Empowering Voices Against Abuse

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David Martin

Group Head of Animal Welfare at IVC Evidensia, Links Group Trustee and veterinary forensic expert witness

David is the Group Head of Animal Welfare Advisor for IVC Evidensia, the largest corporate veterinary group in Europe, where his role is to put animal welfare at the centre of what they do and to ensure that whilst providing world-class veterinary care, they also help their clients give their animals, whether they be pets, production animals or equines, the best life they can.

He is also a clinical director and veterinary surgeon for Brownlow Vet Group, a part of IVC Evidensia, where he acts as an experienced independent expert witness undertaking regular instructions in both criminal and civil fields involving animal welfare, animal husbandry and disease including human injuries sustained from animal interactions. He accepts instructions from a wide range of clients acting for both prosecution and defence and is also an experienced single joint expert.

In his spare time, he is a veterinary consultant to Forensic Access supporting both the development of their veterinary training programmes and also undertaking expert and advisory work for them.

What Our Attendees Say

The speaker's presentation was incredibly impactful. It truly opened my eyes to the importance of recognising and addressing the link between animal and human abuse. The Links Group's mission is now something I deeply support.

Attending this event was a game-changer for me. The insights shared by the speaker were both enlightening and motivating. I left feeling empowered to make a difference in my community.

'Even though I ask the question on the DASH form regarding animal abuse, I feel more confident how to respond’.

‘I thought it was brilliantly presented and one of the most worthwhile training sessions I have ever attended’.

‘Whilst the sharing of real scenarios from survivors' experiences was confronting and difficult to hear, it really cemented the knowledge and research you were providing’.