Animals are in my blood, I grew up surrounded by a menagerie of dogs, cats, small furries, horses and our own home bred foals. I first decided to become a vet at the ripe old age of 5 while assisting my grandfather, who was an equine vet in the New Forest, it was no suprise therefore when I graduated from Bristol University in 2011 ready to follow in his footsteps.
Initially I went straight into equine practice near Cheltenham where I dealt mostly with racehorses, but also treated everything from miniature shetlands to shire horses from the local circus. Eventually however, the call of the wild reached me and I travelled to Laos, in South East Asia to work with something a little bigger! I worked for a charity called ElefantAsia who provided medical care to elephants working in the tourism and logging industries. As well as elephants we were also frequently asked to treat pets belonging to the lcal people. I loved my time living in the jungle but eventually missed home and my own animals too much so I came back to England to continue my career and after such a varied caseload it seemed natural to settle down in mixed practice.
Outside of work I spend most of my time looking after my own pets which consist of 3 horses and my little dog Baxter who can usually be seen accompanying me on calls and guarding my car from anyone who threatens to come too close! I have been a keen polo player since I was young and now keep my ponies at a local club in Somerset. When I am not working I can usually be found here, galloping up and down a polo pitch attempting to hit a little white ball through two goal posts!