Following graduation from Edinburgh University in 2005, I have worked in private mixed animal practice in Cumbria, private small animal practice on the Wirral and charitable small animal practice (the PDSA) in Liverpool prior to taking a position in instrument and implant development at Veterinary Instrumentation in Sheffield in 2011.
Over a period of five years working with Veterinary Instrumentation, I have had a hand in developing nearly 500 new implants and instruments to benefit our patients, products that are now available in over 80 countries. I also had the opportunity to travel extensively, attending various conferences around the world and liaising with customers and manufacturers across the globe. I have co-authored the instrumentation chapter of the second edition BSAVA Manual of Canine and Feline Musculoskeletal Disorders.
In 2012, I formed ROAR-Surgical, offering my clinical services to local practices alongside my Veterinary Instrumentation commitments. In late 2016, I resigned as Technical Director of Veterinary Instrumentation to dedicate more time to my clinical activities and undertake further clinical training/qualifications as well as to spend more time with my young family.
I continue to work with Veterinary Instrumentation in a much reduced capacity in both a consultancy role and to help further surgeon education.
I live in Dronfield with my wife Anna, our daughter Sophie and our cat, Reggie.