Qualifications: BVSc, GPCert(Derm), MRCVS
I trained at Liverpool University, graduating with honours in 1990.
After qualifying I joined a small mixed practice in Gloucestershire, throwing myself into the “all creatures great and small” lifestyle of a vet, dealing with large animals as well as domestic pets. This gave me a good grounding in coping with whatever was thrown at me.
In 1992 I moved to Yeovil continuing as a mixed vet for another 10 years, but for the last 15 years I have focused on our domestic pets. I have enjoyed living and working in Yeovil and have had the opportunity to pursue an interest and attend further courses in small animal medicine, while not neglecting my surgical skills. In recent years I have developed an interest in skin problems in animals, undertaking further training and gaining a general practitioner certificate in dermatology in 2019. I am continuing further advanced practitioner studies to consolidate and extend my skills.
I have always considered it a privilege to be a veterinary surgeon, and it has certainly been my dream job. I also consider it a responsibility to help my patients and their owners to the best of my ability, to make a personalised treatment plan, especially when making difficult decisions.
I am delighted to join Matt, Mark and the team at the Newton Clarke Practice and bring over 25 years of local knowledge and experience with me. I look forward to meeting old and new clients and looking after their pets.