Colin qualified as a veterinary surgeon from the University of Liverpool in 1998 and gained a Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons post graduate qualification – Certificate in Small Animal Surgery in 2003. He became an RCVS Recognised Advanced Practitioner in Small Animal Surgery in March 2015, a new category established by the Royal College for vets who have demonstrated advanced expertise in a particular area.
He worked for 8 years in a small animal practice in Cheshire and a year as a small animal surgery resident at the University of Liverpool, before joining the team at Penmellyn as Small Animal Clinical Director in 2007. Colin became a partner at Penmellyn in 2010.
Colin is responsible for heading up our small animal department as well as running our small animal surgical referral service (A30 referrals) seeing soft tissue, orthopaedic and spinal surgical referrals from throughout Cornwall and West Devon. His clinical interests are pain relief; surgical training; orthopaedic, spinal and soft tissue surgery; arthroscopy; fracture repair; disc surgery and ear, nose and throat surgery (phew!). Colin has a range of publications in these fields.
Outside of work Colin lives with his wife and two children in Wadebridge and enjoys taking them camping and trying to show them as much of Cornwall as possible.
The family have two pet guinea pigs. His future aims are to ensure that the practice continues to provide surgical, medical and diagnostic facilities and expertise at the forefront of current veterinary practice, whilst maintaining its strong reputation for patient care and service.
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