Joe Inglis

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Joe Inglis
OccupationTelevision presenter, veterinary surgeon
Spouse(s)Emma Milne
Jenny Smith

Joe Inglis is a veterinary surgeon in the United Kingdom. He is best known for his appearances on television advising viewers on pet issues. Inglis is the author of several books, the first, It Really Does Happen to a Vet!, is a diary of his first year in veterinary practice.


While studying to be a vet at Bristol University, Inglis was filmed for the British reality TV show Vet School.[1] He qualified as a vet in 1996, and went on to appear for seven years in Vets in Practice,[2] the follow-up to Vet School, as well as a catch-up series in 2008 called Return to... Vets in Practice. Inglis was the resident vet on Blue Peter for four years,[2] appeared on BBC One's The One Show, held pet clinics on Channel 5's The Wright Stuff,[3] and appeared on ITV's breakfast show, Daybreak.[4]

In 2005, Inglis launched the dog food range Joe & Jack's Natural Dinners, which was sold in the UK by Tesco from 2008,[5] and in 2010, he launched a pet food brand, Vet's Kitchen.[6][7]

Inglis was the CEO of a Vet's Klinik, a veterinary practice in Swindon,[8] which opened in 2012.[9]

In 2013, Inglis was one of several co-founders of, a company which produces bespoke pet foods for dogs.[10][11] That year, he collaborated with chef Simon Rimmer to create a series of fancy meals for cats, in order to raise money for the RSPCA.[12]

Personal life[edit]

Inglis resides in the Cotswolds with his second wife, Jenny Smith, and their three children.[13] Inglis met Smith when both were working on Blue Peter.[14] Inglis was previously married to Emma Milne.[15]

Away from his veterinary work, Inglis is a sculptor; his work was first exhibited in 2016.[16]


  • It Really Does Happen to a Vet!. Sidgwick & Simpson. 1999. ISBN 0-283-06343-2.
  • Greatest Dog Tips in the World. Greatest in the World. 2006. ISBN 9781905151097.
  • Greatest Cat Tips in the World. Greatest in the World. 2006. ISBN 9781905151103.
  • Doggie Dinners. Greatest in the World. 2007. ISBN 9781905151158.
  • The Greatest Doggie Dinners in the World. Greatest in the World. 2007. ISBN 9781905151516.
  • Feline Feasts. Greatest in the World. 2007. ISBN 9781905151141.
  • The Greatest Feline Feasts in the World. Greatest in the World. 2007. ISBN 9781905151509.
  • Your Dog and You: A Guide to a Healthy Life with Your Best Friend. Perseus Books. 2010. ISBN 9781782196044.


  1. ^ Jarvis, Katie (24 October 2013). "Cotswold Character: No ordinary Joe". Cotswold Life. Retrieved 4 October 2019.
  2. ^ a b "TV vet begins dog bowl challenge". BBC News. 2 July 2007. Retrieved 4 October 2019.
  3. ^ Simpson, Cara (21 June 2009). "TV vet Joe Inglis comes to Coventry". Coventry Telegraph. Retrieved 4 October 2019.
  4. ^ "TV vet Joe Inglis to take his healthy pets campaign to Cheshire Show". Chester Chronicle. 14 June 2011. Retrieved 4 October 2019.
  5. ^ "A dog is for life, including the credit crunch". Female First. 5 December 2008. Retrieved 4 October 2019.
  6. ^ "Joe Inglis launches Vet's Kitchen petfood". 2 September 2010. Retrieved 4 October 2019.
  7. ^ "TV vet Joe Inglis launches super premium dry foods". Pet Business World. 10 January 2011. Retrieved 4 October 2019.
  8. ^ "Vet's Klinic and Kitchen come under one roof". Swindon Advertiser. 8 August 2013. Retrieved 4 October 2019.
  9. ^ Edwards, Matthew (15 August 2012). "TV opens new practice in town". Swindon Advertiser. Retrieved 4 October 2019.
  10. ^ Hargrave, Sean (27 July 2016). "Doggy delights: delivering bespoke meals for hungry hounds". The Guardian. Retrieved 4 October 2019.
  11. ^ Bourke, Joanna (1 August 2016). "Entrepreneurs: Start-up dishes up dog food with a difference". Evening Standard. Retrieved 4 October 2019.
  12. ^ Atkins, Nigel (30 June 2013). "World's most luxurious cat food sells out despite costing £24.99 per meal". Daily Mirror. Retrieved 4 October 2019.
  13. ^ "My space: Joe Inglis, TV vet". The Daily Telegraph. 16 August 2011. Retrieved 4 October 2019.
  14. ^ Archer, Megan (17 June 2015). "Husband and wife from Aldsworth near Bibury embark on two new business ventures". Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard. Retrieved 4 October 2019.
  15. ^ "Vets in Practice star Emma Milne talks to Yorkshire Life". Yorkshire Life. 11 January 2010. Retrieved 4 October 2019.
  16. ^ Humphreys, Chris (13 May 2016). "TV vet prepares for first exhibition after taking up sculpture". Swindon Advertiser. Retrieved 4 October 2019.