The last vet in Duncan's family was his Great Great Grandfather! Duncan still has his walking stick and some old equipment. Unfortunately it is of very little use these days, but Duncan may need the walking stick in the future so keeps it just in case.
Duncan always wanted to be a vet. He grew up surrounded by horses and spent most of his childhood learning to fall off them whilst making it look like he meant to. Having worked at dog rescue centres, sheep farms, pig farms and dairy farms he went up to Cambridge. His first degree was in Pharmacology before qualifying as a vet in 1998.
He joined the practice in 2004 after previously working in mixed practice in Bungay, Suffolk. In 2008 he attained the RCVS certificate in Small Animal Medicine, and is now an Advanced Practitioner in Medicine. He is the practice 'scanning guru' and his favourite joke is "Who's the coolest vet in the practice? The ultra-sound guy!". No one laughs.
Duncan became a partner in 2010 and has been instrumental in the modernisation of the practice over the last few years. As an 'ideas man' he relies heavily on his team who are more grounded in reality when his plans acclerate into the stratosphere, of which he is very appreciative.
Outside of work Duncan is married with two sons who are just as enthusiastic as he is. He is a modestly gifted tenor and also plays the piano, cello, dijeridoo, mouth organ, ukelele and guitar. He also is founder and chairman of Fordingbridge Astronomers, and has endless enthusiasm for the subject!