Dave graduated from the Royal Veterinary College, London, in 2017. He then returned to his home county as a small animal general practitioner in Shropshire, where he stayed for two years before returning to the Royal Veterinary College in 2019 to complete a one-year small animal rotating internship. Knowing that he wanted to pursue a career in Emergency and Critical Care, he enrolled on a three-year residency in ECC at the Royal Veterinary College, completing his specialist training in July 2023. Subsequently, Dave joined two of his prior colleagues, Fernanda and Poppy, as a clinician in Emergency and Critical Care at Willows in October 2023.
Dave particularly enjoys teaching and has lectured internationally on the use of point-of-care ultrasound, a tool used frequently in both the emergency room and intensive care unit. He has a particular interest in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and improving the standard of care for our critically ill patients. As such, he is one of a handful of veterinary professionals in the UK who has completed the RECOVER registry CPR instructor course, allowing him to formally certify veterinary professionals in both basic and advanced life support.
Additionally, Dave has a specific interest in the management of critically ill patients with cardiovascular disease and shock, and has been invited as a panel speaker at the European Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society congress in 2024, Gothenburg, to lecture on cardiac critical care.
Outside of work, Dave likes to keep active and is a regular gym goer and swimmer. He loves to cook for his friends and family and has occasionally been known to get up at 3am to start smoking a brisket on the barbecue. Although Dave has no pets, he is already planning his pack of Golden Retrievers and hopes to get his first one soon!