‘Tails’ from the new Small Animal Species Expert Group
This month is National Pet Month which is coordinated by the Pet Food Manufacturers Association (PFMA) and the National Office for Animal Health (NOAH).
It was first established in 1989 and works in collaboration with animal charities and welfare organisations to promote responsible pet ownership, make people aware of the mutual benefit of living with pets, increase public awareness of the role of pet care specialists and to raise awareness of the value of working and assistance companion animals. They also encourage fundraising for UK pet welfare charities and organisations.
In this blog, Gillian Diesel, Veterinary Lead for the Small Animal Species Expert Group, which focuses on companion animals, talks about her role in setting up this new expert group at APHA and how pets have been important in her own life.