After qualifying, I spent 6 years in mixed practice, during which time I developed an interest in anaesthesia and completed the RCVS CertVA.
Following a residency in anaesthesia at The Animal Health Trust in Newmarket, I moved to Liverpool University vet school, where I’ve been ever since.
I gained Diplomas in veterinary anaesthesia from the RCVS and ECVAA in 2001 and became first Head of the Anaesthesia Division in 2005.
In 2006, I gained a distinction in the PGCert (LTHE).
Between 2007 and 2010, I undertook a research sabbatical to study for a PhD in equine obesity which kindled my interests in equine nutrition.
I resumed my senior lecturer’s role in 2010 and published a textbook in veterinary anaesthesia.
My interests include: all aspects of anaesthesia and perioperative patient care, particularly in terms of fluid therapy, analgesic and nutritional management of equidae;the influence of obesity on anaesthesia, post-operative recovery and outcomes; the assessment of equine obesity, its impact on health and its management; and education and knowledge transfer.