BVSc MRCVS, Director
Qualified from Liverpool University in July 1982. He worked for the first 3 years in a mixed rural practice in Grantham, Lincolnshire before moving to Bolton to do 100% small animal work. Ian worked for 10 weeks in a small animal and equine practice in Adelaide, South Australia whilst on a travelling sabbatical before returning to Bolton, then finally accepting a position at Abbey Veterinary Centre in 1990. He became a partner in 1997. Ian enjoys all aspects of medicine and surgery and has a special interest in orthopaedics.
Outside of work, Ian gained his private pilots licence in 2001 though the constraints of work commitments and a family life with 2 teenage children, has prevented him from keeping it current. He enjoys watching Bolton Wanderers with his son and manages the occasional round of golf. The family currently have 1 dog, 3 Goldfish and 2 Stick insects.
Ian is committed to a process of continuing improvement for both the practice premises and the staff who work there.