Schuetze, Catherine

PhD Candidate

The University of Sydney

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Research interests / activities
I am researching veterinary anthropology, that is, animal health, illness and healing practices in society. This includes a basic foundation in human-animal relationships, illness narratives, traditional and modern veterinary systems and their services. I have primarily focused on Tibetan cultural areas including Bhutan, but am also investigating the Indian sub-continent.
I am also interested in the culture of veterinary science in Australia and how religion, culture and society influence and form the practice of veterinarians and they, in turn, shape society.

Management of Cow Shelters (Gaushalas) in India, Including the Attitudes of Shelter Managers to Cow Welfare. Sharma, A.; Schuetze, C.; Phillips, C.J. The Animals 2020, 10, 211.

Attitudes towards Cow Welfare and Cow Shelters (Gaushalas) in India. Sharma, A.; Schuetze, C.; Phillips, C.J.C. Public Animals 2019, 9, 972.

The Welfare of Cows in Indian Shelters. Sharma, A.; Kennedy, U.; Schuetze, C.; Phillips, C.J.C. Animals 2019, 9, 172.

Schuetze, C. (2019) The silent contaminator: Anti-microbial use in Indian animals. Rethinking Pollution Symposium: Environmental Politics, Public Health and Civil Society in Asia & the Pacific, Australian National University, Canberra.

Schuetze, C. (2017) One Health in Bhutan. Seminar by invitation at the Yale Himalayan Initiative, Yale University, USA.

Schuetze, C. (2017) A cross-cultural perspective of animal life, suffering and death through the lens of veterinary euthanasia. Australasian Animal Studies Association Conference, Adelaide, Australia.

Schuetze, C. (2016) Traditional Tibetan Veterinary Medicine- Animal healing practices in texts and society. 14th International Association of Tibetan Studies (IATS), Bergen, Norway.

Schuetze, C. (2015) Bhutan’s food dilemma and the anti-slaughter movement. 3rd Minding Animals Conference, New Delhi, India.

Schuetze, C. (2014) Attitudes Towards Animals in the Tibetan Medical Textual Tradition. 13th International Association of Tibetan Studies (IATS), Ulaanbaater, Mongolia.

Schuetze, C. (2013) “From Zoology to Ahimsa Medicine: Shifting attitudes towards animals in Tibetan medicine.” Honors thesis held at the Australia National University Library, Canberra, Australia.

Schuetze, C. (2011) Crossroads of Human/ Animal Health and Suffering- Principles of Inter-dependence and Bodhicitta as applied to Veterinary Public Health. Environment & The Natural World: A Buddhist Response, Global Buddhist Congregation, New Delhi, India.

Schuetze, C. (2009) What we found up a nose one fine day in the Himalayas. Control & Therapy Series, The University of Sydney Centre for Veterinary Education. March 2009, Issue 254. Pg 31.

Schuetze, C. (2004) An Introduction to Tibetan Medicine. Australian Veterinary Association Conference, Canberra, Australia.

Orams, M.B. and Schuetze, C. (1998) Seasonal and age-related occurrence of a barnacle (Xenobalanus globicipitis) on bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus). Marine Mammal Science, 14(1), 186-189.

Schuetze, C. (1993) Diseases of the Cetacean Eye. B.V.Biol. Degree Thesis, School of Veterinary Science. Held at the University of Queensland Biological Sciences Library, Brisbane, Australia.

Schuetze, C. (1993) A Swim around the Cetacean Eye. Australia and New Zealand Veterinary Ophthalmology Society (ANZVOS) Conference, University of Queensland, Australia.

Awarded the ANZVOS 1993 Special Award for conference presentation.

Schuetze, C. (1995) The Anatomy and Clinical Pathology of the Pinniped Eye. Final Year Essay, University of Queensland Veterinary School, Australia.

Schuetze, C. and Smith, R. (1994). The Cetacean Eye. American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists (ACVO) Conference, San Fransisco.