Marc Abraham, or ‘Marc the Vet’ as he is more commonly known, is a practicing Veterinary Surgeon, Broadcaster, Author and Animal Welfare Campaigner.
Marc regularly appears on BBC Breakfast, ITV’s This Morning and Good Morning Britain. He was the Resident Vet on The Paul O’Grady Show, and has also appeared on BBC Daily Politics, BBC Panorama, Alan Titchmarsh Show, The Wright Stuff, It’s Me Or the Dog, Animal Rescue Live, and My Pet Shame on Sky One. Marc has experience across a range of veterinary practices (small animal, mixed and emergency) as well as extensive volunteering abroad, allowing Marc to bring a depth and breadth of knowledge to both his broadcast and corporate commitments. He currently practices at Meridian Vets Veterinary Practice in East Sussex as a Small Animal Vet.
Marc has collaborated with many household brands and speaks at public engagements. Marc is the author of two books; Vet on Call and Pets in Need, and frequently pens articles raising awareness for animal welfare across the national media, most notably The Huffington Post.
Marc qualified from Edinburgh University in Veterinary Medicine and Surgery in 1995. Marc’s passion for animal welfare has seen him volunteer overseas for numerous animal rescue projects. He’s vaccinated dogs against rabies in the Mumbai Slums, rescued dancing bears in Ukraine, saved cats and dogs in post-tsunami Thailand, neutered pets deep in the Amazon Jungle, worked with pit bulls in a US prison, and performed surgery on rescued moonbears in Chengdu, China.
Marc also campaigns extensively for animal welfare issues here in the UK, including the adoption of rescue pets, responsible dog and cat breeding, and against the cruel puppy farming industry. In 2009 he set up PupAid, a national puppy farming awareness campaign featuring an annual fun celebrity-judged dog show in London's Primrose Hill, as well as being responsible for the biggest pet welfare government e-petition of all time, supported by his relentless lobbying of MPs in Westminster with the aim of positively influencing laws affecting our nation’s pets.
Marc regularly visits local schools to teach pupils about looking after animals, and often appears on radio, online, and social media raising awareness of important UK and global animal welfare issues. Marc's own iPhone app Canine Care is free to download in the App Store offering handy tips for all dog owners too.
2016 Vet of the Year - Finding Shelter Animal Rescue
2015 Vet of the Year – Daily Mirror/RSPCA
2014 Vet of the Year - CEVA
2013 Special Recognition Award for Animal Welfare - CEVA
His website is www.marcthevet.com