I am a veterinary surgeon, who qualified in 1991 and spent the first three years of my career in mixed practice in the North of Scotland. In 1994 I ventured across the border to Lancashire and started work in my current practice initially as an assistant and then in 1996 I became a partner. In 2004 my business partner retired and I spent 10 years running the practice as sole director. In 2014 one of my team became a director and since then we have run the practice together. During this time it has grown from 6 employees to a team of 21 and we have also moved into purpose built premises on two different sites.

I am passionate about veterinary practice management and although I now have a full time practice manager I still am very actively involved in growing and evolving our practice. I am also passionate about mental well being within our practice and myself and co-director have introduced many measures to constantly improve our teams happiness although we do recognise that in such a fast changing veterinary profession there is always a lot more that could be done. On the VMG Board I am in charge of the VMG/SPVS Joint CPD Events and try to bring varied and new CPD to locations across the country.

In my spare time I love walking my dog, Rubix and also socialising!