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Victoria Shroff

Animal Law Lawyer at Shroff & Associates & Animal Law Prof. Educatoritish Columbia, Shroff & Associates, Adj. Law Professor (erst.), University of British Columbia and Capilano University Animal Law Instructor

Animal law, Dog Law, Cat Law, Wild Animals, Service animals, Animals in the workplace, Pet liability, Marital dissolution and Pet custody, Pets as property, Animal protection, Guide dogs, Lab animals, Animals in science, Animals for food, Animals in experiments, Pets in Strata and Condominiums, Pets in Housing, Pets in Rentals, Animal dentistry, Animal ethics, Horses, Bears, "dangerous" Dogs, Pigs, Wolves, Farm Animals, Animals in Transportation, Comfort Animals, Veterinary Issues and the law, Puppy Mills, Kitten Mills, Rabbits, Hunting, International Animal Law, Animal Law & Human Rights -


If your pet could vote, which provincial party would it vote fur?

Victoria Shroff: Access to justice is for animals too

Allard students, faculty launch new animal law pro bono clinic

Pet adoptions linked to horrific puppy mills | Victoria Shroff


Victoria Shroff is one of Canada's first and longest serving Animal Law Lawyers.
She has practiced animal law in downtown Vancouver at Shroff & Associates for over 20 years and has been teaching animal law at UBC's Allard School of Law since 2016 as an adjunct professor (erst). (Victoria Shroff | Victoria also created and teaches the first animal law course for paralegals at Capilano University in 2019 where she is adjunct faculty.((60(ish) Seconds with: Victoria Shroff - Capilano University Shroff is prominent in animal law both as a practitioner and educator, teaching the next generation of animal lawyers. With a deep affinity for animals and the law, Victoria has lived with animals all her life, handling cases involving domestic and wild animals. In 2020 Victoria helped spearhead Canada's first groundbreaking Animal Law Pro Bono Clinic (ALPC) at LSLAP Vancouver to foster access to justice for animals and humans. She's stayed on as volunteer lawyer at ALPC. (Animal Law Pro-Bono Clinic - Victoria has appeared at all levels of court in BC and she and her team filed BC's first landmark 'dangerous' dog case for leave at the Supreme Court of Canada in 2019/2020. Victoria established and chairs the Canadian Animal Law Study Group which has members from coast to coast. As a trailblazer in the field of animal law, Victoria's work in practice and education of animal law has garnered significant media attention for 'dangerous' dogs, pet insurance, custody, cruelty, horse issues, fur farming, veterinary malpractice, wildlife issues, zoos and animals in society. Recognized for her unique contributions as an animal lawyer-educator, she's been a finalist for Top 25 Most Influential Lawyers in Canada multiple times, was given a prestigious SEEDS award by the International Society of Animal Rights, is a finalist for the YWCA Women of Distinction Award 2021, and winner of Hitachi Excellence Award for communication. Victoria Shroff frequently writes about animal law issues for legal and mainstream publications and has published over 50 articles, including writing regularly for Lexis-Nexis, The Lawyer's Daily. Victoria regularly speaks at animal conferences, CLE's and law schools around the world about animal law. She has presented on animal law at the Trial Lawyer's Association, BC Courthouse Library, Humane Canada, UBC, U.Vic., Capilano Universe, Guest Scholar at Nirma Univ. in Asia, ALaw Uk and more. She has spoken to municipalities to help change animal laws, liaised with federal MP's regarding amendments to animal protections. As a changemaker in Canadian animal law, Victoria has collaborated with major groups in USA, Europe and Asia on animal law issues. Victoria leads by example, has been mentoring students for years and ran a pro bono clinic day at her firm during Covid. As part of her community-oriented ethos, Victoria mentors students, and also founded and runs her own animal law and social literacy program in elementary schools called 'Paws of Empathy' which she teaches with dogs. ( Contact Victoria Shroff at, UBC Expert's Page:, Twitter @shroffanimallaw.


Canadian Lawyer Top 25 | Professional

nominated For Canadian 2018 - Lawyer Magazine's Top 25 Most Influential Lawyers 2018 in the Changemakers category


  • Animal law
  • Service animals
  • Animals in the workplace
  • Pet liability
  • Marital dissolution and pet custody
  • Pets as property
  • Animal protection
  • Guide dogs
  • Lab animals
  • Animals in science
  • Animals for food
  • Animals in experiments
  • Animal dentistry
  • Animal ethics

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