Before joining the veterinary world seven years ago Rich spent a number of years working in HR and people development for a variety of companies like First Choice Holidays, Amazon and T-Mobile. However pets and working with others have always been two great passions of his so when the opportunity came to combine them he jumped at the chance and joined PDSA in 2011. Since then he has had the great privilege of working on a number of operational and people projects; before joining Blue Cross in 2016 as Clinical Development Manager. Here he oversees the development of veterinary services and manages partnerships with private veterinary practices. A particular interest and focus for Rich is to improve the way Blue Cross interact and work with our clients, ultimately influencing them to do something different for the benefit of their pet’s welfare.

From his time in the charity sector Rich has seen first-hand the benefits pet ownership can bring to people and the loyalty provided in return. Over his time on the VMG board he hopes to raise awareness of the social and economic issues facing pet owners today and the ways in which we as a profession can support those who are facing difficult times.