Originally from the North East of England, Joe made the trip further North to Edinburgh University for his veterinary studies. Here, he met his wife, who is also a vet, before moving back to Newcastle. Since then Joe has worked in small animal practice for seven years before our recent move to London. Joe is determined to ensure that owners can enjoy a healthy and happy bond with their pet, through ongoing reassurance, clinical care and advice. Joe now has a family of five, with two black cats (Nobu & Shimokitazawa) & a red footed tortoise (Ho Wan, or “Lucky One” in Cantonese!). Joe’s in-laws live in Hong Kong. He and his wife enjoy travelling to be with them, hiking and cold water swimming. Joe is also studying for a MSc in Epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine on a part time basis, furthering his passion for understanding the interconnections between human, animal and environmental health. Joe joined FirstVet in November 2021.