Toby graduated from the University of Bristol in 1996. Following a number of years in mixed and small animal practice, he undertook a Residency in Small Animal Surgery at the University of Glasgow. Toby holds the RCVS Diploma in Small Animal Surgery (Orthopaedics) and the ECVS Diploma in Small Animal Surgery, and was also awarded an MVM for research into canine elbow dysplasia. Toby joined Willows Veterinary Centre and Referral Service in 2005.
Toby was a member of the RCVS Small Animal Surgery Board for several years and has been an RCVS examiner in Small Animal Surgery at both Certificate and Diploma levels. Toby has authored or co-authored numerous scientific papers and conference abstracts, presented internationally on a wide variety of topics relating to small animal orthopaedics and spinal surgery, and has regularly contributed to local CPD meetings. He is the co-editor of the 2nd edition of the BSAVA Manual of Canine and Feline Fracture Repair and Management. Toby has been involved with AOVET for several years and has sat on the AOVET European board, the Education commission, the International board and the Board of Trustees. He became Clinical Director at Willows in 2016 and was appointed as Managing Director in 2020.
"Having worked at Willows for many years and seen it grow into a large multi-disciplinary centre, I am looking forward to helping lead the Hospital forward, maintaining our commitment to providing the best possible levels of care to our patients, pet owners and referring vets."
Outside of work Toby enjoys CrossFit, mountain sports, and spending time with his family. He has a boisterous Labrador retriever who approaches life with excessive enthusiasm to compensate for any deficiencies in her training.