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 nursing assistant in a local practice, prior to securing a place at the University of Bristol Vet School. Rob qualified as a vet in July 2001.
Rob began work at Valley Vets in 2006 and became a Director in 2009. 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 has worked as an external examiner for Surrey University Vet School on numerous occasions.
Rob is a keen fly fisherman and ties all his own flies. He enjoys travelling near and far to find a peaceful spot to 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 and the cars of Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button.