Veeda Victoria Shroff is credited as one of Canada’s first and longest serving animal law lawyers and is author of a new book Canadian Animal Law (Lexis-Nexis 2021 https://store.lexisnexis.ca/en/categories/shop-by-jurisdiction/federal-13/canadian-animal-law-skusku-cad-6857/details).
Shroff has practiced for over 20 years in downtown Vancouver at Shroff & Associates (Shroff Animal Law) and is referred to as a trailblazer in animal law. She has represented animals at all levels of court, including the Supreme Court of Canada.
She teaches animal law at UBC’s Allard School of Law as an adjunct Professor, and at Capilano University where she is faculty. Shroff teaches ‘Paws of Empathy’, her animal law program for children which she teaches with dogs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yUNv5vt26og.
Championing the ethos of good thoughts, good words and good deeds, Shroff spearheaded Canada’s first and only pro-bono animal law clinic with the Law Students Legal Advice Program, is founding chair of the national Canadian Animal Law Study Group and regularly helps marginalized individuals. Shroff is a Top 25 Most Influential Lawyers in Canada finalist, a YWCA Women of Distinction finalist, and was awarded a prestigious SEEDS award for her groundbreaking work in animal law. Shroff is widely published, lectures globally and is frequently before the media about animal matters.