RCVS Advanced Practitioner in Zoological Medicine. Qualified from the Royal Veterinary College in 1990 and gained RCVS Certificate in Zoological Medicine in 2000
Until recently was employed in small animal/ exotics practice in Andover, Hampshire with a 100% avian/ exotics/ small mammal caseload- referral and first opinion , as well as consulting to various zoos and reintroduction projects. Now provides a consultancy and advisory service for zoos, Local Authorities and vets.
Co-editor of three texts on avian medicine, one on rabbit surgery and co-author of a textbook of tortoise medicine. Author of various book chapters and papers on a range of species
President of European Association of Avian Veterinarians 2015-17 and on editorial board of the Journal of Exotic Pet Medicine, the Veterinary Record, and Veterinary Evidence.
President of the British Small Animal Veterinary Association 2017-18
Trustee and Hon Secretary of Vetlife