Full Name
Dr. Elizabeth Ormerod
Job Title
Chairman (SCAS) and Vice-President Membership (IAHAIO)
The Society for Companion Animal Studies (SCAS) and The International Association of Human-Animal Interaction Organizations (IAHAIO)
Speaker Bio
As Small Animal House Physician, Elizabeth was responsible for Glasgow University’s inner city charity veterinary clinic during which period she became attuned to the significance of companion animals in the lives of vulnerable people. With multidisciplinary collaboration she developed veterinary outreach programmes, delivering Animal Assisted Intervention (AAI) programmes to schools, nursing homes, hospitals, sheltered housing and prisons. As a Churchill Fellow, and in subsequent study trips, Elizabeth has travelled widely to meet colleagues overseas who address human-animal interaction issues. She is a visiting lecturer on the bond to UK veterinary schools, including as a presenter during The LINKS seminars.

Elizabeth is the Chairman of the Society for Companion Animal Studies (SCAS); is Vice President for membership of IAHAIO and co- Chair of its International Task Force on animal welfare in AAI; is co-Founder and Vice President of Canine Partners, the UK assistance dog programme; she is a Trustee of Our Special Friends and an adviser to Fostering Compassion. Her work is recognised internationally, and she is a recipient of the International William F. McCulloch Award for Excellence in Human-animal Interaction Practice and Education.

Elizabeth is the CEVA UK Veterinarian of the Year 2021.
Dr. Elizabeth Ormerod