Ben qualified from the Royal Veterinary College in 2001. He started his veterinary career in time-honoured practice by joining a mixed practice on the Isle of Man. It took just 18 months of 3 am calvings and calf beds for him to realise mixed practice was not for him. He fell into emergency and critical care, where he has worked for the last 13 years. He has moved from the person who used the ultrasound “cause no-one else will” to dedicated scanner who now enjoys those more challenging cases. He has seen a massive case load as a ward/emergency vet, and on a peripatetic basis where his main interests revolve around sonography and internal medicine.
He is working towards his IVUSS (International Veterinary Ultrasound Society) qualification.
In his spare time, Ben enjoys mountain biking, where he can be found at the back, either with a mechanical based mechanical or a human mechanical (normally just plain tired). He fell runs because that’s what his mates do and he actually loves fell walking.
Pet wise he has 2 cats, 7 chickens, 3 tree frogs, 2 Leopards (the slow-moving shelled kind) and 2 unruly children.
He lives in Morecambe with his wife, Helen (also a vet), and 2 children, Ned and Bridie.