Louise Lathey (Associate Member)

Lousie Lathey

Having completed her undergraduate degree in Law Enforcement Studies at the Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) as well as certificates in Emergency Medical Response and Investigations, Louise is focused on her passion for animals and uses her knowledge of the law to assist in her role working in the Prevention and Enforcement department of the BC SPCA. 

Continuing her studies in the field of Criminal Justice, Louise is currently pursuing a Master’s degree at the University of the Fraser Valley where her thesis will expand on her JIBC research into the link between animal cruelty and the escalation to other violent offences. Louise has guest lectured at the Justice Institute of BC on the violence link and enjoys the opportunity to educate students on this topic.

Louise is incredibly grateful to be a part of AIPARG in an affiliate capacity and to share in the knowledge and research being done within Canada in order to make the world better for animals and people.


Selected Works:

Gordon, E. & Lathey, L. (2020). Domestic violence and animal abuse during COVID-19: The role of the veterinarian. West Coast Veterinary Magazine 

Lathey, L. (2020). Helping people with animals who are fleeing domestic violence. West Coast Veterinary Magazine

Lathey, L. (2020). Recognizing domestic violence in clients and their pets. West Coast Veterinary Magainze