Veterinary Surgeon & Partner
After first studying at Bangor and Aberdeen universities, I received my veterinary training at the University of Cambridge. After that I took up a position in a rural practice in East Yorkshire where I have spent 18 years in total, working with pets, horses, farm animals and occasional "exotic" species such as rheas, wallabies and iguanas. I am at my happiest when I am working with animals and their owners in the farmyard, consulting room or operating theatre.
Opening the new Vets4Pets York Clifton Moor means shaping my own future and I am very excited about it. The odd frustration aside, so far I have enjoyed nearly all aspects of setting up and running a new practice. It is hard work so I am a bit light on sleep but heavy on motivation!
Naturally I love all animals, in particular dogs because of their unconditional loyalty. But 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! I do not have a dog currently but, with my wife and young son, have two cats: Roger (named after Roger Federer) and Lola, who can be seen on my shoulder.
In my spare time I enjoy sport. I am more of a follower than a player these days, but I still play a bit of cricket and, whenever possible, go mountain biking.