Rebecca Ledger, PhD Instructor - Professional Dog Walker and Animal Control Training

Typical Behaviour; Difficult Behaviour; Dog Walking Practical; Animal Control Behaviour

Dr Rebecca Ledger is a companion animal behaviour scientist and clinical ethologist from Vancouver, British Columbia. Originally from the UK, Dr Ledger was awarded her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the University of London, her Master’s Degree in Applied Animal Behaviour and Animal Welfare from the University of Edinburgh (The Royal Dick School of Veterinary Studies) and her Doctorate in the assessment and treatment of behavioural disorders in shelter dogs from Brunel University. Rebecca completed three Post--‐Doctorate Fellowships (funded by the RSPCA, Sanofi Sante Nutrition Animale and Friskies Petcare) in the adoption, diagnosis and management of dogs with behavioural disorders, in particular, treatments involving the use of pharmaceutical interventions. Whilst holding the post of University Lecturer, Dr Ledger also studied for her MBA. See more. 

Troy DeSouza, Dominion Govlaw Instructror - Animal Control Basic Training

Troy DeSouza is one of the most recognized names in local government litigation in British Columbia today. With 18 years of legal experience advising and representing local government clients throughout the Province, Troy makes regular appearances in the Provincial, Supreme and Court of Appeal Courts in British Columbia. Mr. DeSouza is also a highly sought after speaker and educator in the field of statutory compliance and enforcement. Troy was called to the Bar in 1998. He obtained his law degree from the University of Windsor and received the Whiteside Award for community service as Student President of the Law School..  In 2006, he was named the Top Lawyer Under 40 on Vancouver Island.  


Troy DeSouza also serves in a federally appointed quasi-judicial role as Member of the Military Police Complaints Commission.  Troy is past chair of the CBA-BC Municipal Lawyers Section, involved with multiple professional associations and most importantly, is an Honourary Member of the Licensing Inspectors and Bylaw Officer’s Association of BC.  Troy is a long time resident of Victoria, B.C where he resides with his wife Kismet and two daughters, one of which he is a soccer coach to, much to the chagrin of said daughter.

Marcie Moriarty, BCSPCA Instructor - Animal Control Basic Training

With separate degrees in Animal Biology and Law, Marcie Moriarty draws on all aspects of her background and education as head of the BC SPCA's Prevention and Enforcement Department. Marcie completed her degrees at the University of British Columbia. She was called to the bar in May 2003 and went on to practise civil litigation with the firm of Quinlan Abrioux in Vancouver.

Her passion for animal welfare and advocacy soon led her to a career with the BC SPCA in 2005 as General Manager of the society's Cruelty Investigations Department. In this role, she oversaw a department of over 26 full time constables who were responsible for responding to up to 7000 animal cruelty complaints a year. During her time at the BC SPCA, Marcie has presented to numerous animal welfare and law students on the subject of animal cruelty law and is currently co-teaching an animal law class at UBC Law school.

In 2012, Marcie took on her current role leading a department that combines cruelty investigations, stakeholder relations and scientific programs.

Kim Marosevich, Manager of Bylaw, Business Operations, Surrey Instructor - Animal Control Training Program

Community Engagement

Kim has been involved in the animal care field for over 15 years in a variety of roles from direct animal care, education, emergency response and bylaw enforcement. Currently the Manager of Bylaw, Business Operations for the City of Surrey Kim’s focus is on elevating the community’s knowledge and expectations for animal services. Kim has been employed by both humane agencies and municipalities and brings a broad perspective of the field to the table. In her spare time Kim has been the regional representative of Australian Shepherd Rescue for a decade and enjoys playing dogsports and enjoying the outdoors with her family. 

Sarah Jones, Langara Animal Protection Society Instructor - Animal Control Training Program

Animal Identification



As Executive Director, Sarah is a key leader of LAPS and is responsible for overseeing the administration, programs, service contracts, and stewarding to the strategic plan to ensure the effective delivery of programs, services and initiatives which support LAPS’ mission,
vision and mandate. Other key duties include fund development, marketing, and community outreach.

Sarah started her career working with animals at the Vancouver Animal Emergency Clinic, where she worked for 11 years before becoming a shelter manager at the Delta Humane Society. She then, worked for the City of Delta administering animal service bylaws. 

More recently, Sarah worked as a regional manager at the SPCA, overseeing 13 shelters in the province, overseeing shelter operations.

Sarah is also a representative on a Humane Canada committee that has created standards for the first of its kind national Accreditation Program for Humane Society and SPCAs which directly impacts the continuous improvement of care for animals in these facilities. Sarah continues her support of the program by becoming a Reviewer for facilities in Canada seeking accreditation.


Sarah Bull, Acting Manager Bylaws, Licensing and Animal Services Instructor -

Animal Control Training Program, Professional Dog Walker Program

Sarah Bull has been the Acting Manager of the Bylaws, Licensing and Animal Services department for the City of Coquitlam since May 2016 and the Supervisor of the division since 2006, overseeing Animal Control and Bylaw Enforcement services.  She has been with the City of Coquitlam since 2002, first as an Animal Shelter Attendant from 2002-2004, then as a Bylaw and Animal Services Inspector from 2004-2006. Sarah’s prior animal related work experience also includes working as a veterinary assistant, a sales associate for cat and dog products in a retail pet store chain, a dog grooming assistant and a house and pet sitter for dogs, cats, birds and horses.