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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:

Enter the name for this tabbed section: Dr D. Sargan
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Dr David Sargan is a senior lecturer at the University of Cambridge Veterinary School working in comparative genetics and genomics, with special interests in canine inherited disease genetics. He curates the database “Inherited Diseases in Dogs”, a reference tool that catalogues inherited defects in dogs and their underlying genetics and his laboratory has produced a number of DNA based tests for canine inherited diseases.
Enter the name for this tabbed section: Mr C. Laurence
Mr Chris Laurence was formerly Chief Veterinary Officer at the RSPCA and Veterinary Director for The Dogs Trust. He was awarded the MBE for services to animal welfare in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list in 2007. 
Enter the name for this tabbed section: Dr R. Casey
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Dr Rachel Casey is a Senior Lecturer in Companion Animal Behaviour and Welfare at the University of Bristol. She also conducts research into various aspects of companion animal behaviour, including socialisation, training methods, and the factors influencing individual differences or ‘personality’ in dogs. 
Enter the name for this tabbed section: Mr M. Radford
Mr Mike Radford is a Reader in Law at the University of Aberdeen. He has extensive experience of developing public policy in relation to animals and was appointed OBE in 2008 for services to animal welfare law.
Enter the name for this tabbed section: Dr L. Collins
Dr Lisa Collins. A lecturer in Animal Behaviour and Welfare at Queen’s University, Lisa has a Doctorate in Animal Behaviour and Welfare from the University of Oxford and recently led a team of vets and animal welfare scientists through an epidemiological assessment of inherited disorders in pedigree dogs
Enter the name for this tabbed section: Dr C. Mellersh
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Dr Cathryn Mellersh has spent the last 20 years working in the field of canine genetics. She now leads the Canine Genetics Research Group at The Animal Health Trust.
Enter the name for this tabbed section: Dr C. Rusbridge
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Dr Clare Rusbridge.

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.
Enter the name for this tabbed section: Mrs L. McCaulder
Mrs Lisa McCaulder has considerable experience of re-homing and successfully rehabilitating a dog damaged by ill treatment. Lisa has a post graduate diploma in Occupational Safety and Health and is a trustee with her local branch of the RSPCA.
Enter the name for this tabbed section: Mrs L. Bloomfield
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Mrs Lesley Bloomfield has served as an Officer of The English Springer Spaniel Club and acted as Joint Health Co-ordinator on behalf of the 8 UK English Springer Spaniel Breed Clubs
Enter the name for this tabbed section: Heather Peck Secretary to the Council
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Heather Peck Secretary to the Council

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.

secretary@dogadvisorycouncil.com
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Advisory Council on the Welfare Issues of Dog Breeding