Q: Do you have any pets of your own? Tell us about them!
A: Sadly not at the moment – but I am looking to rehome or rescue a working Cocker/Springer spaniel to accompany me on my Dartmoor and Exmoor adventures!
Q: Do you have a particular area of special interest at work?
A: I am particularly passionate about ophthalmology and neurology, and really enjoy working up complex medical cases using a logical problem-solving approach.
Q: What’s the most rewarding aspect of your job?
A: The human-animal bond really is an incredible thing! Fixing a patient or improving their quality of life; being in a position to reassure and comfort their family through good and bad times; seeing inpatients being reunited with their families at discharge; realising the difference you have made to both the patient and their family’s lives. All of these are such wonderful feelings which make the long hours completely worthwhile!
Q: What made you want to become a vet?
A: I rescued a poorly hedgehog in our garden aged 3 and instantly knew I wanted to be an ‘aminal’ doctor – before I could even correctly pronounce ‘animal’!
Q: What’s your favourite thing to do or place to go when you’re not working?
A: Outside of work I can usually be found on the football pitch, falling flat on my face attempting to surf, hiking in the great outdoors, backpacking around the globe or socialising with friends.