I am a farm boy from Ireland and grew up surrounded by animals of all sorts. I studied in Edinburgh and then worked back in Ireland before moving to Tanzania (East Africa) where I set up and ran a small animal/pet horse practice which also tended many exotic pets such as primates, zebras, hedgehogs, wildebeest, native birds, poultry and snakes.
The most memorable (and saddest) was treating a baby orphaned chimpanzee whose mother had been killed by poachers and was destined to be sold to some rich Saudis before being rescued. I moved to Australia in 2006 with my lovely wife and three children and am now a fair dinkum Aussie. I am interested in dermatology and surgery and relish any case that presents a challenge.