Bruce Fogle

Last updated
Bruce Fogle

MBE
Born (1944-02-17) February 17, 1944 (age 76)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
OccupationVeterinarian
Nationality Canadian
EducationOntario Veterinary College, University of Guelph
SubjectPet care, travel
SpouseJulia Foster
ChildrenEmily, Tamara and Ben

Bruce Fogle, MBE (born 17 February 1944) is a veterinarian and prolific author of pet care books and travel narratives. Canadian by birth, he has lived and worked in London for over 40 years.

Fogle was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, where he grew up and was educated. He graduated in 1970 with a Doctor of veterinary medicine degree from the Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph in Guelph, Ontario. After graduation, Fogle worked as a vet for the Zoological Society of London at London Zoo. In 1973 Fogle set up his own practice, the Portman Veterinary Clinic. This expanded and is now named the London Veterinary Clinic. [1]

Outside his profession, Fogle is the co-founder and vice-chairman of the charity Hearing Dogs for Deaf People. In 2004 he was appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire. [2] for services to deaf people. He is chairman of Humane Society International. HSI celebrates animals and confronts cruelty worldwide. For services to pets, pet owners and veterinarians the British Small Animal Veterinary Association has awarded Fogle Honorary Life Membership. He holds honorary membership in other national veterinary associations.

Fogle has written dozens of books about dogs and cats, including encyclopaedias of breeds and how to care for and live with them. Some of his many titles include Pets and their people, Natural cat care, The encyclopedia of the cat, The encyclopedia of the dog, and ASPCA complete dog care manual. [3] Fogle has been published in journals with such works as Search-and-Rescue Dogs in 1988, [4] Pet Loss: A Survey of the Attitudes and Feelings of Practicing Veterinarians in 1990, [5] and The Changing Roles of Animals in Western Society: Influences upon and from the Veterinary Profession in 1999. [6]

Fogle has also been Veterinary Consultant to Microsoft Encarta , and Veterinary Advisor to the Encyclopædia Britannica .

For many years Fogle appeared regularly on Jimmy Young's BBC Radio 2 show. He continues the same role on Jeremy Vine's radio show.

Fogle is married to the actress Julia Foster, and they have three children: Emily, Tamara and Ben.

Related Research Articles

Pet Animal kept for companionship rather than utility

A pet, or companion animal, is an animal kept primarily for a person's company, entertainment or as an act of compassion such as taking in and protecting a stray cat, rather than as a working animal, livestock or laboratory animal. Popular pets are often considered to have attractive appearances, intelligence and relatable personalities, but some pets may be taken in on an altruistic basis and accepted as they are.

Veterinarian Professional who treats disease, disorder, and injury in animals

A veterinarian (vet), also known as a veterinary surgeon or veterinary physician, is a professional who practices veterinary medicine by treating diseases, disorders, and injuries in non-human animals.

Pet adoption Adoption of pets that have been abandoned by previous owners

Pet adoption is the process of taking responsibility for a pet that a previous owner has abandoned or released to a shelter or rescue organization. Common sources for adoptable pets are animal shelters and rescue groups. Some organizations give adopters ownership of the pet, while others use a guardianship model wherein the organization retains some control over the animal's future use or care.

Pet store establishment that sells pets, pet food, or related equipment

A pet shop or pet store is a retail business which sells different kinds of animals to the public. A variety of animal supplies and pet accessories are also sold in pet shops. The products sold include: food, treats, toys, collars, leashes, cat litter, cages and aquariums. Some pet stores provide engraving services for pet tags, which have the owner's contact information in case the pet gets lost.

Onychectomy

Onychectomy, popularly known as declawing, is an operation to remove an animal's claws surgically by means of the amputation of all or part of the distal phalanges, or end bones, of the animal's toes. Because the claw develops from germinal tissue within the third phalanx, amputation of the bone is necessary to fully remove the claw. The terms "onychectomy" and "declawing" imply mere claw removal, but a more appropriate description would be phalangectomy, excision of toe bone.

Suzanne Morrow Francis Canadian figure skater

Suzanne Morrow Francis or Dr. Suzanne Morrow Francis was a Canadian figure skater and a Veterinarian. She competed in Ladies' Singles in the 1948 and 1952 Winter Olympics. Between 1947 and 1948, Francis competed in Pairs Mixed competitions with Canadian figure skater Wallace Diestelmeyer. Together they won the bronze medal at the 1948 Winter Olympics and the 1948 World Figure Skating Championships. They were the first pair team to perform the death spiral one-handed, with the man holding the woman in position with one hand, at the 1948 Olympic Games.

A no-kill shelter is an animal shelter that does not kill healthy or treatable animals even when the shelter is full, reserving euthanasia for terminally ill animals or those considered dangerous to public safety. A no-kill shelter uses many strategies to promote shelter animals; to expanding its resources using volunteers, housing and medical protocols; and to work actively to lower the number of homeless animals entering the shelter system. 10% of animals can be killed in a no-kill shelter and still be considered a no-kill shelter.

Beginning in March 2007, there was a wide recall of many brands of cat and dog foods due to contamination with melamine and cyanuric acid. The recalls in North America, Europe, and South Africa came in response to reports of kidney failure in pets. Initially, the recalls were associated with the consumption of mostly wet pet foods made with wheat gluten from a single Chinese company. After more than three weeks of complaints from consumers, the recall began voluntarily with the Canadian company Menu Foods on 16 March 2007, when a company test showed sickness and death in some of the test animals. Soon after, there were numerous media reports of animal deaths as a result of kidney failure. In the following weeks, several other companies who received the contaminated wheat gluten also voluntarily recalled dozens of pet food brands. One month after the initial recall, contaminated rice protein from a different source in China was also identified as being associated with kidney failure in pets in the United States, while contaminated corn gluten was associated with kidney failure with pets in South Africa. As a result of investigating the 2007 pet food recalls, a broader Chinese protein export contamination investigation unfolded, raising concerns about the safety of the human food supply.

American Animal Hospital Association

The American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) is a non-profit organization for companion animal veterinary hospitals. Established in 1933, the association is the only accrediting body for small animal hospitals in the U.S. and Canada. The association develops benchmarks of excellence, business practice standards, publications and educational programs. Any veterinary hospital can join AAHA as a member, but must then pass an evaluation in order to receive AAHA accreditation.

Philippine Animal Welfare Society organization

The Philippine Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) is a volunteer-based, non-government organization whose goal is to prevent animal cruelty through education, animal sheltering and advocacy, based in Quezon City, Philippines. PAWS believes that the creation of a more peaceful society starts with the widening of mankind's circle of compassion which includes animals, thereby envisions a nation that respects animals, practices responsible pet ownership and protects wildlife. The volunteer-based organization rehabilitates these animals in the hope of finding them new homes and a second chance at a good life. PAWS does not take in pets of other people, but only victims of cruelty or neglect where the animal offenders are charged with violation of the Animal Welfare Act in court.

Black dog syndrome

Black dog syndrome or big black dog syndrome is a phenomenon in which black dogs are passed over for adoption in favor of lighter-colored animals. Animal shelters often use the term BBD, or big black dog, to describe the type of larger dark-colored mixed-breed said to be typically passed over by adopters.

Obesity in pets

Obesity in pets occurs when excessive adipose tissue accumulates in the body, and is generally defined as occurring when an animal's body weight is at least 20% greater than its optimal body weight. Obesity is associated with metabolic and hormonal changes.

Mayhew [formerly known as "The Mayhew Animal Home"] is an animal welfare charity working to improve the lives of dogs, cats and the people in local communities – both in London and internationally. Mayhew’s animal shelter, head office and Community Vet Clinic are based in Kensal Green, North London.

World Spay Day draws attention to "spay/neuter as a proven means of saving the lives of companion animals, community cats, and street dogs who might otherwise be put down in a shelter or killed on the street." It is an event held on the last Tuesday in February each year.

Cropping (animal) removal of portions of an animals ears

Cropping is the removal of part or all of the pinnae or auricles, the external visible flap of the ear and earhole, of an animal; it sometimes involves taping to make the ears pointy. Most commonly performed on dogs, it is an ancient practice that was once done for perceived health, practical or cosmetic reasons. In modern times, it is banned in many nations, but is still legal in a limited number of countries. Where permitted, it is seen only in certain breeds of dog such as the Pit bull, Miniature Pinscher, German Pinscher, Doberman Pinscher, Schnauzer, Great Dane, Boxer, Griffon Bruxellois, Briard, Bouvier des Flandres, Neapolitan Mastiff, Cane Corso, Cão Fila de São Miguel, Perro de Presa Canario, Dogo Argentino, Caucasian Shepherd Dog, Central Asian Shepherd Dog and Beauceron.

Pauleen Bennett Australian scientist

Pauleen Charmayne Bennett is an Australian scientist researching anthrozoology at La Trobe University in Victoria, Australia.

Cat people and dog people preference in pets

The terms "dog people" and "cat people" refer to a person's domesticated animal preference. Some people base a significant portion of their identity around their affinity for either cats or dogs, describing themselves as a "cat person" or a "dog person". This builds on the perceived dichotomy between cats and dogs as pets in society. The two terms refer to people's self-identification, regardless of what pets they actually own, if any.

The Canadian Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA), founded in 1876, provides leadership on national veterinary issues, advocates for animal welfare, and works to encourage life balance in veterinary professionals.

Edith Williams Canadian veterinarian

Edith Williams was a Canadian veterinarian, the second woman from the country to complete her training at the Ontario Veterinary College and life partner of Dr Frieda Fraser. Initially entering university in 1916, Williams dropped out after one year. After a three-year trip abroad while she worked as a clerk in a bank and the Canadian immigration office, she returned to Toronto and took up farming on a farm she had inherited. After ten years of raising livestock, Williams was accepted into veterinary school and graduated in 1941. For the next twenty-five years, she had a private small-animal veterinary practice in Toronto. During the periods when Fraser and Williams were separated, they wrote letters daily. Their correspondence was preserved and donated after Fraser's death to the University of Toronto libraries. It is a unique portrait of lesbian life in the early twentieth century, as few such records have survived.

<i>The Sims 4: Cats & Dogs</i> expansion pack for Sims 4

The Sims 4: Cats & Dogs is an expansion pack for The Sims 4, that was released on November 10, 2017. On July 31, 2018, The Sims 4: Cats & Dogs was released for the Xbox One and PS4. It features a new world called Brindleton Bay and adds cats and dogs into the game. It also allows players to create their own veterinary practice and to pursue a veterinary career. It takes elements from The Sims Unleashed, The Sims 2: Pets and The Sims 3: Pets.

References

  1. The London Veterinary Clinic
  2. Canada Gazette Part I, Vol. 138, No. 13 Archived March 6, 2012, at the Wayback Machine
  3. "Fogle, Bruce [WorldCat Identities]".
  4. Fogle, Bruce (June 13, 1988). "Search-and-rescue Dogs". The Canadian Veterinary Journal. 29 (6): 536–537. PMC   1680786 . PMID   17423070.
  5. Fogle, Bruce; Abrahamson, David (September 1, 1990). "Pet Loss: A Survey of the Attitudes and Feelings of Practicing Veterinarians". Anthrozoös. 3 (3): 143–150. doi:10.2752/089279390787057568.
  6. Fogle, Bruce (December 1, 1999). "The Changing Roles of Animals in Western Society: Influences upon and from the Veterinary Profession". Anthrozoös. 12 (4): 234–239. doi:10.2752/089279399787000084.