Ian graduated from Bristol University in 1998. Following periods working in mixed practice and small animal practice he returned to Bristol to complete a residency in Small Animal Internal Medicine. Ian was awarded the RCVS and European Diplomas in Small Animal Internal Medicine in 2005 and RCVS Specialist status in 2007.
Ian then moved to Davies Veterinary Specialists, a large multi discipline referral centre for 17 years during which he undertook a number of roles including Head of Medicine and Director. In 2022 Ian moved to lead the pharmaceutical stewardship program for Mars Veterinary Health.
Ian has worked on a variety of committees in different roles and chaired the Small Animal Medicine Society. Ian also chaired the group which developed the BSAVA/SAMSOC, ‘ARE YOU PROTECTING?’ antibiotic campaign. He was awarded the BSAVA Melton award in 2013 for meritorious contributions to small animal practice and was awarded Fellowship of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons for Meritorious Contributions to Clinical Practice (MCCP) in 2017.
Ian’s other interests include rabies elimination in underdeveloped countries and he is chairman of the board of trustees of the charity Mission Rabies. He is also a member of the DEFRA Core Rabies Group and a member of the specialists advisory board for the charity Street Vet.