ‘PAWS’?

Practical Animal Welfare Science (PAWS) is a multilingual online platform by AnimalConcepts aligned with our responsibility to provide animals in human care with environments that promote optimal welfare. This platform will provide animal care and welfare related information on a wide variety of topics through resources and information, such as blogs, vlogs, podcasts, infographics, webinars, courses, and events.

Through a membership experience you will be able to join like-minded care professionals from around the world who are all committed to excellence in animal care and promoting optimal animal welfare.

The PAWS platform will provide you access to quality content, which enables you to attain many skills that benefit the animals, your team, and you, making you a valuable team member for the animals, your current facility, or a future organisation.


AnimalConcepts’s vision for PAWS is optimal wellbeing for animals in human care globally through science and best practices.


Our mission is to promote optimal animal wellbeing globally by providing quality multilingual content. We aim to unite animal care and welfare professionals, corporations, and academic organisations in their goals to facilitate, support, and pursue evidence-based programs with compassion and integrity.


  • Providing practical resources to promote optimal welfare
  • Focusing on positive animal wellbeing
  • Putting science into practice
  • Disseminating best practices
  • Connecting animal care professionals globally
  • Encouraging research in animal care and welfare
  • Engaging interdisciplinary approaches and opportunities


This platform is dedicated to all animal care professionals and related professions and domains in animal care and welfare such as zoos, aquariums, sanctuaries, wildlife centres and laboratories.

Animal caregivers from all backgrounds are welcome, including (but not limited to) curators, veterinarians, directors, vet nurses/technicians, laboratory technicians, volunteers, researchers, students, and policy makers.

Keep an eye out as we share more information and details, and let us know what you would like to learn & hear about!