Richard graduated as a veterinarian in 2007 from the University of Pretoria and worked for a short while in private practice before starting a small animal medicine residency in private practice. He was appointed as a lecturer at the University of Pretoria in 2012 and during his time there he completed his residency in small animal medicine through the European College of Veterinary Internal Medicine. He then moved to Massey University where he worked as a Senior Lecturer in Small Animal Medicine for 2 ½ years. Richard then made a lifestyle decision to move to Australia and joined James Cook University in 2018. After 2 years at JCU Richard and the family decided to start a new adventure in the Sunny Coast and moved to NCVS. Richard has published 20 articles in scientific journals and has presented his research at international congresses. He has also authored textbook chapters and has been invited to provide teaching and workshops in 4 countries. Richard is passionate about pets and their people, recognises the strength of the human-pet bond – and feels privileged to be able to be in a position to be providing cutting edge patient care at NCVS.