James hails from a farming family in Staffordshire and first wanted to be a Vet after his school-age work experience back in the 1980’s. Much of this work experience was done at his parents’ Vets in Stoke-on-Trent.
James qualified as a Veterinary Surgeon after training at the prestigious Royal Veterinary College in London, back in 2001. His first job was in Stoke-on-Trent, with Rogers, Brock and Barker (who now are the host practice for our out of hours service).
James classifies himself as a true GP Vet, focusing on the needs of all pets and their owners, being proud to be their first contact in their time of need. With over 20 years experience, there’s not much that he hasn’t seen previously, and there are several types of cases that James really enjoys dealing with, such as cats with an over-active thyroid, dermatology (skin) problems, lameness investigations and tummy troubles – all of which are incredibly common in pets.
At home, James lives with his partner Izzie (who you may well see on reception at weekends), and their two Labradors Kia and Hollie who are 11 and 3 years old.