Born and educated in Zimbabwe, Richard qualified in 1990 and obtained membership of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons in the UK by examination. He then studied at the Michigan State University obtaining a Veterinary Masters degree in Large Animal Clinical Sciences while doing a 3 year clinical residency program. Richard moved to Australia in 1997 and worked in the Northern Territory and NSW before settling in Shepparton in 2000. Richard has a keen interest in large animal medicine and surgery and also enjoys the variety of dogs and cats in the clinic. Richard is accredited for AQIS large and small animal export and is also accredited for Johnes MAP programs. Away from work Richard enjoys spending time with his partner Fiona and their three daughters, being outdoors, and doing such activities as horse riding and hiking.