TV vet Marc is star of LovePets Show

TV vet Marc Abraham
TV vet Marc Abraham

Meet TV vet Marc Abraham at the LovePets Show next month.

From helping pooches with a fondness for pants to pacifying irate hamsters on the Paul O’Grady Show, Marc Abraham’s comic tales from his career as a vet make him the ideal host for this year’s LovePets Show.

Marc, who will be widely recognised as resident vet on ITV’s This Morning, Daybreak and BBC Breakfast News, takes centre-stage at the two-day animal extravaganza in Peterborough, which welcomes people who are passionate about their pets to enjoy a great-value family day out.

Over the LovePets Show weekend of October 29 and 30, Marc will be giving live talks covering a wide variety of pet topics, answering questions from the audience and sharing anecdotes from his days as a vet on call in an emergency clinic.

“The LovePets show is all set to be a brilliant family attraction because it highlights so many different aspects of the animal world in a fun, interactive way,” explained Marc. “For example, there will be assistance dogs demonstrating their working skills, including guide dogs, hearing dogs and Pets as Therapy (PAT) that are taken to visit people in poor health. There will also be reptiles and birds, exotic creatures and some particularly strange-looking insects!

“The LovePets Show brings these wonderful animals together for people to meet, and promises visitors a huge feel-good factor. People booking tickets for this event will find out lots of new information about animals, as well as learning about responsible pet ownership.”

Marc, a vet for 16 years, admits he still gets excited about meeting unusual animal species that he wouldn’t normally see in his day-to-day working life. “I have a geeky side when it comes to animals, particularly birds of prey,” he added. “To be around people who are equally passionate about their favourite species or breeds is something I’m really looking forward to.”

Marc’s love of animals began as a three-year-old, when he tended to his pet tortoise’s bad leg. In his teenage years, he says he became ‘obsessed’ with becoming a vet, and after qualifying he spent the formative years of his career as an ‘emergency vet’ – an unforgettable induction into the world of animals and their owners, and one that inspired his latest book, Vet on Call.

The LovePets show will offer a wealth of information on being a responsible pet-owner, and is supported by The Kennel Club, which will be on-hand to answer questions on choosing the right puppy for your family, to rescuing particular breeds. They will also be promoting the Young Kennel Club for children with an interest in canines.

Meanwhile, celebrity dog trainer Karen Wild will be providing masterclasses for those keen to learn the best behaviour techniques, and this year’s Britain’s Got Talent semi-finalist Pippa Langhorne will be providing musical entertainment by singing with her dog Buddy.

LovePets will also feature a fun-filled programme that includes ferret racing and dog agility, as well as fluffy racoons and rabbits in the LovePets Petting Zoo for children, and the chance to encounter scorpions, snakes and spiders with the help of their handlers.

The LovePets Show is sponsored by Mars Petcare, Zoflora, Welcome Cottages, Your Dog, and Your Cat Magazine and takes place at the indoor EXEC venue at the East of England Showground, Peterborough, just off the A1. Parking for the pet exhibition is free.

Discounted tickets can be pre-booked now at www.lovepetsshow.co.uk, with online family tickets (two adults and three children) just £12. Nominated animal welfare charities will receive 10 per cent of ticket sales.-