Pup Aid Founder
Our Founder Marc Abraham
or ‘Marc the Vet’ as he is more commonly known
Marc qualified from Edinburgh University and has since worked in small animal, mixed, and emergency practice, as well as volunteering oversees for animal rescue projects including vaccinating dogs against rabies in Mumbai, rescuing dancing bears in Ukraine, saving cats and dogs in post-tsunami Thailand, neutering pets in the Amazon, and operating on moonbears in Chengdu, China.
As well as employing his veterinary skills both here and abroad, current Daily Mirror/RSPCA ‘Vet of the Year’ Marc also campaigns for numerous animal welfare issues including microchipping, rescue pet adoption, responsible breeding, and against puppy farming. In 2009 he set up PupAid, a national puppy farming awareness campaign that involves an annual fun dog show in London as well as being responsible for the biggest pet welfare petition of all time, part of his relentless lobbying of MPs in Westminster to positively influence laws affecting our nation’s pets.
As well as TV, Marc has also written two books: Vet on Call, and Pets in Need. Marc regularly blogs for The Huffington Post and has composed over 1000 articles, columns, blogs on caring for animals for local, special interest, professional, and national media.
Marc regularly visits local schools to teach pupils about looking after animals, and often appears on radio, online, and social media raising awareness of important UK and global animal welfare issues, from pet obesity and fireworks night, to tick awareness and keeping wild animals in captivity.
Marc the Vet
Marc began his TV career as resident vet on The Paul O’Grady Show as well as giving pet advice on many of the nations favourite TV programmes.
Appearing on BBC Breakfast, This Morning, Alan Titchmarsh Show, Good Morning Britain, It’s Me Or the Dog, Crufts, Animal Rescue Live, as well as a series on Sky One called My Pet Shame.
Animal Hero Awards
Marc was presented with the ‘Vet of the Year’ award at the Daily Mirror/RSPCA Animal Hero Awards in 2015.
CEVA Welfare Awards
In 2014 CEVA presented Marc with the Vet of the Year Award in recognition of his work in animal welfare.
CEVA Special Recognition
Marc received the special recognition award in 2013, for veterinary professionals who work tirelessly to improve animal welfare
PetPlan Awards 2007
Marc won the Petplan Special Recognition Award at the 8th Petplan Veterinary Awards.