Welcome to my website. My name is Emma and I qualified as a vet in 1996 from Bristol university. I was lucky enough to be in the right place at the right time to end up on BBC1’s Vets in Practice programme. I thought it would be fun to have my five minutes of fame but this actually turned into seven years and eleven series!
Even when I was very young I was passionate about animals and their welfare. Since leaving vet school I’ve tried as much as I can to improve the welfare of animals. I’ve campaigned on many topics such as hunting with dogs, tail docking and horse welfare but my main driving force is pedigree animal health. It’s shocking what we have done to animals by radically changing their shape and undoing millennia of evolution and survival of the fittest. Sadly some breeds of dog and cat now survive only because of veterinary intervention.
Feel free to have a look round the website or follow me on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram for what I’m up to. If you’re thinking about getting a dog or cat please read my book, Picking a Pedigree, first. There’s a link to it on the books page and it could save you a whole lot of heartache. If you are a parent being pestered by a child for a pet then have a look at my Pet Detective series. Gives your children all the facts about the needs of the animals and makes them do the sums and a virtual trial month to see if they’ve got what it takes to get the real thing!