Veterinary Surgeon & Partner
After first studying at Bangor and Aberdeen universities, I graduated with a veterinary degree from the University of Cambridge in 1994. I worked in a rural practice in East Yorkshire for several years with pets, horses, farm animals and occasional "exotic" species such as rheas, wallabies and iguanas. I also worked in Lincolnshire briefly before opening my practice here in York. My favourite part of being a vet is being “hands on” with animals in the consulting room or operating theatre which is, thankfully, what I do mostly!
Naturally I love all animals, particularly dogs because of their unconditional loyalty. I do not have a dog currently but, with my wife and young son, I have three cats: Lola, who can be seen on my shoulder in the picture, Milos and Tabitha. My favourite famous animal has to be Jerry the mouse (as in Tom & Jerry) because he is determined, innovative and always comes out on top!
My spare time these days is divided between desperately trying get on top of the gardening, equally desperately trying to keep up with my son on the tennis court or in the swimming pool, and occasionally getting out on my mountain bike or in a rowing boat.