Conal McEwan began his career with the Lothian & Borders Police now known as Police Scotland in 1990 where he served as a response officer, detective and community officer before retiring after 30 years of service. In 2020 he joined the Scottish SPCA as an Inspector working for the Societies Special Investigations Unit (SIU). SIU tackle a variety of animal welfare issues from the prolific puppy trade (Operation Delphin), dog fighting, badger baiting through to the shooting of defenceless animals. The Scottish SPCA recently launched its 10 year vision #ForAllAnimals. Conal and the rest of the SIU team will be playing an integral role in ensuring the Society meet its ambitious goals particularly when it comes to tackling the link between animal harm and serious organised crime and ultimately help reduce instances of intentional abuse and unintentional neglect in Scotland by 50% by 2032. The emerging trend of Canine Fertility Clinics is an area Conal and the rest of the SIU team have been actively investigating and he looks forward to sharing the Scottish SPCAs insight on this topic and discussing what support is required from the veterinary profession.