This was our first one-day event in Europe that celebrated the extraordinary bond between pets and people and asked what more can be done to create a more positive future for pets, people and our planet.

"Bringing together key opinion leaders, academics, vets, government bodies and pet related professionals, as well as those that work with, train or simply just love pets, we inspired, educated, collaborated and shared our thoughts on the future impact and opportunities for pet health and well-being.

The Forum comprised of a series of speakers and panel discussions and ended with an exciting experiential session for all attendees, exploring the positive benefits pets bring to our lives. "

Forum Highlights

Speakers at the event included Dr Claire Guest, co-founder of Medical Detection Dogs, whose pet detected her cancer which led to a diagnosis and successful treatment. Her amazing story, among the many others, highlighted the importance and incredible benefits of including pets in society. Watch the film below for further highlights and more inspiring stories.

The Healing Power Of Pets

Pets can help us through good times and bad. Watch to see how Villa Samson plans to allow pets to stay with patients as they recover, to make it feel more like home and less like a hospital.

Animal Assisted Therapy

St Joan de Deu Hospital also recognise the positive impact of pets in recovery. Watch now to see how Animal Assisted Therapy helps children through their hospital treatment.

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This is just the beginning – we will be working hard to bring our commitments to life and create a future where pets and people are better together.