Mark is a veterinary surgeon and former RSPCA Chief Vet. He has a special interest in the welfare of dogs and is well known for his campaigning work to help modern dogs and their owners enjoy happier and healthier lives together.
Mark qualified from the Royal Veterinary College in London in 1987 and, in practice, worked mainly with horses, dogs and cats. In 2007, he joined the RSPCA to set up a new science department focusing on the welfare of pet animals, working animals and animal athletes. For three years, he was the Society’s Chief Veterinary Advisor.
Over the last 25 years, Mark has presented hundreds of animal and science programmes for broadcasters including the BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Discovery, PBS and National Geographic. His ground-breaking anatomy and evolution series, Inside Nature’s Giants, won a BAFTA for best specialist factual programme.
Currently, Mark presents and helps produce the highly-acclaimed dog science series, Dogs: Their Secret Lives, on Channel 4.
Mark is passionate about the power of citizen science and especially its potential to improve our understanding of the loves, loathes and lifestyles of our 21st Century dogs.