The Council is chaired by Professor Sheila Crispin.
Professor Crispin is a Past-President of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons and current member of its Council; she also represents the College on the Dangerous Dogs Act Study Group. She has a long association with the British Veterinary Association’s Canine Health Schemes and has been Chief Panellist of the Eye Scheme on three occasions. As well as being a dog owner (currently a Border Collie and a Collie Cross), she is a life member of the International Sheep Dog Society and an honorary member of the Kennel Club. She was previously Professor of Comparative Ophthalmology at the University of Bristol and is a visiting Professorial Fellow within the Department of Anatomy.
Members and Directors of the Council are:
A specialist in Veterinary neurology, Clare has a PhD from Utrecht University and has published on the nature of several genetic diseases. She lectures on a range of topics internationally and locally to veterinarians, medics, breeders and dog owners.
Heather was previously head of Animal Welfare policy in Defra and worked with Prof Sir Patrick Bateson on the independent inquiry into dog breeding. In addition to her role with the Council she is currently Chairman of Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust, an Assistant Commissioner of the Boundary Commission for England and chairs the HGCA Wheat committee.
Advisory Council on the Welfare Issues of Dog Breeding
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