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. He 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. He has worked as an Orthopaedic and Spinal Surgeon at Willows Referral Service since 2005.
Toby has been an RCVS examiner in Small Animal Surgery at both Certificate and Diploma levels. He was also a member of the RCVS Small Animal Surgery Board for several years. Toby has authored or co-authored numerous scientific papers and conference abstracts, given presentations around the world 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 and the Education commission; he is currently chair of the AOVET European board and a member of the International board. He enjoys all aspects of small animal orthopaedics but has particular interests in joint replacement, management of complex fractures and postgraduate orthopaedic education. He became Clinical Director at Willows in 2016.
"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 practice forward, maintaining our commitment to providing the best possible level of care to our patients, owners and referring vets."
Outside of work Toby enjoys CrossFit, snowboarding, hill walking, 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.