BVNA Announces Keynote Speaker - Emma Goodman Milne BVSc MRCVS


BVNA is delighted to announce Emma Goodman Milne as its ‘Keynote Speaker’ for BVNA Congress this year.

Emma will be speaking about her work as well as presenting awards to the deserving winners during the 'Awards Ceremony' held on Friday 12 October 2018.

Emma 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 for 7 years and then onto York.

Emma is best known for her appearances in the highly successful BBC1 programme, Vets in Practice and appeared in all eleven series. She has since appeared in numerous TV and radio programmes as well as co-presented programmes on wildlife and a regular guest reporter for BBC’s Inside Out programme.

Emma has been involved with many animal welfare organisations and campaigns including tail docking, pedigree dog health and hunting with dogs. She was on the panel on BBC’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 the Jonathan Dimbleby programme.

A keen writer, Emma has been a feature columnist for several publications including BBCs Girl Talk magazine, Dogs Today and Yours magazine.

Emma’s first book, The Truth About Cats and Dogs was published in 2007 and highlighted the increasing health problems with pedigree dogs and cats. Her second book, Tales from the Tail End is a more light-hearted collection of memoirs from her time on TV and as a vet. Emma’s series of children’s pet care books, The Pet Detective Series, teaches children that it’s just as important for pets to be happy as well as healthy and encourages them to learn about the pets before they get them.

Emma now lives in France and, besides continuing her writing, media work and welfare campaigns, is one of the technical advisors for Hill’s prescription diets.

You can find out more about Emma by visiting or following her on Twitter @emmamilnethevet or by visiting Facebook page

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