Andrew Knight



RCVS Recognised Specialist in Animal Welfare Science, Ethics and Law
EBVS European Veterinary Specialist in Animal Welfare Science, Ethics and Law
AVMA Recognised Specialist in Animal Welfare


Animal Welfare Science, Ethics and Law

Current Post:

Adjunct Prof, Griffith University


All of UK

Clinical Profile

Andrew Knight is a European, American and RCVS-recognised Veterinary Specialist in animal welfare. He worked in UK small animal practice for nearly a decade, prior to teaching for two years at Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in the Caribbean, from 2013 – 2014. In 2015 he established the University of Winchester Centre for Animal Welfare in the UK, where was Professor of Animal Welfare and Ethics, and led a very popular distance learning MSc in Animal Welfare, Behaviour, Ethics and Law. Andrew is also an Adjunct Professor in the School of Environment and Science at Griffith University, Queensland, where he completed his PhD on scientific and educational animal use and alternatives, in 2010. Andrew has numerous academic and popular publications, several websites and a large series of social media videos, and has delivered over 200 presentations internationally, on animal welfare issues. His books include The Costs and Benefits of Animal Experiments (2011) and the Routledge Handbook of Animal Welfare (2023). The 36 chapters of the latter contributed by 50 authors, cover most topics included within veterinary specialist curricula in animal welfare, within Australia and internationally, and is fully open access. Andrew’s recent research focuses on vegan companion animal diets.


Vegan pet food, climate change and the livestock sector, animals and alternatives within research and education