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In over a decade of veterinary practice I've been fascinated by many fields of medicine and surgery. However I've always had a special interest in vegetarian animal diets. Following extensive research, including a review of the relevant biomedical literature, I created this website to assist all who wish to gain a sounder understanding of the health and nutritional issues associated with both meat-based and vegetarian companion animal diets.

- Professor of Animal Welfare and Ethics, & Founding Director, Centre for Animal Welfare, University of Winchester
- EBVS European & RCVS Veterinary Specialist in Animal Welfare Science, Ethics and Law; American & New Zealand Veterinary Specialist in Animal Welfare
- Fellow, Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, & Member, Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists (Animal Welfare chapter)
- Principal Fellow, UK Higher Education Academy

James Peden, author of
Vegetarian Cats & Dogs (1999), literally spent months researching numerous invaluable references for articles on this website. I am particularly grateful to James, and also to Jed Gillen, author of Obligate Carnivore (2003), for their invaluable assistance. Links to their books are here. I’m also grateful to the other veterinarians who provided endorsements, and to Lifescape magazine for allowing republication of my 2008 article on vegetarian companion animal diets.