Simon Doherty named Assisi Animal Sanctuary trustee

Simon Doherty named Assisi Animal Sanctuary trustee

Simon Doherty, senior lecturer in Animal Health and Welfare at Queen’s University Belfast and member of the British Veterinary Association and Fellow of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons has been co-opted to the Board of Trustees for Assisi Animal Sanctuary.

He brings with him a wealth of knowledge and expertise in animal welfare, and will be working closely with the senior management at the Sanctuary to drive animal welfare standards and promote wellbeing of all animals on site and beyond.

Simon is a veterinary surgeon, thought leader, influencer, and science communicator with a keen interest in welfare and preventative medicine. He has a passion for One Health, sustainable agricultural production and food security – within the British Isles and abroad.

He said “Throughout my career, I’ve very much enjoyed the challenge of advocating for animal welfare in addition to championing animal health – in general practice, diagnostics, research and professional representation.

“I am involved in the delivery of the MSc in Animal Behaviour & Welfare at Queen’s University Belfast. Becoming a trustee at Assisi will allow me to combine my veterinary experience with an existing portfolio of Non-Exec roles to deliver animal welfare impact, locally, in North Down. I’m really looking forward to working with Richard and the Board, Katharine and the team at the shelter, and our volunteers and fundraisers throughout the province.”

Assisi Animal Sanctuary has been in operation for over 25 years and is dedicated to helping as many animals in the community as possible, through intake and rehoming animals, educational events and community outreach projects.