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

Bruce Fogle

Born (1944-02-17) February 17, 1944 (age 80)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
EducationOntario Veterinary College
University of Guelph
SubjectPet care, travel
SpouseJulia Foster
ChildrenEmily, Tamara and Ben

Early life and education edit

Fogle was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, where he grew up and was educated. His father was a Scottish Jew.[1] Bruce graduated in 1970 with a Doctor of veterinary medicine degree from the Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph in Guelph, Ontario.[2]

Career edit

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.[3]

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[4] for services to deaf people. He is chairman of Humane Society International, which 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 memberships 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 Encyclopaedia of the Cat, The Encyclopaedia of the Dog, and ASPCA Complete Dog Care Manual.[5] Fogle has been published in journals with such works as Search-and-Rescue Dogs in 1988,[6] Pet Loss: A Survey of the Attitudes and Feelings of Practicing Veterinarians in 1990,[7] and The Changing Roles of Animals in Western Society: Influences upon and from the Veterinary Profession in 1999.[8]

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 programme.

Personal life edit

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

References edit

  1. ^ "Bruce Fogle | 'When I think back to those years of my childhood, I think back to a utopia where you had complete freedom'". The Bookseller. Retrieved 21 December 2023.
  2. ^ The London Veterinary Clinic
  3. ^ The London Veterinary Clinic
  4. ^ Canada Gazette Part I, Vol. 138, No. 13 Archived March 6, 2012, at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ "Fogle, Bruce [WorldCat Identities]".
  6. ^ Fogle, Bruce (13 June 1988). "Search-and-rescue Dogs". The Canadian Veterinary Journal. 29 (6): 536–537. PMC 1680786. PMID 17423070.
  7. ^ Fogle, Bruce; Abrahamson, David (1 September 1990). "Pet Loss: A Survey of the Attitudes and Feelings of Practicing Veterinarians". Anthrozoös. 3 (3): 143–150. doi:10.2752/089279390787057568.
  8. ^ Fogle, Bruce (1 December 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.

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