Richard graduated from the Royal Veterinary College, London in 1988 and joined West Bar Veterinary Hospital, a mixed practice in Banbury, Oxfordshire where he is now a Partner, Director and Head of Companion Animal Care.
Most of his work involves first opinion small animal veterinary medicine and surgery with occasional visits to calving cows and sick sheep. He has spoken at conferences in the UK and abroad on issues as diverse as parasite control in small animal practice to clinical pathology of ratites and taken occasional forays into scientific publishing.
He has a keen interest in the use of and integration of information technology in general practice and has practical experience in computer programming, database and web technologies.
When not at work Richard enjoys music, playing both the keyboard and saxophone. He is involved with the local community. Richard enjoys and spending time with his grown up family.