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Paula Boyden

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Paula Boyden

Day 3 – 19th September

Trojan dog
09:00 - 10:00

After graduating in 1992 from the Royal Veterinary College, University of London, Paula spent 11 years in general practice, before moving into a technical role in industry in 2003.

Paula joined Dogs Trust in 2010, where she is now Veterinary Director. Her responsibilities include Dogs Trust’s veterinary matters, outreach and public affairs work. This includes Dogs Trust’s puppy smuggling campaign, focusing on the illegal importation of puppies and pregnant mums into the UK.

Paula has a particular interest in the link between abuse of animals and abuse of people and is current Chair of the Links Group. She is regularly involved in undergraduate training on Non-Accidental Injury (NAI) within the UK veterinary schools and has spoken widely on the subject.

Paula is a founder member of the Association of Charity Vets. She chairs the Pet Advertising Advisory Group (PAAG), is vice chair of the Canine and Feline Sector Group, sits on the RSPCA’s Prosecutions Oversight Panel and is a member of the Scottish Animal Welfare Commission.

In 2017, Paula received BSAVA’s J A Wight Memorial Award for her contribution to the welfare of companion animals, and in 2024 the WSAVA’s Global One Health Award.