Qualified from Royal Veterinary College, University of London in 1983. Obtained a PhD from the Royal Veterinary College in 1998 for work on endometritis in mares. Awarded RCVS Certificate (1991) and Diploma (1994) in Equine Stud Medicine and became a RCVS Recognised Specialist in Equine Reproduction.
Currently an Equine Claims Consultant for The Veterinary Defence Society Limited and a Consultant for Equine Reproductive Services (UK) Ltd.
Worked in various areas of the veterinary profession including teaching and research as well as clinical practice. Developed a first opinion and referral equine practice in Yorkshire in 1997.
A former President of the British Equine Veterinary Association (2017-2018).
Participated in congresses, training courses and seminars all over the world. Either spoken or been a chairman of a session (or both!) at every BEVA Congress for the last thirty years.
Acted as an expert witness for the Veterinary Defence Society in equine reproduction claims on many occasions. Experienced in listening to problems faced by colleagues within the profession. Skilled in all forms of communication with individuals of various backgrounds. Long standing commitment to continuing professional development. Internationally recognised for writing and presentational skills. Well recognised sense of humour. Universally known throughout the veterinary equine profession.
Co-edited a major equine veterinary textbook. Written many book chapters in major equine textbooks.
Lectured at all the major International Equine Veterinary Congresses including BEVA (30 times), American Association of Equine Practitioners (4 times), South African Equine Practitioners Group (4 times), World Equine Veterinary Association (3 times) and at the 2008 and 2018 Bain-Fallon Congress in Australia