Richard actually grew up in the area and attended Coopers School in Upminster before graduating from Edinburgh in 1999. He is interested in all aspects of surgery and medicine and also offers acupuncture to clients who want to pursue complementary treatments alongside traditional medicine to help control chronic pain in pets. Richard is an Official Veterinarian [OV] which means that he is authorised to issue pet passports and complete export health certificates. Richard spends most of his spare time with his children who help him to look after his two cats, Panther and Leopard and two guinea pigs, Oak and Obsiddian. His main interests are wildlife spotting, hiking and spending time outdoors.