Andrew Coe graduated from the Royal Veterinary College, London University and spent six years working in mainly small animal hospital practice in Gateshead and London. He then undertook an MSc. in Tropical Veterinary Medicine at The Centre for Tropical Veterinary Medicine (CTVM), Edinburgh University, before working in Brazil for three years on a sheep development project for the British Government Overseas Development Administration. This initiative looked at the factors limiting lamb production on both large ranches and smallholder farms and at interventions to overcome them. On returning to the UK he joined the State Veterinary Service in Scotland where he was later seconded to take up the position of head of the Falkland Islands Veterinary Service in 1995. Here he was responsible for providing a comprehensive clinical and regulatory service to the whole Falkland Islands’ archipelago. Andrew returned to the UK in 1999 and rejoined the Scottish State Veterinary Service where he had particular responsibility for monitoring farm animal welfare and enforcing the animal welfare legislation where necessary. He also worked on the field epidemiology of the major exotic disease outbreaks of Swine Fever in 2000, and Foot and Mouth Disease in 2001. Since 2011 he has lectured to Veterinary Nursing students at Edinburgh Napier University and the College of Animal Welfare. Main subject areas are Anatomy and Physiology, Pathology, Veterinary Ethics and human/animal relationships, and Laboratory Diagnostics.