Dr Natasha Lee is a veterinarian from Malaysia with an MSc in International Animal Welfare, Ethics and Law from the University of Edinburgh. She has over 16 years of experience in international animal welfare particularly in companion animal welfare projects, animal sheltering, and veterinary education.
She has managed large companion animal projects across Asia for World Animal Protection, which includes advocacy, strategy development, and technical training. She has also led a campaign to include animal welfare science into veterinary curricula across Asia by providing training to more than 125 vet schools, starting a network of animal welfare educators, and conducting online courses for vets. She is a co-author for WSAVA’s Animal Welfare Guidelines for veterinary practices and a contributing author in the Field Manual for Small Animal Medicine.
Dr Lee currently runs an animal welfare consultancy, Animal Happiness, and works with other organisation to carry out trainings and education. She is also the Chair for the Animal Wellness and Welfare Committee under the World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA), the Asia Regional Coordinator for World Horse Welfare, on the International Advisory Board for the Alliance for Contraceptive in Cats and Dogs (ACC&D), an inspector for Humane Farm Animal Care, and sits on the board for SPCA Selangor in Malaysia.