Having qualified from Glasgow University and settled in Northumberland, I joined the team in 2004 when the practice expanded to Stocksfield. I now divide my professional time between Stocksfield and Bellingham. In addition to my general clinical work, I also take acupuncture referrals from other practices. I have recently developed the ‘Cat Friendly Clinic’ scheme across the surgeries, and co-ordinates Orchard House’s membership of the voluntary RCVS Practice Standards accreditation. I was inspired to become a vet by the James Herriot stories, a love of science and the great outdoors.
When not at work I enjoy swimming, cycling, riding my beloved Connemara pony Bertie and walking the slightly wayward Bruce, a Border cross Patterdale (his mother was a patient!). I cannot imagine my life without animals in it, and I firmly believe that the companionship of a happy and healthy pet enriches our lives.