Having been born and brought up in Norfolk I have now returned to focus on equine and large animal practice. I am passionate about local independent veterinary practice and excited to be part of the Breckland Vet team.
I was fortunate enough to study at the Royal Veterinary College and, during my time there, was able to experience practice at several large equine hospitals in the UK and Australia. Upon graduation in 2017 I was offered a one-year rotating internship at the Royal Veterinary College Equine Referral Hospital where I expanded my knowledge and experience in all areas of equine and large animal medicine and surgery. Upon completion I gained a Post Graduate Diploma in Veterinary Clinical Practice, following this I worked in mixed practice in rural Norfolk, before joining Breckland Vets.
My clinical interests include equine lameness, poor performance and surgery and I also enjoy all aspects of large animal work as well.
In my free time, I assist with my family’s flock of pedigree Suffolk sheep as well as enjoying sports and socialising.
For the past seven years prior to joining the shiny new Breckland team, I worked for another local large animal practice, mainly in the equine accounts and insurance sector. I hope to share my extensive veterinary administrative experience with the Breckland team and enjoy that no two days are ever the same within a veterinary practice. Home life brings lots of time spent helping with cattle and any free time is spent breeding, rearing and showing our Oxford Down sheep!
I joined Breckland Veterinary Centre with an established equine background and varied administrative experience. I have three horses of my own who I compete, a young family and am studying for my degree in Equine Physiotherapy so my days are never dull! Any spare time I have is usually spent walking my two crazy dogs with my family or at the gym or yoga to destress. I am really looking forward to expanding my knowledge into large animal practice, I mean who doesn’t love cows, and maintaining the high standard of client-focused service provided by the Breckland Team.
I graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in 2018 and spent the next year or so working in farm animal practice in Essex.
Having been born and brought up in Norfolk, I always knew I’d like to move back home, so I’m delighted to be working as part of the Breckland team.
I’m passionate about all things farm, so I’m very excited to be working as part of a forward-thinking team, who see the importance of adding value to farms via health planning and preventative medicine.
When not at work I enjoy being out and about in the beautiful Norfolk countryside, especially when there is a good country pub en route!
I moved to Norfolk from Kent in 2005 and discovered the place I wanted to make my home. I have worked for all that time at Westover Vets and have developed a passion for livestock businesses and cows! My other clinical interests are all aspects of fertility (from implanting bovine embryos to AI on horses) and equine dentistry. In 2014 I completed my certificate in advanced veterinary practice which focused on equine reproduction and dentistry. In 2018 I was lucky enough to be accepted on to the “Developing Beef Expertise” program run by AHDB with the aim of improving the depth of knowledge of vets and consultants to the beef industry.
In 2018, disappointed by the sale of local independent vet practices to the big corporate groups, I persuaded my fellow directors to let me start up a new practice – Breckland vets. This has been a really exciting new challenge, starting with a very small, close knit team and trying to re-create the stereotypical traditional vet practice that James Herriott might have worked in, but with the most up to date kit, medical knowledge and focus on profitable and responsible ways to farm.
Outside of work my hobbies include cows (a small herd of Simmentals), my childen (Henry and Florence) and my long-suffering wife (Justina). I play a bit of squash, run a bit and enjoy all aspects of food – growing, cooking and eating!