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CAF awarded Emily Stone a grant for her research project, “Vets in Ethical Approaches to Companion Animal Diets,” which examines the practices of veterinarians around “suitable” diet for animals. (Many vets and members of the public think of plant-based diets as unsuitable for cats and dogs.) Emily will investigate how vets involve their personal ethics in their decision making, and how this mode of thinking can potentially interfere with their professional obligations. This study aims to challenge the negative perceptions of plant-based diets and encourage different ways of considering healthy diets for companion animals. Emily is a postdoctoral research fellow in Anthrozoology at the University of Exeter, in the United Kingdom.