As Small Animal House Physician, Elizabeth was responsible for Glasgow University’s inner city charity veterinary clinic during which period she became attuned to the significance of companion animals in the lives of vulnerable people. With multidisciplinary collaboration she developed veterinary outreach programmes, delivering Animal Assisted Intervention (AAI) programmes to schools, nursing homes, hospitals, sheltered housing and prisons. As a Churchill Fellow, and in subsequent study trips, Elizabeth has travelled widely to visit model AAI programmes.
She is a visiting lecturer on the bond to UK veterinary schools; is Vice President for membership of IAHAIO and co- Chair of the IAHAIO International Task Force on animal welfare in AAI; is co-Founder and Vice President of Canine Partners.
Elizabeth is the recipient of the Inaugural International William F. McCulloch Award.