Rob was born and raised in West Yorkshire, before going on to do his veterinary degree at the University of Glasgow. He then spent 4 years in general practice in both West Yorkshire and Melbourne, Australia. Whilst working in Australia, he presented and published his first research paper investigating surgical treatment of elbow disease in dogs. On returning to the UK, he completed a rotating internship at the University of Liverpool before commencing a surgical residency at Dick White Referrals in Cambridgeshire.
He passed his diploma exams and became a European Specialist in Small Animal Surgery in 2019 and an RCVS-recognised Specialist in Small Animal Surgery in 2020. Rob went on to work at specialist referral hospitals in the south, leading the hip replacement team at Anderson Moores prior to returning to West Yorkshire.
Rob enjoys teaching as well as doing surgery and has lectured to undergraduate and postgraduate veterinary surgeons as well as human orthopaedic surgeons. He continues to publish numerous articles including research in feline trauma, brachycephalic airway surgery, orthopaedic biomechanics and reconstructive techniques. He enjoys all aspects of small animal surgery but has particular interest in fracture repair, joint replacement and surgical oncology.
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