Rebeca García Pinillos
PhD DipECAWBM(AWSEL) MRCVS
Rebeca García Pinillos qualified as a vet at the University of Zaragoza, Spain and completed a PhD at the University of Reading, England. Rebeca is a diplomate of the European College of Animal Welfare and Behavioural Medicine and a certified specialist by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) in animal welfare, ethics and law. She has worked in general practice and veterinary government work since 2001, joining Defra as Veterinary Adviser in 2008. Rebeca has also volunteered with exotic animals and is an internationally recognised animal welfare lecturer and speaker on animal welfare, teaching and speaking across Europe, Asia, Central and South America. Rebeca is the current President of the Association of Government Vets and founder of the non-profit social enterprise One Welfare Community Interest Company, which started as a voluntary project, launching a global consultation to define and create a One Welfare framework as a complement to One Health and creating social media platforms and a web presence to help expand and disseminate the concept and related work. Initiatives launched to date supporting these objectives are the publication of the One Welfare Framework book and the projects One Welfare World and One Welfare Phoenix.