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Pat & Chat Surgery with Andrew Gardiner (veterinary expert)

I’m a vet and senior lecturer at Edinburgh Vet School. I have further qualifications in surgery and a PhD in history of veterinary medicine. I supervise All4Paws, an outreach vet clinic for homeless and vulnerably housed people and their companions in Edinburgh. I publish in animal welfare/ethics, veterinary education and animal studies and have a forthcoming chapter in a book celebrating 50 years since Stonewall, in which I look at diversity in the vet profession. I still practice as a vet, working shifts in a local emergency clinic”.
Andrew Gardiner

Join us for these fun, friendly, and informal social events designed to bring the LGBTQIA+ community together through their shared love of dogs. These Pat & Chat ‘Surgeries’ will feature all the trademarks of our usual Pat & Chats (a chance to meet/connect with new dogs/people and activities that promote wellbeing through the connection with dogs) but they will also feature a special Q & A session with a dog expert. Each screen joining will get the chance to direct their burning, dog-related, question to one of our experts to receive personalise, one-to-one, expert advice that we might all learn a little from along the way!

Our Pat & Chats help us to stay connected with one another. So we top and (waggy) tale each session by spending some time building these connections, getting to know you and your dog (or the dogs in your life if you don’t own one), and finding ways to share our experiences. Participants will be able to remain anonymous if they chose to and are invited to join in at their personal comfort level – camera’s/microphones on or off. 

Places are strictly limited to 12 bookings per event (Note – more than one person can join a single booking via the same computer screen).

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