Project Description

John was raised on a cattle property near Tamworth and has always had an interest in animals. He graduated from Sydney University in 1980 as a Pharmacist, and worked full time for 8 years. The calling for working with animals was too strong to resist, he left full time Pharmacy, and worked on his father’s cattle property for 3 years. Realising his purpose in life, John started the 5 year full time degree of Veterinary Science at the University of Queensland, at the age of 32.

After graduation, John knew that small animals were his calling. He started working at Salisbury Vet Surgery. After 3 & ½ years, John’s boss retired, so he purchased the practice.

Over the last 20 years, John knows that ongoing education is vital for a successful practice. He has attended 5 week long conferences (Dermatology in 1998, Senior Care in 2003, Surgery in 2007 and Feline Medicine, Surgery in 2009 and Ophthalmology in 2012). He has also completed 3 year long correspondence courses (Feline Medicine in 2000, Surgery in 2001 and Radiology in 2005).

John’s interests lie in good medicine and surgery. He performs routine surgery as well as many orthopaedic cases (Cranial Cruciates {ACLs}, Perthes and Patella luxations).

When not at work, he is a home Handyman (typical male), rides his bike. He and his Wife (Sue), have two cats (Luna and Quill) and 3 daughters. Daughter No. 3 is now working here so looking after your much loved pets is being kept in the family.