TV vet, author and animal welfare campaigner
Emma is best known for her appearances in the highly successful BBC 1 programme, Vets in Practice. She appeared in all eleven series.
She qualified as a veterinary surgeon from Bristol University in 1996 and went on to work in a mixed, country practice in Somerset, before moving to Cheltenham where she stayed for 7 years before moving to York where she now resides.
Vets in Practice won the coveted “Best Documentary Award” at the National Television Awards in 1999, which Emma accepted on behalf of the team.
Besides being a guest on numerous television and radio programmes Emma presented Holiday on a Shoestring for BBC1, in which she went on holiday to Scotland with her two dogs and has also co- presented Heart Of The Country Goes Wild for ITV; two series dedicated to British wildlife.
She was on the panel on BBC Television’s Question Time-fox hunting special – where she aired her views on banning the sport. Following the vote in the House of Commons, Emma also appeared on GMTV to discuss the issue and then the Jonathan Dimbleby programme.
Emma wrote articles for BBCs Girl talk magazine for several years, Dogs Today magazine for six years and for Yours magazine for four years.
Over the years Emma has been asked to contribute to numerous newspaper and radio interviews and pieces and is well known for her strong views on animal matters, especially animal welfare, and her willingness to voice these opinions. She has also spoken at numerous events and conferences.
Emma’s first book, The Truth About Cats and Dogs was published in July 2007 and highlights not only the realities of veterinary work but the inherent and increasing health problems with pedigree dogs and cats. In March 2012 her second book, Tales from the Tail End was published. This is a more light-hearted collection of memoirs from her time on TV and as a vet.
Emma now lives near York and, besides continuing her veterinary work, writing and welfare campaigns, she appears as a guest reporter on the BBC programme Inside Out tackling controversial animal- related stories and other topics of a more light- hearted nature. She is the resident vet on the Richard Bacon show on Five Live and makes regular appearances on BBC Breakfast and ITV’s Daybreak.