I have spent much of my life outside, enjoying hobbies including shooting, fishing and working on my allotment in Southend-on-Sea. I took up riding again in 2015 after a gap of too many years to comfortably disclose, which brought back many memories of a happy childhood. I have also kept and worked dogs (although not particularly well if you ask my good friends) for many years, in particular German pointers and I passionately love being out with my dogs Kaiser and Star. It was whilst talking to a chiropractic friend in 2015 about some of the issues of arthritis and a general slowing down of Eva, my old tan and white pointer, that I started to think about training as an Veterinary Chiropractor. After much research I discovered there were several courses in the UK, but after researching I chose to train with the only RAMP registered course in the UK, Options for Animals, based in Newcastle. I qualified in February 2018 and have subsequently passed the International Veterinary Chiropractic Association’s, independently accredited exam to become a member of the prestigious British Veterinary Chiropractic Council.