After graduation from Edinburgh University in 2005, I have worked in private mixed animal practice, private small animal practice and charitable small animal practice (the PDSA)before 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 helped design and develop almost 500 new implants and instruments with the express aim of improving clinical outcomes. These products are now available in over 80 countries. 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. The Veterinary Instrumentation role necessitated extensive travel and time away from home; I resigned as their Technical Director in late 2016 to dedicate more time to my young family, further training and concentrate more squarely on my clinical duties.  

I live in Dronfield with my wife Anna, our daughter Sophie and son Isaac.