Hello. I’m Derek.
Originally from Northern Ireland, I studied Veterinary Science at Bristol University in England, getting my degree in 1991.
I registered as a vet in NSW the same year and worked in Sydney and then Newcastle. Most of my veterinary career however has been based in London but as my two children got a little older I thought the Northern Rivers was the best place I could think off for them to grow up.
In 2018 I moved to Bangalow. I began working at King Street Veterinary Hospital in December 2021.
I developed a fascination for the books of James Herriot and my choice of career was fixed from about the age of nine. Thirty years later and I still look forward to my working day, especially if there a few complicated surgeries or a case that needs an ultrasound or in-depth investigation.