Brenda qualified as a veterinarian at the University of Guelph, in Canada. After many years as a tenured Associate Professor at the Department of Population Medicine, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada, Brenda is now a Consulting Epidemiologist and CEO of International Partnership for Dogs. She is a frequent speaker at local, national and international venues to breeders, show judges, veterinarians and others. Her research projects in Europe and North America have involved numerous species and disciplines, including, e.g., theriogenology, population-based research using secondary data sources (most notably a large companion animal veterinary insurance database in Sweden), human–animal interactions and medical communication. Brenda has been involved in numerous pet welfare initiatives spanning the National Council on Pet Overpopulation (1993) and, e.g., for the American Humane Association: Cat Welfare Forum (Sept. 2013) and Keeping Pets (Dogs and Cats) in Homes: A Three-Phase Retention Study.