Rebeca García Pinillos
Rebeca García Pinillos qualified as a vet at the University of Zaragoza, Spain and completed a PhD at the University of Reading, England. Rebeca is a diplomate of the European College of Animal Welfare and Behavioural Medicine and a certified specialist by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) in animal welfare, ethics and law. She has worked in general practice and veterinary government work since 2001, joining Defra as Veterinary Adviser in 2008. Rebeca has volunteered with exotic animals and is an internationally recognized animal welfare lecturer and speaker on animal welfare, teaching and speaking across Europe, Asia, Central and South America. She is a past-President of the Association of Government Vets and championed "One Health, One Welfare and the role of vets in society" as well as veterinary wellbeing and how this connects to the concept of One Welfare during her presidency years. Since 2015 Rebeca has championed the concept of One Welfare and founded a non-profit social enterprise, One Welfare Community Interest Company, which started as a voluntary project, launching a global consultation to define and create a One Welfare framework as a complement to One Health. She created social media platforms and a web presence for the concept of One Welfare to help expand and disseminate the concept and related work. Initiatives launched to date supporting these objectives are the publication of the One Welfare Framework book and the projects One Welfare World, One Welfare Phoenix and One Welfare Silkworm.