Dr Natasha Lee is a veterinarian from Malaysia with over 14 years of experience in animal welfare. She also holds an MSc in International Animal Welfare, Ethics and Law from the University of Edinburgh.
Dr Lee has experience managing a sustainable high-volume, high-quality neuter clinic in Malaysia. She had also managed several companion animal projects across Asia for World Animal Protection, including large-scale dog population and rabies control in India, Nepal, Sri Lanka and the Philippines. She has experience advocating animal welfare to many Asian governments and organisations on humane approaches using science-based, comprehensive, and participatory methods. Other experiences within companion animal welfare include providing technical training, facilitating workshops, planning and monitoring projects, lobbying, and participating in high level discussions such as the FAO-led expert meeting on dog population management in 2011.
Aside from companion animal welfare, Dr Lee has led a campaign to include animal welfare science into veterinary curricula across Asia. She provided training to more than half of the 250 veterinary schools in Asia, started a network of animal welfare educators, and conducted online courses for vets that had been supported by the Federation of Asian Veterinary Associations as well as esteemed vet schools in Thailand, Philippines, Indonesia, Hong Kong, and Edinburgh.
Dr Lee currently runs an animal welfare consultancy, Animal Happiness
, to provide advice, trainings and education. She is also the Asia Regional Coordinator for World Horse Welfare and sits on the board for SPCA Selangor, Malaysia.