I was born in Liverpool and grew up on the Wirral surrounded by pets, at home. I adore animals and have done since a very small child. I obtained my B.V.Sc, Veterinary Medicine, Honours Degree from the University of Liverpool in 2004. Since qualifying as a vet I have worked in both Australia and the UK in both small animal private practice and for an internet pharmacy company.
I understand the need to provide great clinical care as well as being able to source medication competitively. I truly believe animals should be routinely seen in the home environment, and only referred to a practice for those times that treatment in the home is not suitable. I’m also married with three children.
Why did you become a vet?
I have a real love of animals as well as a passion for science and technology. Growing up with a variety of pets at home allowed me to see the best – and unfortunately the worst – of vet care available to animals today.
What was your first pet?
Goldie the goldfish and a ginger cat called Tom.
Takeaway food, especially curry and kebabs.
What’s your best advice for pet owners?
Phone a vet surgery for advice if you are unsure about any aspect of your pet’s health. Trust your instinct if you feel something’s not right.
An interesting fact?
I very nearly stepped on a brown snake whilst working around isolated cradle mountain in Tasmania.