Marc Abraham, or ‘Marc the Vet’ as he is more commonly known, is a practicing 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, 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 Marc 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. Marc is the author of two books; Vet on Call and Pets in Need, and frequently writes articles raising awareness of animal welfare across local and national media, most notably Huffington Post; 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, 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 moonbear in Chengdu, China.
Marc also campaigns extensively for animal welfare issues here in the UK and US; including promoting rescue pet adoption and responsible dog/cat breeding, as well as actively advocating to stop the cruel cruel puppy farming industry. In 2009 he set up PupAid, a national puppy farming awareness campaign featuring an annual fun celeb-judged dog show in London’s Primrose Hill, as well as being responsible for two of the biggest pet welfare government e-petitions of all time, supported by his relentless lobbying of MPs in Westminster. Marc is also the founder and secretariat of the All Party Parliamentary Dog Advisory Welfare Group (APDAWG).
In June 2019, after a 10 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/kitten buyers. Lucy’s Law comes into effect on 6 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.
Marc is also the producer of US movie documentary Dog By Dog. Marc is also ambassador/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