Generation Pup

Meet the team

Generation Pup

The key members of the team are:

Dr Rachel Casey

rachel-caseyRachel is leading the ‘Generation Pup’ project. She is a veterinary surgeon, European specialist in veterinary behavioural medicine and welfare scientist. Rachel has particular research interests in identifying early life risk factors for undesired or ‘problem’ behaviours in companion animals so that these can be prevented and veterinary epidemiology. She is also interested in identifying the best ways to measure and improve the welfare of dogs.

Dr Jane Murray

Dr Jane MurrayJane is the Dogs Trust Veterinary Epidemiologist and is in charge of the day to day management of Generation Pup.  Jane is a well-known companion animal epidemiologist with a lot of experience in analysing risk factors for disease and behaviour problems in companion animals. She set up and led the feline sister project of ‘Generation Pup’ called ‘Bristol Cats’ which follows kittens through life – her experience is invaluable in ensuring that Generation Pup asks, and answers, all the right questions so that this research project is as successful as it can possibly be!

Professor Séverine Tasker

sev-taskerSéverine is a veterinary surgeon, European specialist in internal medicine and researcher in infectious diseases. Séverine is most known for her work with cats, but has crossed species to help lend her expertise to ‘Generation Pup’. Her role is to help co-ordinate the input from a range of veterinary specialists to make sure that we collect the right information to investigate the occurrence of disease in the ‘Generation Pup’ puppies.

Professor Toby Knowles

toby-knowlesToby has research interests in animal welfare across a range of species. Toby is a very experienced statistician and ensures that the information collected about dogs in ‘Generation Pup’ is analysed as effectively as possible so that we can answer lots of valuable research questions about dogs.

Dr Michelle Lord

michelle-lordMichelle is helping to run ‘Generation Pup’. Michelle is both a researcher and an experienced dog trainer and behaviourist, and has previously worked for Guide Dogs. We are lucky to have her working on ‘Generation Pup’ – you will see her featuring in all the video tutorials also starring her lovely ex-guide dog ‘Tully’ and also her gorgeous new puppy ‘Baloo’!

Rachel Kinsman

rachel-kinsmanRachel is also helping to run ‘Generation Pup’. Rachel has a Masters by research in epidemiology, and brings a range of scientific and management skills to the project. Rachel is an invaluable member of the ‘Generation Pup’ team and does everything from sorting out samples to helping design questionnaires and answer owner queries. She is incredibly organised, and keeps the rest of us on track!


Research Partners of Generation Pup

The Generation Pup team are very grateful to the following veterinary practices for their assistance in recruiting puppy owners to the study, thus helping our research which aims to improve the health and welfare of dogs in the future. Generation Pup does not endorse or recommend veterinary services provided by Research partners of Generation Pup.

Axe Valley Vets  |  Brookfield Veterinary Practice  |  Burnham House Veterinary Surgery  |  Chandlers Ford Veterinary Surgery  |  Chapel Vets  |  Cherry Tree Vets  |  Crab Lane Vets  |  Dr Doolittle’s Aberdare  |  Folly Veterinary Centre  |  Haven Veterinary Group Ltd  |  Millennium Veterinary Practice  |  Minster Veterinary Clinic  |  Purton Vets Swindon  |  Ribble Vets Penwortham Surgery  |  Rutland House Veterinary Hospital  |  Stow Veterinary Surgeons  |  The Brook Veterinary Clinic – Enniskillen  |  The Oak Veterinary Group  |  Vale Vet Animal Hospital  |  Vets4Pets Brislington  |  Vets4Pets Leigh  |  Vets4Pets Newtownards  |  Village Vet Cayton  |  Wilson Veterinary Group


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