After leaving school, Tom started working at his local RSPCA branch, spending four years helping rehabilitate cruelty cases until they were fit to be rehomed. On leaving the RSPCA Tom had his first insight into the veterinary world as an animal care assistant at the PDSA. Having enjoyed working within the veterinary industry Tom joined a local mixed practice as a student veterinary nurse where he qualified in 2010.
Tom joined Willows in 2011 as an RVN and was promoted to Head of Clinical Support Services in 2019. Tom joined the Linnaeus central support team in 2021 as the company’s National Field Nursing Manager before returning to Willows in 2022 as Hospital Director.
Tom hasn’t been afraid to take his work home with him over the years and has four rescue dogs as well as a cat and rabbit.
Tom has also spent time volunteering with several animal related associations including being the first veterinary nurse to Chair the British Small Animal Veterinary Associations Congress, as a council member and advisory board member of the British Veterinary Nursing Association and as a trustee of the RSPCA.