I loved ever minute of my time as an undergraduate. Friends, beer, sport and perusing my veterinary ambitions, against the back drop of London, one of the most amazing cities on the planet.
My most memorable lecturer as Professor David Noakes, one of grand fathers of modern Veterinary Reproduction. Patience, compassion and intellect; an all round gentleman and academic legend
Following a one year Farm Animal Internship at Bristol Veterinary School and three years in commercial farm animal practice, I returned to Bristol to complete a PhD on bovine mastitis with the idea of future proofing my practice career. Discovering that academia was my calling I spent 3 years as a lecturer at Bristol and 12 years as one of the founding members of staff at Nottingham Veterinary School (the first new School in the UK since the 1950’s). In 2018 I moved to Massey to become Head of the School of Veterinary Science.
What advice would you give to your past self when you were a student?
If not you, then who? If not now, then when?