Presenter and speaker, Steve Leonard, has rarely been absent from British TV screens since his talents were spotted at Bristol Veterinary School and he was chosen to appear in BBC One’s highly popular documentary series Vets School and Vets in Practice.
Most recently, Steve guest presented Big Week at the Zoo on Channel 5. His other recent ventures include Operation Wild and Trust Me I’m A Vet and Britain’s Big Wildlife Revival for BBC One, Panda Babies, Animal Kingdom, Safari Vet School and Nature’s Newborns for ITV, and The Wonder of Dogs for BBC Two. He also frequently appeared on the Alan Titchmarsh Show as the in-house vet.
Still working as a small animal vet in the family run practice in Cheshire, Steve moves easily between the world of domestic pets and the wider world of wild animals across the globe. He presented major wildlife series for the BBC such as Steve Leonard’s Ultimate Killers, Steve Leonard’s Extreme Animals and Incredible Animal Journeys as well as appearing with Kate Humble in The Hottest Place on Earth. He also co-presented the famously successful series of BBC One’s Orangutan Diary.
Steve revels in sharing his close encounters with spectacular and exotic species and is much in demand as an entertaining and motivational speaker not only for organisations like the National Geographical Society but also for schools and smaller conservation groups. He is also a fervent supporter and active fundraiser for a number of charities close to his heart, including the PDSA, the UK’s largest veterinary charity, Wildlife Vets International, Painted Dog Conservation which helps the survival of African wild dogs and Dog A.I.D. which works with the pets of disabled people.
Steve is happy to do general wildlife talks about his experiences or talk more specifically about a range of different topics listed here: Veterinary Medicine, Animal Welfare, Wildlife Orangutans Science, The environment, Ecosystems, Evolution and Ethics.
“Speaker Steve Leonard was fantastic.” SWFWI.
“Inspiring keynote speaker Steve Leonard” VetNet LLN.
“Steve Leonard is one of the best speakers around. He is hugely entertaining, effortlessly charming and captivates.” East Lothian Libraries.
“Great speech from Steve Leonard … Extremely funny guy.” British Wildlife Conservation in Action.