BSc (Hons) BVSc FRSB CBiol DZooMed (Mammalian) DipECZM(ZHM) MRCVS; RCVS Specialist in Zoo and Wildlife Medicine (Mammalian); European Specialist in Zoological Medicine (ZHM); RWAF Veterinary Specialist Adviser
Richard graduated from the University of Liverpool in 1994, also obtaining an intercalated degree in Zoology. He worked in general small animal practice for 2 years before joining the RSPCA at Norfolk Wildlife Hospital, working with British wildlife. After that, he worked in increasingly exotic animal practice, obtaining his CertZooMed in 2001, and his DZooMed (Mammalian) in 2010. He joined Bristol Zoological Gardens as a resident in 2008, and Staff Vet in 2011. He works part time for Bristol Zoo, consults in private referral practice in Bristol and teaches at the University of Bristol. He is the RWAF Veterinary Adviser. He has authored several chapters in BSAVA manuals on rabbits and wildlife, has lectured extensively in the UK and abroad, on exotic species of all kinds, and is the co-author of "Notes on Rabbit Internal Medicine" and Rabbit Behaviour, Health and Care". He is an RCVS and European Specialist in Zoo and Wild Animal Medicine (Mammals).