I graduated with an Honours degree in Veterinary Science from the University of Melbourne in 1990 and have been a member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons in the UK since 1991. I have worked for over 25 years in mixed and small animal practice, and therefore have considerable experience in general veterianary practice. I have always had a special interest in geriatric medicine and chronic pain management.
I became a member of the ABVA (Association of British Veterinary Acupuncturists) in 1997, and have served on the ABVA council and education committee. I attained an IVAS (International Veterinary Acupuncture Society) Certificate in Veterinary Acupuncture in 2000, and have been practising acupuncture on a referral basis since then. I have been a member of the BSAVA since 2006, and also served on the South West regional committee.
I completed the Certificate Programme in Canine Rehabilitation at the University of Tennessee in June 2006. I was also a founder member of the BVRSMA (British Veterinary Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine Association) which is now affiliated with the BSAVA.
I set up and ran the The Linhay Veterinary Rehabilitation Centre in Dawlish Devon in 2008 which was a specialised and independent veterinary referral service in small animal and equine rehabilitation, seeing cases from all over Southern England. This is now Ridge Referrals, a small animal orthopaedic and arthroscopy referral hospital, and I am part of the multidisciplinary team there, working closely with Chartered ACPAT(Category A) veterinary physiotherapist Kate Davy, of South West Animal Rehabilitation. I also do peripatetic acupuncture and pain management clinics on a consultancy basis at various veterinary practices in Devon, covering the area from Plymouth to West Somerset. All cases are seen on veterinary referral, and referring vets with be kept informed of your pet’s progress by way of regular reports.