Marc Abraham, or 'Marc the Vet' as he is more commonly known, is a practising Veterinary Surgeon, Broadcaster, Author, and Animal Welfare Campaigner.
Marc is a regular guest on factual shows including BBC Breakfast, ITV's This Morning, Good Morning Britain, and Sky News. He was Resident Vet on The Paul O'Grady Show and has also appeared on BBC Daily Politics, BBC Panorama, The 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 different veterinary work (small animal, mixed, and emergency) as well as his volunteering abroad, allowing him to bring a depth and breadth of knowledge to both his broadcast and corporate commitments.
Marc has successfully collaborated with many household brands and events and is often invited to speak at public engagements. He is the author of two books; Vet on Call and Pets in Need, his new book about the campaign for Lucy’s Law will be published in March 2020. Marc frequently writes articles raising awareness of animal welfare across local and national media, most notably HuffPost; as well as sharing pet tips and advice on his active social media channels.
Marc qualified from Edinburgh University with a degree in Vet Medicine and Surgery in 1995. His passion for animal welfare has also seen him volunteer overseas for numerous animal welfare projects. Including vaccinating dogs against rabies in the Mumbai Slums, rescuing dancing bears in Ukraine, saving cats and dogs in post-tsunami Thailand, rescuing dogs from meat farms in Korea, neutering pets deep in the Amazon Jungle, working with pit bulls in a US prison, operating on street dogs in Udaipur, India; and performing dental work on a rescued moon bear in Chengdu, China.
Marc campaigns extensively for animal welfare issues in the UK and US; including promoting rescue pet adoption and responsible dog and cat breeding, as well as actively advocating to stop the cruel puppy farming industry. In 2009 he set up PupAid, a national puppy farming awareness campaign, featuring an annual celebrity-judged dog show in London's Primrose Hill. Marc is also responsible for two of the biggest pet welfare government e-petitions of all time, supported by his relentless lobbying of MPs in Westminster. He is also the founder and secretariat of the All-party Parliamentary Dog Advisory Welfare Group (APDAWG).
In June 2019, after a ten-year campaign led by Marc and over 300 visits to Westminster, the Government passed Lucy's Law into English legislation banning the commercial (for-profit/non-rescue) 3rd party trade in puppies and kittens, making all breeders accountable and providing transparency for prospective puppy and kitten buyers. Lucy's Law comes into effect on 6th April 2020 and means anyone looking for a puppy or kitten must deal directly with the breeder or rescue centre.
Marc regularly visits local schools to teach pupils about looking after animals, and frequently appears on radio, online, and social media; reporting on current news stories and raising awareness of important UK and global animal welfare issues. He is also the producer of US movie documentary Dog By Dog. As well he is ambassador and patron of several animal charities including Mayhew, All Dogs Matter, Raystede, Edinburgh Dog and Cats Home, and Oldies Club.
Winner Golden Sabre for Animal Care #SABREAwardsEMEA 2019
Winner Voluntary Sector Campaign of the Year PRCA Public Affairs Awards 2018
Winner Special Award Daily Mirror/RSPCA Animal Hero Awards 2018
Winner Vet of the Year Finding Shelter Animal Rescue 2016
Winner Vet of the Year Daily Mirror/RSPCA Animal Hero Awards 2015
Winner Vet of the Year CEVA Animal Welfare Awards 2014
His website is www.marcthevet.com