Tom graduated from Edinburgh University first completing a one year rotating internship before starting his Residency in Avian Medicine in 2012.
In January 2014 Tom successfully gained his RCVS CertAVP(ZooMed) and completed his Residency in Avian Medicine in 2015. He obtained his European diplomaDipECZM(avian) and European specialist status in 2017. Tom regularly provides lectures Internationally on all aspects of exotic animal medicine and care to both veterinarians and nurses. He supervises the only UK based European College of Zoological Medicine avian residency programme.