Rob was born and bred on the South Wales coast, in the Vale of Glamorgan. He spent his youth playing rugby, surfing and fishing, before turning his attentions to veterinary medicine. After A-levels he worked as a veterinary nurse in a local practice, prior to securing a place at the University of Bristol.
Rob qualified in 2001 and returned home to his local practice.
Rob began work at Valley Vets in 2006 and he is the lead orthopaedic surgeon at Valley Veterinary Hospital. Rob gained a GP Cert and Post Graduate Certificate in Small Animal Surgery in 2014 and is an RCVS recognised Advanced Practitioner in Small Animal Surgery. His main area of interest is orthopaedics and in particular fracture management and stifle (knee) surgery.
Rob is a CIM (Clinical Instruction Mentor) for Surrey University Vet School and he enjoys mentoring and teaching the next generation of our profession. He is regularly invited to be a member of the examination board for final year veterinary student examinations at Surrey University.
Rob is a keen fly fisherman and ties all his own flies. He enjoys travelling near and far to find a peaceful spot to fish and take in the natural beauty of the waterside environment. He is also an avid F1 fan, the highlight being a pit-lane tour in Hungary 2010, where he was shown around the McLaren garage