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What actions are needed to help tackle the issue of puppy farming?

June 20, 2024 • 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM

To find out, join us for this webinar led by animal welfare expert Chris Laurence OBE QVRM TD BVSc FRCVS. Chris will discuss the different aspects of puppy farming, including: definitions, numbers, locations, legislation, and the consequences. There will also be a case study around identifying and dealing with suspected cases of puppy farming in practice.

Chris Laurence qualified as a veterinary surgeon from Bristol University in 1968 and went into mixed practice in Somerset. A year later he moved to Chippenham in Wiltshire to take up purely small animal practice at the Hale Veterinary Group until 1998. Chris was subsequently Chief Veterinary Officer at the RSPCA and Veterinary Director of Dogs Trust. He retired in August 2011. He was awarded the MBE for services to animal welfare in 2007, granted Fellowship of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons in 2017 and promoted to OBE in 2022. Chris was Chairman of the Animal Welfare Foundation from 2016 to 2021. He is currently a Trustee of the North Wiltshire and Newbury District Branch of the RSPCA, chairs the RSPCA South West Regional Board and is Treasurer of the Animal Behaviour and Training Council, Chair of the British Veterinary Behaviour Association and a trustee of the Bella Moss Foundation.

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